TDI has a small core team encompassing experience in social work child protection, criminal justice, health and housing.
The trustee body draws on expertise from the fields of probation, police, voluntary sector management, the private sector, psychiatry, the church and health.
TDI has a small core team encompassing experience in social work, child protection, probation, prisons, education, arts, housing, police, health, leadership development, conflict resolution, partnership working, facilitation and project management.
In addition, TDI works with a number of consultants on projects and undertakes collaborative research.
Carole Howells BA, MA (Ed), MBA, MBE, Chair
Until 2009, Carole Howells was Director of the Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (NCVS), one of the largest Local Development Agencies (LDAs) in the North East. She has wide experience of the issues affecting the voluntary sector, and of how the sector relates to other parts of society. She started life as a research psychologist, switching to voluntary sector management in 1983, when she went to work for NACRO, managing a national network of adult basic education centres. She came to Newcastle CVS in 1987, and has served as a governing member of a wide array of public and voluntary bodies, including the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear, the Tyneside Training and Enterprise Council, Newcastle College, and the North East Regional Committee for the National Lottery Charity Board. Carole was awarded the MBE for services to the voluntary sector in 2001.
Sue Winfield LLB, OBE, Trustee
Sue's main career was in the Probation Service, retiring after 32 years when in the role of Deputy Chief Officer for the Northumbria area, National Probation Service. During this time she was involved at national level chairing a number of committees developing the work of probation in the criminal courts. Sue was one of the founder members of TDI, following the recognition after the Cleveland Enquiry that there was a need for an improved inter-agency approach to working with sexual offenders. Since April 2002 Sue has been Chair of Sunderland Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust, a 3 star Trust since the second year of its existence. In addition to being a trustee of TDI she is also trustee and currently chair of Helix Arts, a local registered charity developing projects which explores the role and potential of the arts in a social context.
Professor Don Grubin Trustee
Don is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. He trained at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and at Broadmoor Hospital. He is Project Director of the Sexual Behaviour Unit, a specialist service run in collaboration with the Northumbria Probation Service that provides assessment and treatment in cases where there is concern about the risk of sexually abusive behaviour. Don is a member of the Home Office Correctional Services Accreditation Panel for Offending Behaviour Programmes, the Department of Health and NIMHE Sex Offender Expert Group, and the Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Advisory Group for the Newcastle and Hexham Diocese. He is also an adviser to the HM Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programme. He has researched and published widely in relation to sexual offending.
Lucy Armstrong Trustee
Lucy is Chief Executive of the Alchemists, a business providing entrepreneurial lead advice and coaching to fast growing businesses. Her early career was spent in venture capital with 3i international corporate mergers and acquisitions with Courtaulds Textiles and a period in the executive search industry, Tyzacks. She is a governor of Northumbria University, involved in assisting Newcastle University in their hi-tech spin-out companies and a member of the North East Industrial Development Board, supporting growing businesses in the North East. Until recently Lucy was Chair of a trans-Atlantic leadership and networking organisation, the British American Project. Lucy is engaged in Anglo-Us relations across the political, economic and arts spectra. An active member of HMP/YOI Castington's Independent Monitoring Board, Lucy is involved in monitoring the management of a young offender institution after six years in a similar role at a high security prison. She is also a national tutor for this 'watchdog' role reporting to the Home Secretary. Lucy was educated at Oxford, holds an MBA and is studying criminology.
Dave Gardiner Advisory Board Member
David is Director of Operations, Northumbria Probation Service.David joined the Probation Service in 1982 after a colourful early career and an education at Newcastle and Oxford Universities. He became Director of Operations for the Northumbria Probation Area in 2002. In his spare time he is currently busy refurbishing an old house in rural Northumberland and performing in a rock band.
Deborah Jenkins MBE Chief Executive
In addition to leading TDI, Deborah is Chair of the South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust, and runs her own company, Kindling Limited, which delivers project creation, consultancy and facilitation, exploring better ways of working together. She is also Visiting Professor on Leadership to the University of Newcastle, a Non Executive Director of the North East Strategic Health Authority, and Chair of the Barnard Castle Vision Partnership. Deborah was awarded the MBE in 1995 for services to urban regeneration.
Sue is Deputy Chief Executive of TDI, leading on the Leisurewatch scheme and the development of TDI’s specialist training programmes. Before joining the organisation in 2006, Sue held a number of senior roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors in the fields of leadership, organisational development and collaboration. She has served on the Boards of voluntary and community organisations and strategic partnerships. Sue is currently vice Chair of Helix Arts.
Hugh Stolliday Business Manager
Hugh joined TDI in 2007. He has a background in marketing and promotion, including work for the Natural History Museum and running his own company in Munich. He is a director of the Friends of Summerhill, a charity working in the west end of Newcastle.
Lin Green Administrator
Lin is an experienced administrator who has worked for a number of organisations in the private and public sectors. Latterly, she was a senior administrator at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Mike Way Associate
Mike has been involved in Social Care for more than 25 years as a practitioner and manager in the statutory and voluntary sectors. He has worked closely in child protection and protection of vulnerable adults policy, and also acts as a trustee for numerous voluntary organisations. He is a qualified teacher and psychotherapist.
Deborah Marshall Associate
Deborah is a former senior manager in the Northumbria Probation Area with over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Her experience includes running a resettlement team and being head of programmes at HMP Acklington. She is an experienced trainer and helps TDI deliver its specialist training programmes to Housing and Criminal Justice organisations.
Patricia Walsh Associate
Patricia has worked with children and adolescents who experience severe social, emotional and learning difficulties in both the public and independent sector. From 1997 to 2006,she was joint Head of a Forensic Therapeutic Community working with adolescent males who are sexually harmful. She is currently training in Group Relations at The Tavistock Clinic, London.
Esther Salamon Associate
Esther Salamon is a consultant, trainer, facilitator and researcher with considerable experience in creating, developing and managing arts projects across voluntary, public and private sectors. she was one of 20 people in England who participated in Arts Council England’s safeguarding advisers’ training during 2004. The intensive training course was developed in collaboration with the NSPCC and concentrated on giving the participants knowledge of, and skills in, training and policy development for safeguarding in the arts.