Our people

Executive Leadership Team

Mark Moody - Chief Executive

photo of our chief exec mark moodyMark took on the role of Chief Executive in February 2018. He joined Change Grow Live in 2000 as a frontline drug worker.

Mark previously held the position of Executive Director, responsible for the performance and financial management of all Change Grow Live’s health and social care services. In this post, his strategic, values-led leadership brought about significant organisational expansion and exceptional financial performance.

While in a former role as Director for services in the North and Midlands, he introduced new models of service delivery and led a fundamental transformation that placed recovery at the heart of service delivery.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkMoodyCGL

Nic Adamson - Executive Director 

photo of exec director nicNic has always had a real passion for making a difference. She’s spent the last 25 years working in health and social care. starting as a volunteer. She then worked her way through a variety of roles within homelessness, criminal justice and substance misuse.

Nic believes in 'the art of possible and the joy of simple’. Working for the National Treatment Agency and in commissioning, she has seen the systems she knew from a different perspective, which has reinforced this belief.

Nic is a strong advocate for learning, together, about what genuinely makes a difference. She is passionate about keeping our work real and focused on what matters - supporting people to find new choices and chances.

Dr Prun Bijral - Medical Director

headshot of a manDr Prun Bijral is a consultant psychiatrist and Medical Director. He has held a medical leadership role at Change Grow Live since 2011, becoming Medical Director and Responsible Officer in 2015. He trained as a medical doctor at both St. Andrews and Manchester Universities, specialising in psychiatry. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, sits on the Addiction Faculty Executive, and is a co-opted member of the Technical Committee of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He has supported a number of national and international programs over the years; most recently as a Consultant for the United Nations (UNODC) involved in the development of national clinical guidelines for Nigeria. He currently supports the Public Health England national Good Practice Program for Opioid Substitution Therapy.

His priorities include improving safety and health opportunities for people who use drugs, and doing so through effective cross-sector collaboration.

Follow Prun on Twitter: @DrBijral

Bernie Casey - Executive Director

headshot of a manBernie has worked for over two decades across a range of treatment and social care services. His experience includes both community and custodial settings, as well as award-winning outreach teams. Bernie started his career as a frontline practitioner and held a range of posts with Change Grow Live from 2000 to 2008 before leaving to become East of England Regional Manager for the National Treatment Agency, and then Head of Alcohol & Drugs for Public Health England, Eastern Region. Bernie re-joined Change Grow Live in 2014. Bernie currently looks after our services in Scotland and the North East. He is people-focused and at his best when collaborating with others to create the conditions in which everybody can reach their full potential.

Kevin Crowley - Executive Director

headshot of our exec director kevinAs Executive Director of Quality, Governance and Innovation, Kevin is responsible for driving the strategic improvement of the organisation and improving quality of care. He also has a number of statutory responsibilities including CQC Nominated Individual, Senior Information Risk Officer and Caldecott Guardian. 

With an academic background in Law and Policy, Kevin has worked within the substance misuse and social care field in the UK since 1997. He also worked for the National Treatment Agency, where he was responsible for the Drugs Intervention Programme, as well as a number of other policy objectives. He started his career in the field as a volunteer - a position he still believes is his most important.

Vicki Markiewicz - Executive Director

vicki exec director headshotVicki is one of four Executive Directors responsible for service delivery at Change Grow Live.

She has worked in the substance misuse sector since 1998 and has years of valuable experience in a number of different roles. She has a Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and previously worked for the Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service.

Vicki's previous role as Director involved providing strategic and operational leadership to services in the Eastern Region and East London.

Follow Vicki on Twitter: @VickiMarkiewicz

Andrew Mondon - Chief Finance Officer

headshot of a manAndrew looks after the financial wellbeing of the charity, helping to ensure we operate sustainably and in the interests of the people who use our services. He works with the Chief Executive and other members of the Executive Leadership Team to develop and define the financial strategy and set objectives for the near, medium and long term. This includes measuring the organisation against those objectives.

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with an audit background. He has worked in a service environment for several large organisations, including significant experience of providing outsourced government contracts. Andrew has also consistently driven change aimed at improving delivery at the frontline.

Mike Pattinson - Executive Director

headshot of mike pattinsonMike joined the organisation in 1999. He is responsible for Business and Organisational Development. This includes: Business Development, Human Resources, Learning and Development and Marketing and Communications, as well as the Volunteering and Accredited Learning teams.

A qualified Social Worker, Mike previously worked as a Probation Officer. He has a Masters In Social Work as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeP_CGL

Sue Shaw - Executive Director 

headshot of exec director sue shawSue is one of four Executive Directors responsible for service delivery at Change Grow Live. She has wide-ranging experience of social care and housing, including social work, housing advice, homelessness, special needs housing and teenage foster care. 

With a Diploma in Counselling Skills and a degree in Shiatsu, Sue is a firm believer in the need for a holistic approach to supporting individual recovery. She is passionate about providing an integrated approach that meets people's needs.

 

Trustees

Professor Mike Pringle - Chair of the Board

professor mike pringle headshotA former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Mike is emeritus professor of general practice in the University of Nottingham. At Change Grow Live he leads the talented members of the board in holding the executive to account for providing best care for our service users. We do this by ensuring that our strategy is clear and is met; and that the charity is financially sound.

Dr Andreas Raffel - Vice Chair of the Board

headshot of andreas our trusteeAndreas has over 30 years’ board level experience, including executive vice chairman at Rothschild - where he is currently a senior adviser. Andreas is a former managing director at Morgan Stanley in London and has also held operational leadership and strategic advisory roles in Europe, the US and Asia.

Andreas is a member of the international advisory board of the Cranfield School of Management, the board of Imperial College NHS Trust and the Board of Trustees of Bristol University.

He was previously a trustee of the charity Beyond Food Foundation, which inspires homeless people, and those at risk of homelessness, to gain meaningful employment.

Professor Sheena Asthana - Trustee

professor sheena asthana headshotSheena has a long-standing interest in the development and evaluation of community-based strategies to promote health and wellbeing. She undertook doctoral research on health development in Indian slum communities and helped to develop community-based responses to HIV prevention in India.

Sheena has since focused on health and healthcare inequalities in the UK. Her book, What Works in Tackling Health Inequalities? Pathways, Policies and Practice through the Lifecourse (Asthana and Halliday 2006), explored a wide range of public health issues, including early years disadvantage, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse.

Sheena has a strong track record in senior level governance and ministerial appointments, including non-executive directorships of the Countryside Agency, the Commission for Rural Communities and the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE).

Previous appointments include trustee for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), trustee for Plymouth Age Concern and member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA).

Rachel Atkinson - Trustee

headshot of trustee rachel atkinsonAs the Department of Education (DfE) lead on developing the teaching profession, Rachel is delivering increased support for teachers and schools.

She has been a civil servant for over 15 years, working primarily within education, criminal justice and health. During this time she has sought to find better ways to help people move on from substance misuse and mental health challenges and turn their lives around.

Nick Burstin - Trustee

headshot of nick burstin trusteeNick's principal role at Change Grow Live is to ensure that the charity's reputation develops in line with a sound strategic vision.

He has over 30 years’ experience in brand marketing and communications, working with clients including Unilever, Kraft, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, LG Electronics, Colgate, Jaguar, Special Olympics and Citibank. Nick has also worked as a subject matter expert and a special adviser for private equity.

Jean Daintith - Trustee

jean trustee headshotJean trained as a social worker and has over 40 years’ experience in housing and social services, including children's and adult social care. She worked as Director in the North West and in London until 2012. Jean then chaired a Local Safeguarding Children Board for five years. She has served for eight years as a non-executive director of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and is a trustee of Open Age.

John Harris - Trustee

john harris trustee headshotJohn is a management consultant in children's services and education. He works in partnership with local authorities, the police, NHS and schools to help them innovate and improve their overall effectiveness.

John has recent and successful experience working at national level in children’s services, and a track record of achievement over twelve years as a chief officer in children’s services and education.

Stuart McMinnies - Trustee

headshot stuart mcminnies trusteeStuart has been a trustee at Change Grow Live since December 2015. He chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Quality and Performance Committee. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he has spent over 25 years in the private equity industry. He is Managing Partner of Duke Street LLP and a non-executive director of Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd and Voyage Care Ltd, the latter being a residential care business for adults with severe autism. Outside of the commercial sector, Stuart is a non-executive director and member of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, a part of the Department for Education.