Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Management Team

Management Team

Amanda Dubarry - Chief Executive

Amanda joined as Chief Executive in March 2018, following 22 years at youth homelessness charity Step by Step. There she was CEO and largely responsible for the diversification and growth of the charity, from its grass roots beginning to now operating across five counties.

Amanda is a Homeless Link Board Member and sits on their National Advisory Panel, and has held a number of trustee and committee roles at both the national and local level in the health and housing sectors.

She is passionate about making a difference and developing excellent services to achieve meaningful outcomes for service users, and her previous work has been award winning in this respect.

Siva Selliah - Director of Finance

Siva joined our team in June 2018. Having worked in finance for over 20 years, and in several housing associations along the way, Siva brings with him both comprehensive experience and compassion for his work. His previous role was with Greenbrook Healthcare, a primary care organisation caring for NHS patients across London, where he acted as Finance Controller for four years. He has also previously worked for small charities providing housing and support for people experiencing homelessness, learning difficulties or mental health problems.

At Caritas Anchor House Siva will be guiding our finance function, which encompasses the coordination of our resident’s personal finances, including housing benefit, alongside the income and outcome streams of our organisation overall. 

Mary Whitfield - Director of Frontline Services

Mary joined as Director of Frontline Services in April 2018. She is the former the Head of Social Impact at one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, where she was responsible for the development and leadership of research and innovation, community support, early tenancy support, and award-winning financial inclusion and resident involvement services.

As Director of Frontline Services at Caritas Anchor House, Mary is responsible for the provision of effective residential, community outreach and customer services functions. Her role will include the development and delivery of service strategies, plans and policies to meet the increasing demand on our services and the evolving needs of the community that accesses them.


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