Management Team & Trustees

Management Team

Interim Chief Executive
Adele Bryant
Rothesay Court Service Manager
Jean Lawton
Catherine Court Service Manager
Steph Hughes
Finance Manager
Nikki Evans
Rothesay Court Senior Family Practitioner
Ellen Adams
Chris Belyavin
Catherine Court Senior Family Practitioner
Katie Johnson

Board of Trustees


Ele Morrissey - Chair

Ele is a Global HR Director with over 25 years’ experience across a range of sectors. She brings a knowledge of HR, Employment Law, Continuous Improvement and Digital Transformation to her role.

Ele has been with Gingerbread since 2016, and became Chair in 2019. She lives locally with her family.


Fiona Miller 

Fiona had been supporting local charities informally for a number of years, before joining the Board of Trustees in September 2019. Alongside supporting on strategic direction, Fiona also supports the operational team with marketing strategy.

Fiona has worked in the field of marketing for over 15 years and it’s a huge passion of hers. Her experience is a real fusion, which includes working for the media, a stint in private sector and running her own business. 


Anne-Marie Tierney - Treasurer

Anne Marie is a financial accountant for a communications company. She has worked in accountancy for over 30 years and still enjoys enabling the business to make good financial decisions based on accurate figures. She is married and enjoys spending time with my family and friends.

Anne Marie said “I was approached for the role as trustee for Gingerbread and knowing a small amount about the charity decided to see what is was they actually stood for, a decision I’ve never regretted. The work of the charity is amazing bringing a light to the end of a dark tunnel for many families.”

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Leanne Kerry

Leanne is a Management Consultant who specialises in customer experience and continuous improvement, with a background in both public and private sector industries including having previously worked in social housing.

Leanne joined the Board having volunteered for the charity. Leanne said “the best thing about being a trustee is the ability to ‘give back’, and shape the lives and improve the outcomes of people accessing Gingerbread services. I’m really proud to play a small part within a charity with such a great ethos and strong values.”

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Adele Wakefield

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