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Dr Caroline Wroe

Dr Caroline Wroe

Dr Caroline Wroe MBChB PhD is a consultant with the NHS, and the chair of Oasis Community Housing Board of Trustees. Caroline is married to Mark and they have three daughters. As an active member of her local church, Caroline is committed to living out her faith, and through OCH is passionate about seeing lives transformed by a radical Christ-like inclusion.

Experienced in safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection, dealing with conflict, and patient involvement and education, Caroline delivers essential knowledge and experience to the Board.

After training in Birmingham, and achieving her doctorate at Newcastle, Caroline developed a special interest in living kidney donation. Caroline is responsible for the regional living kidney donation service, which through collaboration and stakeholder involvement, has won national recognition. Continuing her academic studies, Caroline became honorary Professor of Teesside University in 2018.

Kate Ginks

Kate Ginks

Kate Ginks is the managing director of Strategic Estates Ltd and a chartered surveyor.

She is adept at project managing brownfield and greenfield development sites and acquiring housing sites for both property development companies and national and regional house building firms.

Able to analyse and interpret a whole range of information, in the context of advising on planning related matters, Kate is invaluable to our Board as we manage eight sites in the North East and London, with plans to expand.

Nick Salisbury

Nick Salisbury

Nick Salisbury spent three decades as a senior banker with Barclays, and now uses his financial knowhow for social benefit.

As well as a deep knowledge of Bank and Capital markets, lending within the corporate market and UK property and infrastructure market segments, Nick is adept at risk assessment and skilled in sound commercial judgement.

As a Trustee for Oasis Charitable Trust, he provides a valuable overview between the two Boards.

Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant was Bishop of Jarrow for 11 years until late 2018.

He studied at St John’s College, Durham University, and then trained for the ordained ministry at Cuddesdon College for three years.

He has extensive experience as a Trustee, sitting on the Board of Depaul UK, the Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership and a Hospital Trust.

He also serves our Board with his management, mentoring and pastoral skills and his impressive North East networking profile, lending key support to our fundraising events.

Chris Aldridge

Chris Aldridge

Chris Aldridge became a Trustee for Oasis Community Housing in early 2018 and brings to the Board his knowledge as a property surveyor.

He works for the Original Factory Shop as an estates surveyor and holds valuable skills in negotiation, IT and report writing, not to mention his industry interests of rent reviews, lease renewals, property budgets, tender processes, financial management and developing tenant relationships.

He has worked for well-known names like Lidl, House of Fraser and Shelter UK.