In pursuit of our core objectives the Warden and Programme Directors work together to develop a diverse series of important consultations. They are assisted by a small team of dedicated administrators with proven experience in the design and implementation of consultations.
Warden, St George’s House
The Reverend Dr Hueston Finlay read Engineering and Theology at Trinity College, Dublin and pursued his doctoral studies at the University of London. Following ordination, he worked in the cathedral parish of St Canice in the County of Kilkenny, where he acted as Bishop’s Vicar, Diocesan Librarian and Diocesan Registrar. While there he taught theology in the country’s largest boarding school and lectured on ethics and doctrine for the diocesan adult education programme. He then moved to Cambridge when he was appointed as Curate to the University Church and Chaplain to Girton College. More recently he has served as Dean of Chapel, Director of Studies in Theology, and Tutor at Magdalene College Cambridge. He has also held an Affiliated Lectureship at the University of Cambridge, where he taught doctrine. He was appointed a Canon of St George’s Chapel in 2004 and Warden of St George’s House in 2008.
Gary McKeone was Literature Director at Arts Council England from 1995-2006. Before that he worked with Field Day Theatre Company in Ireland and at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Originally from Derry, N.Ireland, he was educated at St Columb’s College and Trinity College Dublin.
Leadership Programme Director
Pete Ashby brings extensive experience of leadership to his role as Leadership Programme Director. He has worked with leaders from across society, nationally and internationally, and specialises in supporting Boards and Executives with leadership development, trust-building and conflict resolution. Previously he was the Director of 2WayTrust (2004-2012) supporting leadership teams in improving business performance through higher trust working. Pete has a long association with St George’s House, firstly as Trades Union Fellow (1987) and now as a Fellow of the House. He read Politics at Warwick University before becoming Deputy President of the NUS and then starting his career as an official of the Trades Union Congress (1978-84).
Christine joined St George’s House on a permanent footing in September 2015 having arrived as a temporary Administrator to cover maternity leave. Christine job shares the role of Warden’s Administrator. During her career in Administration, Christine has worked for the MOD and more recently DHL Supply Chain. During her 22 years in Supply Chain she worked as an Executive Assistant in the EMEA HR Function based in Bracknell.
Catherine joined St George’s House in 2008 as a Consultation Co-ordinator. She became House Manager in 2015 and is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of St George’s House. In her previous career, Catherine spent 7 years working as an Event Manager for Universal C&IT Ltd, now Ashfield Meetings and Events, where she ran numerous conferences and events globally, ranging from 30-2000 participants.
Fiona began her career at the Royal Farms Windsor following a stint at Agricultural College. She has also worked as Assistant Bursar at Holme Grange School and as an Administration Manager with a sales company based in Maidenhead. She joined St George’s House in 2009.
Consultation and Clergy Consultation Coordinator
Patricia joined the St George’s House team in 2009 and is one of the Consultation Coordinators. She is responsible for the administration and organisation of between 15-20 Consultations and three Lectures every year. Patricia also looks after all the St George’s House Clergy Consultations, in liaison with the Dean and Canons. Prior to joining St George’s House, Patricia worked for a small outplacement company, helping people facing redundancy with their CVs and in finding new jobs. She started her career with NatWest Bank.
Charlotte joined the team in October 2015. Charlotte is responsible for 10-15 Consultations a year and maintaining our online presence. Prior to St George’s House, Charlotte worked at Royal Holloway University as the Internal Hospitality and Wedding Coordinator having previously worked as a Resort Wedding Coordinator overseas.
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Nicola is currently working as Leadership Coordinator for the Society of Leadership Fellows, a new leadership programme which is being developed as part of St George’s House.
Previously Nicola has worked for Bracknell Forest Council as a Resources Facilitator and she started her career at Samaritans where she spent 11 years in the Individual Giving Department.