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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Senior management team

  • Maria Daly, head of finance

  • Rita Chambers, head of strengthening families and wellbeing services

  • Laura Curran, head of learning and development at PSS

    Laura Curran, 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

  • 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.

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  • Colin Bell, trustee

    Colin has experience in a range of legal issues and has advised local, national, and international clients across a number of sectors including charities and the care sector.

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  • Julie Cooke, Chair

    Julie has been a trustee with PSS since 2017

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  • Dave Sweeny, trustee

    Dave has 18 years' experience working in the NHS and local authorities. He has worked in roles dealing with transformation and various levels of change management. 

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  • Dr Kim Heyes, trustee

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

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  • Hilary Berg, trustee

    Hil has over 25 years of experience as a specialist in social change communications and has worked for some of the UK’s best-known companies and brands.

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  • Peter Kinsella, trustee

    Peter joined PSS in 2021. He started working in social care in the 1980s when he started working for Mencap.

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  • Matt Rothwell, trustee

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

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  • Andrew Kellaway, Vice Chair

    As a qualified Chartered Surveyor Andrew worked for many years for Liverpool Quantity Surveying firm Todd and Ledson.

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  • Jenny Hannon, trustee

    Jenny is our Board's financial expert, having served as a chief finance officer in the NHS for several years. She also has experience in the private sector across the UK and on international projects.

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