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.

Amelia Ashton – Trustee 

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.”

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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 – Secretary

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 MBE – Trustee 

Paul Murray is the Chairman of Paul Murray PLC. He was the Chairman of Winchester City Football Club, having previously been Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club.

He was involved with The Rose Road Children’s 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 Broadbent – Trustee

Sue has 35 years experience in the management of public services, including as a deputy chief probation officer for Hampshire, the performance adviser to Hampshire Police Authority and then to the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Her probation career from 1979 to 2004 included specialism’s in juvenile delinquency, adult prisoners, probation hostels, group work programmes and alcohol and drug services as well as general management.

She was Chair of the Howard League for Penal Reform from 1991 to 2016. She has undertaken criminal justice reform consultancy specialising in children and juveniles in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, United States and Syria.

She has been a governor of St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Winchester for fourteen years and has been a volunteer in youth ministry in the Hampshire Downs parish for a similar time. She has been a trustee of several local charities including The Hampton Trust and Keystone.She was awarded an Honorary OBE (as a US citizen) in 2013 for services to criminal justice reform and to the community in Winchester. She is resident in Winchester, married with a son at university and is a keen sailor.

Staff

 

Sue McKenna – Chief Executive

Hannah Scott – Operations Director

Sharnna Carter – Community & Events Manager

Paul Williams – Funding & Development Coordinator

Diana Traill – Finance Officer

Emily Stenlake – Co-ordinator

Tania Smith – PA to Chief Executive

Niamh Penman – Learning & Engagement PW

Davina Emery – Dual Diagnosis Counsellor/PW

Jeremy Carter – Project Worker with Housing Lead

Ben Woodman – Project Worker

Ben Martin – Live in Supervisior

Ali Eales – Art and IT Teacher

Maria Walsh – Therapist

Trinity’s Advocates

 

Dr Penelope A L Gordon

The Revd. Philip Krinks

Simon Hayes

The Revd Dr Terry Biddington FRSA 

Louise Harfield 

Professor David Warwick 

Liz Trevor 

Christine Atkinson

Fiona Coulter

Amelia Ashton

David Walton 

Jane Hands

Josie Best

If you have an interest and a passion for what we do at Trinity, we would like to hear from you. Perhaps you could be a future Board member, or an Advocate. Please get in touch initially to sue@trinitywinchester.org.uk.

Patron

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 – Chief Executive 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.

Named Supporter

Alan titchmarsh
Alan Titchmarsh

“When I look at all I’ve been able to achieve in my life, I give thanks for finding people who encouraged me in what little belief I had in myself. Trinity Winchester is full of such encouraging people.  A small number of dedicated staff and volunteers support over 600 vulnerable individuals a year – from rough sleepers to victims of domestic abuse.  Anyone can fall on hard times and often what makes the most difference is receiving support and encouragement to turn one’s life around.  Trinity supports basic needs for food, shelter and companionship, helps people to change their situations positively through healthcare, advice and counselling and aspire to fulfilling futures including education and employment.  Trinity’s modern, purpose-built centre is set in a beautiful garden, filled with wildlife and works of art made by the people who use the services.  It’s a wonderful place and one which I am proud to support.”

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