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Learn More About Our Executive Team


Field Lane Executive Team


Peter Calderbank

Chief Executive

Peter is a qualified chartered accountant. After a number of commercial finance roles, he became the Finance Director of BSS, a national charity providing information, support and advice to people through the delivery of high quality information services, and in 2002 he was appointed Chief Executive. Peter joined Field Lane as Chief Executive at the beginning of 2015.

In addition to his executive experience, he has sat on a number of boards in a non-executive capacity. These have included being Chairman of the London Early Years Foundation, Chairman of The Helplines Association (THA) and being a trustee of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). He is currently a trustee, and Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, at YMCA England & Wales.

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Jacky Owen

Director of Operations

Jacky started her career as a learning disability nurse. Jacky went on to qualify as a physiotherapy technician and worked in a special project for people with severe disabilities. After completing a diploma in counselling she worked in local government, managing and setting up projects for young people, mothers and babies, travellers and people with mental health issues.


From there she joined a large organisation where she managed a drug and alcohol residential service, alongside a bail unit for serious offenders and mother and baby units. After setting up a 40 bed new hostel for homeless single people in Brighton, Jacky joined Field Lane as a care manager in 2000. She was appointed as Director of Operations in 2007. Since then she has been responsible for growing the organisation’s work, building Field Lane’s reputation for strong services with a client centred approach.


Tony Ellmer

Head of Housing and Operational Support 

Tony originally trained as a professional chef. He worked in a range of fine dining restaurants in Sussex. He left the restaurant trade in 2003, when he was appointed catering manager for Field Lane. Whilst in that role, Tony used his food and nutrition expertise to help improve the charity’s approach to nutrition. 

Eight years after joining Field Lane, Tony qualified in Strategic Management and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute and was promoted to Operations Manager. In that role his portfolio expanded to being responsible for improvement and compliance in all of the charity’s projects, not just in catering.  


In 2015 Tony was appointed to Head of Housing and Operational Support Services. In this role, he is responsible for the development of Field Lane’s supported living services, as well as health & safety and maintenance of all the charities properties and services.  

Tony enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He is a keen hiker, hill walker and mountain biker. He is regularly spotted trekking in the Surrey Downs with his dog and often video records his routes for others to share.  


Frances Appleton

Director of Finance

Frances joined Field Lane in July 2023. She has been a qualified accountant for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience from both the commercial and charity sectors. Frances oversees all aspects of Field Lane’s financial management. In her spare time she likes to relax by playing the piano, swimming and growing plants in her garden.


Elzbieta Loc

Finance Manager

Elzbieta joined Field Lane in 2015, as the finance assistant. She took on her current role as Finance Manager in 2020 and is responsible for overseeing the charity’s day-to-day financial operations, including: compliance; financial planning; balance sheet reconciliation; and banking.

Elzbieta studied Economics and Management Science at the university in Krakow, Poland. She moved to London to pursue a career in finance. Elzbieta has previously worked as a bookkeeper and financial assistant in the private sector. She is currently undertaking her CIMA qualification in accounting.


Outside of work Elzbieta is a keen theatre goer and film lover, with a passion for the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber. She is a keen athlete, cyclist and fitness enthusiast.

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