Like all charities, we have a board of non-executive volunteer Trustees that oversee our aims and objectives, governance and the strategic direction of the organisation.

To be a Guild Care Trustee you need to be able to commit to approximately 20 hours per month and attend 12 regular board meetings throughout the year.

Board of Trustees

Peter Kinsey (Chair)

Peter joined the Board of Trustees in March 2022 and became Chairman in September 2022. He worked in health and social care for 36 years prior to his retirement. He was a Director in the NHS, a local authority commissioner and, for the last 15 years, CEO of a national care provider supporting people with learning disabilities. Peter now works as a consultant advising organisations in health and social care and coaching senior managers. He also supports several local charities. Peter has an MBA, an MA in the Management of Community Care and is an NLP Master Practitioner.

Guy Clinch (Deputy Chair)

Guy joined the Board of Trustees in September 2016 and is a chartered accountant. He served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for St Barnabas Hospices Sussex for 10 years. Guy was appointed Deputy Chair in March 2020.

Mark Davis

Mark became a Trustee in May 2016 having taken early retirement following a career of over 30 years in the financial Services industry. His background includes significant experience in customer services roles, business change and business re-engineering, and IT consultancy at a senior management level. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Mark has been a resident of Worthing for the past 35 years.

Eileen Houghton

Eileen is qualified as a chartered accountant and before taking early retirement was a partner at Carpenter Box, accountants specialising in the charity and not for profit sector. She has held several voluntary positions, including a brief time working with a charity in Ghana. She also comes from a nursing family with both parents being trained nurses; in fact, her mother was a matron at Guild Care homes in the 1980/90s. To keep her busy in any spare time, she has three grown up children and six grandchildren at the last count. Eileen has taken up running in the last couple of years and loves the outdoors, relaxing in the sun, and travelling.

Rita Protopapa

Rita joined the Board of Trustees in June 2018. She is qualified in business administration and developed a career within the private and public sectors. Rita loves outdoor life, reading, and travelling and has an interest in disabilities and long-term conditions.

Bimal Desai


Bimal joined the Board of Trustees in December 2020 and is a solicitor. He was a partner in a global law firm for over 22 years, based first in London and then in Dubai and Singapore. He has a keen interest in social care development and policy and enjoys tennis and sailing.

Tracey Wadey

Tracey joined the Board of Trustees in November 2022.  She is an experienced Registered Nurse, with a career spanning over 30 years within health and social care settings. Tracey has extensive knowledge of Regulated services and a passion for truly person centred care and quality service provision, with experience in both managerial and educational roles. She currently works as Director of Nursing and Quality for an independent provider of health and social care. Having always lived in Worthing, Tracey feels passionate about supporting Guild Care as a local charity. 

Our Patrons

  • Tim Loughton MP
  • Derek Ridley

Our Members

To support the work of our charity, we recruit a diverse range of people to become Members of our organisation. Our Member volunteers act as our ambassadors and champions.

To find out more about becoming a Guild Care Trustee please get in touch via our online form.

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