Meet the Team
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.
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.
Hayley Ayres – Housing Manager
Hayley joined Trinity in January 23 and has worked in social housing for over 20 years. Hayley manages the housing team who work with our residents at Bradbury View and Alleyne House. Hayley and the housing team’s main goal is to help our residents on their road to recovery whilst teaching them the skills to maintain a tenancy, so they are ready to move on to their forever homes.
Board of Trustees
Paul Murray MBE – Chair
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.
Julian Spencer – Treasurer
Julian teaches at Winchester College and has lived in the city for 12 years. As part of the College’s community service programme he brings a small group of volunteers to Trinity every week to help with a variety of jobs.
Before he became a teacher he was a banker in London for 25 years. He is a governor of Hiltingbury Junior School in Chandlers Ford, where he chairs the finance committee, and a trustee of The Cothill Trust which manages five preparatory schools..
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 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.
Tony has over 20 years of experience in the property industry and has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer. Tony has vast experience leading large urban mixed-use developments and affordable housing schemes in the US and UK. He practiced architecture and master planning in Chicago, New York, and the UK.
Following a career change from architecture to property development, Tony has successfully developed several award-winning and commercially viable schemes in affordable housing, commercial office, and retirement. He is currently developing a sustainable mixed-use community with affordable housing in Derby for Merlion Capital. He has a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and his hobbies include running, traveling, art, sketching buildings, and playing board games with his kids.
Adrian was born and educated in Birmingham but has lived in Winchester for the past 35 years.
He is married with three grown up children and two grandchildren.
Recently retired following a career in Insurance Broking with responsibilities in the UK, Europe and Canada.
He provides volunteering services to Winchester Basics Bank which supports emergency food and clothing needs locally.
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.
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.
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.
Fiona has lived and worked in Hampshire all her life. She was a partner in a firm of solicitors for over 30 years . The excellent practical work undertaken by Trinity attracted her to become an advocate in 2019. This was mainly due to the Under One Roof scheme giving the opportunity of a secure home to those who would struggle to find such accommodation. Fiona understands this challenge as she has worked for over 40 years and continues to do so in property management of all types, particularly residential.
Philip is a Chartered Surveyor who retired from active surveying after merging his company with Trinity Rose Chartered Surveyors. He is chair of a Housing Association in the Liverpool City Region and is a Board member of Local Housing Provider and chair of their Customer Services Committee. He provides support to Leaders in smaller public facing organisation including some mentoring.
He attends a local church. He has a wife and two grown up married children and four grandchildren. He is a keen walker and slow! Park Runner.
Deborah is an experienced academic and director in nurse education and an accomplished health and social care leader.
Now a Quality Improvement Consultant supporting Nursing Homes to develop their services, Deborah has a wealth of experience and knowledge as a Registered Manager and nurse with a passion for dementia care.
As a visiting lecturer at the University of Winchester, she delivers education on dementia with the aim to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Sarah is a qualified Actuary and has lived in Winchester for the past 10 years. Sarah initially became involved with Trinity via a corporate relationship, and became a Trustee in 2022 to increase her involvement.
She is involved with Trinity’s Income Generation committee and looks to help ensure the longevity of Trinity’s work in the community.
Sue McKenna | Chief Executive
Hannah Scott | Operations Director
Kirsty Boote | Events and Community Fundraiser
Paul Williams | Development Manager
Diana Traill | Finance Officer
Emma Micklewright | Counselling Lead
Hayley Ayres| Housing Manager
Demelsa Healey| Administrator
Louisa Douglas| Housing and Homelessness Practitioner
Steve Read| Housing and Homelessness Practitioner
Phil Seedwell| Housing and Homelessness Practitioner
Josh Greenwood| Housing and Homelessness Practitioner
Harriet Allen| Housing and Homelessness Practitioner
Ben Martin | Live in Supervisor
Ali Eales | Freelance Art Educator
Dr Penelope A L Gordon
The Revd. Philip Krinks
Professor David Warwick
Dr Helen Webb
Nurse Claire Davis
Nurse Sarah Symonds
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 email@example.com
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.