Staff

See below profiles of those working at our head office.

Kieran Darnell

Kieran returned to Carter Brown following completion of a degree course in Business Operations Analysis and Marketing. His previous roles have included Costings Coordinator, Referrals Coordinator and Marketing & Development Officer.

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

Position: Head of Service

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02210

Alan Wood

Alan, our Head of Consultancy, is a qualified social worker and child therapist of 25 years’ experience. He has worked within the statutory; voluntary (NSPCC and BAAF) and private sector across England as a senior manager; Head of Service; Director; Agency Decision Maker; Head of Safeguarding and as a Managing Consultant.

Alan has designed and delivered many hundreds of hours of high quality training focused upon safeguarding; family placement; therapeutic care; assessment and analysis; court skills; preparation for inspection and engaging with children and young people and their parents/carers.

Alan has worked closely with a number of Local Authorities in regard to improving systems and processes and was awarded the foster carer of distinction award in 2015.

Qualifications: BA (hons); Post Grad Cert Crim Jus Soc Pol; Dip.Sw; MA (Keele); AASW (York); MA (York)

Position: Head of Consultancy

Phone Number: 01623 661 089

Amy Callaghan

Amy joined Carter Brown in 2010 as an administrator, moving shortly thereafter to the Referrals Department for two years and has since managed the Independent Social Work Service and Case Handling Teams for over two years. Amy graduated in 2009 from Northumbria University with a degree in Psychology and later has volunteered with Mind, trained and worked as a Contact Supervisor and also currently undertakes Prospective Adopter Initial Visits on behalf of our sister company Adopters for Adoption.

Qualifications: BSc

Position: Business Manager

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02204

Karina Ghani

Karina Ghani currently works as Professional Advisor for Carter Brown. Karina has a well-rounded history of working in children and families social care in various roles. She has a wealth of experience in undertaking assessments with children and families within care proceedings and strives to produce evidence based, multiagency assessments to ensure the best outcomes for children and their families. Karina is also experienced in the field of adoption and fostering, and continues to offer complete assessments and provide adoption support services to an independent adoption agency. Karina is keen to develop her knowledge pertaining to theory and practice in social work through her academic studies. Karina also provided training and development courses for Social Workers within our service and external Local Authorities.

Qualifications: MA in Social Work and BA (Hons) in Business Administration; PQ1; PQ2; MA Advanced Social Work; OU Social Work and Law

Position: Professional Advisor

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02205

Cheryl Musgrove

Cheryl joined Carter Brown after many years experience in solicitors’ practices. She has completed her Level 3 Diploma in Law with the Institute of Legal Executives and Level 3 Diploma with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Cheryl managed our Referrals Team as well as being Office Manager before going on maternity leave in April 2016.

Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Law, Level 3 Diploma with the Institute of Leadership and Management

Position: Office Manager

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02217

Sally Astill

Sally studied Music at the University of Nottingham, majoring in violin performance. More recently, Sally has worked in commerce holding a wide variety of varied roles in marketing, administration and accounts. Sally joined Carter Brown as our Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator and is currently our Referrals and Development Manager.

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

Position: Referrals and Development Manager

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02203

Lisa Crowther

Lisa joined Carter Brown in July 2006 and has since worked across all departments. Lisa is currently responsible for Quality Assurance, Associate Management and Business Development.

Position: Quality Assurance Manager

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02212

Ashleigh Chrich

Ashleigh joined our service in 2015 as a member of the Independent Social Work Service. In November 2016, she was promoted to Business Development Manager. Ashleigh graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 with a First Class Degree in English Language, and later worked within the Internal Communications team for the NHS before joining Carter Brown.

Qualifications: BA Hons in English Language

Position: Business Development Manager

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02209

Vera Mason

Vera joined the company in 2005, and has experience both as an Administrator and Case Handler with Carter Brown. She has an NVQ in Business Administration, an Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Services and is working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in IT.  Before joining Carter Brown she had experience in retail and administration.

Position: Case Handler

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02202

Annie Fryer

Annie rejoined our service in 2015, and is a valuable member of the Independent Social Work Service Team as well as being our Recruitment Co-ordinator. She studied English literature at Staffordshire University and graduated in 2011. She began her administration career within the property sector, and has also worked for a charity, helping disabled adults into work within the welfare to work sector. She has also worked for an online magazine, writing articles upon culture and entertainment.

Qualifications: English literature BA (hons)

Position: Key Account Coordinator and Recruitment Co-ordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02211

Lisa Liversidge

Lisa Joined Carter Brown in September 2012 as a Case Handler.  She has over twenty years experience in various secretarial and administrative positions in all industry sectors.  She holds a London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Private Secretary’s Certificate and a diploma in Administrative Management from The Institute of Administrative Managers.

Position: Case Handler

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02221

Amanda Williams


Amanda joined Carter Brown in August 2016 as a Case Handler. Amanda has a diploma in Higher Education in Psychological Studies from the University of Huddersfield. Before joining Carter Brown Amanda worked mainly in the Education and Training sector in various administrative and customer service roles including an Employment Support and Sales and Recruitment Coordinator.

Qualifications: Diploma of Higher Education in Psychological Studies

Position: Case Handler

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02205

James Phillips

James joined the service in 2015 and is a member of the Independent Social Work Service. James graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2013, with an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science, before working as a personal trainer for just over a year. James made the change to his career after learning of the company and services we offer.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Position: Key Account Coordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02213

Rachel Simpson

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2005, Rachel has worked mostly within the Private sector dealing with large scale recruitment campaigns. Her previous roles have also included training for customer service advisors, and micro-managing campaign projects.

Qualifications: BSc

Position: Referrals and Development Coordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02216

Karen Cake

Prior to moving to Nottinghamshire Karen studied Business Management, but has since worked within the Health and Social Care sector, becoming a manager of a home for Adults with Autism and Challenging behaviour. Whilst working in the Health Care sector for the past 7 years Karen gainedan NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Position: Referrals and Development Coordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 2219

Roxanne Jennings

Roxanne joined Carter Brown in early 2016 and is a member of the Referrals and Development team. Roxanne has a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business and ICT. Before joining Carter Brown, Roxanne previously worked in Sales, Retail and Customer Service.

Qualifications: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business and ICT

Position: Referrals and Development Co-ordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02218

Danielle Eskriett

Danielle is our newest Referrals Co-ordinator, joining the team in February 2017. Danielle has completed an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and ICT at Level 2. She has previously worked as a recruitment consultant, recruiting carers and general operatives and has also worked as an administrator in a Work Based Learning centre.

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2

Position: Referrals Co-ordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02217

Stuart Keogh

Stuart joined our service in 2016 as a member of the Quality Assurance Team.  Before joining Carter Brown, Stuart worked as a Debt Advisor for a Debt Charity in Leeds, providing help, support and advice to families experiencing problem debt.

Position: Quality Assurance Co-ordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02208

Remi Martin

Remi studied English and American Studies at the University of Leicester, alongside working in an administrative role. From here, he went on to gain proofreading experience in an assistant editorial position, before joining our Quality Assurance Team in 2016.

 

Position: Quality Assurance Co-ordinator

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02214

Rebecca Gregory

Rebecca joined Carter Brown in 2015 and is the administrative assistant. Rebecca has received a BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Media Production from Vision West Nottinghamshire College and graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a 2:1 in Media and Popular Culture. She has worked in a variety of roles within retail, media, and administration.

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

Position: Administrative Assistant

Phone Number: 01623 661 089 ext. 02200