Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Management Team

Management Team

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, Keith Fernett, joined the organisation at the end of 2004, when the Trustees realised that new leadership was needed. His background is in public sector housing, building services and project management, and he has held senior consultancy roles in the UK and worked in the USA. Keith’s roles have included the Director of Housing at London Borough of Southwark, Managing Director of Direct Services in London Borough of Newham, Deputy Chief Executive of the South London Family Housing Association and Corporate Services Director of Horizon Housing Group. He is a trained economist and town planner, with extensive experience of the housing world. He has held numerous Directorships and senior positions within the public sector, and is a specialist in leadership, corporate governance, and performance and change management. 

Linda Maytum-Wilson, Deputy CEO and Operations Director

Linda is Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations at Caritas Anchor House. A non-practising solicitor and former Chair of the Newham Magistrates Bench, Linda brings project management and operational skills from partnership in a large commercial legal practice and consultancy in the statutory sector with the Ministry of Justice. Linda’s role focuses on developing and maintaining our frontline service teams to ensure we deliver effective services with lasting social impact.


Sue Field, Finance Director

Susan joined Caritas Anchor House in June 2015 to head the Finance Team as it faces the increasing financial challenges of the current economic climate, having previously run a Chartered Accountants practice, specialising in the not-for-profit sector. She has over 35 years’ experience of advising charities on a variety of issues as well as wider managerial experience running her own business. She has acted as trustee to numerous charities and carried out consultancy assignments for the sector, both in the UK and overseas. Susan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and was elected to the ICAEW Council in 2007.

Guy Insull, Appeal Director

Guy is the Appeal Director, and responsible for raising the £9.3million required to meet the £15.3m target of the Home and Hope Appeal. He has been with Caritas Anchor House since 2009 and leads the Fundraising and Marketing team. Guy also leads on our Learning and Development Academy, and the development of the Global Noticeboard. He has strong experience in corporate business, having previously worked as a Director at Mars Inc. 


Rebecca works across the organisation to develop its strategic direction and implement the structures to make our ambitions a reality. She joined Caritas Anchor House in 2015 after completion of On Purpose, a programme for early career professionals identified as future leaders in social enterprise. Rebecca brings strong project management skills and a breadth of knowledge about the workings of charities and social enterprise and has experience of working at management levels for both not-for-profit and commercial organisations.





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