Our Trustees


As a Registered Charity, the Nelson Trust has a board of Trustees who are legally accountable for our good management.  The Trustees appoint the Chief Executive and meet regularly with the senior managers to oversee our work and our compliance with our legal responsibilities.  They also provide strategic guidance to our work and to our sound financial management.

In addition, Trustees regularly visit our residences and meet with service users to ensure that good care and support is provided, that the well-being of residents is safeguarded and that the houses are clean, comfortable and safe.

Our Trustees bring to the Nelson Trust a wide range of business, legal and clinical expertise based on successful professional careers in many different fields, and they give their time to this work without payment.


Ann Buxton - Chair of the Trustees and former Chief Executive Officer at Hardwicke Barristers Chambers. Ann has been a Trustee since 2011.

Andrew Jardine - former Bursar of Worcester College, Oxford, with experience as a Chartered Surveyor and in securities management. Andrew joined the board in 2016.

Dr Anne-Marie Marlow - General Practitioner. Anne-Marie has been a Trustee since 2010.

Amanda Fadero - Chief Executive of NHS Sussex, Amanda has been a Trustee since 2013.

Kamala Das - Barrister at St John's Chambers. Kamala has been a Trustee since 2015.

Rhona Macdonald (IPFA) - former CEO of Bath and NE Somerset Primary Care Trust with a background in senior finance roles in the NHS. Rhona joined the Board in 2016.

Mike Adamson - Managing Director of Operations at the British Red Cross. Mike joined the Board in 2004.

John Bensted - Former Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Probation Trust. John joined the Board in 2014.

Claire Wynne Hughes - Trustee bringing marketing and corporate fundraising experience. Claire joined the Board in 2015.

Naina Mandleker - Director of Business Development at Milestones Trust with experience of developing services for women in the Criminal Justice System. Naina joined the board in 2016.

Joint Patrons:

Simon The Most Honourable Marquess of Reading

Lord Benjamin Mancroft

Mrs Caroline Penley DL

The Hon Hugh and Rosie Tollemache