Our team

Leadership team

  • Lesley Dixon, chief executive

    Lesley joined PSS in 2009 following a career in higher education as chief executive of Leeds University Student Union and before that the University of London and Kings College.

  • Sharon Edwards, director of finance and people

    Sharon joined the PSS leadership team in 2013 after working in posts in both the social enterprise and private sector in senior finance roles.

  • Harriet Michael-Phillips, director of operations

    Harriet moved to Liverpool to join PSS in 2019. Harriet graduated uni into a support worker role and has worked in social care since, in many different roles.


Senior management team

  • Maria Daly, head of finance

  • Sarah Wilson, head of great ideas

  • Rita Chambers, head of strengthening families and wellbeing services

  • Sharon Wright, head of learning and development

  • Jo Hancock, head of homes and communities

  • A picture of our head of communications Lisa Davies

    Lisa Davies, head of communications

  • Simone McCaskill, head of quality

  • Michelle Cooksey, head of people and culture

  • Ian Travis, head of technology

  • Pamela Oden, head of Shared Lives England

Our trustees

  • Julie Cooke, Chair

    Julie has been a Trustee with PSS since 2017 and has been the Chair since 2021.

  • Jenny Hannon, trustee

    Jenny is our Board's financial expert, having served as a chief financial officer in the NHS for several years.

  • Bev Mitchell, trustee

    Bev's one of PSS's trustees. She's got loads of experience as a business leader, working for lots of well-known brands.

  • Colin Bell, trustee

    Colin became a trustee of PSS in 2020 bringing a legal background to the role.

  • Georgia Marriott Smith

    Georgia is a PhD student and active research assistant at Liverpool John Moore’s University, with a background in Criminal Justice Research.

  • Rich Bramwell

    PSS trustee, Rich is a strategic public relations consultant and former journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in communications and the news media.

  • Helen Shaw, trustee

    Helen has loads of experience in strategic communications working in big organisations in health, policing, education and economic development.

  • Nicola Parkinson, trustee

    Nicola is a senior people leader and has worked in a variety of purpose-driven organisations in the construction, childcare, housing, education, care, and manufacturing sectors.

  • Dr Kim Heyes, trustee

    Kim is a senior lecturer of Health and Social Justice in the Nursing Department at Manchester Metropolitan University and has a PhD in Social Work and Social Care.

  • Matt Rothwell, trustee

    Matt’s got over 20 years’ experience as a business leader in the housing and construction sector.