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Meet the team

Team work makes the dream work

We may not sing it aloud every morning, but our anthem is definitely 'team work makes the dream work!'. Time to meet those team members you're most likely to come across when working with ZCT.  Not forgetting our colleagues 'behind the scenes'...

Steve Grimmett
Head of Zurich Community Trust (UK) 

image Steve Grimmett profileSteve has been with ZCT since 2000 fulfilling a variety of roles and has extensive knowledge of our grant-making programmes as well as the fundraising and volunteering from Zurich's 4,500 UK workforce.

Steve's appointment as Head of The Trust began in July 2019. 

Famed for his love of a good Cornish pasty, Steve burns off the calories by running, cycling and horse riding.

Phone:  07875 886341

Sandra Willmott
Executive Assistant to Steve Grimmett

Sandra’s role as Executive Assistant means she is the ‘font of all knowledge’ for all things administrative, organising Trustee Board papers and meetings and bringing calm to the lives of Steve and other team members.

Unsure of something?  ‘Ask Sandra’ is the popular refrain!

In her spare time, Sandra enjoys walking and trying to run. Plus looking for all-inclusive holidays (for a rest).

Tel:      (0)1793 502319


Jane Boulton
'Zurich Cares' UK Manager

/>Jane manages the employee-led 'Zurich Cares' community involvement programme in the UK.

It means Jane has overall responsibility for the delivery of all of the volunteering, fundraising and Zurich Cares grant-making activities taken on by Zurich volunteers for ZCT.

Jane also manages four children, two horses, two dogs and a (very supportive!) husband. 

Phone:  07900 227740

Jackie Rose
Administration Team Leader

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Jackie manages our dedicated team of administrators, whose collective knowledge is invaluable to the successful running of all programmes, fundraising and volunteering. The administration team is the 'engine room' of all we do and is an essential piece of our work jigsaw.

When not at work Jackie enjoys being Mum to a very energetic toddler. She's also known to practise the odd energetic move herself, whether running in the park or out dancing with friends!

Tel:     01793 502988 

Kate Hodges
Programme Manager 

image Kate Hodges profileWith ZCT for over 20 years, and after a variety of roles, Kate currently manages our partnership with the Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition and previously managed the India programme.   

She also looks after our two Zurich Cares national partnerships with Dementia UK and Place2Be.

Kate is one adventurous lady and was last seen travelling at 100 mph on a zip wire over Penrhyn Quarry in North Wales!

Tel:      07764 281959

Sarah Covington
Programme Manager

image Sarah Covington profileSarah looks after ‘Generation Gains’, our most recent Social Transformation Programme.

Generation Gains addresses the issue of loneliness and isolation in older people over 65 years old and provides work and training for young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Outside work? “I love interior design, cooking, travelling, VW campervans, motorbikes and my dog, Wally."

Tel:     07875 885693

Jane Fox
Programme Manager, 'Zurich Cares'

image Jane Fox profileJane manages the volunteer offering for Swindon and Cheltenham employees as part of our 'Zurich Cares' programme.
So if you're a local charity in need of support, do get in touch. Jane also represents ZCT on the Swindon Cares committee and the Swindon Dementia Action Alliance

In her spare time, Jane loves nothing better than a bracing coastal walk in Cornwall (and a cream tea).

Tel:     07875 398545

Kayleigh Millen
Programme Manager, 'Zurich Cares'

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Kayleigh manages the 'Zurich Cares' programme in the Fareham, Farnborough, Brighton and Glasgow offices and supports employees with finding volunteering opportunities and running local fundraising events. She also manages these locations' charity local grant committees.

Kayleigh is into amateur dramatics and loves nothing more than taking to the spotlight! 

Tel:      (0)1489 868713

Carla Mandis
Programme Manager, 'Zurich Cares'

image Carla MandisCarla is often on the road as she manages the 'Zurich Cares' programme in the Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester offices. Like Kerry, (her 'partner in crime'!), Carla's role includes managing the charity local grant committees in these locations. 

In her spare time, Carla is either out and about enjoying her love of nature or, when resting at home, she loves getting immersed in a good book or a bit of Netflix!

Tel:      07812 265216 

Lisa Walsh
Programme Manager, 'Zurich Cares' 

image Lisa WalshLisa manages the 'Zurich Cares' programme in London and Croydon on an interim basis. She supports employees with finding volunteering opportunities and running local fundraising events. Lisa also manages the relationship with London’s six multi-year funding partners and Croydon's three multi-year partners

When not being ‘Mum’ you’ll find Lisa at a high intensity class - Body Combat or Body Attack being her favourites.

Tel:     07875 885168


Sarah Barter
Programme Manager, 'Zurich Cares'

image Sarah Barter Sarah is the Programme Grant Manager for the Swindon, Cheltenham and Overseas grant programmes. 

This involves co-ordinating the local 'Zurich Cares' grant committees within each location to review grant applications and support local charities with their funding needs. 

Sarah also appreciates family, friends and the great therapies of life, with hockey being one of them.

Tel:     01793 502202   

Wendy Martin
Programme Manager

image Wendy MartinWendy is the ZCT contact for Call in Time and Zurich UK’s growing homeworker population, managing our Regional Grants where we invite charity nominations from homeworkers. Wendy also manages the Evolving programme, supporting Zurich employees with retirement on the horizon into volunteering in retirement.

A homeworker herself, Wendy enjoys "all things outdoors and exploring the wonderful Devon coast.”

Tel:      07799 656812 

Kerry Chambers
ZCT UK Fundraising Manager

As Fundraising Manager Kerry is always on the go! She's a keen netballer, not so keen runner, but was ecstatic when she made it over the Great South Run finish line last year!

Kerry has previously been Programme Manager for the Hampshire area and has a vast knowledge of our grant programmes.

Kerry describes herself as “Wife to Chris, Mum to Dinky - a blind Shih Tzu - and a spreadsheet addict!".

Tel:      07841 562892 

Rachel Beddis
Marketing and Communications Manager

image Rachel BeddisOur communications and design expert, including all things social media, Rachel is also the first point of contact for any external media enquiries.

She tweets "I count myself very lucky that my job involves promoting subjects I feel so passionately about. #LoveZCT!" 

Rachel can be found waving glow sticks in her Clubbersise class, trying to keep up with two very energetic daughters! 

Tel:     01793 503718

Franki Walklate
Marketing and Communications Specialist

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Communications specialist, Franki, is not one to shy away from a challenge! If not holding on at height while abseiling or skydiving, she can be found with her feet on the ground running or walking! 

Franki says "It's an honour to share so many inspiring stories as part of my role" 
With two young boys - there's never much time to sit down for Franki! But when she does, she enjoys relaxing with a good box set! 

Tel: 01793 502306