Meet the Senior Management team

Julie GaylerJulie Gayler, CEO

Julie joined Martha in 2009 as Fundraising and Communications Manager. Originally on the marketing team at Mini Babybel, Julie went on to become Head of Marketing & Business Development for Individual Donors and finally Head of Marketing and Customer Communications at the Charities Aid Foundation.

Julie’s role has developed and evolved significantly over the past decade at Martha. Julie is a classic example of how we like to develop people’s careers. Julie was originally appointed in our marketing department and since then has learnt the care roles and has managed all our homes, latterly also holding the posts of Deal Registered Home Manager and Deputy CEO. She has taken the opportunity working with a number of the trustees and alongside George to really hone her skills. The trustees are very excited about her appointment to CEO.



George WhiteGeorge White, Ambassador

George became CEO of Martha Trust in October 2011 and exactly a decade later has stepped down from the role. George will be staying on at Martha as an Ambassador.  His career began as a serving police officer and he held a variety of posts which included responsibilities for overseeing a department in royalty protection at Buckingham Palace.

George went on to oversee a large estate and care home at the Ladywell Retreat Centre in Surrey and is Chair of the London/Midlands Commission for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults. George is deeply committed to Martha Trust and to providing the very best care possible for its residents and their families.


Claire Doe – Director of People and Culture

Claire started work at Martha Trust in 2009 as a Finance Assistant; she soon moved over to HR where she found a passion for working with people and gained her CIPD qualification. Claire now forms part of the Senior Management team overseeing HR, recruitment and training. Claire loves how every day is different at Martha, and is proud to be working for an organisation that strives to bring out the best in everyone, residents and staff alike.


Natalia Olszewska – Director of Finance and Resources

Natalia joined Martha Trust in 2019 with a broad range of charity finance experience in both the commercial and charity sectors ranging from Scope, International Institute for Environment and Development, and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor to name a few.  She is an ACCA member and has Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Accounting. Natalia has expertise in analysing complex data which drives businesses and paves the way for comprehensive financial strategies. In her time at Martha she has been involved in a number of board sub-committees guiding and advising trustees to make sound long term strategies for the organisation.


Owen Nolan – Registered Home Manager Mary House

Owen has been working for Martha Trust since 2016. He qualified as a Learning Disability Nurse in 1998 . Since then he has worked across many specialist areas within the field including, medically complex, sensory loss, dual diagnosis with mental health in both inpatient and community based services.

He was worked in the NHS, private sector and charity sector.

In addition to his nursing experience Owen has a post grad masters in Managing in Health and Social Care, is a Safeguarding Lead and trainer and is passionate about supporting people with PMLD to lead full and contented lives.