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Shane Brennan MBA

Shane Brennan MBA | Chief Executive

Shane Brennan has been our Chief Executive since 2005.  Before joining the organisation he gained over 20 years’ experience of working in both the private and non-profit sectors.  He lives in Kingston and is passionately committed to developing quality and innovative services which address inequalities and make a difference.

Shane is a regular speaker on topics such as partnership and has delivered a number of key note addresses at  leading events.

He plays a prominent role within the charity and non-profit sector both regionally and nationally.  He is an advisor to the NCVO and represents Staywell, and the charitable sector, on several strategic groups and partnership boards.

In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Outstanding Individual Achievement category of the 2011 Charity Times Awards, awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on the charity sector through their work and/or management.


Anne Bren MSc

Anne Bren MSc | Deputy Chief Executive

Deputy Chief Executive Anne Bren has been a member of our senior management team since 2005.   She worked in a variety of private sector roles before she joined Staywell in 2001.

Anne achieved her Masters degree in Voluntary Sector Management through part-time study at Cass Business School, graduating in 2010.  She has lived in Kingston for over 25 years.