Senior Leadership Team

As well as running all the day to day aspects of our charity, they also proactively seek out fresh initiatives that help meet the changing needs of disabled people. The Senior Leadership Team reports directly to our Trustees.

Chief Executive - Heath Gunn

Heath lives along the South Coast of Hampshire and joined Enham Trust in June 2015 after spending 10 years with the NHS where he was involved in developing and delivering a range of clinical and non-clinical Mental Health, Learning Disability and Social Care services.

Prior to being in the NHS Heath had a varied career, including serving in the Royal Navy as a helicopter engineer. He also brings a diverse range of commercial and senior operational experience from the motor and construction industries, which together with his time in health and social care gives Heath over 20 years of operational management and leadership knowledge and experience to draw from.

Heath has a MSc in Leadership and Management in Health from Kingston University, and together with the Staff Teams, Senior Leadership Team and our Board of Trustees, he is working to ensure that Enham delivers the best experience and outcomes possible for the people we support and the staff he works alongside.

Commercial Director - Simon Williams

Simon joined Enham Trust in 2017 after a 25-year career in leadership roles across the private, public and 3rd sector.  

In previous roles Simon was a Divisional Director of a FTSE 250 property company offering managed accommodation to students and key workers; Executive Board Director of a furniture manufacturer and retailing group; and held senior commercially focused roles in various universities. 

A Chartered Director, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an Associate Member of the CIPD, Simon has also run his own leadership consultancy business and is currently involved in the IoD’s Diploma programme developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Outside of Enham Trust, Simon is a Trustee of Wiltshire Sight, an independent charity supporting people living with sight loss in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Director of People – Amy Bearman

A Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Amy joined Enham Trust in October 2013 and oversees People, Quality and Volunteering..

Amy’s diverse HR career to date has been in the Private, Public and now the Charity sector, including roles as a freelance lecturer delivering the CIPD Learning and Development course, a lecturer for Eastleigh College delivering CIPD HR and Learning and Development courses; Learning and Development, Recruitment, and HR roles. 

Co Secretary & Specialist Advisor to the Board - Mark Deal

Mark has worked for Enham Trust for over 20 years. He has worked in a number of roles, primarily focussing on service design, policy and business development, before becoming our Director of Work, Quality & Governance.

An image of Enham Trust's Director of Quality and Governance, Mark Deal

Mark is now responsible for ensuring good corporate governance throughout the charity. He  also ensures Enham Trust remains informed and engaged in public policy relating to disability.

In 1995, Mark obtained an MSc in Disability Management, Work & Rehabilitation and in 2006 was awarded a PhD in Disability (researching attitudes of disabled people towards other disabled people).

Between 2003 and 2011, Mark was a member of the Disability Employment Advisory Committee, set up by the Minister for Disabled People, to provide confidential advice to Government Ministers and Officials.

Director of Care - Rayna McDonald

Rayna joined Enham Trust in November 2015.

An image of Enham Trust's Clinical director, Rayna McDonald

Rayna joined the Royal National Hospital of Rheumatic Diseases in Bath as the Director of Operations and Nursing in May 2010 until the Trust was acquired in January 2015.

Rayna has worked in a range of clinical, management and academic positions in various NHS and academic organisations. Rayna qualified as a Registered Nurse over 25 years ago in addition she is a graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Health) and a Bachelor of Nursing (hons).

Rayna has published and presented research papers at a variety of international nursing conferences.

Director of Finance - Susan Kent

Susan joins the charity with a wealth of expertise as a finance director in the charitable sector, and was brought on board due to her extensive background in building developments, and Enham Trust’s own area of strategy and endeavour, social housing.

An image of Enham Trust's Finance Director, Susan Kent

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and an Oxford University graduate, Susan began her 30-year career training as an audit manager with international accountancy firm, BDO Binder Hamlyn.

In her most recent role as director of finance for St Christopher’s Fellowship, a registered charity  for children and young people, Susan had overall responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s financial strategy, via budgeting, management accounting, reporting and processing.

With experience of regulatory matters, Susan was both a board member and chair of the audit committee for the Wessex Housing Partnership that brought together Kingfisher and Hampshire Voluntary Services, a registered landlord specialising in rural housing provision and care.

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