Board of Trustees

Watermoor House is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Our Board is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Watermoor House. They meet regularly to discuss, decide and review our operations and strategies and receive regular reports and updates from senior managers. Our Trustees work for Watermoor House on a voluntary basis to ensure we are doing all we can to create a well-run home for all our residents which improves their lives.

Dr Susan Owen


Dr Owen chairs our team of voluntary trustees of Watermoor House. Dr Owen was a founding member of the Age UK Policy Panel, board member of Age UK Gloucestershire from 2004-2012 and chair from 2005-2009. Dr Owen is the chief executive of Phoenix MRC Limited which she has led for over 20 years. She is […]

The Earl Bathurst


The Earl Bathurst became President and a trustee following the retirement of Lady Dunrossil in 2012 . He is head of the Bathurst family which has been associated with the town of Cirencester for over 300 years, he is a director of a number of farming companies, is one of two Vice Presidents of the […]

John Lamus


John Lamus moved to Cirencester in 2011, became a trustee in 2013 and is also a trustee of Cirencester Community Development Trust. His career was in IT, finance and general management within the drinks sector. Previous involvement in the charity sector included being a trustee Director of Bristol Children’s Help Society.

Dr. Kate Badcock


Dr Kate Badcock was a GP in Malmesbury for 28 years. Her mother and mother-in-law both lived happily in Watermoor House for the last 2-3 years of their lives. Kate is now delighted to be part of the team which looked after them so well.

Revd. Penny Light


Born in London, Penny had a lifetime career in teaching in the borough of Hackney. She took a Diploma in Theology at Burbeck College and became a Reader in the Church of England. On moving to Cirencester in 2005, Penny trained for Ordination and has been in service in community on a ministry team, since […]

Gillie Roberts


Gillie Roberts was a practice manager for a Cirencester GP practice up to her retirement in 2013. She is a trustee for Phoenix Charitable Trust (Cirencester & District) which offers financial assistance for health related requests that the NHS doesn’t provide. Watermoor House was her mother’s home for the past seven years where she felt […]

Jillian Carter

Mrs Jillian Carter

Jillian Carter spent her career working in IT for the Financial Services sector before retiring  in 2018. For 5 years she was a volunteer at Prospect Hospice in Swindon on the In-Patient Unit. Her mother was a resident of Watermoor House for the last few months of her life which inspired her to join the […]


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