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Governance

Father Hudson’s Care is the social care agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 512992), a private company limited by guarantee (no. 1653388), a fostering agency and adoption support agency regulated by Ofsted, and a care provider regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We take our responsibilities seriously and have appointed a team of trustees and staff with the breadth and depth of experience to carry forward our mission. A small selection of these are listed below.

Kevin Caffrey

Chair of Trustees

Kevin Caffrey MBE is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, a post he has held since June 2013. He previously served as Director of Father Hudson’s Society for 20 years from 1991 to 2011.

Kevin is a qualified social worker and worked as a practioner and in senior management prior to joining Father Hudson’s. He has particular experience in safeguarding, having been a member of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission and chaired the Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Commission for a number of years. Kevin is also a trustee of a Midlands charity concerned with adoption. His academic qualifications include a BA honours degree in Politics, a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) and an MA in Human Resource Management.

Jessica Moore

Trustee

Jessica Moore lives in Coventry and joined Father Hudson’s Board of Trustees in 2006. As a qualified teacher, she has worked in local mainstream primary schools and secondary special schools. Her experience also includes leading local authority teams of professionals supporting young people with special educational needs and disabilities. She has a particular interest in mental health.

Jessica has extensive experience of working with head teachers, school governors and teachers on improving pupil learning and personal development.

John Barley

Trustee

After an engineering student apprenticeship in a major machine tool company, John Barley worked for two years in its subsidiary company in India, involved in sales and with commercial responsibilities.

On his return to the UK in 1970, John embarked on a career in export, working for several manufacturing companies over 30 years, heading up the export departments at manager and then board director level. This was followed by ten years working independently in the export field, developing overseas markets for client companies.

After spending some 25% of his time over so many years visiting and working in a total of around 110 countries, he retired and became involved in charitable work, including as a Trustee of Father Hudson’s. His commercial background is useful in helping to guide the work of Father Hudson’s Care.

Fr Michael Gamble

Trustee

Michael Gamble worked for Massey Ferguson in business and finance for eight years before training to become a priest at St Mary’s College, Oscott. He was ordained in 1996 in Coventry. After serving for just over two years as an assistant priest at St John Fisher, Coventry, Fr Michael was appointed to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bulkington, as Parish Priest. In 2013 he also became the Parish Priest of St Francis of Assisi Bedworth. In 2014 he was appointed Dean of the Rugby Deanery. Until 2014, Fr Michael was Chair and Trustee of the Pastoral Care Project. He is also part of the CSAN Older Person’s Forum in London.

Peter Deeley

Trustee

Peter Anthony William Deeley was born in Coventry and has worked in Coventry all of his working like. He is the chairman of a family-owned development, investment and construction company, Deeley Group Limited.  His father founded the company in Coventry in 1936 and Peter joined the family business in 1958. The company has built many Catholic schools, convents and churches in the Archdiocese over the past few years. Peter works for a number of charities in the Coventry and Warwickshire area, mainly advising on property and commercial issues. He now lives in South Warwickshire.

Andy Quinn

Chief Executive

Andy Quinn became the CEO in April 2015. For the previous ten years he had worked as Father Hudson’s Head of Community Projects and Development. In that time he supported the three long-standing projects (Anawim, Brushstrokes and Hope), helped the New Heights and Maryvale projects from their early stages and, in 2013, did the groundwork ahead of piloting the North Staffordshire older people’s project, Young at Heart. During this time he was also responsible for developing and managing the Family Support in Schools project, before the appointment of the Schools’ Manager and its more recent integration into the Children and Families Department. He took on responsibility for the Fundraising Department, having spent much of his first seven years securing funding for the community projects and schools work. From 2012 onwards he worked closely with Tim Bradford, the previous CEO, assisting in the Archdiocese to develop the Diocesan Caritas Network.

Before coming to Father Hudson’s Care, Andy was for four years the Sure Start manager in Ladywood, Birmingham, and worked at Acorns Children’s Hospice for eight years, latterly as the Community Team manager.

Hardeep Brayna (MCIPD)

Human Resources Manager

Hardeep Brayna started working for Father Hudson’s Care in January 2020. Hardeep has 16 years of HR experience and is also qualified at Chartered level of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). She volunteered with the CIPD local Birmingham branch as a local committee member, whereby she was part of the Editorial committee and wrote various HR related articles for the local newsletter. Her skills and experience largely come from working in the charity sector and the public sector. Hardeep and her department are responsible for recruitment, training, employee relations and all other aspects of HR for all employees of Father Hudson’s Care and the community projects.

Ed Brown

Head of Adult Care

Ed Brown started at Father Hudson’s Care as Head of Adult Care in January 2019. He has 20 years experience in the adult social care field, working predominantly for national disability charities. Ed has experience as a support worker and in various frontline management positions, including as a registered manager. In 2013 Ed became the Quality Policy and Compliance Manager, part of Sense’s Quality Team. He has previously worked in a number of organisations, including Mencap and Northamptonshire County Council. Ed is a Religious Studies and Sociological Studies graduate from Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. Ed is responsible for the compliance and development of our adult care department.

Joanne Walthew

Head of Children and Family Services

Joanne worked as a Residential Social Worker for five years prior to qualifying as a Social Worker in 1997.  Following qualification, Joanne worked in children’s residential establishments and on a school’s exclusion and mentoring project with vulnerable young people and families at risk of marginalisation. Joanne has experience of child protection and safeguarding and undertook community-based risk assessments for a three-year period. For the last 13 years, Joanne has worked in the field of fostering and adoption. Joanne joined Father Hudson’s Care in 2016 prior to becoming the manager in 2017.

Joanne Watters

Head of Community Projects

Joanne started her role with Father Hudson’s Care as the Head of Community Projects at the beginning of September 2015.  She has over ten years’ experience as a manager in the voluntary sector, previously working for Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) as the Head of North Region for Community Services and for Birmingham Carers as the Carers Centre Manager. Joanne is a Politics and Sociology graduate from Westminster University and is also a Prince 2 Qualified Project Management Practitioner. Joanne is responsible for strategically leading, developing and supporting existing and potential community projects linked to Father Hudson’s Care, as well as being Father Hudson’s representative on the Archdiocese of Birmingham Caritas Network.

Noel Stubbs

Financial Controller

Noel is a law graduate of the University of Exeter and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has 40 years’ experience in the accountancy profession, industry and commerce. Noel’s responsibilities cover finance, information technology, estates and risk management. Noel is also the Secretary to the Trustees of Father Hudson’s staff pension scheme.

Eloise Davidson

Fundraising, Communications & Marketing Manager

Eloise joined Father Hudson's Care in April 2020. Eloise has over 14 years experience in fundraising having worked in managerial roles with charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Birmingham Children's Hospital. Prior to this Eloise started her career working in Community Development with Local Government having graduated with a Degree in Psychology from Staffordshire University.

Eloise is responsible for leading the Fundraising Team to grow voluntary income. Equally important is sharing our story and building our Marketing and Communications function to raise public awareness of the incredible work of Father Hudson's Care across the Archdiocese and beyond.

To contact anyone at Father Hudson’s Care, please use the enquiry form on this website. Alternatively, call 01675 434000, e-mail enquiries@fatherhudsons.org.uk or write to:

Father Hudson’s Care
St George’s House
Gerards Way
Coleshill
Birmingham B46 3FG

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