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!

Helen Gore

Head of Operations and Compliance

coming soon…

Barry Leach

Systems and Executive Support 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 Systems and Executive Support Manager, overseeing recruitment, systems, data protection and working with the senior management team to develop the Trust’s services.

Barry sings as a tenor with St Cecilia Singers and the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and chorus manages the Gloucester contingent.

Daniel Amor

Property Care Manager

coming soon…

Elizabeth Clubbe

Finance Manager

coming soon…

Emma Gardner

Guild House Interim Manager

coming soon…

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.

Greg Lewis

Property Projects 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.

Joy Nicholls

Staff Relations 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.


Magdalen House Registered Manager


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.

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, Dr Jan Lugg, Dawn Melvin, Pam Tracey and Martyn White.
  • Co-opted trustees: Dr Ian Donald, Martin Collins, Christine Harber, Brian Large, Graham Limbrick, Graham Locke, Jackie Matthews, Gillian Payne, Colin Youngson.
  • Freeman’s representatives: Steven Heath and Lee Hensley.
Welcome to Gloucester Charities Trust

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