Nikki Ross

Chief Executive Officer

Nikki, a retired senior police officer, joined as CEO in September 2019. The obvious links to Criminal Justice mean that she has been able to bring a new direction and vigour to the Partnership and aims to expand and diversify the services offered to those who find themselves negatively impacted by crime.

Nikki has experience in a number of our programme areas and is keen in particular to expand to early intervention work to prevent harm, whilst recognising the need to continue to help in the aftermath of crime. Having spent 35 years in public service she specifically joined the charity to be able to continue to help and empower vulnerable people at a time of personal crisis.

Robyn Ramsell

Operations Manager and Victims First Emotional Support Service Manager

As the Operations Manager at Thames Valley Partnership, Robyn plays a critical role in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the front-line services for the Charity. Robyn joined the Partnership in June 2021 working as a caseworker to support victims of crime in West Berkshire. In April 2022 Robyn became the Programme Manager for the  Victims First Emotional Support Service . She oversees a team of 7 staff and 16 volunteers who offer emotional support to victims of crime across the Thames Valley as well as the frontline management team for Victim, Offender and digital services.

Robyn was a Police Officer serving in both Met Police and Thames Valley Police, she also has experience working within the social housing sector. She is a qualified Trauma Coach and Mental Health First aider. She has a passion for person-centred trauma-informed working to support recovery.

Kat McLean portrait photo
Kat McLean

Programme Manager
Adult Specialist Support (VFSS)

Kat joined the Partnership in 2019 working within service delivery to support victims of Modern day slavery, exploitation and trafficking. In April 2020 she became the Buckinghamshire Area Manager for our new adult specialist service which combines crisis support and a wider holistic approach to the needs of these victims, then in January 2022 she became the Service Manager for this service. In April 2023 Kat became the Head of Victim Services for the partnership.

Kat has over 17 years of experience in working with victims of crime; before joining the partnership she worked as a specialist IDVA within the local authority and as Service Delivery Manager for Victim Support. Kat is a trained Trauma Informed Practitioner and is passionate about working with those particularly affected by Modern Day Slavery , Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

The VFSS Service including our Restorative Justice team and Outreach project is currently our largest programme which sees Kat managing 30 staff across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Judith Baker

Judith has extensive experience across the CJS working with victims and offenders. She spent 30 years in Thames Valley Police, 3 years in West Berkshire Youth Offending Team, 3 years as Regional Manager for the Citizens Advice Witness Service. Judith is also a Restorative Justice practitioner and trainer.

She now manages both our New Leaf offender mentoring service as well as our Family Matters programme and she as such has a combined team of 8 and an established volunteer base who support with mentoring.

Ann Jansen-East

Head of Fundraising and Development

Ann is  a trained Mediator, Family Group Conference Coordinator and Conflict Resolution Coach and has also trained as a Practitioner in First Aid in Mental Health – and  has worked  in the field of Restorative Practice for more than 20 years. She has worked in Youth Offending Teams as a practitioner, Senior Leader and Manager.  In 2015, she became Development Manager and subsequently Joint Service Manager for the Partnership’s Thames Valley Restorative Justice Services (TVRJS). During her time with us she has also supported our  Victims First Adult Specialist Service, managing the Berkshire team for short while.

She currently covers two part time roles:   leading  on development aspects of our Restorative Justice and also working as  Relationship & Fundraising Manager (working closing with with voluntary sector organisations to  build capacity, strengthen relationships with criminal justice agencies and promote positive change and innovation in service delivery).

The Core, Head Office Team

We operate on a very small core team who underpin the work of the various programmes, support the programme managers and provide all head office functions:

Neil Owen – Finance Manager and Company Secretary
Neil joined the team in 2018 bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in finance and management.  He combines these essential skills and a breadth of knowledge, managing the Partnership’s accounting processes, payroll, administration, facilities and governance  for the growing staff team.  Neil works closely with our Treasurer.

Bron Jones – ICT Manager
Bron has watched the Partnership develop over time, having joined originally as Events and Networks Manager back in 2006 – as of April 2023 she now leads on Information Technology, IT Compliance and maintaining the Partnership’s Cyber Accreditations such as CE+ and IASME Assurance.   Following a Degree in German and post-graduate course in administration she pursued a career in the commercial sector for many years, in senior admin. and then in international marketing, before making the move to the charitable sector.

Amanda Thomson – Office & HR  Manager
Amanda joined the team in January 2021 and has provided a much needed addition to the back office team.  Originally from Hampshire, she  has 35 plus years’ experience in HR within the Information Technology sector, Amanda has a passion for people and service to the community, having been involved in many charitable organisations in South Africa while living abroad.  She will be supporting the staff to grow the Partnership and make a safe and healthy working environment for all the teams to work in.