Our Trustee board is comprised of well-connected, Bromley-based individuals who bring an enormous range of experience from areas including finance, legal sector, social enterprise and more! 

Find out about our dedicated team of Trustees below: 


Janet Tibbalds, Chair of Trustees

Image of Janet TibbaldsJanet has been involved in the voluntary sector in Bromley for over 30 years, initially as a volunteer adviser in Bromley Citizens Advice Bureau.  For the last 15 years or so, where Janet has been more in a position to influence, she has encouraged and supported moves towards partnership working and innovative, more effective and business like governance and service delivery, without ever losing focus on the ultimate recipients, be they children, students or service users. Janet believes she has acquired the skills and experience required of a trustee alongside a wide knowledge of the local voluntary sector and its operation, which would inform a role as trustee of Community Links Bromley.


Biral Joshi, Trustee

Image of Biral JoshiDEI transformational change professional with over 15+ years' experience of designing and implementing complex global programmes. As Global Head of Inclusion Delivery, Biral has led several key Inclusion strategic priorities: including enabling diversity data capture across 60+ markets; delivering HSBC's global approach to disability confidence; designing and implementing a global workplace adjustments process; driving ethnicity inclusion strategy including the Black heritage plan and more recently delivering the social mobility change agenda.

Known for being an engaging, resilient, and transformational thought leader driving meaningful change by navigating through people, process, and systems. Outside of work Biral lives with her husband in Southeast London, two children and a puppy. She enjoys yoga, exercise and is a keen urban sketcher. 


Byron Johnson Brown, Trustee

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Byron Johnson Brown joined the trustee board in summer 2017. He has a lifetime of lived experience managing a long term condition, and over a decade of professional experience in the health system. Byron's vision for a more personalised and equitable health service has been heavily influenced by his personal experiences, and early career in health justice and epidemiological research. More recently, Byron has succeeded in a partnership team to develop London’s Next Steps for Social Prescribing (pdf, 7MB), published on the 2 October 2019. Byron currently advises on digital transformation, and manages relationships for the Healthy London Partnership’s Social Investment Fund. Byron’s interests are in the future of genomics in population health, he is a graduate in Entrepreneurship & Music and Media Management, and is currently completing a Msc in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Birmingham.


Elliot Lewis, Trustee

Image of Elliot LewisElliot is a Partner at Thackray Williams LLP solicitors and runs the firm’s large Private Client department. He qualified as a Solicitor in the mid 1990’s and has a wealth of experience in advising clients including individuals, businesses and charities on legal issues and trustees on their role and responsibilities. Elliot has in the past acted for and advised charitable trustees. Currently he acts as a trustee himself for a wide range of trusts. 

Elliot is heavily involved in the local community, regularly meeting local residents and organisations. He was on the steering group for a local Leonard Cheshire Home. For the past two years Elliot has sat on the Committee for the Bromley Community Fund, which is a local charitable endowment fund. As a result he has become very familiar with the work of Community Links Bromley.   

Elliot has a keen interest in cycling and travel. He is married with an 11 year old son and lives in Kent. 


Heather Wills, Trustee

Image of Heather WillsHeather joined the Trustee Board in January 2024.  She has worked throughout her career in local government, and currently leads the team that provides support to English councils to improve their governance and financial sustainability at the Local Government Association through the provision of practical advice, training and bespoke development activities. 

In recent years she has been seconded to several local authorities to lead their work on governance improvement, and previously worked in different London Boroughs as a manager of, variously, libraries, heritage, community development, equalities and diversity, and corporate policy and strategy.

She has lived in Bromley for over 35 years and has previously served on a local parochial church council.

Heather enjoys walking and going to the theatre, cinema and musical gigs in her leisure time.


Leigh Gallagher, Trustee

Image of Leigh GallagherLeigh joined the Community Links Bromley Board in January 2023 and brings over 20 years’ experience in senior management and influencing high-level projects across a variety of sectors

Currently as Delivery Director at Blue Lozenge, a Bromley-based Communications and PR agency working predominantly within the health and social care sectors, Leigh has responsibility for all governance, people and business and financial operations.

Leigh began her career as a fundraiser in the voluntary sector, working closely with high level individuals, statutory and national lottery funders, before moving into senior management roles in the public sector and Medical Education.

Leigh’s interest in governance has underpinned her career, with experience in working closely with senior leadership teams undertaking strategic review and analysis, leading on corporate affairs, including communications and events alongside a passion for people and social justice leading on HR, governance and planning.

She has achieved a fellowship with Clore Social Leadership having completed their Experienced Leader programme and is looking forward to bringing her leadership experience and skills in management and providing strategic support into her role at CLB.

While not at work Leigh enjoys downtime with her daughter and ball-crazy labrador finding space, countryside and quiet whenever possible. 


Liz Poulter, Trustee

Image of Liz Poulter"I am delighted to return to Community Links as a Trustee. I have always been passionate about volunteering having done so myself since the age of sixteen.  I believe that volunteering is beneficial to both the volunteer and the recipient.  As a Trustee I get great sense of satisfaction in the role that I hold.

In the past I have worked with the volunteering centre to find ways to encourage volunteers and to ensure they were thanked for the valuable time that they gave.  It is so important that we encourage everyone to share their valuable skills but also ensure that volunteers have the opportunities to learn and develop new skills."




Luke Hallard, Trustee

Image of Luke HallardLuke joined the trustee board in autumn 2018.

Luke is a programme director at HSBC Bank. He brings a range of expertise with him, including developing business strategy, and delivering complex and often time-critical organisational change. Luke has a broad knowledge of financial crime risk, and has led change programmes to improve sanctions screening and anti-money laundering controls in one of the world's biggest banks, representing the bank in meetings with regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulatory Authority, and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Luke has built effective and collaborative relationships in the private and not-for-profit sector, and has experience of working with start-ups and other charities whose mission is to reduce disadvantage and support communities.


Paul Cosgrave, Trustee

Image of Paul CosgravePaul is retired after working for forty two years as a Senior Corporate Banking Manager with HSBC.

His skills are financially based and he has over the years, been focused on relationship banking, where developing and maintaining customer relationships have been very important to him.

He is a very involved with scouting in both Bromley and Bexley and his roles have included being a Group Scout Leader in Petts Wood, District Commissioner for Chislehurst, Deputy District Commissioner for Adult Support and a Deputy County Commissioner for the Borough of Bromley which covered the support to the voluntary sector.

He has built up relationships with both boroughs, run various projects over the years and believes that he has acquired the skills and experience required of a trustee, alongside a wide knowledge of the local voluntary sector and its operation.

He is a very keen golfer and played football for the bank for over thirty years at a good standard.

Paul has been married to his wife Jackie for 37 years and they have two sons.


Tadeusz Peter Dabrowski, Trustee/Treasurer

Image of Peter TPeter retired at the end of 2012, after working for the previous forty years with Midland/HSBC, his later years in various senior management roles within corporate banking and the bank’s Securities Services Division.

Peter's primary skills are financially and para-legal based and he was a member of HSBC’s senior management team looking after certain major businesses in trouble. He ended his career as author and main negotiator for a wholly regulated agreement type, his dealings including major international banks, insurance companies, fund managers, pension funds, governments and local authorities - the underlying service involving the administration of world-wide assets of over US$7trn.

He has and still does work for various charities - he was the founding treasurer to the Bromley branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Society. His knowledge of matters financial resulted in him being asked to be auditor for various charitable organisations.

He is a very keen sportsman with a love of cycling (he commuted by bicycle from his home in Petts Wood to work for many years) and a variety of ball sports played over the years. His sporting activity is now limited to casual cycle rides and golf.

Peter has been married to his wife Jacqueline for 38 years and they have three children - a son and two daughters.