I have worked for Chester Link since 2002, initially as a Support Worker, Senior Support Worker, Team Leader and have been the Service Manager and Chief Officer since 2012.

My background is in primary education and a range of social care settings including supporting young people living in care and being Deputy Manager of a residential home for older people. I owned a ‘Kumon Maths’ franchise for seven years and specialised in developing the literacy and numeracy skills of struggling and disillusioned students.

I have achieved an honours degree in English and Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and am qualified in Leadership and Management, Voluntary Sector Management and Mentoring.

I really enjoy the challenges and variety of the Chief Officer role and am passionate about leading the staff teams to provide the best support and housing for our service users to enable them to develop their skills and independence, and experience new and interesting opportunities in their lives.