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

  • 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

  • Colin Bell, trustee

  • Dave Sweeny, trustee

  • Julie Cooke, Chair

    Julie is Deputy Chief Constable at Cheshire Police.

  • 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.

  • Tracey Johnson, trustee

    Tracey has over 25 years’ experience in HR, and for the last 17 years she has held responsibility for IT and digital transformation.

  • Dr Kim Heyes, trustee

    Dr Kim Heyes is an academic in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Hilary Berg, trustee

    Hil has over 25 years of experience as an independent brand and communications consultant and has worked for some of the UK’s best known companies.

  • Andrew Kellaway, Vice Chair

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

  • Matt Rothwell, trustee

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

  • Jenny Hannon, trustee