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Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team

Rosie Dunthorne 

I have lived in Norfolk all my life. I attended school at Burnham Market Primary and Wells Alderman Peel High School. Later, I moved to Norwich, where I brought up my family. I still have huge links with the North Norfolk area, and I was drawn to the position of CEO at Thornage Hall as I sought the next stage of my career. I started working in the care sector at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, leading on to Adult Social Services and more recently, I worked for Headway Norfolk and Waveney as Director of Operations / Deputy CEO. The charity sector is my preferred choice as I am able to work on strengths of people, leadership, change management, and strategic thinking. I have recently qualified as a coach, and I hope this skill will help maintain the unique culture and ethos of Thornage Hall.

In my free time, I simply enjoy escaping to the seaside and countryside, walking my dog, and camping in the campervan. I have a passion for good food, music, and a good murder mystery.

Chief Executive Officer
Director of Finance & Estates / Deputy CEO

Carly Lawford 

I joined Thornage Hall in 2012 as a part-time Finance Officer after returning to work following my second child. Over the years, my roles and responsibilities have significantly changed. I now manage all aspects of the charity's finances, take the lead on estates development and maintenance, and more recently, I support the Health and Safety function across the Charity. I studied Administration, moving into Finance after leaving High School. However, this is my first role working in the Health and Social Care sector, and I am extremely proud to be part of the staffing team and to support the ethos and values of Thornage Hall.

Sharon Mace

My background is working with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities and challenging behaviour. I have worked in the sector since 1998 when I commenced employment with Barnardo's working for Children's Services. I moved from Oxfordshire to Norfolk in 2012 and at the same time moved in to Adult Services. I have been with Thornage Hall since September 2019, initially as an Independent Living Manager, being promoted to Registered Manager during March 2022. I oversee the tenants in the houses and the staff team who support them. 

Registered Service Manager
Website 1
Day Service Business Manager

Natalie Sutterby 

My name is Natalie Sutterby, but I go by Tillie. I joined the organisation in May 2022. I've been working in the voluntary sector since 2008 and have a solid understanding of the charitable and public sector. I also have specific knowledge and experience working within the natural environment to support and engage specific needs groups, particularly those with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

I bring with me a wealth of experience at a senior management and strategic level, but I've also spent time throughout my career personally delivering services. This ranges from delivering one-off corporate team-building days to running weekly horticultural therapy projects for specific needs groups. In my role as the Day Service Business Manager, I oversee our day services staff team and all activities delivered by our workshops at Thornage Hall.

Philip Culley

In 2001, I joined Thornage Hall full-time, initially leading the market garden workshop. Over 23 years, I evolved into the Farm Manager, supporting the farm and market garden on the 70-acre estate. I gained recognition from the biodynamic association as a trainer and secured a full biodynamic certification for Thornage Hall. In 2022, I became a tutor for the biodynamic education body, guiding learners in practical biodynamic principles.

Phil (Farm Manager)
Farm Manager
Estates and Facilities Manager

Robert Jones

Hello my name is Rob, I joined the Thornage team in 2022; previously I spent 15 years working for National Trust on the Norfolk Coast and Broad where I gained lots of experience looking after diverse portfolio of special places for the nation to enjoy. I also have experience working in a secure dementia unit where I gained lots of knowledge on building management and compliance in the adult care sector as a maintenance officer.

In my role at Thornage Hall I look after our various special buildings across the estate; helping us keep on top of the latest building compliance tasks, as well as the day to day maintenance challenges across all our unique facilities and vehicles. I also help find the best products for us so we avoid harm to our special reed bed system. I work hard to keep our community safe, keeping an eye on our risk assessments and lots of our safety critical paperwork as well as Health and Safety induction and training.

Outside of work you will often find me messing about in boats; I have a passion for water sports of all kinds, however sailing is where I am really at home, I taught for the RYA as a senior instructor in Catamarans, Keelboats, Dinghies and powerboats as part of my role with National Trust.

Thornage Hall is such an amazing place, I really enjoy being part of the community here and I always take great pride in telling people that I work here and enjoy telling people our achievements.