Meet our Trustees & Committee Members

Ros Cook: Trustee and Chair of the Management Committee

Ros is Operations Director for another local charity Amaze which supports parents of  disabled children. Ros started as a rep from Amaze on the steering group to support Becky and Marian as Extratime took shape. Ros has stayed involved ever since as she believes that Extratime is a vital and brilliant service for families. Amaze and Extratime share many values, above all a commitment to better lives for disabled children so it is great to keep a good link between the two organisations.



Tim Dunkerley: Committee Member

Tim is an experienced senior teacher at Downs View School and has been involved with  Extratime since 2004.




Christine Hanson: Committee Member

Christine currently works for East Sussex County Council as an Early Years Consultant, with additional responsibility for inclusion. In 2002 Christine was working for Brighton & Hove City Council and was contacted by Marian Tipler who was unable to identify suitable childcare for her child with additional needs. From this first contact, Christine supported Marian and Becky to begin development of Extratime and has since seen them and the organisation blossom and grow. Since leaving Brighton & Hove, Christine has maintained contact with the organisation as a committee member.

Email: xtine@btinternet.


Mari Booker: Committee Member

Mari is an experienced primary teacher who has worked in many roles including teaching with children with special needs and disabilities and supporting their families.  Mari has been a volunteer with Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Team for more than ten years.  She has two grown up children and two grandchildren.  She joined Extratime’s committee in 2011.




Interesting in joining our committee or becoming a trustee?

Extratime very much welcomes parent carers or other people who have particular skills and interests which they would like to bring to our charity, helping to widen the depth of knowledge and experience in our governance. If you would like to find out more please contact Sam Price to discuss. We offer a comprehensive trustee induction and ongoing support. Our committee meetings are held four times a year, normally for 2 hours in an evening but we also meet to develop our strategic plans which run for three years.