Jan Rees OBE Chair
Jan Rees OBE is widely considered a pioneer in developing therapeutic foster care services and specialist support for children and families, not just in the UK but around the world. In 2016 Jan was recognised and honoured for her services to fostering and support to care leavers by being awarded an OBE. It is believed to be the first time that a foster carer, and the fostering sector in general, has been recognised in the Queen’s honours at this level.
Rupert Bertie Vice Chair
Retired social worker with 28 years of social work and senior management experience in the local authority and independent sector.
Retired CEO England Women’s Golf Association. A highly experienced and successful Senior Executive and Non-executive Director who has worked in private, public, not-for-profit and charity sectors.
A Barrister with four decades of experience in child protection, human rights and family law. He is care experienced and currently Chairs the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Click HERE to meet the staff team at Rees!
Video credit to : Natasha Hibbert – Freelance Videographer and Care experienced person.
Melody Douglas - Chief Executive
Davinder Shergill – Participation and Engagement Manager
Kim Cormack – Arts Project Coordinator
Charlotte Ebanks – Support Worker
Kerry Foster – Mentor & Outreach Worker
Claire Banner – Career Coach/HR Manager
Stacey Mountford – Support Worker
Faye Francis – Business Support
Matthew Williams – Finance Director
Adam Ebanks – Finance Assistant
Polly Jones - Project Manager
Sarah Saunders - Project Manager
Proud mother of 2. Self-employed, Ofsted Childminder of 20 years. Residential care from 5yrs to 16yrs in 70’s/80’s.
Retired, worked with Learning Disabled adults. Kinship care and residential units until 18. Interests: Animals, Nature, Music. Like challenges.
I became an Ambassador in July 2019 as I am passionate that all CEP across the country should be able to get the help and support that they need to succeed in life. For my day job, I work in the UK Civil Service as a Personal Assistant supporting 2 Senior Civil Servants and their teams with their work priorities
Registered Charity Number – 1154019
Registered with ICO – ZA027769