Abbeycroft Trustees

Make a difference

As a not for profit social enterprise (charity) with an annual turnover of £12 million, we reinvest all our profits into services and initiatives.

We work in partnership with a number of local organisations which include West Suffolk Council, Babergh Council, Active Suffolk, Suffolk Mind, Allied HealthCare Professionals and the West Suffolk CCG.

Abbeycroft has over 600 members of staff working across 19 centres mostly in Suffolk, and our Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic governance of the business.

They are an ambassador for all that we do.


Sarah has been our Chair for 6 years and is also the Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). She is the first woman and first businessperson from Suffolk to occupy the prestigious post at the BCC.
With a background in management consultancy, Sarah has worked for high profile organisations including JP Morgan, Badenoch and Clark and KPMG.
She established and still runs Sarand Business Software company with her partner and they celebrated 25 years in business in 2019.

Sarah Howard MBE

Chair of Trustees

Former Deputy Principal at West Suffolk College, David is now semi-retired and runs a small business consultancy.


David Howells

Vice Chair

Anne worked for many years specialising in IT in London. Now semi-retired Anne runs a local self-catering and B&B business in Mildenhall.

Anne Greenfield


Tim spent many years as Head of Leisure and Community Services at Babergh District Council. Now semi-retired, he does consultancy work and is vice-chairman of Suffolk Mind.

Tim Mutum


Marie had a 37-year career as a senior manager with Lloyds Bank before taking voluntary redundancy.

Marie Mills


John worked in telecommunications for 35 years before training as a maths teacher He is also Chair of Governors at St Mary’s primary school in Hadleigh.

John Turnbull


Head of Primary Care at NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.



Lois Wreathall


Simon is a director at Barker, Storey Matthews and chair of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.



Simon Burton