PSG is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, formed of five Trustees from the former mcch Board, and five from the former Choice Support board. PSG Trustees are also the Trustees for mcch and Choice Support.
Oliver Mills - Chair
Care and improvement advisor
Oliver currently works as a care and improvement advisor to the Local Government Association. He advises councils and health partners on improving outcomes for people using care and support services in South East and South West England. His past roles include social worker, Director of Adult Social Services at Kent County Council, and National Programme Director as part of the Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care programme.
Paul McGee - Vice Chair
Retired director of education & leisure, company director
Paul started as a teacher and moved on to become chief inspector in Croydon before 14 years as a chief officer in Bexley, rising to become director of education and leisure. Paul is founding director of Prospects, a company that provides a wide range of eduction, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. He is currently a Trustee of Autism Wessex and was the first Chair of Governors at the Gloucester Academy which Prospects sponsors.
Accountant and auditor
Colin has been a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, a firm of Chartered Accountants, tax and business advisers, since 2013. This followed the merger of his previous partnership, in which he had been a partner since 1986. Colin has experience in the not for profit sector, providing an advisory role to a significant number of not for profit clients. He is aware of the issues that charities face on a day-to-day basis and works closely with charity clients to help them through the changing economic and regulatory climate.
Chris Dorey Chris retired in 2013 following a 40 year career working in inner London social services departments. For the last 10 years he was a commissioning manager for people with learning disabilities at Southwark. He has a track record of involving service users and their families in decision making when developing or changing services. He is passionate about people with learning disabilities having the right to equal citizenship by living their lives in ways they choose regardless of the level of their disability.
Retired local authority commissioner
Chris retired in 2013 following a 40 year career working in inner London social services departments. For the last 10 years he was a commissioning manager for people with learning disabilities at Southwark. He has a track record of involving service users and their families in decision making when developing or changing services. He is passionate about people with learning disabilities having the right to equal citizenship by living their lives in ways they choose regardless of the level of their disability.
Housing association executive and solicitor
Anne is a solicitor, and is Head of New Business and Commercial Services at Golding Homes, one of the largest not-for-profit housing associations in the South East region. Anne’s role encompasses development and management of commercial properties as well as pursuing inorganic opportunities for Golding Homes. Outside of housing, Anne has experience in the voluntary sector, health and education. Anne was formerly the Chair of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Vice Chair at the Kent Council for Addiction, now part of Addaction, where she serves as a trustee. She is the Chair of the South East for the Chartered Institute for Housing and a board member at Eldon Housing.
Parent, healthcare marketing manager
Lynda has spent her professional career at a senior level in teaching, marketing and communications. She became a board member hoping to make a contribution as the parent of someone with complex disabilities. Her daughter has been supported by a 24-hour Choice Support team since 2001. This gives Lynda particular insight into the running of the organisation on a day-to-day basis.
Mental health consultant
Peter started his career in the NHS as a mental health nurse. He was Commissioner for Mental Health Secure Services in Kent and was Executive Nurse Director of Nursing and Modernisation at West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust. He now runs his own consultancy providing specialist advice and input into the CQC regulatory inspection and investigation activity to NHS organisations across the country.
Barry was the former Finance and Resources Adviser to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. He previously served as a group finance director for a large housing association and as a local authority chief officer where his responsibilities included a wide range of investigations from fraud to child abuse case reviews.
Organisational development consultant
Kate is a coach, facilitator and project manager with a background in learning and development, employee engagement strategy, continuous improvement, communications and marketing, in blue chip, non-profit and civil service organisations. She was HR manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Vice President Learning and Talent at Barclays. She currently runs her own organisational development consultancy based in Kent and works as a life coach.
Ian has had 30 years of experience in business and has created computer systems to streamline office procedures. Ian's online dealing systems are still being used in the city of London today. He has learnt ways in which to run office/business infrastructure in an efficient manner and joined the Board so that Choice Support could benefit from these skills.
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