Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Dudley
Chair of Board of Management

The Rt Revd Graham Usher has been the Bishop of Dudley since 2014 when, like his predecessors, Bishop Graham joined the board of CHADD as chair. His background is in parish ministry in the Northeast; in Middlesbrough he was heavily involved with urban renewal and community management, and in Hexham he supported the work of a domestic abuse charity and the church ministering to those on the edge of society.

Since being Bishop of Dudley he has championed the town’s welcome of refugees and has been vocal in his desire to build strong communities built on understanding and trust. Bishop Graham undertakes a number of roles across the Church of England in Worcestershire and Dudley, and nationally he is one of the environmental bishops. Since 2016 he has been a board member of the Human Tissue Authority.

Anna Gillespie
Chief Executive Officer - CHADD

Anna started her career in a church based social action project and brings 20 years’ experience and expertise from across the social housing, and health and care sectors. She is passionate about social action and working together with communities and the voluntary sector to promote collaboration.

Anna’s vision is that CHADD continues to innovate, adapt and respond to the challenges faced by people in our community; and see their lives transformed by its work.

Anna also has a passion for upcycling projects, eating out (as much as possible) and exploring Cornwall’s beaches.

Gareth Price
Finance Manager

Gareth started his career working in the private sector before moving to CHADD in 2010 where he became Finance Manager a few years later.

Gareth and his team are responsible for running and controlling the finances of the organisation as well as overseeing the IT functions of the association. He is proud to be part of an organisation where everyone works together to improve the lives of many people in and around our community.

In his spare time Gareth can usually be found running around a football or rugby pitch – praying for the final whistle.

Jean Reid
Operations Manager

Jean started her career in housing over 25 years ago and previously held the role of Service Manager at a large registered social landlord based in Wolverhampton providing support and community based services.

Jean and her team are responsible for the support services, maintenance, housing and all operational functions within the organisation.

In her spare time Jean likes to keep active at the gym, and visiting Vintage Shops to add to her expanding vintage collection.

Angela Cockette
Human Resources Manager

Angela started her HR career within the prison service before moving to CHADD in 2004. Angela is responsible for all human resource activity within the organisation including recruitment, training and performance management.

In her spare time, you will find Angela either in her kitchen baking delicious cakes, gardening or spending quality time with her family.

CHADD is also supported by a committed, talented and diverse team of board members providing expertise, oversight and strategic direction.