Day to day operational responsibilities for the running of YMCA Dulverton Group are delegated to the senior management team.


Martin Hodgson – Chief Executive 

Martin spent much of his early career managing outdoor activity centres across the south of England, then studied at Bath University to become a teacher of Geography and Religious Studies. Having then taught in Southampton for 5 years, he moved to the YMCA Fairthorne Group where he was operations manager until 2007. Since then he has been the CEO of YMCA Dulverton Group overseeing its growth and increased impact across the communities it serves.

Jonica Walkinshaw – Head of Housing and Support 

Jonica started her career in sales, and returned to studying in 2008, graduating with a degree in Education.  Following this she spent several years working in a school, with students who needed extra support or found the school environment challenging. In 2014 Jonica joined the team at YMCA Dulverton Group and oversees several different elements of our work, alongside the internal training and education deliverer.


Dave Jackson – Head of Community Enterprise 

Dave has spent much of his early career working with challenging young people through outdoor education as well as managing centres. He has also led expeditions all over the world, taking youngsters to continents including Africa, Asia and Central / South America. Before joining us, he spent several years as an outdoor education advisor to Somerset County Council and the County Sports Partnership. He is also a published author writing books on Leadership and Team Dynamics. He joined the YMCA in 2013 to lead in our Social Enterprise delivery.

Georgina Jones – Head of Risk and Resource 

Georgina joined YMCA Dulverton Group in 2011, initially to cover maternity leave. Since that time her role has expanded to include risk management, Human Resources and the maintenance of the YMCA’s assets. Georgina’s background includes a variety of roles in the Charity sector, with specialisms in Business Administration and Human Resources.


Ruth Cuthbert – Head of Business and Finance 

Ruth started her career in practice, later moving to financial software training and then to Clarks International, performing financial and commercial accounting roles. Managing finance teams, she specialised in property management, acquisitions and divestments, project management and VAT. She is now the Business and Finance Director for YMCA Dulverton Group.