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Below you get a chance to put a face to the name of some of our management team, our Centre for Adoption Support staff, presidents, patrons and board of trustees.

We are proud of our very low turnover of staff here at Adoption Matters and many employees have worked for the charity for 10, 20 and over 35 years!

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Norman Goodwin CBE

Chief Executive
Norman Goodwin CBE

Norman is a qualified social worker whose career in social work began in 1979 with Clwyd County Council before moving to Cheshire County Council. Norman joined Adoption Matters in 1985, initially as a team manager moving up to…

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Presidents + Patrons

The Rt. Revd. Mark Tanner

The Rt. Revd. Mark Tanner

Bishop of Chester

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The Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson|

The Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson|

Bishop of Blackburn

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The Rt. Revd. Paul Butler

The Rt. Revd. Paul Butler

Bishop of Durham

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Sir Mark Hedley

Sir Mark Hedley

Patron

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Board of Trustees

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Chair

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Professor David Cracknell OBE

Professor David Cracknell OBE

Vice-Chair

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Joe McArdle

Joe McArdle

Trustee

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David Shield

David Shield

Trustee

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Annesley Wright

Annesley Wright

Company Secretary

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Dave Champness

Dave Champness

Trustee

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Professor Elizabeth Harlow

Professor Elizabeth Harlow

Trustee

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Catherine Gibbons

Catherine Gibbons

Trustee

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Lynn Pates

Lynn Pates

Trustee

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Jamie Bennett

Jamie Bennett

Trustee

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Barry Speker OBE DL

Barry Speker OBE DL

Trustee

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Our Management Team

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan

Service Manager

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Jacqui Shore

Jacqui Shore

Service Manager

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Hazel Field

Hazel Field

Adoption Team Manager

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Clive Gumbrell

Clive Gumbrell

Adoption Team Manager

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Sally Frances

Sally Frances

Adoption Team Manager

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Julie Hogan

Julie Hogan

Concurrent Planning Service Team Manager

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Amreen Riaz

Amreen Riaz

Adoption Team Manager

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Irene Redshaw

Irene Redshaw

Adoption Team Manager

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Susy White

Susy White

Finance & Operations Director

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Karen Davies

Karen Davies

Business & Finance Manager

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Diane Handley

Diane Handley

HR Manager

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Gaynor Richards

Gaynor Richards

Business Development Manager

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Jenny MacQuire

Jenny MacQuire

Marketing Manager

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Fundraising & Relationship Manager

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Centre for Adoption Support

Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming

CfAS Service Manager

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David Robinson-Field

David Robinson-Field

CfAS Team Manager

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Hedwig Verhagen

Hedwig Verhagen

CfAS Team Manager

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Nadine Eisenberg

Nadine Eisenberg

Clinical Lead Therapy Service

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Nigel Johnson

Nigel Johnson

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Annmarie Field

Annmarie Field

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Pat Shields

Pat Shields

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Ronnie Sumner

Ronnie Sumner

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Rashda Kholwadia

Rashda Kholwadia

Adoption Support Social Work Practitioner

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Lindsey Arrowsmith

Lindsey Arrowsmith

Adoption Support Social Work Practitioner

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Helen Stringfellow

Helen Stringfellow

Occupational Therapist

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Aeron Gates

Aeron Gates

Occupational Therapist

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Helen McCarthy

Helen McCarthy

Adoption Support Social Work Practitioner

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