Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive, I carry responsibility for the overall management and leadership of The Avalon Group, and I consider myself fortunate to hold this position in such a worthwhile and necessary organisation.
I am absolutely committed to personalisation for our customers. In fact this has been my primary goal during my 30 years plus career, which has seen me manage a number of local authorities and health organisations, as well as being General Manager for North Yorkshire County Council’s Health and Adult Services for 4 years.
I am a staunch advocate for learning and personal development, and I think the key to growing as an individual and an organisation is being open to new ideas, new thinking and continually building our knowledge base.
My own learning extends to a Masters in Social Work and Social Policy, but equally important as my personal qualifications are the incredible projects I have either led or been a part of over the years. This includes development of the North Yorkshire Innovation Fund, and at The Avalon Group, expanding our operations into new areas like Doncaster and Wirral, and launching a bespoke dementia care service which has already been invaluable to many people living with dementia.
You may think that I would not want to list my weaknesses, but that is not so. If you were to offer me a Campari or Limoncello, I’d more than likely have to say yes. I’m also a huge fan of Crystal Palace Football Club (which some may call a weakness) and in my free time I am an avid reader, with a fondness is particular for crime fiction.