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Meet the Trustees and Management Team

SFHT is governed by a board of 8 Trustees, each Trustee brings a unique range of experiences and professional expertise to support the management of the organisation. These include education, business planning and development, fundraising, finance, healthcare, housing, building, law, and retail. Some of our Trustees also have personal experience of having a family member with a learning disability.

All Trustees meet formally every 3 months. Individual Trustees head up sub committees and steering groups on a regular basis throughout the year.

Our Management Team is made up of CEO, Director of Operations and Senior Manager that form the Senior Leadership team.  In addition we have 10 Service Managers / Heads of Department who between them have a wealth of experience in the Social Care sector. Each team member specialises in the area that they manage and take a lead role in the Trust on developing their service.

All managers attend monthly meetings as well as regular planning and development sessions. The Trust has a robust structure for staff supervision, appraisal and training.


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  • Trustee Clive Clifford
    Trustee Clive Clifford

    Trust Chairman
    Business and Operational Support

  • Trustee Sue Pepper
    Trustee Sue Pepper

    Deputy Chair

  • Trustee Simon Farrow
    Trustee Simon Farrow

    Company Secretary and Chair of Finance Sub Committee

  • Trustee Mike Thacker
    Trustee Mike Thacker

    Chair of Quality Monitoring Group

  • Trustee Anne Rippon-Swaine
    Trustee Anne Rippon-Swaine
  • Trustee John Hatchard
    Trustee John Hatchard
  • Trustee Gemma Murphy
    Trustee Gemma Murphy
  • Trustee John Mason
    Trustee John Mason
  • Colin Waters
    Colin Waters

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Jo Gibbs
    Jo Gibbs

    Senior Service Manager - Aspire PDP

  • Sophie Cross
    Sophie Cross

    Head of Human Resources

  • Theresa Elliott
    Theresa Elliott

    Head of Fund Development

  • Ben Swan
    Ben Swan

    Service Manager - Aspire/Health and Welfare

  • Rebecca Leonard
    Rebecca Leonard

    Supported Living Service Manager

  • Saffron Harrison
    Saffron Harrison

    Supported Living Service Manager

  • Mandy Harris
    Mandy Harris

    Supported Living Service Manager

  • Sam Atter
    Sam Atter

    Finance Manager

  • Teresa Hunt
    Teresa Hunt

    Housing and Volunteer Management


The Stable Family Home Trust - Private company limited by guarantee. Registered in England & Wales No. 4421606. Charity No: 1093672