Our Team

Apex Trust Staff

The Apex Charitable Trust team located on Merseyside is ready to provide advice and support to both employers and the people who use our services.

Our professional staff and volunteers do their best for every individual they work with.

The Apex Trust team located in St Helens, delivering outreach service across Merseyside is ready to provide advice and support to both employers and the people who use our services. Our professional staff and committed volunteers do their best for every individual they work with With a Board of trustees both existing and new, the experience they bring to the Trust enables us to explore opportunities, supporting the project in development and leading the Merseyside project into financial sustainability, partnership working, which has led to positive working relationships we have created over the years and building on these strengths.

Trustees

Claire Jones (Chair)
Joined: April 2015
Profession: Capability Team Lead – Voluntary & Community Action
Background: Voluntary Services, Management, IT support, Capacity Building

Mike Macey, FCA (Treasurer)
Joined: 2002
Occupation: Chartered Accountant & Consultant
Background: Chartered Accountant & Honorary Treasurer - Apex Trust

Jane Taylor-Holmes (Company Secretary& Director)
Joined: 2015
Profession: Solicitor (non practicing)
Background: Jane has worked in the NHS for eight years and is currently the Company Secretary for a mental health and community health provider in the North West. Prior to working in the NHS Jane worked as a solicitor specialising in employment and charity law. Jane is also a Governor at a primary school and has five children who keep her busy!

Charlotte Welsh (Director)
Joined: April 2015
Occupation: Barrister
Background: Crown Prosecution Service, Politics, Fundraising

Alex Mitchell (Director)
Joined: December 2016
Profession: Parliamentary Assistant
Background: Planning and implementing of General and Local Election campaigns, arranging/co-ordinating events, liaising with local press. Managing campaign workers and volunteers

Gerry O'Connell, QPM, (Director)
Joined: July 2017
Profession: Retired, former Deputy Chief Constable Lancashire ( 1996-8) and former Merseyside Police 1960-1984
Background: Senior Lecturer – Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth (2003-2007)
Chair of SAFFA, Merseyside (2013 – 2016)
Prince Michael of Kent Award (2015) ‘outstanding volunteer ‘ of the year

Council of Patrons

Dec 2009

Dame Margaret Booth (President Council of Patrons)

Members of the Apex Trust’s Council of Patrons

The Rt. Hon. the Lord Acton • The Rt. Hon. the Lord Addington • Hon John Baker DL • The Rt. Hon. Alan Beith, MP • John Bowis, OBE, MEP • The Rt. Hon. the Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC • The Rt. Hon. the Lord Dholakia, OBE, DL • Dr Michael Goldstein, CBE (Vice Chancellor, Coventry University) • Jane Kellock (former Apex Trustee) • The Rt Rev‘d the Bishop of Liverpool • Walter MacGowan (former Director, HMP Altcourse) • Stanley Martin, CVO, JP • The Hon Lord Morris of Handsworth, OJ (former Gen. Sec., T & G W U) • Lord Ramsbottom of Kensington, GCB, CBE • Geoffrey Robertson, QC • Joyce Rose, CBE, DL • Nick Ross (Broadcaster) • The Rt. Rev’d the Bishop of Salford • The Rt. Rev’d Mark Santer (former Bishop of Birmingham) •The Most Rev’d & Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu/Archbishop of York • The Rt. Hon the Lord Slynn of Hadley, PC, QC • Lord Tyler of Linkinhorn, CBE • Janet Weitz (Company Chairman) • Brian Woods (Film Producer)

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