Who we are

Brendoncare employs over 700 staff throughout its care homes, clubs division and in its central office in Winchester. A large number of volunteers also assist with supporting residents in our care homes, running clubs, fundraising and social events.

Marianne Wanstall

Chief Executive

“I love being part of the Brendoncare family: our goal is for everyone who uses our services to enjoy life to the full, within a happy, vibrant community that supports their needs every step of the way.”

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Zoe McCallum

Chief Operating Officer

“My passion and drive is being able to provide quality care for older people and being part of Brendoncare allows me to do this. My role is not a job, my role is my passion.”

To contact Zoe, please click here

Rachel McIlroy

Chief Financial Officer

“I want to ensure our resources are well planned and used effectively so that we can do more to help our beneficiaries.”

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Emma Digance​

Head of Fundraising & Communications​

“Voluntary income enables us to deliver the very best services, and providing effective communications across Brendoncare will ensure all those who need us can find us.”


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Samantha Agnew

Head of Clubs Services

“The Brendoncare clubs staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing opportunities for people to remain active, make new friendships and be involved in their community. My aim is to ensure those opportunities are secure for the future.”

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Emma Hansford

Human Resources Manager

“Our people are our service and my role ensures our recruitment, training and development equips our teams to be the very best they can be in order to serve our residents and members.”

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex


Trustees of The Brendoncare Foundation:

Mr Joe MacHale

Chair of Trustees

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Dr Kellyn Lee

PhD MRes BSc(Hons) CPsychol

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Professor Helen Roberts


Mr Mark Pullen

Mr David Stern

Fay Gillott

Chair of Brendoncare Clubs

David Parfitt

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Ian Jacobs

Professor Lee-Ann Fenge

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Dr Jane Williams

PhD MSc RN Health R&d PGCE 

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Dr Sarah Hobhouse

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Gordon Tillett

Mr Phil Dowson

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         Mr Phillip Sykes

Trustees of Brendoncare Clubs:

Fay Gillott

Chair of Brendoncare Clubs

Professor Lee-Ann Fenge

Dr Sarah Hobhouse

Professor Nick Bosanquet


Mr Harvey White Chair of Vice Patrons Committee
Professor Nick Bosanquet BA, MSc(Econ)
Mrs Janet Budd
Mr James Hill
Mrs Marie-Therese Hill
Mr Nick McAndrew
Mrs Jilly Morton
Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor
The Hon Sir Richard Storey Bt, CBE, DL
Lady Elisabeth Ribeiro
Mr Simon Theobalds
Mr Peter Willan MBA, BSc, FCMA, FEI, HonRCM
Mr Martin Williams
The Viscount Lifford

Friends of Brendoncare:

Mr Julian Bower FCA
Mr Keith Bamber MA
Mr Peter Barton DL
Mr Christopher Bayne
Sir James Butler CBE, DL, FCA
The Baroness Cumberlege CBE, DL
Mr Ewan Davidson MA, FCA
Major General Brian Davis CB, CBE
Mr Alan Grieve CBE
Mrs Janet King
Dr Stephen Lock CBE, MA, MB, FRCP
Dr Michael Moore MB, ChB, BA, MRCGP
Mr Tom Nell BCom, LLB
Mr Julian Sheffield DL
The Duke of Somerset DL, FRICS
Mr Gerald Tedder
Mr Richard Towner
The Lord Walton of Detchant TD, MD, FRCP
Mr Richard Wilkinson