Meet the board

We’re a passionate group of determined and creative problem solvers who want to make a difference. Our vision is to end the need for people to sleep rough in the UK
Danny Ager

Danny Ager

Born and bred in Brighton, Danny has travelled the world in search of his purpose, which he now feels he has found in Kozia. He has spent a large portion of his life without a home and understands the importance of having a safe, warm, regular place to sleep. As well as being a modern day Ishaya Monk, Danny is a dab hand with a paint-brush, pallet and canvass and sells his creations to feed himself and pay the bills. Danny brings compassion, creativity and a joyful peace to the Kozia Tribe, along with a deep rooted understanding of the challenges of  those who have found themselves with no place to call home.

Alison Apps

Alison Apps

Alison is a devoted mother and partner who has lived her whole life in Eastbourne. She works part time in the community as an assistant for elderly people, supporting them with daily activities and lending a kindly ear to her sometimes socially isolated clients. She is loved by all that are lucky enough to know her and selflessly offers the same back. Alison brings a warm, compassionate, caring, practical and grounded energy to the Kozia Tribe.

Jim Gibson

Jim Gibson

Father to 2 beautiful daughters and partner to Hannah, Jim has grown up in East Sussex spending part of his early adult life travelling around Asia living out of a ruck sack. Now settled with his partner and youngest daughter, Jim has temporarily occupied the role of house dad, taking care of the family home and baby, while mum reticently continues with her paid role in London. Jim is very involved in A Band of Brothers and has been responsible for the running of the Eastbourne Group. He has a multitude of interpersonal skills including teaching, coaching and mentoring, bringing a positive, lively and discerning balance the growing Kozia Tribe.

Yvonne O’Connor

Yvonne O’Connor

Yvonne grew up around Hastings and realised at an early age that she had an infatuation with numbers. She now works at and owns her own accountancy practice in Bexhill, where she and her loyal team manage the accounts for companies nationwide, of all shapes and sizes. Yvonne brings her essential number skills to the table, ensuring the Kozia Tribe keep the balance of the books in top order. She is also very passionate about helping people off of the street and ready to muck in when and wherever her other commitments allow

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Training as an iRest teacher for over 8 years working with people suffering from emotional trauma including PTSD. Paul has been working with vulnerable men in Lewes Prison for several years and running iRest yoga and meditation workshops for groups of inmates with profound results for all involved. Paul has previously served in the armed forces and run his own business. He comes with a very big bag of tools, ready to support anyone ready for personal change. His skill set is fundamental to the Kozia Tribe along with his open minded approach to life and unvarying passion to serve those that are ready.

Paul Apps

Paul Apps

Originally from Croydon, Paul spent 3 years of his early adult life without a permanent home. He has now settled in East Sussex and become a serial entrepreneur with valuable experience and expertise in several business sectors. He has worked within the voluntary sector for many years and started the Eastbourne ‘A Band of Brothers’ a few years ago.  Paul has been acknowledged with an award for his work by the BBC and collected another award from the House of Lords back in 2015. A family man, with a passion for social transformation, he brings well rounded experience of operations, strategy, wide and varied connections and a healthy ‘Can Do’ approach to anything he is presented with. 10% problem 90% solution Focused.

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