Director of Operations and Business Development
FitzRoy has a strong tradition of person-centred support and our values are evident in all that we do. I have spent my whole career in the public sector working to give a louder voice to those marginalised within society – it is my motivation and passion – fuelled by a belief that society is richer as a result. As a teenager I volunteered in a school for children with learning disabilities and I am thrilled to be working with and for people who remind me every day that challenges produce bravery and creativity.
With a first degree in psychology, Diane started her career working in homelessness and mental health as a residential support worker and referrals officer for supported housing. She then moved into a variety of local policy and commissioning roles based in Public Health – and gained a Master’s degree in Social Policy. Moving to a national role with the National Treatment Agency she was part of the team that developed improvement reviews with the then Healthcare Commission for roll out across the NHS. After a few years at the National Audit Office, challenging central Government performance measurement practice, she returned to health and social care as the Director of Performance and Quality for a national mental health charity, working with them in a number of roles and leaving over five years later as the Group Director of Operations. She improved many internal systems and saw the organisation grow and develop significantly.
Andy joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 having recently retired from a senior position in Lloyds Bank working with businesses. He has extensive experience in team leadership and risk management alongside a broad understanding of the financial and banking related issues facing businesses today.