Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

Peter North
Peter North – Chair Peter has over 30 years’ experience in project management and the development of residential and commercial property.  He was Chair and Trustee of Rose Road Association for 13 years and joined Trinity to project manage the new building at Bradbury House and has been on the Board of Trustees ever since. He has a keen interest in housing and homelessness issues. He is also a Governor at Winchester University.

Gerry O’Keefe
Gerry O’Keefe – Treasurer Gerry started his commercial life as a qualified accountant in Australia. Following a number of years as a commercial accountant he moved in to the IT industry and enjoyed a number of senior sales roles including Sales Director of Logica UK. Now in semi-retirement in addition to acting as Treasurer for Trinity his energies are focused on his successful restaurant in London. He has lived in Winchester for the last 10 years and joined the Board of Trustees in 2011.

David Walton
David Walton – Secretary David is an Economics graduate who qualified as a chartered accountant and made his career in sales and marketing before going on to general management. He joined Stannah Stairlifts Ltd in 1989 as Managing Director, taking the company multinational and expanding international distribution; establishing the company as the clear leading brand in its field. David joined Trinity Winchester Board of Trustees in 2008, following his retirement from Stannah.

Alex Fitzgerald-Barron – Trustee Alex’s background is as a General Practitioner with an interest in mental health, substance abuse and holistic care. He has been a partner at St Clements Partnership in the centre of Winchester for 28 years, and feels privileged to be their senior partner. St Clements have been providing medical services to Trinity for 5 years. “I am passionate about elements of  my job and feel extremely grounded in the everyday life of every part of our society. I have misgivings about some aspects of how our society and government  perceives the underprivileged and those with mental health problems and feel not enough support and care is given to these groups so have been immensely impressed with the support Trinity offers and hopefully will continue to develop in the years to come.”


Leanne Smith
Leanne Smith – Vice Chair Leanne runs Winchester Housing Trust, and comes to Trinity’s board with a wealth of experience in the homelessness sector. She joined the board in early 2016, and became the vice chair later that year.

Frances Griffiths
Frances Griffiths – Trustee From her first career in the Foreign Office and with over 40 years working in marketing, business development and teaching, Frances has acquired wide-ranging knowledge and experience at senior management level in public and private sector organisations. Throughout her working life she has also been actively involved in fundraising for charities and schools, voluntary work and community projects. Her background, and strongly held beliefs that no-one in modern society should be homeless, led her to being appointed as a Trustee for Trinity Winchester in 2016. A keen blue-water sailor, she also loves hill-walking, playing the piano and gardening.

Paul Murray – Trustee Paul Murray has been the Managing Director of Paul Murray PLC for the last 42 years. He is also currently the Chairman of Winchester City Football Club, having previously been Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club. He was involved with The Rose Road Childrens Appeal in Southampton for over twenty years serving as their voluntary Southampton and Winchester Fundraising Group Chairman and is still an Ambassador for Rose Road. Married with three children and eight grandchildren, Paul moved to Winchester in 1955 and was a pupil at Western Primary and Peter Symonds. He still lives in the Winchester area.


Sue McKenna – Operations Director Hannah Scott – Service Delivery Manager Matthew Rudd – Floating Support Project Worker
Jo Major – Part Time Project Worker
Niamh Penman – Part Time Project Worker
Davina Emery – Dual Diagnosis Counsellor/Project Worker
Paul Williams – Trust Fundraiser
Lucy Tennant – Events and Community Fundraiser
Diana Traill – Finance Officer
Jerry Harris – Kitchen Co-Ordinator
Ali Eales – Art and IT Teacher
Gill Salter – Psychotherapist


Nigel Atkinson, Esq. Nigel Atkinson has been HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire since 2014 and is HM The Queen’s personal representative in the county.  He is responsible for the organisation of all official Royal visits to Hampshire and on the day of an engagement he escorts the Royal visitor around the various locations. The Lord-Lieutenant also carries out other duties in the county, such as the presentation of National Honours and The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and Voluntary Service. The Lord-Lieutenant is involved with numerous charitable organisations around the county and is Patron or President of a number including Trinity Winchester since 2016.

Senior Management Team

Sue McKenna
Sue McKenna – Operations Director Sue joined Trinity Winchester in 2008, she comes with a background of 23 years in sales and management consultancy for a large corporate. She brings a wealth of management experience and a passion to eradicate homelessness by educating those who do not fully appreciate the many complexities that it brings.

Patron – Retired

Dame Mary Fagan
Dame Mary Fagan, DCVO, JP Dame Mary retired from being Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2014.  She is High Steward of the City of Winchester, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Winchester and maintains a keen interest in all aspects of community life in the county. Dame Mary was patron of Trinity Winchester until 2016, and continues to support the work of the charity.

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