Meet the management team

At Gloucester Charities Trust, we have a wonderful, caring and highly qualified team. Ours is quite a small Trust, so we’re like a big family, supporting each other, getting to really know our residents and helping them to feel right at home.


Kathryn Lewis

Chief Executive


Kathryn joined Gloucester Charities Trust in 2005, initially as Accounts Manager, then becoming our Chief Executive in 2008. Kathryn’s background is working in management accounts and as a further education lecturer, so she brings business and education experience to her role with the Trust.

In her spare time Kathryn loves spending time with her two grandsons and her dog Chester who, now her children are grown up, has become her new baby!

Joy Nicholls

Quality Assurance Manager


Joy’s background is in social care, and she spent many years as a manager with Gloucestershire County Council before joining Gloucester Charities Trust in 2012. She worked in a number of different roles for us, before she became our Compliance Manager. Joy is committed to looking for ways of improving the services that we provide and ensuring that we meet regulations and compliance standards.

A keen traveller, in her spare time Joy enjoys European city breaks, listening to music and dancing.

Allison Trinder

Accounts Manager


Allison joined Gloucester Charities Trust in 2004. Initially, she was based at Guild House, then she joined the accounts team at our head office, becoming Accounts Manager in 2009. Allison oversees all the Trust’s finances, including invoices, budgeting and – very important for our staff – payroll.

In her spare time Allison loves nothing more than being with her grandson, or walking her dog.

Greg Lewis

Facilities Manager


Greg joined Gloucester Charities Trust in 2009, initially working with our maintenance team and now heading them up as our Facilities Manager. Greg and his team are responsible for ensuring all our accommodation and grounds are well maintained, up to a high standard, and meet health and safety requirements. Greg also managers procurement and project manages all refurbishments and improvements to our properties.

A keen sportsman, in his spare time Greg coaches his son’s football team, plays squash, football and golf.

Barry Leach

Recruitment and Training Manager


Barry has worked with Gloucester Charities Trust in a variety of roles, off and on, for almost two decades. He left us for a period to study health and social care at degree level, and is now our Recruitment and Training Manager, overseeing staff training and development and working with the senior management team to develop the Trust’s services.

Barry is a tenor with Gloucester Choral Society and Saint Cecilia Singers, performing in regular concerts, including the Three Choirs Festival.

Kerry-Ann Lees

Day Services Manager


Kerry-Ann has always worked in care, including supporting challenging adults, working in a nursing home and – before she joined Gloucester Charities Trust – as a homecare manager. Kerry-Ann runs our Kimbrose Club, and is always looking for ways to extend the range of activities and support we provide the members.

In her spare time, Kerry-Ann is a keen nature lover and has followed animals as diverse as orangutans, huskies and birds at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Lorraine Goodband

Guild House Registered Manager


Lorraine joined Gloucester Charities Trust in 2015, initially running Guild House and now also at the helm of Magdalen House, as our Trust Registered Manager. Lorraine brings to the role her management skills honed during a long career in both the public and voluntary sectors and is passionate about resident care and ensuring that high standards are reached and maintained in both homes.

At home, Lorraine loves crafting, cooking and getting stuck into a good mystery.

Emma Wichard

Trust Housing Manager


Emma has had an extensive career in the charity and social care sectors, here acquiring skills which she brings to her role as Trust Housing Manager, overseeing our four sheltered accommodation sites in Gloucester and making sure our team have a positive approach to supporting our residents.

Emma is a non-executive director of Gloucester City Homes, and is committed to supporting homelessness projects. She’s also an avid reader, and loves spending time with her granddaughter.

Kelly Halford

Magdalen House Manager


Kelly has worked for the Trust, on and off for 20 years plus. After a short break from the Trust to become a qualified NVQ/QCF Assessor, Kelly returned and worked her way up to become the Manager of Magdalen House. Kelly has worked in health and social care for her whole career, has a passion for supporting others to succeed and is a qualified dementia link worker.

In her spare time, Kelly loves to travel and see how others live – Niagra Falls is her all-time favourite spectacular site. Kelly loves spending time with her two daughters and supports her eldest in her modelling career and passion for dance; and her youngest, who has a passion for gymnastics and dance.

Meet the trustees

Our dedicated and hard-working Board of Trustees help guide the direction of the charity as well as offer enormous support to our management team. They are:

  • Council representatives: Stephen Ayland, Terry Haines, Graham Howell, Jan Lugg, Dawn Melvin, Pam Tracey and Martyn White.
  • Co-opted trustees: Martin Collins, Chris Gabb, Brian Large, Graham Limbrick, Graham Locke, Jackie Matthews and Gillian Payne.
  • Freeman’s representatives: Lee Hensley and William Hewer.
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