Meet our OSJCT People.
The people you see at our care homes are there day in, day out and we really value the commitment they have to their work. Our Home Managers lead dedicated, professional teams of friendly individuals to ensure that our residents receive the highest quality of care and support we can provide, in a homely environment.
The Home Managers are supported by a larger Operations Team. Our four Assistant Operations Directors lead a team of Area Operations Managers and Quality Compliance Managers. Alongside them, we have the Care Quality team who monitor and audit the standards of care in our homes and provide additional specialist services, for example our St John Admiral Nurses.
Behind the scenes we have equally professional and dedicated teams looking after our HR & Training, Development, Finance, Marketing & Communications, and IT. These teams are based at our Support Centre in Lincolnshire and our Operations Centre in Oxfordshire as well as at our regional offices in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Our Extra Care Housing (ECH) team is located in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
The Chief Executive and Executive Directors oversee all the activities of the Trust.
The overall governance of the Trust is by a Board of Trustees, who work on a voluntary basis. They establish the values and strategic direction of the Trust and delegate the day to day running to the Chief Executive and Directors.
Our Trustees are:
- Mark Everall - Chair
Mark became a trustee and was appointed chair in 2020. Mark was a circuit judge and Deputy High Court Judge at the Central Family Court. He was also a nominated judge of the Court of Protection. Before being appointed a judge, Mark qualified as a barrister and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1994. He is a Bencher of the Inner Temple.
- Graham Hutton - Chair of the Finance Committee
Graham became an OSJCT Trustee in 2015. He has many years of experience in the financial services industry, working for several prestigious investment banking houses before helping to found Hutton Collins in 2002. Graham is a member of the Finance Committee.
- Professor Jill Manthorpe - Member of the Finance Committee
Jill has a long-standing interest in the care of older people. Her first graduate post in 1977 was with Age Concern and she has subsequently worked on a wide range of ageing related studies. She is currently Professor of Social Work at King's College London and Director of the Department of Health's Social Care Workforce Research Unit and also leads other research studies funded by a variety of public and charitable sources. Jill publishes widely in leading journals and the professional press.
- Judy Wright, DStJ - Wiltshire County Trustee
Judy was appointed Trustee of OSJCT in 2015. She lives in London and has been involved on a voluntary basis with the work of the Venerable Order of St John for over 20 years. She has wide experience of marketing and advertising from her work with large multi-national companies and advertising agencies.
- Richard Milligan-Manby - Lincolnshire County Trustee
Richard worked as a futures broker in London before returning to Lincolnshire in the early 90s to become involved in the family farming business. In addition to this he became involved in a number of agricultural cooperatives where he served as a non-executive director, exec and non-exec chairman, a member of the finance, risk and audit committee, as well as a pension trustee. In 2007 he attended Cranfield University to study business management and served as a trustee on the board for the Royal Agricultural Society of England Board till 2017.
- Dr Anton Borg - Gloucestershire County Trustee
Anton joined the Board of Trustees in 2022, though he has known the Trust for much longer. Anton has been a GP since September 1986, and has had roles in Obstetrics, Cardiology, Medicine and Dermatology. He is a member of The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and Malta (SMOM), and has been the pilgrimage doctor since 2000.
- Anne de Bono FRCGP FRCP FFOM - Medical Trustee
Anne was a general practitioner in Oxford and Edinburgh before training as a specialist in occupational medicine. She is now a consultant at the University Hospitals of Leicester, leading a large NHS Occupational Health Service for healthcare staff and students across Leicestershire and Rutland. From 2003-2016 she was chief medical officer for the BASMOM Lourdes pilgrimage.
- Tim Church - Member of the Finance Committee
Tim retired in December 2016 as president of MIO Partners, Inc. which manages investment programmes for McKinsey & Co's current and former partners, as well as the firm's retirement plans. Tim joined McKinsey in 1991, to start and head up the European investment activity for the firm, taking over the running of the global activity in 1997. Prior to that, he was a director of Advent Ltd, a UK based venture capital firm. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London and has an honours degree in Engineering Science from the University of Durham. Tim is Chairman of The HALO Trust and on the board of a number of other not for profit and investment related entities.
- James Macnamara, CStJ FCA - Member of the Finance Committee
James is a chartered accountant and was formerly finance director of a series of companies in the service sector. In parallel, he has served as a local councillor and magistrate, on various bodies in the Oxford Diocese and as a trustee of a number of charities in the health, military, housing and education sectors. His volunteer service in the reserve army led him to join St John Ambulance and then on to a number of roles in the Venerable Order, who nominated him as a trustee of OSJCT in November 2019.
- James Kneller OLJ
James was appointed as an OSJCT trustee in 2020. He has many years’ experience as a Human Resources Director in a number of global organisations both in the UK and abroad including Santander and Commercial Bank of Qatar. James has sat as a non-executive Director in the UK, Middle East and Turkey. James returned to the UK in 2014 founding his own consulting business. He has also sat as a Trustee for a number of large UK Pension Funds.
- Mark Brenninkmeyer - Oxfordshire County Trustee Mark was appointed as the Oxfordshire County Trustee in 2023. Mark has had a long career in retail, both in the UK and USA. He is a member of the Order of Malta, and served as Hospitaller from 2012 to 2018.
- Hans Grefte Hans joined the Board of Trustees in 2023. He is the founder of iCasework ltd, a software provider to government agencies, charities, health providers and blue-chip companies across the UK, the US and Australia. As managing director of iCasework, he oversaw the successful implementation of hundreds of SAAS and cloud solutions before it was acquired by Civica ltd in 2018. Prior to that, he worked for UK central government departments such as the Home Office, the Department of Transport, and the Ministry of Justice, in a variety of senior IT consultancy roles.
OSJCT has two Patrons, each representing one of our sponsoring Orders. They are:
- The Earl Ferrers (representing the Order of Malta)
- Lt-Gen Louis Lillywhite, CB, MBE, OStJ, MFOM, FRCP(Glas), FRCGP (representing the Venerable Order of St John)
- The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling KStJ – the former Dean of the St John Priory of England and the Islands
- Fr. John Osman M.A. S.T.L – Conventual Chaplain of the SMOM and Parish Priest of St Birinus, Dorchester-on-Thames, where he has been for the last twenty eight years.