Staff and Trustees

The very first Genesis Trust project was launched in Bath over 28 years ago. We became a registered charity in March 1995 and today are managed by a Board of Trustees and a small team of mainly part-time staff.

The Staff Team

Nick Mayo, Chief Executive

Nick Mayo, - Chief Executive

Nick was appointed in January 2017 to lead Genesis into the next phase of its journey. Nick has had an extensive career in telecoms, ecommerce and his own businesses.

Email: nick.mayo@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Paul Solly, Lifeline Centre Manager

Paul Solly, - Lifeline Centre Manager

Paul has been with Genesis since 2001 and as its director for 15 years, has helped grow the charity into what it is today. He manages our Lifeline Centre (Lifeline, Life Skills & Lunch Box) based at the Gateway Centre.

Email: paul.solly@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Caleb Mallard, Pathways & Volunteer Manager

Caleb Mallard, - Pathways & Volunteer Manager

Caleb has a BA in Theology and was a youth worker and minister prior to coming to Bath. He leads our Pathways Programme, volunteer management & manages the office and central support for our projects.

Email: caleb@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Ivana Bensted, Property & Data Manager; Lifeline Centre Deputy Manager

Ivana Bensted, - Property & Data Manager; Lifeline Centre Deputy Manager

Ivana joined us in 2018 having previously worked as a Management Consultant for Deloitte. Ivana looks after the smooth day to day running of our properties, our data systems and reporting, and is part of the Lifeline Centre team on Thursdays and Fridays.

Email: ivana.bensted@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Michelle Williams, Head of New Project Development

Michelle Williams, - Head of New Project Development

Michelle first joined us in 2012 and has moved from managing the fundraising team to developing our new social enterprises. Michelle is currently developing our new horticulture venture.

Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Sean Sutton, Lifeline Centre Deputy Manager

Sean Sutton, - Lifeline Centre Deputy Manager

Sean commenced his employment with Genesis in 2014 having completed his Bth Theology in Mission course with Honours.
Sean has a background in food retail management having worked for several high street names and now runs a busy cleaning business alongside his employment with Genesis.

Email: sean@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Denise Weikert, Life Skills Manager

Denise Weikert, - Life Skills Manager

Denise has been with Life Skills since its beginning in 2006. Denise manages the project, groups of volunteers and leads the workshops. Life Skills is part of the Lifeline Centre.

Email: denise@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Matt Prescott, Life Skills Facilitator

Matt Prescott, - Life Skills Facilitator

Matt joined Life Skills in 2016 and assists Denise in leading the groups and managing the volunteers. Matt has a degree in graphic design and an MA in animation. He previously worked for Genesis as a volunteer.

Email: matt@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Anthony Ward, Furniture Project Manager

Anthony Ward, - Furniture Project Manager

Anthony joined Genesis in March 2015 to develop and run the Furniture Project. He has a background in business improvement, management and training, as well as in property and furniture restoration.

Email: anthony@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

John Stauber, Furniture Project Team Leader (Vans)

John Stauber, - Furniture Project Team Leader (Vans)

John joined the Furniture Project in February 2016. In the past he's worked as a Project manager for school's ICT and in the solar panel industry. As a driver at the furniture project he hopes to help the department grow.

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Ros Bell, Furniture Project Team Leader (Retail)

Ros Bell, - Furniture Project Team Leader (Retail)

After 6 years volunteering at our Furniture project Ros is now a permanent member of staff and is very key to the project's success!

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Kelly Hall, Key Relationships Manager

Kelly Hall, - Key Relationships Manager

Kelly joined us in August 2017, with over ten years experience working in the charity sector. Before arriving, Kelly worked on funding major projects at Wells Cathedral.

Kelly is currently on maternity leave and will be returning in 2019.

Email: kelly.hall@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Hilary Long, Community & Events Manager

Hilary Long, - Community & Events Manager

Hilary’s first career was in the Army. She has now settled with her family in Bath and began volunteering with Genesis in 2016 before taking up the role of Community and Events Manager.

Email: hilary.long@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Peter Setterfield, Finance Manager

Peter Setterfield,  - Finance Manager

Peter joined us in 2017 and manages the finance and data activities. Previously he spent 15 years working for the BBC in finance and prior to that 15 years in the brewing industry.

Email: peter.setterfield@genesistrust.org.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Steve Hughes, Genesis Trust Chaplain

Steve Hughes, - Genesis Trust Chaplain

Steve joined us in early 2018 to support staff, volunteers and visitors with all things faith related. Steve's working days vary.

Email: genesischaplain@gmail.com

Working Days: Wednesday

Board of Trustees

Sir Peter Heywood, Chair of Trustees

Sir Peter Heywood, - Chair of Trustees

Trustee since: 1995

Current occupation: Social entrepreneur, and founder of the Bath Christian Action Network (BathCAN).

Work/Life Experience: Peter has worked for major international companies in the UK, Africa and Belgium and formed his own company in 1996. In 1991, he set up the management team of the Soup Run. This was the start of what later became the Genesis Trust.

Ian McKay, Deputy Chair of Trustees

Ian McKay, - Deputy Chair of Trustees

Trustee since: 2003

Current Occupation: Director of Programmes and Collaboration at Send A Cow.

Work/Life Experience: Ian lives in Bath and has worked in commerce, consulting and charities. He was International Director for Bible Society, then CEO of the mentoring charity, Mowgli Foundation, before joining Send A Cow. He is also a Trustee of A Rocha UK.

Stephen Lillicrap, Trustee

Stephen Lillicrap, - Trustee

Trustee since: 2010

Current occupation: Retired

Work/Life Experience: Stephen lives in Bath and was Director of an engineering charity designing aids for disabled people.

Councillor Cherry Beath, Trustee

Councillor Cherry Beath, - Trustee

Trustee since: 2010

Current Occupation: Local Authority Councillor, Member of Police and Crime Board, Member of LGA Board, TEDx Bath Curation Team, Patron of Mid Somerset Festivals. Previous Mayor of Bath, and recent Chair of the Authority.

Work/Life Experience: Cherry has worked in the field of addiction, and other problems affecting vulnerable groups in the community, both through her current role, and previous roles as Probation Officer and working with ROMA – Rehabilitation of Metropolitan Addicts.

Triss Horwood, Trustee

Triss Horwood, - Trustee

Trustee since 2018.

Current Occupation: Full time ministry in partnership with her husband, supporting churches across England and the Far East of Russia in all aspects of church life.

Work/life Experience: a nurse and senior manager in the NHS for over 34 years. Company Owner/Director and a Trustee to a number of Charities.

Jim McPhee, Trustee

Jim McPhee, - Trustee

Trustee since: 2010

Current Occupation: Director of Maximising Capability

Work/Life Experience: Jim lives in Bath and has previously worked as a Manager of AXA.