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 Cathedral Council, the Project Board overseeing capital works and Winchester Cathedral Enterprises Limited, its 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.
George Medd, Lay Canon
George brings to Chapter managerial experience from his career in IT working with major international organisations, a practical knowledge of Church life and an interest in theology.
Mark Byford, Lay Canon
Mark Byford is the former Deputy Director General and Head of BBC Journalism (2004-2011). He worked for the BBC for thirty two years as an award winning journalist and editor. He is a former Head of the the BBC World Service. 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 Chair of the Play to the Crowd charity, which runs Winchester Theatre Royal and the annual Hat Fair in the city. He is also a trustee of the Winchester Hospice Fundraising charity. Mark is married with five adult children. He brings to Chapter extensive experience of high-level leadership and management.
Jane Hands, Lay Canon
Jane Hands is a lawyer with experience of finance, leadership and management. After reading classics at Oxford, she worked for 30 years in London for the international law firm Slaughter and May, first as a solicitor advising companies on financing matters, and later, after a career break to bring up her two sons, as a support lawyer and then Partnership Secretary. This last role effectively involved working as company secretary, supporting the management of the firm on projects and issues ranging from people and compliance through to premises and finance with a particular focus on governance.