Our Team


The Team is comprised of a broad range of people varying in age, experience and personality who combine to provide a friendly and caring environment. Many of our staff employed in full time posts have at least one year's experience at Grenville House, which gives added comfort to Teachers and Group Leaders who are welcomed by  familiar faces each time they return with a new group.

We are also assisted by an established core of local Freelance instructors who form an excellent complement to the full time team.

Below is a brief outline of each team member to give you an idea of our make-up.

If you require further details please contact the Centre Manager.

 

Centre Manager - Kurt Mockridge

Starting in post at the Centre in March 1999, Kurt is deep into the 3rd decade of his career in the Outdoors. During this time he has worked both in the UK and abroad in a variety of Centres building up a wide range of outdoor and management experience. Along the way he has gained various relevant coaching qualifications including, RYA Dinghy Coach and Advanced Powerboat Instructor, BCU Level 3 Kayak Coach and more recently became an APIOL mentor/moderator for the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

 

 

  

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Charity Secretary - Athina Savva

Athina joined the team as the Secretary in December 2008. A Brixham local whose working background is in accountancy and finance. She is a part qualified ACCA and had worked as a Management Accountant for 12 years prior to joining Grenville House.

Her current role is as the representative of the Directors in ensuring that Grenville House operates within its Company objectives efficiently, effectively and legally. As well as the day to day responsibilities, the job also includes liaising with many external organisations, for example, the Charity Commission, as well as the Company’s auditors, bankers and financial advisers.

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Office Administrator - Maureen 'Mo' Overton

Mo is our Administrator and is likely to be the voice on the end of the phone when you call the office. She has lived in the Torbay area for the last 11 years. She cannot imagine a nicer place to be and so she is here to stay.

 

 

Head Housekeeper - Cheryl Mitchelmore

After 14 years assisting her mother, Kay Barter,  Cheryl took over the reins as Head Housekeeper.  Cheryl now has the resposnisbility for maintaining the high standards of Health and Hygiene provided by the Centre, and continues to do so with a friendly smile and helpful manner.

 

Jeannette Sims - Assistant Housekeeper

Jeannette joined the team in February 2017 settling in almost immediately.

 

 

Helen Pine - Assistant Housekeeper

Helen completed the 'Dream Team' also starting in February 2017.

 

 

Deputy Manager  - Darryll Farley

Born and bred in Brixham, Darryll is the longest serving member of the Instructional team becoming the Deputy Manager in 2007. He is always popular with the school groups as well as the staff. His qualifications include RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor as well as Keelboat and Powerboat Instructor, NCLA Cave Leader Level 1, MLTB SPA, and BCU Level 2 Kayak Coach. The charity has always been strongly linked to the sea and is extremely proud of Darryll being a member of the Brixham Lifeboat crew.

Instructor (Duty Manager) - Phillip Vreony

A family man of many comebacks - Phill has worked for Grenville House, in every way possible, since visiting in 2003 as a parent helper on his daughters school residential. After an initial period as a Freelance Instructor Phill was taken on full time. Following other opportunities he then left the Centre only to repeat the pattern where once again he has rejoined us - both older and wiser!

 

 Instructor (Duty Manager) - Victoria Weal

'Vic' came to us in January 2016 and slotted into the team seamlessly. A practical and adaptble individual who takes evrything in her stride, she has acquired a range of NGB qualifcations and Centre experience whilst completing her Degree in 'Outdoor Adventure , Leadership and Management'.

Always keen to take on a challenge, in her spare time you will find her competing in endurance events or helping out with 'Ten Tors' training.

 

 

Instructor - Zoe Stone

Joined the team on 3rd Jan 2017

 

 

Instructor - Cameron Finnemore

Joined the team on 12th April 2017

 

 

Instructor - Robert Dyson

Started in April 2016.

 

 

Instructor - Harley Lamont

Started 19th April 2017

 


The Charity is overseen by a Management Committee of ten Trustee/Directors who meet on a monthly basis as required. The main purpose of this group of volunteers is to direct the manner in which the Charity meets its' objects and to ensure that it remains financially secure.

 

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John Perry - Trustee/Director
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Peter Busby - Chairman
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Anthony Prowse- Trustee/Director
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Anne Dyke - Trustee/Director

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Rob Berry - Trustee/Director
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Dick Dyke - Trustee/Director

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Gareth Brown - Trustee/Director

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Carol Lawrence - Trustee/Director

 

 

 

 

 

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