Head Office

Thomas MemeryThomas Memery

Development Director

Most of his career has involved managing aspects of loss.

Following an unsuccessful attempt to join the Diplomatic Service, he was appointed as an Insolvency Service Examiner, a role he thoroughly enjoyed and which strengthened his interest in business, law and accountancy. After studying law, he spent the next stage of his exciting career as a commercial loss adjuster. Employed by an international company, he was latterly involved in investigating fraud, negotiating settlement of liability claims and was responsible for managing education and vocational training.

Since 2002 he has been committed to identifying gaps in service provision, raising standards in the Third Sector and encouraging people to reach their potential. He has worked as a consultant and managed a national children’s charity as well as an award-winning social enterprise helping members of BME communities to start their own businesses.

By encouraging collaboration, life-long learning, self-help and gathering and sharing scarce resources, he has brought talented colleagues together to create opportunities to enable people to come to terms with loss, overcome personal and family difficulties and move on at their own pace.

Peter BondPeter Bond

Development Co-ordinator (Meeting Point Support Groups) (Volunteer)

I am an IT graduate from the University of Chester. I have worked at London House since 2014 as a member of staff and as a volunteer. In addition to carrying out a range of admin duties I am responsible for gathering and sharing information with Meeting Point support groups and promoting Omega activities.

Rob RutherfordRob Rutherford

Senior Development Co-ordinator (Finance)

Rob was awarded a first degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology by the University of Sheffield. He returned to the University of Newcastle to complete an MSc. in Computer Science.

He is an experienced financial administrator. He joined Omega as a volunteer in 2014 and is now employed part-time, working as a book-keeper and supporting the Omega Network of Meeting Point Support Groups.

Stephanie Waters

Chatterbox Co-ordinator (Leadership & Development)

Steph manages the multi-award winning Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Programme. She values her work and the terrific Chatterbox team immensely. She holds an Open University degree in International studies and has travelled widely in Europe, Asia and Africa.  Her interests include writing historical fiction, reading, history, photography, different cultures and running. 

Emma HicksonEmma Hickson

Chatterbox Co-ordinator (Development)

Emma is a post-graduate student who has spent many years working in healthcare both during and since completing a psychology degree. For Emma, working to help people in settings from residential and nursing homes, and living independently in the community is extremely rewarding and dynamic. Connecting and supporting others is her passion. Emma is a keen traveller who has enjoyed working abroad whilst sharing her hobbies of yoga and massage with others.

Carol MoodyCarol Moody

Chatterbox Co-ordinator (Volunteer)

When Carol retired from teaching in primary schools she decided to volunteer for a local charity. She now helps part-time with Chatterbox and co-ordinates A Letter from Louise. Carol enjoys travelling, music, yoga and learning Spanish.



Ratri DaviesRatri Davies

Development Co-ordinator (Team Support and Community Fundraising Outreach)

Recently returning to work after a serious illness, Ratri is an enthusiastic member of the Omega Team. She is determined to make her presence felt by supporting colleagues based at London House and helping out as much as she can. When not working she enjoys travelling, walking, food and board games.

Claire PurcellClaire Purcell

Community Fundraiser / Meeting Point Support Group Co-ordinator

Claire has spent many years working in healthcare settings. She cares passionately for the elderly and is committed to Omega’s work tackling loneliness and shares our aspiration that no one should be left to feel frightened and alone in later life.

Qualifying as an RGN in Adult Nursing at the University of Nottingham in 2003, Claire has worked within trauma and orthopaedic departments at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, cared for young people with physical and learning difficulties, managed a team of nurses in an agency and worked as assistant manager at a home for people with dementia.

Claire’s hobbies include baking and sugar-craft, gardening - growing fruit and vegetables, reading and playing games.

Alexandra Payne

Senior Project Co-ordinator (Income Generation)

Alex has spent many years as a writer, both personally and academically. After volunteering with a national environmental charity and engaging the public to create positive change, Alex decided she wanted to spend more of her time working within the charity sector and using her skills towards serving and helping others. In her personal time, Alex loves to travel, hike, read as many books as possible, and develop her writing and photography.

Anna Atkins

Senior Project Co-ordinator (Income Generation)

After gaining a degree in French and German, Anna spent time teaching English as a Foreign language both in the UK and in Italy. She then trained as a journalist, covering business and entrepreneurship stories for local and national titles. She has also spent time in media relations for a top UK university. Outside of work, Anna enjoys running and getting out in the back garden to plant things in the hope of attracting more birds, butterflies and bees.


James Leahy 

Senior Project Co-ordinator (Income Generation)

James is a French and History graduate, and has previously worked as a bid writer for an independent health care provider.  This work led him to Omega, and James was excited to be a part of our organisation's compassionate approach to care.  In his spare time, James is a fan of Rugby Union, quizzes and reading.