Management Team & Trustees Bio

On this page you can meet our Board of Trustees and Executive Team. You can also read our annual review and financial statements, and take a look at our jobs page to find out about current opportunities.


Board of Trustees

What does the Board of Trustees do? It exists to oversee our strategic direction and monitor how we deliver our objectives. The Board of Trustees come from a diverse and varied background and have a great deal of relevant experience and expertise which they use to assist the Chief Executive and the Executive Team to achieve our vision.


Bill Puddicombe – Acting Chair of Board of Trustees

Bill is an experienced leader in the voluntary sector, working in the fields of social care, housing and criminal justice. He runs a small business that provides advice, consultancy and interim management to charities. Bill brings to the Board table a view of the organisation based on relevant experience, an ability to create consensus and the capacity to challenge when necessary. He has family and personal experience of mental ill health, so it is an issue that is close to his heart.


Mark Lemmon – Treasurer and Chair of Audit Committee

Mark was the Chief Executive of the Mena Infrastructure Fund based in Dubai, UAE, from April 2008 to July 2014 and then its Executive Vice Chair until January 2017. This was the best performing private equity infrastructure fund in the Middle East and North Africa region from 2008 to the present time. Prior to that, Mark was Deputy Chief Executive of HSBC’s Global Project & Export finance business, responsible for growing that business to a pre-eminent position in infrastructure and energy finance. He has substantial experience of infrastructure investment, property financing and of leading business development. An investment banker of over thirty years standing, Mark is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a BA degree in history from UCL and a master’s degree in finance from the London School of Economics.


Mark became a trustee and joined the board of QVT in June 2017. He hopes to contribute to the successful development and growth of QVT, helping it adopt efficient financial policies and effective internal controls, and assisting in its acquisition of additional properties for its clients.


Tayvanie Nagendran – Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees and Chair of Risk & Governance Committee

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Lorraine Ash

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Stephen Dellar

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Zena Everett

Zena is an executive coach and speaker on career goal-setting, resilience and super performance. She is author of the career manual, Mind Flip: Reinvent your Future. Zena started a recruitment business at the age of 28, grew it to three offices and sold it 15 years later. She brings entrepreneurial rigour and an understanding of developing leadership talent to QVT.


Tina Paul (MCIPD, BSc Hons)

Tina is a senior HR generalist with 19 years’ experience in various private sector industries. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a Masters level Advanced Diploma in HR Management. Tina is also a private landlord with experience of property management and she previously held a voluntary role as HR Consultant to a social enterprise project providing horticultural and life skills education to the special needs community. Tina brings authority on HR best practice and UK employment law to the Board, ensuring QVT both complies with its legal duties and is a great place to work.


Angus Scott

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Stephen Wells

Stephen is both an economist and a chartered accountant. For 30 years he has been a finance director covering many business sectors including in commerce, the public sector and with charities. Married for 32 years, he has one daughter who is a student psychiatrist. He and his family live locally in Bromley. He is a former Chairman of the Quo Vadis Trust and has been the Chair of the Audit Committee. He remains dedicated to the mission of the charity and is focused on the support of those with mental health challenges.



Executive Team

Quo Vadis Trust’s Executive Team drives the charity towards achieving its goals and vision, while upholding its values and governance.


Ingrid Tennessee – Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Ingrid has been working in the Health and Social Care Sector for over 20 years. Her experience ranges from being a secondary school teacher, a drug and alcohol counsellor for young adults with multiple and complex needs, a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police, and she currently serves as a District Councillor for Sevenoaks Council. She is an Accredited Therapist and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addictions. Her expertise is in introducing, delivering and leading change management programmes, and she has an excellent track record of this. Ingrid is passionate about making a difference and ‘being the difference’ to those she serves. In her spare time, she enjoys playing cricket, country jaunts, going to the gym and relaxing at the saunas in Germany.


Caroline O’Sullivan – Head of Operations

Caroline is responsible for overseeing QVT’s services; client service, care and support, and delivery of maintenance and repairs.




Kevin Wingfield – Service Delivery & Property Manager


Martin Drake – Engagement & Development Manager


Operations Team


Jason Burke – Service Manager


Mandy Mascarenhas – Care Home Manager


Lucy Ciernak – Wellness Housing Team Leader


John Tshishimbi – Wellness Housing Team Leader