Senior Management Team

The senior management team are responsible for ensuring the organisation delivers the vision and priorities of the company. The team has a strong track record in delivering excellence and improvement and will lead on delivery of the priorities set out in the company's business plan.

  • Jill Colbert, Chief Executive
  • Simon Marshall, Director of Education
  • Martin Birch, Director of Children's Social Care
  • Karen Davison, Director of Early Help
  • Sue Carty, Director of Corporate and Commercial Services
  • Steve Renwick, Director of Finance

Board of Directors

The Together for Children Board of Directors has a wide portfolio of expertise and knowledge in children’s services and commercial and financial disciplines. 

The Board provide support and challenge on the direction and strategy of the Company and comprises:

  • Chair
    Deborah Jenkins
  • 3 Non-executive Directors
    Prof Peter Fidler and Mike Dillon
  • Together for Children Representatives
    Sue Carty, Director of Corporate and Commercial Services, Steve Renwick, Director of Finance
  • Sunderland City Council Representatives
    Paul Wilson, Head of Commercial Finance, and Sandra Mitchell, Head of Programmes


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