Who we are

The Trust is managed by a board of directors,  from a wide range of backgrounds, who bring a wealth of experience.

Our directors are supported by a facilities manager, finance manager and communications person employed to look after our work on a day-to-day basis. Our Chief Executive is the only director who receives remuneration for his services; the remaining directors are all unpaid volunteers.

We have two types of director; resident directors - as the name suggests, these must be resident in the East Brighton geographical locality and co-opted directors, who are selected for their skills and experience in business and other fields.


George Rebera

George Rebera (Resident) is a secondary school teacher and a local resident of North Moulsecoomb where she co-ordinates the children's work at the New Life Community Church. She regularly teaches them on a Sunday as well as helping to run two mid-week clubs: Kidz Klub club for children aged 7-11 and a Youth club for 11-14 year olds; both held at St George's Hall. George says “I believe in making the most of opportunities that life presents and am passionate about people realising their potential and living life to the best of their ability in their situation. Being on the trust will in some small way help others to partake in the opportunity afforded them.” 

Chris El Shabba

Chris El Shabba (Resident) is a resident of Whitehawk. She was educated at Hove Grammar school for girls and worked as a chef for many years. She is now chair of the Due East Neighbourhood council and hopes to see this grow and prosper in the future. She runs a lunch club and is also on many other committees, so is kept very busy. She enjoys life and likes to help others to improve their life-style.

Sean Hambrook

Sean Hambrook (Chief Executive) was born and brought up in East Brighton and has spent more than 20 years in senior roles delivering large scale construction, property and regeneration projects and programmes. He holds an MBA specialising in Change Management, and led one of the largest and most successful New Deal for Communities programmes (eb4U) in England. In 2007 he was instrumental in the creation of East Brighton Trust and continues to serve as Chief Executive.

Maha Mustafa

Maha Mustafa (Resident), has a BA (Psychology and Preschool Education) & MSc (Childhood in Youth Studies). Currently employed as a Social Prescriber and Case worker, Maha has worked in various volunteer organizations throughout Brighton and Hove and is passionate about integration and supporting those that are often marginalized by society.  

She is proud to be a director with EBT and will continue to empower individuals to make positive changes to their lives with an aim "to make their journey easy and put a smile on their faces”.  

She is dedicated to supporting and highlighting the plight of those from BAME communities and looks forward to a day when Brighton and Hove will be more inclusive, integrated, and happier. 

Sean Older

Sean Older (Resident) enjoys coffee, being active and spending time listening to people. He is a part of a local charity, 'Good News Brighton', who are a faith-based community looking to love people, the neighbourhood they live in and discover ways of being a community together. He has a range of experience in youth work, community events and family support work across a number of cultures & organisations. Sean believes that local people know their needs best and desires to work towards good stories in East Brighton (and the city!). Sean says "It has been a privilege to be part of resourcing grassroot community groups. It is something that I believe EBT do very well and a unique funding opportunity for the pioneers out there."

Michael Parker

Michael Parker (Resident) is involved in many local organisations including A Band of Brothers and Poets vs MCs. 


We are currently recruiting new directors and want our board to be representative of the people who live in East Brighton. We are committed to achieving greater diversity and especially welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences as regards race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

If you have some spare time to volunteer with us, plus the enthusiasm and energy to make a real difference in East Brighton please get in touch.

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