Mr Rik Child

Managing Trustee - Treasurer and Secretary

Vita Church Brighton

Rik studied chemistry at Oxford and began his career in research and environmental issues. He opened and ran the first Brighton & Hove Green Party office in the city and campaigned during the 1999 Election and was elected to the Council forming the first Green Group.

Rik played a key roll in the selection of Caroline Lucas who later became the first UK Green MP. He has considerable experience in the charity sector gained both in the management of charities and as a trustee. Formerly the Director of Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, a United Reformed Church building and project set right in the heart of Brighton. Rik was elected Chair for a second term in November 2018 representing his faith community, Brighton Vineyard Church, but due to work commitments stepped down in March 2019.