"Gaynor is a highly experienced not for profit leader with a proven track record of managing and supporting people, teams and organisations to create, shape and deliver change projects and programmes. Gaynor has worked in charities for over 30 years, principally working with young people in a range of sectors; in youth homelessness with Centrepoint as Hostel Manager and Alone in London as Deputy Director, Learning disability with Macintyre Care Residential School as Interim Director, Parenting with Parentline Plus and in Mental Health with Young Minds as Director of Participation.
"Gaynor was the CEO of Alone in London and set up the first homeless family mediation service in the country in 2000. After 10 years she led on the merger with a larger national charity that secured the advice and counselling service for young Homeless people. She returned home to Leicester to be a full time carer and then secured the CEO position at Apex Works in 2010.
"Gaynor has extended the Support, Learning and Job offer of Apex to include projects that work with Homeless people and those with a Learning Disability. She has consulted with the service users who have chosen the 6 job sectors they want to work in, including Cleaning, Care, Catering, Horticulture, Warehousing and Administration. Apex have set up practise labs that enable service users to practice, learn, gain skills and experiences that will lead to a more fulfilled, healthy and ideally happier life.
"Gaynor has been a Trustee for a range of organisations over the years including: Connections at St Martin's, the Homeless Network, Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance and Cardboard Citizens. Gaynor is the Vice chair of Centra care and support charity in London and is Chair of Reaching People."