Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do and are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. At Tree of Hope, the day to day running of the charity is delegated to Gill Gibb, our CEO, and her team. All the key decisions and strategic direction are the responsibility of the Trustees, alongside ensuring the good financial state of the charity. Gill helps and contributes to the discussions and decisions made.
Our Trustees do this role voluntarily, giving up their own time to use their skills and experience to help us be the best we can be – all are motivated by a keen desire to help others and give back.
Gill Gibb, CEO
Gill has been working with Tree of Hope since November 2015 and leads the team with day to day operations and works with the Board to implement strategy. Gill has worked for 30 years...
Dave Grist, Head of Finance & IT
Dave started with Tree of Hope in April 2016 and manages all the financial and IT elements of the charity, audits and investments. Dave is supported by an Accounts Manager who works to service...
Georgina Lowry, Head of Marketing & Family Support
Georgie is our Head of Marketing and Family Support and has been working with Tree of Hope since July 2016. Georgie is responsible for developing Tree of Hope's brand awareness, leading on marketing, social...
Karen Warner, Head of Fundraising
Karen has been working in the voluntary sector for the past 15 years and has an extensive background in Fundraising including community, corporate, events and trust and foundations. Karen has worked for the likes...
Emma Bourne, Head of Fundraising - Trust and Foundations
Emma has been with Tree of Hope since January 2016 and works to develop relationships with funders and managing all applications to raise funds for Tree of Hope general funds, specialising in Trust and...
Kevin Werry, Chairman - Trustee
Kevin chairs the Board of Trustees and has done so since April 2015. His background is telecoms, regulation and audit and he volunteers for Kent Search and Rescue, Kent Bloodbank and is a School...
Alex Noble, Deputy Chairman, Trustee
Alexandra of Noble & Associates is an Independent Consultant in the Financial Services sector, operating both in the UK and Internationally. She is particularly interested in medical and children’s issues, currently acting as an...
Pip Lightbody, Trustee
Pip is retired from the insurance industry and is well known for his establishment of fundraisers who run the extremely successful Bewl Dragon Boat races. Pip's fundraising and client relations background has been invaluable...
Rob Lay, Trustee
Rob joined the Board in October 2016 and is recently retired from a career in asset management with responsibility for 10 country operations with multi faceted operational, marketing, HR, key stakeholder and PR developments....
Sean Thompson, Trustee
Sean is Managing Director of investment research firm CAMRADATA. Sean has always had a great interest and passion for charitable organisations, helping make a positive impact on the lives of others and has taken...
Charlotte Eberlein, Trustee
Charlotte joined the Board in September 2017 and is Head of Marketing and Business Development for a large regional law firm. Charlotte attends our Fundraising and Marketing Committee.