Meet the Team
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.
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Board of Trustees
Peter North – Chair Peter has over 30 years’ experience in project management and the development of residential and commercial property and a keen interest in homelessness, addiction and other pressing social issues. He has previously been a trustee and chair of the Rose Road Association and a governor of Winchester University. Peter joined Trinity 13 years ago to project manage the building of Bradbury House and has been on the Board of Trustees ever since.
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.
Paul Murray MBE 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.
Alex Fitzgerald-Barron Alex’s background is as a General Practitioner with an interest in mental health, substance abuse and holistic care. He was a partner at St Clements Partnership in the centre of Winchester for 31 years and semi-retired in autumn 2020 to concentrate on setting up and integrating a Primary Mental Health Team in the city. St Clements have been providing medical services to Trinity for nearly 10 years. I remain passionate about helping develop holistic packages of care, especially for complex post-traumatic stress disorder, almost universally experienced by this client group. Creating a therapeutic residential unit will offer real hope that many people’s futures can become brighter. 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. It feels a privilege to continue to develop a service that can have a real impact.
Sam Jones Sam is Assistant Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester. He joined the University in 2015 after a career in the Civil Service and higher education policy. Sam was head of the Ministerial Communications Unit where he led a team responsible for delivering strategic communications for various Cabinet Ministers and Government Departments in collaboration with Number 10. Sam and his family are passionate about social justice and working with others to help those who do not have the same access to a safe or stable home environment.
Amelia Ashton – Vice Chair Amelia Ashton was born in Winchester but only returned to live in the city in 2007. She spent her working life in the City of London, working as both a fund manager and an equity salesman in the UK and European stock markets, latterly specialising in the Media Sector. Amongst various activities, she is a Trustee of Allegra’s Ambition, a small family run grant-giving trust supporting young, disadvantaged people through sport and nature. Amelia was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2020.
Frances Griffiths 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.
Sue Broadbent 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.
Leanne Smith Leanne has spent over 12 years in the Housing sector formerly as Chief Executive of locally-based Winchester Housing Trust and latterly forms part of the Directorship team of a local construction company. Leanne joined Trinity in 2016 to support of the Charity’s transition into supported housing. She shares her wealth of experience in tenant and housing management and her construction expertise has proved invaluable during the evolution of the Under One Roof project. Leanne is passionate about improving the lives of those affected by Homeless, Trinity is a cause very close to her heart.
Alastair Barron Alastair’s first career was in the Army where he served around the world in intelligence and security roles. He then moved to the corporate sector, primarily in the finance industry in the City of London, and pursued a second career in risk management, with particular responsibilities for business resilience, crisis management and security risk. He now runs a very small niche consultancy and has diversified into non-executive director roles. Alastair plays an active part in the life and governance of the Diocese of Winchester, is a lay member of his Benefice’s ministry team and is a Street Pastor.
Sue McKenna | Chief Executive
Hannah Scott | Operations Director
Sharnna Carter | Events and Community Manager
Paul Williams | Development Manager
Niamh Penman | Complex Needs Navigator
Ben Woodward | Housing and Homelessness Practitioners
Emma Langdown | Housing and Homelessness Practitioners
Steve Read | Housing and Homelessness Practitioners
Tania Smith | Assistant to Chief Executive
Ben Martin | Live in Supervisor
Kate Pettifer | Chef
Diana Traill | Finance Officer
Ali Eales | Freelance Tutor
Dr Penelope A L Gordon
The Revd. Philip Krinks
Professor David Warwick
Nigel Atkinson Esq. HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire 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.
Trinity Winchester Supported Housing Board
Philip Raw (Chair)
Dr Helen Webb
Dr Alex Fitzgerald-Barron
Nurse Claire Davis
Nurse Sarah Symonds
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.