Meet The Team

Carole Archibald
Membership Director

Now retired, Carole has many years’ experience in Administration and Office Management. With an Honours degree in Education and Training Carole has also specialised in Adult Literacy and Numeracy, focusing on the impact of IT amongst Adults with Learning Disabilities. She is also a volunteer at an aviation museum with responsibility for cataloguing the largest private collection of aviation books in Scotland.

Debbie de Spon
Communications Director

As a Company Director in her twenties, Debbie worked in admin for her early career going on to run two small businesses. Later when a full-time carer she trained to be an Education Adviser for the National Autistic Society Education Advice Line, and as an Audio Describer for the blind and visually impaired and front of house volunteer at Chickenshed Theatre. For the last two years she has been the Administrator of the WASPI Campaign Facebook Page and with the support of moderators steadily built the audience to 93,000.

Flick Foreman
Members' Representative Director

I am now retired. My working life was based around office work and book-keeping. I worked mostly part time to fit in with children, caring duties and my husband’s business. I retrained in my spare time, studying computerised accounts, payroll etc.

My hobbies include growing carnivorous plants. I have helped several times with setting up and ‘wo-manning’ the Carnivorous Plant Society stand at Chelsea flower show. I also keep a rescue African Grey parrot – known for interrupting WASPI skype calls…..

In 2016, I was approached by our local Labour Councillors to set up a WASPI group. Together with Natalie, we manage Medway WASPI alongside Dartford and Gravesend Group.

Public speaking never comes easy to me, but I am fairly eloquent, (talk too much lol) and have found that my approachability has helped empower other women within our groups. I am very proud of that.

When I left work in 2017, I volunteered as WASPI Finance Officer. I fulfilled that role for a year or so until Carole Morley took over from me.

I am very fortunate and honoured that I have been asked to represent WASPI Members on the board alongside Christine Lutley and other passionate WASPI women.

Christine Lutley
Members' Representative Director

I am retired and living in Hove, East Sussex, but lived all of my working life in and around London.

I worked in Education, mostly in a further education college in central London where I had a number of roles in Student administration, course information and advice, marketing and publications, student finance and lastly in examinations. My favourite part of all of my roles in the college was providing impartial help to students and visitors to the college to decide on their next step, whether that meant at our college or at another college that provided a course that better fitted their needs.

As a vision-impaired person myself I was able also to provide information on the support that a person who identified with a disability could access, to help them to realise their full potential while studying.

My interests are in family history (my family tree goes back to around 1630), crafts and language learning. I speak French and German and have a smattering of other languages including Italian and Spanish.

I joined WASPI when I first moved to the Brighton and Hove area in 2017, and quickly became involved with my local group. Since then I was nominated by my colleagues to WASPI’s Members’ Committee, and was lucky enough to be accepted. I am proud to have been nominated by my fellow committee members into the role of Chair of the Committee and non-executive director, along with Flick Foreman.

Angela Madden
Finance Director and Chair

Finance Director. A technology graduate, Angela started her career in IT. With a Masters degree in Change Management, she worked at senior manager and latterly board level in the Post Office managing their significant change programmes. As a director of a medium sized company in the service sector, Angela managed a significant growth programme. Now retired Angela is active in her local community and extended family and loves walking.

Sandra Broadbent
National Organiser for Local Groups

Sandra's professional background focussed on personal, team and organisational development mainly in the public sector. Sandra had had considerable experience of working in organisations undergoing dramatic and often turbulent change and has led many successful projects to aid these processes.

Sandra worked full time and studied part time for 10 years and achieved an honours degree and a post graduate diploma in Training Management.

Within weeks of becoming the 63rd member of the Devon WASPI group Sandra was organising the coach to the first demonstration outside Westminster and a few weeks later became a co-coordinator for the group.

Linda Jack
Campaign Manager

Linda spent much of her working life in Youth Work, before taking on a role with the Financial Services Authority as Youth Adviser on Financial Capability Strategy. She worked with banks and local and national Government throughout the UK. Linda has worked in a freelance capacity more recently and runs her own small business.

Her union experience as a Branch Secretary of UNISON with Bedfordshire Council, and a UNITE rep when at the FSA will be of benefit to the Campaign. Additionally Linda has worked as a County Councillor for the Liberal Democrats as well as standing for Parliament twice. She has experience on policy committees and working groups and is a seasoned public speaker and interviewee.

Linda brings with her a particular passion for social justice and tackling poverty.

Natalie Poulton
Website Administrator

Natalie is a highly skilled web and IT project manager with over 25 years professional experience and a few more tinkering around with computers for fun. She was one of the first UK holders of the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), now the world’s leading computer skills qualification, and is co-founder and director of a successful independent Building Services Technical Supplier.

Christine Smith
Fundraising Manager

A retired Registered Nurse at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust in the fields of cardiothoracic surgery, ITU and as a Nurse Educator at Northumbria University. Prior to retirement for 14 years Christine formed part of the Trust Management team. Possessing a strong sense of justice for all, Christine became a Union activist acting as both Steward and Branch Officer on behalf of UNISON members. Christine is from a large working class family and is no stranger to social injustice. She was an early joiner to the WASPI Campaign and has been an activist for the last 4 years.