Meet our Trustees & Committee Members

Ros Cook: Chair of Trustees

Ros is Services Director for another Sussex charity (Amaze) which supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents. Ros started as a rep from Amaze on the steering group that supported Extratime’s founders Becky and Marian as Extratime took shape. Amaze and Extratime share many values, above all a commitment to better lives for disabled children. Ros became a trustee when Extratime took on charitable status. Ros has stayed involved ever since as she believes that Extratime is a vital and brilliant service for families. Ros is also an avid reader and runner (although not usually at the same time!)

Christine Hanson: Trustee (Treasurer)

Christine has been involved with Extratime since 2002 when she worked at Brighton & Hove City Council and was approached by the founders about childcare for children with special educational needs. At the time Christine supported Marian and Becky to set up Extratime and since then has continued to support Extratime as a management committee member, trustee and most recently as treasurer. In September 2018 Christine retired from her position at East Sussex County Council where she was an Early Years Consultant, with additional responsibility for inclusion.

Retirement means more time for her little grandson, travel and playing folk music.

Mari Booker: Trustee

Mari joined Extratime’s committee in 2011, and became a trustee in 2017. She is an experienced primary teacher who has taught children with special needs and disabilities and supported their families.  She now works as an advocate for NYAS and ‘Speak Out’ in East Sussex.

Mari has two grown up children and two grandchildren. A huge music fan, Mari travels the world to see Al Stewart and she has worked closely with award winning Dave Nachmanoff, writing songs with young people.

Sally Howell: Trustee

Sally became a trustee in 2016 and offers extensive understanding of securing services for children in mainstream, special and residential schools. As a parent of two children with special needs, Sally understands first- hand the vital role Extratime plays in the lives of families.  Sally also brings her expertise and experience as a trustee of Amaze and governor of Hill Park and Downs View Schools.

As well as a busy mum, Sally is an avid theatre goer and quilter.

Marian Tipler: Trustee

Marian founded Extratime with the charity’s first Director, Becky Jenner, and remains passionate about the right of all children and young people to play and have fun, regardless of the support and care they need.  Marian is the main carer for her son Joseph who has a rare genetic condition, KCNH1 Disorder. They enjoy going for walks and looking at plants and trees and all the things that Joseph finds interesting.

Marian was employed as Extratime’s Community Fundraiser from 2014. She left to join the management committee as a trustee in 2018.

Marian also enjoys going to the cinema, socialising and running (slowly).

Angela Morris: Trustee

As a business owner and entrepreneur, Angela brings a commercial perspective and HR expertise to Extratime’s management committee.  She set up Verve Europe in 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience as a Head-hunter in the media space

Angela has two grown up children and enjoys Modern Art, trying to play bridge and being an urban shepherd.


Interested in joining our committee or becoming a trustee?

Extratime welcomes parent carers or other people who have particular skills and interests that 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 see the documents below and 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.


Charity Conference Code for Smaller Charities

Trustee Induction Pack – November 2019