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Meet our Trustees

Bob White

Bob White – Chairperson

Bob’s career has been spent working in the field of education and professional football until his  retirement as a head teacher in a local school in 2014. He has two grown up daughters and a son with Downs Syndrome who has and continues to enjoy all the incredible opportunities Kangaroos has offered over the past 15 years or more. His interests include travel and sport and he can often be spotted cycling the local country roads.

Ian Buchanan

Ian Buchanan – Treasurer

​Ian has lived in Lindfield for over 30 years and is very aware of the opportunities that Kangaroos gives  our young people. He is married with two grown up children. His oldest son is an active member of Kangaroos. Ian recently retired having had a career in Financial Services working for large retail banks, Insurance Companies and Consultancies. Apart from his  personal experience with his son, he has been a Parent Governor for a Special Needs school in Ottershaw, Surrey. Ian became a Trustee for Kangaroos in May 2017 and is now excited to be able to support Kangaroos in his role as treasurer.

Jane Lacey

Jane Lacey – Company Secretary

​Jane lives in Lindfield with her husband and three daughters.  Her youngest, has Down’s syndrome, attends Woodlands Meed College, and has been a member of Kangaroos since she was six, providing the basis of her social life over the years.  Jane worked in Strategic Marketing for a major retailer before having children and has since worked in Learning Support at a local primary school. Jane has been involved in supporting Kangaroos both as a committee member and as Trustee for a number of years.

Miriam Owen

Miriam Owen

Miriam lives in Burgess Hill with her two teenage sons. Her youngest has attended Kangaroos sessions since he was six years old and has benefited greatly from the social clubs and activities. Miriam has been a Trustee for more than eight years and is very proud to be part of Kangaroos. Miriam is also a Governor for Woodland Meed School and works as a Trainer for a large insurance company. She enjoys keeping fit, cycling and socialising.