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The Team

The following people are responsible for our day-to-day activity:

Kate began her career in retail buying and marketing and then management consultancy, gaining an MBA. Kate then joined Bruntwood in 2000 and also became a Trustee of the Oglesby Charitable Trust. She has a wealth of Board experience of youth, arts and culture organisations across Greater Manchester and formerly held the role of Chair at Cityco. When she is not occupied with the Oglesby Charitable Trust, Kate is Director of Social Impact at Bruntwood and also mother to two teenage sons. Kate is the daughter of the Trust’s founders, Michael and Jean Oglesby.

Jane has extensive experience of primary health care services and systems in England, having previously worked as a GP. She is passionate about tackling health inequalities, amongst other issues, and is a Director of both Focused Care and the Shared Health Foundation. A mother of three, Jane is also a producer of pasture-fed, sustainable beef and promoter of environmentally sustainable UK farming methods, with a wildlife conservation focus.

Kathryn is a solicitor and was formerly a partner in a large Manchester Law Firm.  She has specialised in advising on trust and charity law for over thirty years and during that time has acted as a Trustee for a number of charities and private Trusts. In her spare time she enjoys literature and the theatre.

Louise has a background in fundraising in the charity sector, having worked both in-house and as a fundraising consultant, primarily in Manchester and the North of England. With most of this experience in supporting under-served groups, Louise is keen to find and strengthen solutions to complex social problems and to enhance the role that philanthropy can play in this.

Emily’s background is in international development, where she specialised in programme management and monitoring and evaluation for projects in Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. After moving to Manchester in 2014, Emily has worked in the UK charity sector as a fundraiser and strategy manager in social justice organisations focused on youth and migration. Emily joined the Trust in 2018.

Helen joined us in 2018 having provided administrative support within the construction, finance and energy industries over the past 20 years. 

Helen works closely with the Trust Manager, Relationship Manager and the Trustees to enhance the connection between the OCT and the projects it supports, by ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the systems and processes that support these relationships.