Our Trustees & Policies

Tony Tregear – Chair

Tony was a physical education teacher for 37 years and is now retired. In his most recent role he was deputy head of Patcham High School. Today, he teaches part time at Brighton University in Eastbourne, teaching trainee teachers how to teach rugby. In the past he has been heavily involved in basketball and youth football. He referees school football matches. He is also involved in helping to set up the table tennis academy at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.

Brighton Table Tennis Club Trustees - Tony Tregear
Brighton Table Tennis Club Trustees - Bill Randall

Bill Randall

Bill is a former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council and also a former Mayor of the city. He has been a journalist, activist and campaigner for the past 30 years. He is regularly at the club which he first became aware of when, in his capacity as leader of the Council, he presented the club with a sports award. What first appealed to him about the club was its work with looked after children but he quickly became aware of the breadth of work and has been an active trustee ever since.

Linda Beanlands

Linda has worked in public services in London and Brighton & Hove for over 50 years; key roles included managing housing and community care services for homeless people and as Head of Community Safety. She also helped establish a successful self-build housing charity (Walter Segal Self Build Trust) which brought land, skills and resources to many in housing need. As the Head of Community Safety, she worked alongside many criminal justice and other statutory and third sector organisation, creating an effective partnership which aimed to prevent and reduce all crime types, offending and reoffending and including violence against women and girls, and safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and exploitation. She was also responsible for the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers. She now runs a Network of International Women, is a Trustee of the Women’s Centre in the city and supports the local City of Sanctuary organisation.

Brighton Table Tennis Club Trustees - Linda Beanlands
Brighton Table Tennis Club Trustees - Pete Castleton

Pete Castleton

Pete worked in community safety for Brighton and Hove City Council for six years and has most recently as Head of Community Safety. He has worked closely with the community and partners including the police in the city managing social inclusion including support to refugees and asylum seekers, anti-social behaviour and hate incidents, preventing extremism, domestic violence and violence against women and girls, violence vulnerability and exploitation and overseeing the safety of all events in the city. Prior to working for the council Pete was a police officer with 28 years of experience ranging from working as a beat officer in Whitehawk through to being the lead for the police locally on strategic partnership working and community support.

Liz Fletcher

Liz has had a career in education and was Headteacher of a Brighton secondary school for sixteen years. She was also a Consultant Leader for the National College of School Leadership and a Consultant Headteacher/National Challenge Adviser in East and West Sussex, specialising in leadership, management and organisational change. She was actively involved in teacher and leadership training at the University of Sussex where she was a Visiting Research Fellow and chaired the Sussex Consortium for Teacher Education and Research.
Discovering BTTC as a Kemptown resident, and finding she shared its values, passion for innovation and sense of community, she became a volunteer in a May 2019.

Steve Marshall

A Chartered Accountant with a varied experience of finance. Trained in the Audit Profession and moved post qualification into the not-for-profit sector, focused on back office finance and systems development to improve and enhance the provision of finance information to finance and non-finance staff. Works well in a team and independently. Excellent project management skills and good at evaluation, information analysis and report writing. A keen sportsperson.

Caleb Yule

Caleb is a documentary filmmaker who has lived in Brighton his entire life. He first came to the BTTC in 2016, with ambitions to make a film about the club, and hasn’t left since. What most appeals to Caleb about the club is the unique way intergenerational relationships are formed across the table. And, when not holding a camera, you will likely find him with a bat in hand.