Board of Trustees
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.