Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness




Our Trustees oversee the governance and strategic direction of Caritas Anchor House and support us to achieve our aims
  • Mr Simon Hall MBE (Chair of  Trustees)
  • Mr Charles Abel Smith
  • Mr Michael Hodges
  • Sister Teresa-Ann Hughes
  • Mr Robert Townsend


Our President is a leading ambassador of the charity, promoting our causes and supporting our work
  • The Rt Rev Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood


Our Patrons are a group of distinguished individuals who offer their support to and are involved with Caritas Anchor House
  • Dr. Muhammad Bari, MBE, FRSA
  • Sir Christopher Benson JP, DL
  • Mr Guy Beringer CBE, QC
  • The Lord Bird, MBE
  • Sir George Bull
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Camoys, GCVO, PC, DL
  • Mr Tim Campbell, MBE
  • Mr Bobby Cummines, OBE, MUniv, FRSA
  • Ms Julie Etchingham
  • The Lord Glasman
  • Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE, DL
  • Sir Ian McAllister, CBE
  • The Baroness Meacher
  • Mr Barry McGuigan, MBE
  • The Rt Revd Thomas McMahon, Bishop Emeritus of Brentwood
  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
  • The Rt Hon the Lord O’Donnell, GCB
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC
  • Mr Jeremy Paxman
  • Mr Stephen Pound, MP
  • Gen the Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE
  • The Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark
  • The Rt Hon Stephen Timms, PC, MP
  • The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe, PC
  • Dame Barbara Windsor, DBE

Appeal Board Members

Our Appeal Board was established to support the aims of our Home and Hope Appeal, and is made up of influential individuals from the City of London
  • Michael Dawson, Active Underwriter Syndicate 1176, Chaucer Syndicates Ltd
  • Simon Hall, MBE, Former Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Charles Abel Smith, Director of Energy Efficiency at the UK Green Investment Bank
  • John Adshead, CBE, Former Director of J Sainsbury, Trustee of The Tablet Trust
  • Monsignor John Armitage, Rector of the Shrine of Walsingham
  • Lucy Bull, LLB
  • Peter Davis, Business Entrepreneur and former Bain & Co. consultant
  • Justin Dowley, Chairman, Intermediate Capital Group PLC
  • Simon Grenfell, Managing Director of Commodities, Deutsche Bank
  • Anna-Maria Kennedy
  • Joe MacHale, Chairman, Prytania Investment Advisors LLP and Brit Insurance Holdings plc
  • Sandra McGuigan
  • Malcolm Moir, Executive Officer, JP Morgan Cazenove Limited
  • Matthew Page, Founder, Riot Management
  • Oliver Pawle, Chair, Korn|Ferry Whitehead Mann, Former Chairman at UBS
  • Sir Stephen O’Brien, CBE, Former Chair, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • John Shipsey, Chief Financial Officer, Dyson
  • Gerard Strahan, Former Managing Director, Euromoney
  • Vincent Thompson, Founder, Easton Partners LLP, Corporate Finance
  • Gaynor Townley


Caritas Anchor House works in partnership with and is supported by many different organisations that enable us to provide our residents with the services they need to rebuild their lives


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