Our trustees make sure the charity is running well and doing what it was set up to do, particularly in relation to charity and company law. The trustees meet formally on a regular basis during which time they consider and act upon the recommendations made through the chief executive, ensuring delivery of the charity’s objectives, set strategic direction and uphold its values.
Brother Donatus is the provincial of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God - Western European Province. He has been a brother of the Order for nearly 60 years, a psychiatric nurse and has a wealth of experience in international health and social care services. Brother Donatus was notably the prior general of the Order for a six-year term based in Rome.
Brother Robert is a priest and brother of the Hospitaller Order and has held several leadership positions during his vocation as a brother. He graduated as a chartered physiotherapist and gained further qualifications in rehabilitation. Brother Robert has BA (Hons) in ethics, law and health and an MA in bioethics and health care.
Gerald is a solicitor with over 25 years' experience, advising charities and other not-for-profit organisations about charity law and governance. A number of these organisations have been involved in the health and social care sector. Other work as a solicitor includes acting for people with disabilities, as attorney or deputy.
Brother Michael is a priest and brother of the Hospitaller Order. On joining the Order, he trained as a learning disability nurse and worked in the Order’s services which were than based in large institutional settings. Brother Michael has held a number of roles during his five decades of profession and is currently a chaplain based within the services in Dublin.
Tony qualified as registered nurse and has over 47 years of experience in the field of nursing and social care. He has held a number of leadership roles including director of nursing - learning disabilities, head of services - social care and head of strategic commissioning for learning disabilities and mental health.
Brother Malachy has been a brother of the Hospitaller Order for over 50 years and was a primary school teacher and school principal in Ireland holding a diploma in special education. As well as working within the services in Ireland, Brother Malachy has worked in the Order’s services in the USA. He is currently based in Olallo Services in London.
Brian is a qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience at assistant director level in a wide range of services in local government, including economic regeneration and children’s services.
Led by chief executive Paul Bott , the EMT is responsible for the day to day running of the charity.
Paul has over 24 years’ experience in working for charities. Prior to joining SJOG in October 2018, he was chief executive for the award-winning sight loss charity, Vista, where Paul was responsible for refocussing the charity and delivering growth. Paul was shortlisted for the national Charity Times’ award for rising chief executives in 2016.
Leanne is a MBA qualified chartered accountant with broad financial and management experience gained through working across a wide range of sectors. Leanne has special interest and experience in change management programmes working to strengthen and futureproof organisations.