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Meet the team

Senior Leadership Team

Garry Smith

Garry Smith, CEO

Garry was appointed CEO in January 2018 following 20 years working at a senior level in the charity sector, including with other anti-slavery charities. Garry is married with two adult children, is a committed member of his local Salvation Army church, a keen runner and a loyal (and long-suffering!) supporter of Southend United Football Club.

Di Cox

Di Cox, Director of Operations

Di was recruited to lead the Operations Team in November 2015 after consulting for Medaille Trust. Prior to this she spent 25 years working with different vulnerable groups including homelessness, mental health, drug and alcohol services. Di is recently married, has three adult children and enjoys walking her dogs and caravanning. 

Rebecca Langton, Director of Communications & Advocacy

Rebecca joined Medaille Trust as the new Director of Communications and Advocacy in January 2021. Rebecca’s background is in the voluntary sector, particularly in working with refugees and asylum seekers and in Local Government, where she has been involved in many campaigns. Outside of work Rebecca is a local councillor, chairs an organisation housing destitute vulnerable migrants and is on her way to completing a Masters in Public Administration.

Steve Hay

Steve Hay, Director of Police and Justice

Stephen joined us as our new Director of Police and Justice in May 2020. Prior to joining the organization, Stephen was an investigator with the Gangmaster Labour Abuse Authority investigating Modern Slavery and Trafficking offences. Stephen comes from an investigative background as detective with the Metropolitan police for over 30 years working primarily within serious and organized crime. Stephen is married with 2 grown up children and loves all sport but especially boxing.

The wider team

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Sue, HR and Business Support Manager

James

James, Finance Officer

Katie, Service Manager

Sharon, Area Manager

Debbie, Service Manager

Dimple, Service Manager

Julie, Service Manager

Magda, Service Manager

Rita, Service Manager

Sam, Service Manager

Simone, Project Manager- Moving On Project

Debbie

Debbie, Area Manager

Mike, Head of Property Management

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