MEET THE BOARD
Our Board of Trustees, working together with us to stop the Revolving Door.
Chair of the Board of Trustees and Business Development Director for Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT)
NHFT provides community services; including community hospitals, district nursing, school nursing, sexual health services and Mental Health services; including low secure mental health hospitals, eating disorder and child and adolescent mental health services. They also provide healthcare services in a number of prisons and In Northamptonshire’s Police Custody Suites. David works to develop new partnerships across the health and social care organisations that they work with.
David has previously worked as a Local Director for NHS England, ensuring that the health and care systems in his area are delivering currently and planning for greater integration in the future. David also has the lead responsibility for Commissioning Primary Care (GPs, Pharmacy, Dental and Optometry services) and Public Health services across the West Midlands. David also acts as the Accountable Emergency Officer for the NHS in the West Midlands and chairs NHS England's national Screening and Immunisations Assurance Group. Between May 2006 and December 2010 David worked as the NHS West Midlands Regional Lead for Offender Health and Social Care. Prior to this David has worked in the Department of Health, for Her Majesty’s Prison Service and in the RSPCA. David originally trained as a teacher and has spent much of his career providing support to improve the quality and range of services provided.
Treasurer, Director of Finance for Hestia Housing and Support
After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1988, Chris worked in a number of housing finance roles in Scotland, including two stints with the national housing agency, now part of the Scottish Government. From 2000, he worked at Elmbridge Housing Trust in Surrey as Finance Director and in 2009 was appointed to the role of Director of Finance for Hestia Housing and Support, a London wide charity providing housing and support services to a wide range of service users, including people with mental health issues, women and children fleeing domestic violence and ex-offenders.
Christina has an extensive knowledge of the political process, on developing leadership and effectiveness, and on diversity. To encourage fairness in the assessment of future MPs Christina pioneered the application of organizational development techniques in politics. After three decades of experience working directly with senior central and local elected politicians and policy makers, she has excellent connections, and an in-depth understanding of democratic networks and the processes which underpins them. She lectures on the value of political leadership in management and is presently doing a PhD. She is an Associate of the Institute of Government and she is an adviser to Citizens UK Commission on Islamic communities and an adviser to the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP on community cohesion.
PROFESSOR CAROL HEDDERMAN
Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.
Carol began her research career in 1986 when she joined the Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate where she conducted and managed projects on topics as diverse as understanding sentencers’ decision-making, particularly in relation to women; the enforcement of community sentences; the treatment of mentally disordered and sex offenders, the factors which determine whether prisoners are paroled; and the extent to which young children can make reliable witnesses. Between 1999 and 2002 she was Deputy Director of the Criminal Policy Research Unit at London Southbank University. During that time she managed projects including several on probation enforcement, dealing with domestic violence and evaluating policing strategies aimed at reducing burglary. She also served on the Parole Board during this period. Carol returned to the Home Office as an Assistant Director of the Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate in October 2002 where she had lead responsibility for statistics and research into the management and impact of the prison and probation services. Carol became Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester in 2004 where she worked until taking early retirement in 2014. She continues to conduct research and write in the areas of the treatment of women in the criminal justice system.
DR NICK MAGUIRE
Deputy Director, PG Dip in Cognitive Therapy, University of Southampton
Nick works as a chartered clinical psychologist at the University of Southampton, lecturing on and researching the treatment of adults with severe and complex mental health problems. He has a particular interest in researching the psychological factors implicated in the cause and maintenance of entrenched homelessness. He has worked in the NHS in community mental health teams and run psychological projects for multiply excluded homeless men, using cognitive behaviour therapy to treat the mental health problems underpinning behaviours which can lead to homelessness.
Jenny has worked in the criminal justice field for over fourteen years and was Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, leading a multi-agency programme to reduce re offending, and commissioning services to support victims and ex-offenders, and Stakeholder Lead for HMCTS. She was a Senior Selection Assessor for the National Police Improvement Agency, and an Independent Member of Norfolk Police Authority. In previous roles Jenny has taught at the University of Brighton, worked as a freelance journalist and volunteered on grants committees for the Big Lottery Fund, Asthma UK, and Norfolk Community Foundation. Jenny is now a Selection Panel member for the Judicial Appointments Commission, a board member for the NHS Health Services and Delivery Research programme and is working freelance as a consultant on organisational strategy and partnership development, and as a consultant for Denise Nathan Consultancy assessing senior police officers and staff.
LEROY D SIMPSON
In 2005 Leroy was diagnosed with severe depression, personality disorder with agoraphobic, paranoid and psychotic features. He has been through the criminal justice and mental health systems, experienced homelessness and lived in supported housing. Since 2006 Leroy has been heavily involved in client Involvement. He is a member of four clients’ groups, sits on two advisory committees and a steering group. He was a member of a two NICE guideline development Groups.
In the last three years he has received a wide range of training, has chaired meetings with peers, area managers and directors, carried out research, interviews and has written reports. He has experience of working on policy making committees, media work, TV, radio and newspapers. Leroy has also delivered training courses to staff and peers including Recovery Approach Training, Reflective Practice, Action Learning Sets and Life Skills.
Recently Leroy has served as a Board Member at Salvation Army Housing Association and for the JSTAR organisation. He is chair of the Harlesden Town Team which has almost 2,000 members and has raised nearly £4 million for their Town Centre Project.
Throughout his roles Leroy always promotes client Involvement and Personal Centred Planning.
Imogen’s interest in public service design can be traced throughout her previous posts as Interim Head of Policy Research (Citizens and Democracy) at Citizens Advice, Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research and managing Public Services Research at FreshMinds. She is now Head of the Nuffield Foundation’s programmes on Justice, Citizens and Digital Ethics with a mission to improve social wellbeing through research and innovation in social policy. Currently Imogen is strategic lead in the development of a new independent institution to consider the ethical issues arising out of data use in a digital society. This work is being done in dialogue with the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Alan Turing Institute, the Royal Statistical Society and Tech UK. Imogen has a particular focus on citizens’ interactions with the state and with public services ─ exploring how design and innovation can serve the most vulnerable when it goes with the grain of human behaviour.
TESSA WEBB OBE
Tessa Webb has an extensive career with the probation service, beginning in 1980 at a bail hostel in Oxfordshire. For many years Tessa worked as a probation officer in London and Essex before progressing through a range of training, management and leadership roles which have included deputy head of public protection at the Home Office and CEO for Hertfordshire Probation Trust. As a director for the Probation Chiefs Association Tessa led for localism and improving the connectivity between probation services and local services. Tessa was appointed an Officer of the British Empire January 2015 for services to probation.
Tessa presently works with H M Inspectorate of Probation.