CIAO attracts extraordinary people, and our coaches all share our commitment to ongoing support and development. We have detailed guidelines on how we operate within the unique constraints of the criminal justice system. We trust coaches do the best they can and never work beyond their competence and training. CIAO provides regular opportunities for sharing skills and experiences to enable individual and organizational learning. All coaches receive supervision to support their professional growth and to ensure our commitment to quality coaching. If you’d like to join us click here.
Our first Chief Executive Officer, Anna Maddox, joined CIAO in June 2018. After a successful career leading sales teams and in the senior management team of a small start up Anna moved into the voluntary sector in 2009. Since then she has worked in a range of charities enabling scale up of programmes, most recently as Head of Partnerships at the National Childbirth Trust.
Our Chair, Liz Cross, is a leading social entrepreneur. Liz has an exceptional track record of delivering high-impact and sustainable change in executive, non-executive and consultancy roles, bringing breakthrough thinking and fresh energy to strategic work with organisations in the commercial and social sectors. She is founder and MD of The Connectives.
Our Founder, Clare McGregor, is a Cambridge graduate with 25 years’ experience improving services for people in crisis. She has worked on social inclusion for clients including the Department of Health, the Home Office and Ministry of Justice; as well as having been a trustee of Clinks and Revolving Doors Agency.