Robert Szewczyk

Rob Szewczyk

Hi, I’m Robert. I first joined Cumberland Lodge in 1985. Food plays a very important part of the Cumberland Lodge experience and we aim to not only source the best[…]

Professor Melissa Butcher


Hi, I’m Melissa. I joined Cumberland Lodge in 2023 and I’m responsible for managing the charity’s programme development and implementation. I have over two decades’ experience leading major programmes and[…]

Mike Durham


Hi, I’m Mike. I joined Cumberland Lodge as Chief Operating Officer in June 2022 and oversee the day-to-day running of our commercial operations as a social enterprise. Prior to joining[…]

Nicola Hine

Nicola Hine

Hi, I’m Nicola. I joined Cumberland Lodge in 2021, and I am responsible for managing our internal and external communications, including our online presence, social media, and media enquiries. I[…]

Merrill Ryan

Merrill Ryan

Merrill joined us in August 2018 as our General Manager, and since September 2020 she has been the Hospitality Director and part of our Executive team. Merrill trained in Catering[…]

Colin Baker

Colin Baker wearing his nice shirt, stood outside Cumberland Lodge.

Hi I’m Colin and I joined Cumberland Lodge as Buildings Manager in February 2017. Before joining the Lodge I worked as Facilities Manager at Field End Schools, a combined infant and junior school[…]

Sarah Mann

Sarah Mann

Hi, I’m Sarah. I’ve worked at Cumberland Lodge for over 20 years and been part of our front of house team for more than 10 years. I am responsible for ensuring[…]

Canon Dr Edmund Newell


Edmund Newell has been Principal and Chief Executive of Cumberland Lodge since 2013. An economic historian with a special interest in environmental issues, and priest in the Church of England,[…]