Meet the team

Sue Davies

Director & Chair

Sue started her career in the NHS as a health professional initially practising as a nurse, midwife and health visitor and worked across primary, community and secondary care in the UK. During the last ten years she has worked in a number of Senior Manager roles and at Executive Director position in Primary Care Trusts, NHS Trusts and NHS England. Other roles include Associate Lecturer HR Management, School Governor, Company Director and Director of LymeForward.

Sue is passionate about community development, working and learning together with community members. Collaborating widely with partners to generate sustainable solutions to health and wellbeing using local assets, Sue wants to improve the quality of community life and make a difference in people’s lives.

Lesley Jelleyman


Lesley has lived and worked in the Lyme Regis area for 32 years. She has twelve years experience as a Judge for the RHS South West in Bloom Competition and three years as a national judge for RHS Britain in Bloom Competition.

This experience has given her great insight into the passion and power of the things a community can achieve. Lesley's in sight into the workings of the local area and her passion for the local community adds and immeasurable benefit to the team. 

Martin Davies


Martin Davies joined LymeForward in February 2022.

Now retired following a career in the Civil Service working across the UK, spanning thirty-five years.

Supporting community organisations is relevant and needed more than ever following the Covid-19 pandemic and its long term impact. I want to contribute something worthwhile to my community and make a positive difference to the lives of local people, families and children during times of need.

Joanna Boyce

Foodbank Co-ordinator

Joanna Boyce is the new Foodbank Co-ordinator. She worked as a Primary School teacher until a few years ago and has since worked for Age UK, local government and has volunteered with a food charity in Axminster, cooking ready meals and giving remote cooking demonstrations since the start of the pandemic. 

Joanna is passionate about addressing the food difficulties faced by local people and strongly believes that so much of our health – both physical and mental – is intrinsically linked to our diets.  She is looking forward to working with other agencies and organisations for maximum benefit, the challenges of running foodbank and the excitement of delivering new projects to the communities in Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Lin Coley


The ethos of LymeForward is something I truly believe in. Through being a governor at a primary school, and working with young families and the elderly, I have seen the effect food poverty and isolation has on people. I draw on  my experience of running my own business and the analytical skills I developed in electronics engineering to help LymeForward.