Meet the team
Martyn has been managing and developing specialised supported housing for over 14 years. He has an HNC and HND in Housing Professional Studies and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (MCIH) and Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (TechIOSH). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, walking the dog and exploring our green and pleasant land in his touring caravan.
Director of Resources
With 13+ years as IKE’s Financial Director. Before this Julie was a Operations Director, Directors Personal Assistant and Office Manager for a group of Care Companies who owned residential and nursing care homes for the elderly before branching out to residential schemes and domiciliary care services for adults with Autism/LD.
Julie has over 30 years experience in administration, accounts and payroll, which has helped her achieve widespread knowledge and understanding in the care, retail industries and hospitality sectors. She enjoys reading, ancestry research and walking.
Chairman, Non Executive Director
Paul is IKE’s Chairman but also a Property Solicitor and a lead commercial property partner for a local firm of solicitors, managing, supervising and training their company’s property team. In his spare time Paul enjoys playing squash, cycling and walking in the Lakes.
Alison has always worked in finance and administration and was an Accounts Manager for a care company who provided residential and domiciliary care for the elderly, Autism and LD sectors and has also run her own bookkeeping and accounts company. She is a Member in Practice registered with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Alison’s hobbies include swimming, running, spending time with her family and socialising with her friends.
Non Executive Director
As well as sitting on IKE’s Board, Paul is a Family Support Worker, working for the Local Authority. His role is engaging with young people and their families to ensure that the young people get positive outcomes from their education providers. He is an active member in his locality. His hobbies include cycling, gardening and he has a number of Koi Carp. Paul also enjoys socialising and drinking moderate amounts of cask conditioned ales.
Non Executive Director
Gwenne is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse with more than 40 years’ experience in the field of autism and learning disabilities. She additionally has an MA in Professional Learning & Development Management, and has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Autistic Society. She also has been a member of the Coalition of Senior Professionals working with People with Autism (CoSPPA) since 1996, currently holding an executive committee seat.
During her career she has been actively involved in the strategic direction of specialist support provision at a national level, and has a sound knowledge of developing and providing specialist person centred services, having worked in the voluntary, public and independent sectors. Her experience is extensive, being responsible for managing and directing teams and undertaking the commissioning, tendering and development of projects, as well as being fully involved in corporate selling.
Gwenne’s passion is the rights of people with disabilities, ensuring they are wholeheartedly upheld to make life fairer and more equal for everyone.
When she does have any spare time she enjoys carrying out alternative holistic healing, has a passion for classic cars, motor-biking as passenger and enthusiast, horse-riding, spirituality, music and socialising.
Supported Housing Manager
Cindy began working in housing and social care in 2001, and has experience of delivering support and sensitive, yet intensive, housing management. Cindy is an advocate of life-long learning, being a Chartered Member of the CIH and qualified as a Registered Manager. Cindy has worked with some of Sheffield City regions most vulnerable tenants to enable them to achieve and maintain independence. Cindy was keen to work for IKE due to their strong values, the high quality of the accommodation and enhanced service they provide to residents and care providers alike.
In her spare time Cindy enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Cindy dances like no-one is looking and enjoys old-school house, funk and disco.