Our Staff

Gary Brettle

Gary Brettle

Client Manager

Gary offers HOMELINK a wealth of experience gained from over 40 years in the workplace. Alongside Jackie, Gary leads our frontline service to clients with housing needs who require financial and wider support to access homes in the private rental sector. Gary is highly regarded for his kind and pragmatic approach to working with clients.

Jackie Wilkes

Jackie Wilkes

Client Manager

Since starting her career in HM Diplomatic Service and the City of London, Jackie has spent 20 years working for Citizens Advice, running the Lewes District operation for 12 years. Jackie is a dogged defender of client rights and brings a wealth of local knowledge to her role within HOMELINK and all those she assists.

Gabrielle Hill

Gabrielle Hill

Finance Manager

Gabrielle is HOMELINK’s Finance Manager and leads on the day-to-day management of HOMELINK’s finances. She attended the Higher School of Commerce in Switzerland and has worked in finance for a number of years. Gabrielle is appreciated by all for her efficiency in processing loan payments, and the critical part this plays in enabling clients to secure housing in a highly competitive rental market. 

Fran Hymas

Fran Hymas

Loans Officer

On retiring from a lively career in publishing, Frances joined HOMELINK as a volunteer and went on to become HOMELINK’s Repayments Officer. 80% of all loans made are repaid in full thanks to the supportive relationships that Fran develops with each client. Her credo is, ‘empathy and understanding cost nothing…’

Georgina Clare

Georgina Clare

Development Officer

Georgina has a background in journalism and TV production, producing content for national broadcasters in the UK and Australia. She now manages HOMELINK’s communications and development work and loves introducing the work of HOMELINK to new people within the Lewes District area and beyond.