ExeAccess and Exeter Community Transport Association

Chair – Janet Gale

My career background is working as a Personal Assistant to the Traffic Superintendent of the buses here in Exeter, having studied in London for many RSA exams including bus law. I left in 1977 to have my daughter.

Later I went on to work as a Personal Secretary to the Production Manager at the Northcott Theatre where I spent 21 happy years. Very long hours for very little pay but it never felt like work.

My long working hours set me up to be Vice Chair of the ExeAccess Board, so hard work does not faze me. I love working alongside this great team that makes Exeaccess so great.

Vice Chair – Chris Norton

I am Chris Norton and i was born in 1978. I use a manual wheelchair as i have Cerabella Ataxia. I have lived in Exeter since 2003. I have been aware of the shop mobility and the various schemes they run. In 2008 i started volunteering for them.

Percy Prowse – Trustee

I was a serving Police Officer in the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary for 32 years.  The last twenty one years as a beat ‘Bobby’ in the City of Exeter.

I retired in 2002. I received my Police Good Conduct medal.

Since retirement, I was a City Councillor for 12 years and County Councillor since 2009.  During that role I was the City’s Deputy Lord Mayor followed by being elected as Lord Mayor for 2014-2015.

Until Covid I was a volunteer in St Petrock’s centre for the homeless.

Paul Williams – Trustee

I am Paul and i have been a trustee of Exeter Community Transport Association ExeAccess for over 14 years. I am a qualified Chartered Legal Executive and hold other professional qualifications having gained extensive professional experience working for many years in law, local authority and public service, company and private sectors and voluntary services. I have considerable experience both as a volunteer but also professionally as a trustee of many other organisations in the volunteer sector over many years. That experience included setting up and successfully running a registered charity/company for some years which provided specialist transport and advice for persons and groups with various disabilities before i moved to Devon 24 years ago. I am proud to be one of its trustees and i hope my own experience assists such a wonderful service provided.


Claire-Marie Hunt – Trustee

Having started at the NHS in 1993, i have vast experience working with multiple patient workflows and the varying disciplines that support a hospital site. Starting within administrative roles including Medical Secretary Team Leader, Access Improvement and more recently i was appointed within the digital team where i have been working on the IT build for the electronic patient record. This has covered both appointment and scheduling clinical nurses and Allied health professional workflows within the trust.

Roy Hill – Trustee

Former Exeter City Councillor and former Devon County Councillor. Former Mayor of Exeter and past Deputy Mayor of Exeter. Currrently Honary Alderman. Trustee of Thomas Spicer Trust.

Janet Newton – Trustee

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Barbara Denning – Trustee

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Suzii Steele – Company Secretary

IT tutor for many years. Qualifications in adult and primary education, business & finance, IT and training.

Joined ExeAccess as Finance Officer and Company Secretary in 2021.