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Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

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In the same way as all other staff, Probation Trust Chief Executives and senior managers will either be part of the new National Probation Service or their local Community Rehabilitation Companies from April 2014. Yesterday we learnt which posts have already been filled.

Probation leaders

In the same way as all other staff, Probation Trust Chief Executives and senior managers will either be part of the new National Probation Service or their local Community Rehabilitation Companies from April 2014. Yesterday we learnt which posts have already been filled.

The new heads of the CRCs are:

Community Rehabilitation Companies Appointed To be advertised
Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Martin Davies
Cheshire and Greater Manchester X
Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rob Menary
Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire John Wiseman
Hampshire and Isle of Wight X
West Yorkshire X
Staffordshire and West Midlands Catherine Holland
Northumbria Nick Hall
Essex Mary Archer
Durham Tees Valley X
Norfolk and Suffolk Martin Graham
South Yorkshire X
Merseyside Annette Hennessey
Thames Valley Paul Gillbard
Warwickshire and West Mercia Liz Stafford
London Nick Smart
Wales Liz Rijnenerg
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Jo Mead
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Sarah Billiald
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire Tessa Webb
Cumbria and Lancashire Kevin Robinson

The new Deputy Directors of the NPS are:

The National Probation Service Appointed
North West Roz Hamilton
North East Lynda Marginson
South East Sonia Crozier
South West Angela Cossins
London Sara Robinson
Midlands Sarah Chand
Business Development Jim Barton

 

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