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Sheila Brotherston, Director of Criminal Justice Services for Women and Young People

Sheila Brotherston, BA (Hons), CQSW, Dip App Soc, is Director of Criminal Justice Services for Women and Young People. Prior to joining LFF Sheila worked for the Probation Service in Cheshire where she developed and delivered services for sex offenders in the community before moving to a post at HMP Styal where she developed and managed a prison based programme for female sex offenders in collaboration with the Prison Service and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Sheila manages LFF’s work with female sex offenders in the criminal justice system and has provided consultancy and training to prison and probation staff in the delivery of work with female sex offenders.

While working in the Probation Service, Sheila was Chair of a local youth justice agency and worked with that organisation in developing services for young people, including those with problematic sexual behaviour. She currently manages the LFF contract with the YJB to provide an assessment and intervention service for young people with sexual convictions in the young people’s secure estate. Sheila provides consultancy and advice to the YJB on the placement of young people within the estate and on policy and practice in work with young people with sexually harmful behaviour.

Donald Findlater, Director of Research and Development

For seven years, Donald was Manager of the Wolvercote Clinic, the UK’s only residential assessment and treatment centre for men with allegations of or convictions for child sexual abuse. This followed a career in the Probation Service where, latterly, he was responsible for the development and delivery of Surrey Probation Service’s sex offender strategy.

Over recent years Donald has worked as a “subject matter expert” with the DCSF (now Department of Education) in the creation and delivery of “Safer Recruitment” training programmes for Heads and Governors of schools and for recruiters into the wider children’s workforce.  He sat on Sir Roger Singleton’s Panel advising on List 99 barring decisions, and is a Board Member of the Independent Safeguarding Authority. He sits on Surrey Safeguarding Children Board and on the Guildford Diocesan Safeguarding Board.

As well as being Director of the child sexual abuse public education campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland, Donald managed the development of the Foundation’s Circles of Support and Accountability programme as well as the joint project with Securus (a software company) developing and deploying the means of monitoring the home computer use of known sex offenders.

Annabel Kroeger, Director of Finance

Annabel Kroeger B.Acc CA (SA) trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes in South Africa.

With a Business degree from Natal University she left Deloittes after qualifying in 1979 and spent the next 7 years in marketing, training with Unilever as a product manager at Elida Gibbs, South Africa then having returned to the UK in 1983 she worked first for Nielsen Market Research in Oxford and then for Jenks Brokerage in High Wycombe handling a wide range of well-known brands.

Balancing family demands, Annabel took up Accountancy work again on a part time basis in 1987 and gained experience in a variety of sectors;- the Computer Industry, Schools, Tourism and most recently for Charities. Annabel worked as the Accountant for Warwickshire Association for the Blind for 6 years until joining LFF in April 2008 as Director of Finance.

Simon Sauze, Director of Operations 

Simon worked in residential social work, probation hostels and as community service officer during the 1970’s and 80’s before qualifying as a probation officer in 1991. Initially Simon worked for Surrey Probation Service as a generic probation officer covering a range of probation duties before going the group work team in 1993.  He subsequently designed, developed and delivered group work programmes to high risk offenders attending the Surrey Probation Day Centre. He also co-facilitated SPS’s sex offender group work programmes prior to their accreditation.

As a senior probation officer Simon implemented the first tranche of accredited programmes for Surrey Probation Area. This included the general offending programmes (thinking skills, drink impaired drivers and anger management) as well as the community sex offender group work programme (Thames Valley, TVSOGP) and the non-offending partner programme.

Simon joined Lucy Faithfull Foundation in 2004 as manager of the Wolvercote Team based at their offices in Epsom. Duties included operational responsibilities for the Foundation’s contracts with the Ministry of Justice and NOMS, including LFF’s consultancy service for probation / NOMS offender managers supervising high risk male and female sex offenders, the development and delivery of Circles of Support and Accountability and the Stop it Now! Helpline. He was also involved in the conception and creation of Circles UK, the now established umbrella organisation for Circles of Support.

Simon currently holds operational responsibility for a number of LFF projects as well as the Foundation’s integrate family work and training.