Mary is the Director of Firstline. She has had over 15 years’ experience in change management, recruitment and communications at both operational and strategic levels. This has included time working with local authorities such as Hackney, Cambridgeshire and Southwark to implement major change programmes in social work. Mary was previously with Morning Lane Associates as Head of Project Support.
Jeremy is the Systemic Lead for Firstline. He has worked as a Clinician for Hackney and Cambridgeshire, and as a Clinical Lead for Harrow through Morning Lane Associates. Jeremy also works as a Systemic Trainer for MLA, and runs a private therapy practice.
Beth is the Firstline Development Manager. Before joining the team, she worked at the Department for Education - in the Permanent Secretary’s Private Office, in the Parliamentary Team and then on social work reform policy. Beth is a Teach First ambassador and taught English in Sheffield. She studied History and International Relations at LSE, then completed a Master’s in Security Studies at UCL.
Jo is a Coordinator at Firstline, where she helps to ensure the smooth running of the programme. Prior to joining Firstline, Jo worked for Hackney Council in various roles in the Children and Young People's service; including in the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub and the Youth Offending Team. She studied Law at university and has since undertaken roles as Paralegal in Solicitors' firms specialising in child protection/family law.