Leadership Team

Matthew Heasman
Chief Executive

Alison Bowyer
Head of Resources

Rob Edmonds
Head of Services

Sarah Holford
Head of Finance

Fundraising and Volunteering


Rebecca Palmer
Fundraising & Communications Manager

Ekta Gurney
HR & Volunteering Administrator



John Ford


David Evans


Aileen Johnson

Keith Stevens


Melanie Sills


Dr Tim Robson OBE


Andrew Robertson


Honorary Life President


Sheila Meaning BEM
Co-founder and
Honorary Life President

Staff Team & Volunteers

As well as our Leadership Team and Trustees, we have over 60 members of staff who work across New Hope’s accommodation, support and development services. Three of our accommodation services have night staff ensuring that residents can access support 24 hours. There is also the Head Office team who are responsible for HR, training, finance, retail, fundraising and communications.

There are also 160 volunteers who generously give their time across New Hope’s services and shops. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ekta or visit our volunteering pages for details of current vacancies.