MEET THE TEAM Inspiring excellence, nurturing talent

Jo August

Chief Executive Officer

Jo has a lifetime of experience in fostering having grown up in a fostering family as well as gaining 20 years professional experience in the sector – her formative years...

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Venetia Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

Venetia Cooper, ACA qualified, joined PICS as Chief Financial Officer in October 2016, bringing with her over 20 years senior experience in finance. Venetia has developed her skills across...

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Siobhan Harper

Business Development Director

Siobhan, who joined the PICS group in 2016, is a senior level marketing, communications and business development professional with over 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors. Her...

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Toni Reedman

Director of Education

Toni is a qualified teacher with over 30 years teaching and management experience, the last 18 of which have been spent within a therapeutic childcare setting. Currently, as Director...

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Nick West

Commercial Director

Nick trained as an Architect, and it is this specialism that brought him into the sector to source, acquire and develop freehold sites for schools and fostering centres....

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Bridgid McCaig

Director of Orange Grove

Bridgid, a qualified social worker of 16 years, brings with her a wealth of experience gained in child-centred and operational roles within a range of settings including residential, independent fostering...

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Tracy Livesey

Director of ISP

Tracey, a qualified social worker for over 25 years, has significant operational experience gained in child protection, assessment work, children and family support, as well as fostering gained in local...

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Rob Sanders

Head of HR

Rob is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) and brings more than 20 years HR experience, gained in a range of sectors, to his role...

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