As Operations Manager for Eden Gate I am responsible for the day to day running and strategic direction of the charity. Working closely with the trustees and partners, our services are a life line for those who find themselves homeless or drug/alcohol dependant. I join Eden Gate following a 26 year career with the Police Service, over half of this at middle manager level. I have a great deal of experience in partnership working and developing community relationships. Since retiring I’ve worked as an executive with the Prince’s Trust helping young people to gain the confidence and skills to find employment, and then came to Eden Gate in July 2021. I’m an active member of the Christchurch Centre Newport, where I lead a Gospel Community group and enjoy playing keys in one of the bands. I have a passion for sharing the Gospel and look forward to the opportunities Eden Gate will present.