Gayle joined Hestia in 2014 as Deputy Director of Operations before becoming Regional Director in 2016 and Executive Director of Services in 2022. Gayle previously worked for St Mungo’s since 2001 and her previous roles included leading St Mungo’s national expansion programme, securing and implementing over £25m of new business across the South West. Gayle was previously the Substance Use Team Regional Manager for St Mungo’s, heading up organisational clinical governance around needle exchanges, BBV clinics and substitute prescribing provision and advising the organisational Alcohol Working Party.

Gayle started her professional career as a volunteer with a small independent charity and is dedicated to supporting volunteers to bring their experience to Hestia and in empowering service users to co-produce services with us. Gayle is a Psychology graduate, a qualified trainer and holds numerous Health and Social Care vocational qualifications