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Amy Rice

Executive Director for Education and Justice

Amy Rice

Executive Director for Education and Justice

Graham Wines

Director of Excellence and Effectiveness
Graham Wines

Graham Wines

Director of Excellence and Effectiveness

With a career spanning both the public and private sectors, Graham has over 20 years of experience working within Human Resources.

Entering the justice sector five years ago, Graham has translated his skills, knowledge and experience towards improving practice through research, quality assurance and practice development.

Bringing his strategic and practical experience to Interventions Alliance, Graham will be ensuring that both strategy and delivery are aligned with a culture of continual improvement, based on the evidence of what really works.

Cynthia Allen

Director of Service Design
Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen

Director of Service Design

Building on a career started in adult social care, Cynthia has over 30 years of experience working within the criminal justice system.

She has worked for probation services spanning the South and North-West of England. Working in settings such as prisons, approved premises and the community, her former responsibilities have included the delivery of rehabilitative interventions and community payback programmes.

As a Deputy Chief Executive and a senior leader for the last 15 years, Cynthia brings a particular focus on the development of service provision for those with multiple, complex needs. She believes strongly that given the right opportunities and support, all individuals have the capacity to make positive, sustainable, changes to their lives.

Cynthia is a qualified probation officer. She has a Master’s in Social Work and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.

Rupert Nesbitt-Day

Director of Community Development
Rupert Nesbitt-Day

Rupert Nesbitt-Day

Director of Community Development

Starting his career as a Prison Officer, Rupert has nearly 20 years of experience in the justice sector and maintains delivery for both private sector service providers and the Civil Service within the justice arena.

Prior to Interventions Alliance, Rupert was overseeing the national operational contract management of all English Community Rehabilitation Companies for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (HMPPS).

Utilising his skills and expertise, Rupert is responsible for working closely with our stakeholders and commissioners to create unique market-leading social care and justice solutions.

Carl Hall

Deputy Director of Community Development
Carl Hall

Carl Hall

Deputy Director of Community Development

As a qualified therapist, Carl has combined his knowledge of effective treatment to facilitate behavioural change with his commercial experience of delivering interventions.

Working for the probation service for 15 years, including as a Deputy Chief Probation Officer designing and overseeing programme delivery, Carl’s experience includes managing contracts commissioned by Public Health, local authorities and police and crime commissioners.

Carl has also won national recognition through the Butler Trust for his work designing the UK’s first intervention for stalkers approved by the British Psychological Society. The programme works with perpetrators to address their obsessive and compulsive behaviours to prevent more people from becoming a victim of this crime.

Claire Jones

Deputy Director of Service Delivery
Claire Jones

Claire Jones

Deputy Director of Service Delivery

Working for the probation service for over 20 years, Claire is now the Deputy Director of Service Delivery for Interventions Alliance.

As a former Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Claire has extensive experience in all aspects of probation practice, including heading up operations, having managed both case management and Community Payback functions, as well as business improvement and people development. She has also led on investigations, quality assurance and learning and professional development.

In her former position as a Senior Probation Officer for six years, Claire worked in one of the most deprived wards in the country. She has managed a range of projects to improve and develop services, including those aimed at women. She is our strategic lead for women and service user involvement.

Emma Vecchiolla

Head of Service, Accommodation, Education, Training and Employment
Emma Vecchiolla

Emma Vecchiolla

Head of Service, Accommodation, Education, Training and Employment

Emma has gained extensive experience in all aspects of probation during her previous 19 years in this field.

Emma’s first management role was as Deputy Manager and then acting Senior Probation Officer for the Kent Approved Premises, before moving into senior roles within programmes and case management. She later became an Assistant Chief Probation Officer.

As a qualified probation officer, Emma has worked in prisons and delivered programmes. She has specialised knowledge of working with perpetrators of domestic abuse and sexual offences.

Jo Wood

Head of Service, Activity Hubs
Jo Wood

Jo Wood

Head of Service, Activity Hubs

Jo has over 15 years of experience working for the probation services and has held senior roles including as an Assistant Chief Probation Officer.

Her former roles have included specialising in Integrated Offender Management, public protection, working with women, safeguarding, and helping prisoners through the gate to resettle into their communities. Alongside Surrey Police and other justice partners, she has led on projects that reduce gang crime and risk.

Jo has a strong focus on driving quality and practice. She has been the operational lead for safeguarding and has designed and delivered training to employees across the Seetec Group.

In 2016, she won a Butler Trust Award for her outstanding work reforming prolific offenders and reducing crime. The awards are the most prestigious in the justice sector with the Trust presenting only ten each year.

Jo is responsible for overseeing work to reduce reoffending through five new CFO Activity Hubs.

Ellie MacCarter

Head of Service, Practice, Learning and Development/Quality Assurance
Ellie MacCarter

Ellie MacCarter

Head of Service, Practice, Learning and Development/Quality Assurance

Ellie Joined Interventions Alliance following a 14-year career in the probation services.

It was during her time as an Excellent and Effectiveness Manager, that she became enthused about driving quality improvements in broader services for the justice and social care sectors. She has previously led on investigations, complaints, audits, quality assurance and learning and development.

She is passionate about enabling everyone to build a better future, especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. In her former roles, she has had an active role in working with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, as well as supporting individuals whose offending is linked to entrenched drug addiction.

Jackie Ludlow

Head of Service – CRS

Jackie Ludlow

Head of Service – CRS

Jackie has a 20-year career in Probation Services.

She has worked in the custodial environment as a Facilitator and Treatment Manager for Accredited Programmes.  Following this she moved to an Offender Management role in the community, qualifying as a Probation Officer in 2012.  As a Probation Officer Jackie specialised in working with perpetrators of domestic abuse. This included working as a Probation Court Representative for the Domestic Abuse hearings.

Jackie was successfully appointed as a Senior Probation Officer in 2015 and held a variety of Operational Management roles across the county of Kent, before joining the Interventions Alliance Team in 2021.

Stephen Otter

Non Executive Director

Stephen Otter

Non Executive Director