Brian Davis

Brian has previously been the Chair of The Leonardo Trust. He has had a long career in taxation and financial advice. The founder of Leonardo Trust is a long term professional client of Brian and he helped her to set up the charity in 2001 and also became a founder trustee. Although neither Dorset born nor resident, Brian has grown a great familiarity and affection for the area … Read More

Lindsay Oliver

Lindsay is a retired professional vocalist and has been a carer for over 20 years. She became a Trustee to offer an insight into the role and to support other carers. Lindsay is married with children and grandchildren.      

Anne Dixon MBA

Anne was born Manchester and has been a resident of Bournemouth since 1973. She became a trustee of The Leonardo Trust in February 2019 and is currently Chair. Anne is retired, her last role was Director of University Services, The Arts University Bournemouth 1998-2010, where she had Senior management responsibility for Estates, Facilities, Marketing and Human Resources. She has one son, three grandchildren and her interests include: Gardening, … Read More

Donna Blanche MSc, DipSW

Donna joined us in 2018 as our Charity Manager.   She is a qualified Social Worker and Practice Educator and has over 10 years’ experience of Voluntary Sector management.  Donna is also a carer for her adult daughter who is learning disabled.

Mark Watson MSc, BSc

Born and bred in Dorset, Mark is married with seven children and 3 grandchildren. He joined the Trust as a Trustee in May 2019. Mark Runs the Dorset Carers Hub with his wife Sue. The Hub has supported over 400 carers in West Dorset and he has been instrumental in developing services for carers.

Emily Stafford

Emily joined us in 2019 as a Counsellor and has also taken on the role to co-ordinate our Counselling 4 Carers service. She qualified in January 2019 and is able to support young people aged from 11 years. Emily has carers within her family and is passionate about helping others.