Meet the team

Find out more about our hard working, dedicated staff team
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Catherine Parker

Clerk

Catherine joined The French Hospital as Clerk in August 2021. In her first career in international commercial banking she led financing teams for large infrastructure and renewable energy projects. After a brief career-break she retrained in grant-making, fundraising and charity management and has worked with a number of charitable and non-profit organisations in London and Kent for over 12 years. Before joining the team at The French Hospital she was CEO of Kent’s Credit Union, Kent Savers. Catherine has enjoyed renovating several period family houses over the years, and was interested to take responsibility in maintaining and updating the historic listed properties at La Providence. She is also keen to ensure the charity and its residents contribute and benefit as much as possible in the local thriving Rochester High Street community. But her primary job satisfaction comes from leading the Charity in its aim to continually enhance the housing and welfare provision, to ensure the residents enjoy a safe and nurturing home environment.

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Natalie Tegg

Head of Community Engagement & Deputy Clerk

Natalie has recently joined the French Hospital as Head of Community Engagement & Deputy Clerk. She has over 20 years in the charity sector, and a degree in Business Studies. Natalie lives in Rochester, and has a keen interest in History and this is what appealed about the French Hospital, as well as its strong ethos on welfare. The charity’s vision to provide independent living and a sense of community whilst tackling social isolation and loneliness is important to her, and is an integral part of her job role. Natalie loves travelling, visiting historic places of interest, outdoor swimming, reading, theatre and seeing live music.

Jon Corrigan - Steward
John Corrigan

Jon Corrigan

Steward

Jon has worked in the civil engineering and construction industry for most of his life and has travelled to over thirty countries during the past 30 years. During Jon’s twenty years at Pirelli Construction he oversaw civil, electrical and hydraulic works associated with power projects around the world, including the Middle East, Spain, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia and the US. Jon is responsible for the day-to-day running of The French Hospital, overseeing our maintenance programme, and leading our dedicated team of Deputy Stewards who provide 24 hour assistance for our residents should they need it. Originally from Rochester, Jon joined The French Hospital in 2011 when he and his wife Sue wanted to live closer to their children and grandchildren. Jon feels very fortunate to work in such a historic environment and to be able to make a different in the lives of our residents. Jon still enjoys travelling and is at his happiest with his children and grandchildren around him.

Jeanette Harris - Deputy Steward
Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Harris

Deputy Steward

Jeanette was born in London and moved to Kent in 2004 to begin work as the Deputy Steward at The French Hospital. Jeanette’s professional background is largely health and social care, including work on the busy switchboards of her local hospital and police station. Jeanette’s family connection to The French Hospital began in the 1980s when her mother and stepfather came here to work as Deputy Steward, and later Steward. Jeanette takes pride in cooking for the regular Directors meetings and enjoys using the same recipes her own mother used when cooking at The French Hospital. Jeannette enjoys working at The French Hospital as it has become like a second home; an unique place to work with a real sense of community and history. Jeanette describes herself as a friendly person who offers support and shares in the daily lives of our residents. Away from work, Jeanette is a busy mother and grandmother and enjoys gardening, reading and cooking for her family and friends.
Sue Corrigan - Deputy Steward
Sue Corrigan

Sue Corrigan

Deputy Steward

Sue is originally from Rochester and joined The French Hospital in 2014 after travelling the world with her husband Jon and their children. Before joining The French Hospital, Sue and Jon settled in Cyprus for eight years, where they had a successful small property management business. Sue feels privileged to have visited so many countries over the years, but is happy to be back in Rochester, close to her children and grandchildren. Sue really enjoys working with our great team and being part of such a special place.
Karen Weaver - Deputy Steward
Karen Weaver

Karen Weaver

Deputy Steward

Originally from London moved to Kent with family in 1985 to run a small holding. Married and moved to Maidstone in 1993. I have 2 sons. I Volunteered with cancer charities and am currently working with Kent NHS trusts to improve Cancer facilities and care for patients and their supporters. I am a Qualified Clark’s shoe fitter and interior designer. Worked in secondary school for 9 years and qualified Foster parent. fostered teenage boys for 3 years, so can adapt to change in any situation! Yearly holidays in Scotland are spent animal watching , especially dolphin spotting. Loves travelling and Recently took family to Borneo to see Orangutans, our dream holiday Have family to visit all over the world. I enjoy Working with people and really wanted to work at the French hospital, as love the history, and the buildings. It is a great honour to work with the residents and help to support them. Hobbies are sewing, arts of all kinds, gardening, I am a keen animal lover and has adopted 2 chimps in Liberia n has 2 cats and 4 garden hedgehogs!