Our Trustees


As a Registered Charity, the Nelson Trust has a board of Trustees who are legally accountable for our good management.  The Trustees appoint the Chief Executive and meet regularly with the senior managers to oversee our work and our compliance with our legal responsibilities.  They also provide strategic guidance to our work and to our sound financial management.

In addition, Trustees regularly visit our residences and meet with service users to ensure that good care and support is provided, that the well-being of residents is safeguarded and that the houses are clean, comfortable and safe.

Our Trustees bring to the Nelson Trust a wide range of business, legal and clinical expertise based on successful professional careers in many different fields, and they give their time to this work without payment.

Chair of Trustees: Dame Janet Trotter DBE, OBE, CVO

Dame Janet Trotter who was awarded an OBE in 1991 and a DBE in 2001 and has been Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire since 2006 will bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to her position at the Trust. She has been involved in a number of charities and served our County through her many years of work in education, health service, and as Lord-Lieutenant.

“I am honoured to have been invited to Chair the Trust. I have been involved in its work for some years and have admired its capacity to support some of the most vulnerable in our community. I look forward to working with the Board and with staff and clients to build on the work of past Trustees to extend the Trust's reach and range as it meets the challenges of society today.”

Trustee, Andrew Jardine - former Bursar of Worcester College, Oxford, with experience as a Chartered Surveyor and in securities management. Andrew joined the board in 2016.

Trustee, Dr Anne-Marie Marlow - General Practitioner. Anne-Marie has been a Trustee since 2010.

Trustee, Amanda Fadero - Chief Executive of NHS Sussex, Amanda has been a Trustee since 2013.

Trustee, Rhona Macdonald (IPFA) - former CEO of Bath and NE Somerset Primary Care Trust with a background in senior finance roles in the NHS. Rhona joined the Board in 2016.

Trustee, John Bensted - Former Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Probation Trust. John joined the Board in 2014.

Trustee, Claire Wynne Hughes - Trustee bringing marketing and corporate fundraising experience. Claire joined the Board in 2015.

Trustee, Naina Mandleker - Director of Business Development at Milestones Trust with experience of developing services for women in the Criminal Justice System. Naina joined the board in 2016.

Trustee, Jo Daubeney

Trustee, Justin Sargent

Trustee, Jamie Tabor