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Our Independent Committee Members

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Zarina Switlyk

Zarina joined the Audit and Risk Committee in 2023, bringing over 20 years of extensive experience within banking and investment management. As a certified accountant and auditor, Zarina maintains a steadfast commitment to upholding high standards. With a background encompassing role as a risk manager, compliance officer, and currently an auditor, she is committed to promoting transparent governance practices and consistently enhancing the organisation's audit and risk management processes with diligence and care.

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Simone joined the Impact and Services Committee in 2024, bringing 30 years’ experience working with children, young people and adults at a senior level within the NHS. With a registered general nursing and psychology background Simone has led the implementation of the external review into the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people across Sussex and now works as an external consultant. Simone is an accredited executive and senior level coach and mentor who is passionate about the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and committed to ensuring their voice is heard and their influence maximised.

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Kameka McLean

Kameka joined the People and Remuneration Committee in 2024, bringing extensive expertise as a visionary HR professional with global leadership experience in diverse, multicultural environments. Kameka’s strategic acumen has been pivotal in deploying transformative HR initiatives in over 40 countries and she is passionate about advocating for progressive HR practices and diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Kameka has experience in change management, talent strategy, and organisational development, underpinned by a background in HR management and law.

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Chris Fisher

Chris joined the Audit and Risk Committee in 2023, bringing extensive internal audit experience as a chartered internal auditor and previous experience from other committee roles within social housing. Chris looks to uphold excellence across all assurance activity. Chris’s background includes a wider range of internal audit, governance and other assurance roles and looks to bring that experience and best practice to the Committee.



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