The Trustees

Annette Hennessy


The Trust is chaired by Annette Hennessy. She has over thirty years of extensive experience of working in the criminal justice system in Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside. She has led Cumbria Probation Trust, and Merseyside Probation Trust, latterly the Community Rehabilitation Company as Chief Executive Officer. She has a reputation for working in partnership to deliver change in rehabilitation, work with victims and leadership. She is a member of the Board for Coaching Inside and Out, and also on the Board of BlackburneHouse, a women's education establishment in Liverpool. She lives in South Cumbria.

Pru Jupe


Pru read Law at Manchester Metropolitan University from 1979 – 1982 and continued her studies there by taking her solicitor's final examinations. She qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and became a senior partner and was called to the bar in April 2000. She practices in most areas of family law including child care proceedings, adoption, secure accommodation, child arrangements forced marriages and child abduction. She is a member of Inns of Court : Middle Temple and the Family Law Bar Association. She is an original trustee of the Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust, and lives at Beetham.

Chris Armstrong


Chris is a solicitor who, until retirement, was Clerk to the Justices for Cumbria, responsible for giving legal advice and training to lay magistrates. During his working career, he took a particular interest in the sentencing of offenders and served as chairman of the Sentencing Committee of the Justices' Clerks' Society and as its national President. He was also one of the founder members of Victim Support in the county. After retirement he chaired the Cumbria Probation Trust until its abolition as part of government changes to the delivery of probation services. He is now a Trustee of various charities, focussing on victim care and the rehabilitation of offenders. He lives near Wigton.

Glenys Marriott


Glenys is chair of the Cumbria Neurological Alliance and Headway South Cumbria. She has an extensive background in health and social care, having been both a chief executive of a health authority, and before retirement, the chair of a major teaching hospital trust. She currently represents patients and carers on the Lancashire and Cumbria NHS Critical Care and Major Trauma Network Board. She chaired the Hambleton and Richmondshire Domestic Abuse committee for 3 years, and undertook an extensive review of domestic abuse services for Warrington Council.