The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester
The Dean has overall responsibility for co-ordinating and developing the life of the Cathedral in order to further its mission and ministry. She is Head of the Cathedral Foundation and chair of Chapter. As a member of the Bishop of Winchester’s staff, she represents the Cathedral in the Diocese and the county of Hampshire. She is also a member of the Church of England Development and Appointments Group.
The Reverend Canon Dr Roland Riem, Vice-Dean
Roland leads the Cathedral’s flourishing education and visual arts programmes, and works to ensure that visitors to the building have the best possible understanding of what it stands for. He holds responsibility for ecumenical relations, and serves on the Board of Winchester Cathedral Enterprises Limited, the Cathedral’s commercial arm.
The Reverend Canon Andy Trenier, Precentor and Sacrist
Andrew has particular responsibility for the organisation, development and delivery of the liturgy and music of the Cathedral and the support of the Cathedral’s congregations.
The Reverend Canon Missioner Dr Tess Kuin Lawton
Tess is responsible for leading the work of mission and evangelism across the Cathedral to build up its common life and enhance its contribution to the wider common good, while also developing new partnerships, engaging with diverse audiences and encouraging the growth and nurture of the Cathedral congregation.
Revd. Professor Elizabeth Stuart
Liz is a non-executive member of the Cathedral Chapter and associate priest at the Parish of St Matthew and St Paul, Winchester. She has recently retired as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester. She has taken life vows in the Single Consecrated Life and has a deep commitment to Benedictine life and spirituality.
Mark Byford, Lay Canon
Mark Byford is the senior non-executive member on Chapter, which he joined in 2017. He was the BBC Deputy Director General and Head of BBC Journalism from 2004-2011. He worked at the BBC for thirty two years as an award winning journalist and editor. He was also Head of the BBC World Service from 1998-2004. Since leaving the BBC in 2011, he has authored two books of non-fiction. His first book, ‘A Name On A Wall’, was published by Mainstream in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. His second, ‘The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest’, was published by Winchester University Press in 2018. He has lived in Winchester for more than thirty years. He is also Chair of the Play to the Crowd charity, which runs Winchester Theatre Royal and the annual Hat Fair in the city. He has been a trustee of the Winchester Hospice Fundraising charity; the RNLI; and the University of Winchester. Mark is married with five adult children. He chairs the Cathedral’s Nominations Committee and inputs strategically on communications via the Editorial Group. He is also a listening voice on Chapter for the Volunteer Section Heads who coordinate the Cathedral’s 800+ volunteer community. He brings to Chapter extensive experience of high-level leadership and management.
Alan Lovell, Lay Canon
Alan Lovell has experience in the commercial, public sector and charity worlds. He is Chair of both Interserve Group Limited and the Environment Agency. He is also Chair and Deputy Chair of two listed companies. In his executive years he was CEO of six companies, mostly in need of restructuring and turnaround. He has been Chair of the University of Winchester and of the Mary Rose and is the founder Chair of the Hampshire Cultural Trust. He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 2010/11 and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County. Alan chairs the Cathedral’s Finance and Investments Advisory Committee.
Chris Roles, Lay Canon
Growing up in Southampton, and after nearly 25 years in London, Chris has lived in Winchester with his family since 2008.
For ten years until 2022, Chris was Chief Executive of Age International, an international development agency focused on the needs and rights of older people in low income countries. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of Y Care International, a youth-focused humanitarian and development organisation. He has been a trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and a member of the BBC’s Appeals Advisory Committee, and has also worked for Christian Aid, ActionAid and YMCA England. Chris is currently a Trustee Director of The Pensions Trust, and a trustee of Wesley House, Cambridge. He is a member of the Methodist Church.
Sarah Peppiatt, Lay Canon
Sarah is a solicitor with wide experience of corporate and commercial law. Sarah lived and worked in London and the Midlands before moving to Hampshire in 2011. She is a trustee of Footprints Project, a charity that trains volunteers to support people who have been in prison. Sarah lives near Romsey and is involved in her local church (St. John’s Lockerley) and is a governor of Lockerley Church of England Primary School. Sarah has four grown up children and volunteered for Home-Start UK for a number of years.