Our team

We have a dedicated team of staff and a passionate Board of Trustees who together have contributed to our success and set an ambitious and exciting 3 Year Strategy and Direction

Head office

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Anne Anketell

Chief Executive BA (Hons)

Anne joined Bristol Charities in October 2013. Prior to this Anne was Managing Director of Centra Support the Care and Support arm of Circle Anglia (now Clarion Housing Group). Anne has worked in Social Work and Housing for 30 years in a wide variety of roles including holding responsibility for Business Growth, Care and Support and Policy and Strategy. Anne is a Trustee of Affinity Trust.

Paul Smith - Finance Director

Paul Smith

Director of Finance MSci, ACA

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has been Finance Director of Bristol Charities since joining in July 2020. Prior to this Paul has held a number of finance leadership and management roles within not-for-profit organisations, including Finance Manager for a large ecclesiastical charity and Chief Financial Officer for a South West-based education trust. Paul initially qualified in accountancy practice, specialising in educational and charitable organisations, and has since also undertaken a number of non-executive roles, including trustee of a local charity and governor of his local primary school.

Jade O'Malley

Jade O'Malley

PA to the Chief Executive

Claire Leonidou

Claire Leonidou

Finance & Grants Administrator

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Charity Wallis

Housing Income Administrator

Almshouse staff

Mark Bearcroft - Senior Scheme Manager

Mark Bearcroft

Service Manager

Daryoush Sabouri - Scheme Manager

Daryoush Sabouri

John Fosters & Barstaple Scheme Manager

Sheila Baker-Falkner CWJ Scheme Manager cropped

Sheila Baker-Falkner

Cwt William Jones Scheme Manager

Suzanne Ponsford

Suzanne Ponsford

Haberfield House Scheme Manager

“I cannot thank you enough for helping me get a proper bed. I have been on a camp bed for 5 weeks. I have a spinal problem…that has got worse. Today I got an orthopedic three quarter bed, with a nice metal frame. It is so comfortable. Thank you so much. I medically needed a bed and I am looking forward to sleeping in comfort.
With gratitude.”

— Ms R. R - Grant recipient

Dear Sir, Madam and all who do the magnificent work at Bristol Charities,

You recently donated £120 to my mother, who has a damaged spine and neck; making sleeping very painful.

I got a memory foam from Bristol Bed Maker with other funds to make up the shortfall. It is wonderful!!! Thank you so much it really makes a difference!

— Mr G. B

Thanking you very much for the carpet you supplied to me. After many months of homelessness, I am now settled in my new flat.

Your generosity and kindness has helped me greatly and the contractors did a great job. Once again, Thank you.

— Mr R. M

Thank you to Bristol Charities and supplier for the Russel Hobbs oven which is brill! I had my first roast dinner this week.

Well done and I hope I can give back one day.

— Mr R. A

17 St. Augustine’s Parade
Bristol, BS1 4UL