Anne oversees the business of the Trust, its strategic direction and finances. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Anne is also the Chairman of Almshouse Consortium Ltd, the development vehicle for almshouse charities and she is a core group member and founder of the Larger Almshouse Charities Network, the largest sub-group of the UK’s Almshouse Association.
Adam Davies ACCA Finance Manager
Adam manages the financial transactions of the Trust, particularly those concerning purchasing for the care home and resident finances. He also works on capital project assessment including procurement and IT resources. Adam is lead finance liaison with Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council and local CCGs.
Mhairi Cherrett Acting Care Home Manager
Mhairi is responsible for residents’ care, the home’s staffing and domestic operations. She is supported by Assistant Manager Pippa Green and her team at Russell Churcher Court.
Jill Francis Housing and Support Manager
Jill Francis manages the sheltered housing schemes, wardens and residents’ application process. Jill’s sector expertise includes experience as a Registered CQC Service Manager and manager of mental health residential and learning disability independent living teams. Jill is qualified to Level 5 in Health and Social Care.
Board of Trustees
Doreen Dodd Chairman
Phil Clinton Former Governor, Brune Park School
Diane Searle Retired Councillor, Gosport Borough Council
Chris Matthews Partner, Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors
Jim Gilhooley HR Consultant
Mark Hook Leader, Gosport Borough Council and businessman
Trustees play an important role in the running of charities throughout the country and here at Thorngate we using Trustee’s Week (November 12-16) as the perfect backdrop to appeal for new recruits.