Thorngate Churcher Trust has a voluntary Board of Trustees chaired by Jim Gilhooley. The Trust’s full-time management team is headed by Anne Taylor.

Management Team

 Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor FCCA
Chief Executive Officer

Anne oversees the business of the Trust, its strategic direction and finances. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Anne is also the Chairman of Almshouse Consortium Ltd, the development vehicle for almshouse charities and she is a core group member and founder of the Larger Almshouse Charities Network, the largest sub-group of the UK’s Almshouse Association. Anne is also a Leadership Fellow at St George's House Windsor Castle and sits on three charitable boards.

Adam Davies

Adam Davies ACCA
Finance Manager

Adam manages the financial transactions of the Trust, particularly those concerning purchasing for the care home and resident finances. He also works on capital project assessment including procurement and IT resources. Adam is lead finance liaison with Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council and local CCGs.

Lukasz Lrzabek

Lukasz Irzabek
Care Home Manager

Lukasz is the registered care home manager at Russell Churcher Court in Gosport.

He has a wealth of management experience - including as registered manager at a company rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Jill Francis

Jill Francis
Housing and Support Manager

Jill Francis manages the sheltered housing schemes, wardens and residents’ application process. Jill’s sector expertise includes experience as a Registered CQC Service Manager and manager of mental health residential and learning disability independent living teams. Jill is qualified to Level 5 in Health and Social Care.


Ken Lyon

Property Services Manager

Ken is responsible for property services across the whole Thorngate property portfolio.

Ken joined Thorngate in 2019 and has since become an important member of the management team.

Board of Trustees

Jim Gilhooley.JPG

Jim Gilhooley, HR Consultant

Chairman of trustees

Ollie Zaki.JPGOllie Zaki


 Diane Searle.JPG

Diane Searle, Retired Councillor, Gosport Borough Council

 Julie Palmer.JPG

Julie Palmer, Retired businesswoman

 Reeta Ram.JPGReeta Ram


John Clark.JPG

John Clark, housing professional

 Christopher Matthews.JPGChris Matthews, Partner, Churchers Solicitors

 Mark Hook.JPGMark Hook, Gosport Mayor and retired businessman


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