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.


From left to right: Kirsty – IAG officer, Elvira – Development Officer, Kim – CEO/Project Manager, Hannah – IAG Officer, Carol – Volunteer Coordinator


Terry Nemko JP, FCA (Chairman)
Joined: 1983
Occupation: Chartered Accountant & Company Director
Background: Chartered Accountant & Company Director, Chair- Finance & General Purposes Committee - Apex Trust
Mike Redhouse
Joined: 2002
Occupation: HR Consultant
Background: HR, Personnel Management, Trade Union Official and Apex Trust
Mike Macey, FCA
Joined: 2002
Occupation: Chartered Accountant & Consultant
Background: Chartered Accountant & Honorary Treasurer - Apex Trust

Winsome-Grace Cornish
Joined: 2004
Occupation: Former Communications Director, Operation Black Vote
Background: Former Editor, Voice Newspaper, Caribbean World, VS Magazine et al, Former Head of Programmes, Spectrum Radio, Apex Trust

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

Claire Jones
Joined: April 2015
Profession: Capability Team Lead – Voluntary & Community Action
Background: Voluntary Services, Management, IT support, Capacity Building
Roy Williams
Joined: April 2015
Profession: Neighbourhood Employment Coordinator – Social Housing
Background: Advice & Guidance, Leadership & Management

Dave Burt
Joined: August 2015
Profession: Head of Services
Background: Management, Youth Justice, Substance Misuse

Jane Taylor-Holmes
Joined: 2015
Profession: Solicitor (non practicing)


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 four young boys who keep her busy!

Cerys Gaffney
Joined: March 2016
Profession: Welfare Rights/Housing Advisor


Substance Misuse, Advice & Guidance to women offenders, Training Officer

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)