Meet the Team
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 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 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 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, groupwork 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.
Sue McKenna – Chief Executive
Hannah Scott – Operations Manager
Jeremy Carter – Research & Intervention Worker
Niamh Penman – Learning & Engagement Project Worker
Davina Emery – Dual Diagnosis Counsellor/Project Worker
Paul Williams – Funding & Development Coordinator
Sharnna Carter – Events & Community Manager
Diana Traill – Finance Officer
Ali Eales – Art and IT Teacher
Maria Walsh – Therapist
Dr Penelope A L Gordon
The Revd. Philip Krinks
The Revd Dr Terry Biddington FRSA
Professor David Warwick
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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 – 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, 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.
“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.”