Trustees and Staff

The Taunton Heritage Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and is registered with the Charity Commission (No: 1177162). The Trust is also registered with Homes England (formerly the Homes & Communities Agency) as a registered housing provider and a member organisation of the Almshouse Association.

The Trust is governed by a minimum of nine Trustees, three of whom are nominated. Two are nominated by Somerset West and Taunton Council and one by the Court Leet. The Trust’s Patron is the serving Mayor of Taunton.

The day to day responsibility for running the Trust and overseeing all its activities is delegated to the Chief Officer, who together with the rest of the Staff team, work on a part time basis.

The Trustees and Staff work together to improve the quality of life of people living within Taunton Deane.

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Ros Moreton - Chief Officer


Ros is the Chief Officer and she has overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Taunton Heritage Trust.

She worked at Somerset County Council for a number of years, working closely with various teams across the organisation, including Social Care and Education.

When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family, walking and exploring the local countryside.


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Laura came to the Taunton Heritage Trust in November 2016. Prior to that she had a number of reception and administrative jobs, including working for a large corporate company.

Laura is responsible for looking after the office, providing administrative support to the Trust and colleagues. She is responsible for administering the Grants Scheme and appointing new Residents. She also enjoys getting involved in events for the Residents of the Trust.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog with friends.

Ali Perrott - Warden - Resident Lead

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Ali joined Taunton Heritage Trust in April 2013 and before this she was a Palliative Care Nurse for the NHS and a farmer’s wife.

She lived on the Somerset Levels before moving to Taunton to become one of the Wardens at the Taunton Heritage Trust.

Ali enjoys music festivals and the countryside.

Ali lives on site at Leycroft Close and does daily visits to the Residents there and at Grays Almshouse.

Liam Gillard - Finance Manager

Properties Manager - Steve Cavill

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Steve started with The Trust in November 2022. As Properties Manager, Steve looks after the maintenance, servicing and Health and Safely compliance matters in The Trust’s buildings. He comes with extensive experience of property management in various roles in the private and not for profit sectors.

In his spare time Steve enjoys Cycling, the great outdoors and spending time with his family and his dogs.

Administrator & Compliance Officer


Natalie started with Taunton Heritage Trust in April 2023. She came to the Trust with a range of skills and knowledge from her previous roles including working as a care provider for the elderly. She has gained experience within various administration and customer service based roles including working as travel agent and flight attendant.

At the Trust Natalie is responsible for the administration and reception duties within the office along with maintaining and updating the Trust’s policies and procedures. She enjoys meeting with our Residents and attending their coffee mornings.

In her spare time Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the beach, seeing friends, and eating out at restaurants.


Liz Fothergill


Norman Cavill

Vice Chair

Mike Hellings

John Ruff

Andy Sully

John Williams

Hugh Gregory

Sue Buller

Chris Cutting

Andy Pritchard


The Mayor


Margaret Nott, Rachel Pinder & Vivienne Stock-Williams