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Kenward Trust has a national reputation for excellence in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. Every year we help transform the lives of more than 200 men and women.


Penny Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Penny has over 30 years of experience in media, with roles as Marketing Director/ Head of Radio at KM Group and Marketing and Operations Director at Capital Radio Group and latterly founder and Director of full-service marketing agency Big Plan Group. She has extensive general management experience with a background in sales and marketing and specific disciplines of strategic marketing and research.

Ali Pert, Director of Clinical and Residential Services

Ali is a Mental Health and Addiction Services Professional with many years’ experience working in the substance misuse sector, operating within local and national frameworks with both statutory services and charitable organisations. She spent over 30 years working in the NHS holding a number of senior roles including successfully leading Addiction Services for a large Mental Health and Social Care Trust, before joining Kenward. She has a particular interest in Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Misuse issues (Dual Diagnosis).

Keith Greenhalgh, Chief Finance Officer

Keith an FCA of the ICAEW (Chartered Accountant) with 30+years of global experience in commercial and financial roles within the music, broadcast, telecoms and digital channel industries. In 2004 after working for The Radio Network New Zealand, Captial Radio and  Hutchinson Whampoa (Three), Keith founded Chapter Media an Ip strategy, business consultancy and technology solutions company, in 2010 he went on to form a digital agency Upbeat Productions. Keith brings his financial and management skills to Kenward on a part-time basis to assist Penny and the team. 


Bridget Langstaff (Chair)

Bridget has a background in community nursing and Public Health with a special interest in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, substance misuse and health and justice. As a Christian, she believes that providing high-quality care and services for the whole of society is not only our responsibility but is also the best way to make society better all of us. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, walking, travel and spending time with friends and family.

Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon has nearly 40 years commercial business experience, including a number of senior/main board director roles in both quoted and unquoted companies. Originally a corporate finance lawyer, he left the profession in 2006 to undertake a variety of senior commercial roles in business, including 4 years as the corporate services director of a major quoted train operating group and as a director of a large business and support services group. Now retired, Jeremy has lived in Kent for nearly 25 years and is involved in supporting various local activities and projects.

Dr. Anthony Jones

Tony has recently retired as GP partner. He is an Associate Dean for Health Education England and Clinical Director for Maidstone Central practices. He is married to Sarah, has 3 adult children and is an active member of St Lukes Church in Maidstone.

Paul Andrews

Paul is an entrepreneur, businessman and radio show presenter. He believes passionately in community and localism.

Justin Elks

Justin is a leader in governance, risk and capital, in the context regulatory environments, and is currently Managing Director of a management consultancy focused on governance, risk and capital management. As well as being a Chartered Accountant, he is also a qualified Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England and lives in Kent with his wife and three sons.

Simon Webster

Simon has been a financial adviser for almost 40 years, mostly running his own businesses. A committed Christian, Simon is treasurer of St Mary Bredin Church in Canterbury; he is married to Pam and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren ranging in age between 20 years and 18m.

Howard Kendall

An experienced and financially astute businessman/entrepreneur with a background in quality and customer service, now working primarily in the not for profit and charitable sectors to give back in later career. Howard loves to help organisations work better and has a particular interest in improving the use of assets, especially property.

Gill Monk

Local businesswoman with over 40 years’ experience in industry and commerce. Owner of Occupational Health Company supporting clients nationwide and overseas. Wife, mother and grandmother with a love of life and full of compassion for those less fortunate.

Sandra Belton

I am the daughter of Mr & Mrs Sinden the Founders of Kenward Trust, I lived at Kenward with my parents until I got married & left home, I also worked for the Trust with my husband as a Housekeeper & Counsellor at Boons Park in Edenbridge. I am a mum of three and a granny to one. I went on to train as a Florist and for a while run my own business, I now work part time for a Wholesale plant nursery.

Sally Thomson 

Sally is a nurse who has worked for many years at a National and local level as a director. Currently, she is a director of a company that provides expert opinions and reports on care and liability. Her driver in nursing has always been achieving safe and effective care. Through leadership, change management, development of others and supportive policy frameworks.

Amanda Parvin

Amanda is an enthusiastic and passionate HR and Employment Law Consultant. She has worked in a variety of sectors and size organisations. All of which she has always practised with the belief that our people should be valued, supported and developed. She started at Community Interest Company with a vision to change the way employers think, inspire disabled people to believe in themselves and provide a new inclusive interview process which allows disabled job seekers to shine at interview. 

Peter Brook

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