LIMECULTURE - Key Persons


Annabel Timmins

Job Titles:
  • Safeguarding in Sport Manager
Annabel joined LimeCulture in January 2020 and is the Safeguarding in Sport Manager. Annabel is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of our work within the sport sector, which includes the delivery of the Lead Safeguarding Officer Development Programme, case management projects with Sport England and the delivery of bespoke consultancy and training with a variety of organisations in the sport sector. Annabel has a background as a Consultant Social Worker, working in Child Protection, specialising in working with high risk pre-birth cases. Annabel then moved into safeguarding, working as a Local Authority Designated Officer, where she developed her interest in safeguarding in sport, working with local sport leads and the county sports partnership to support a shift in culture and practice towards safer sporting environments.

Becky York

Job Titles:
  • Senior Operations and Project Lead
Becky joined LimeCulture in August 2016 and is our Senior Operations and Project Lead. Becky is responsible for the management and delivery of a range of projects and programmes across LimeCulture. Becky has worked extensively across local, regional and national health and social care improvement programmes for more that 15 years. With a passion for quantitative analysis, since joining LimeCulture she has developed a special interest in victim/survivor engagement.

BERNADETTE RYAN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Bernie Ryan

Job Titles:
  • Director of Training
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
Bernie is our Director of Training and is responsible for overseeing all of LimeCulture's training initiatives. Bernie worked as a consultant trainer with LimeCulture prior to taking up the post of Director of Training in 2016. Bernie has extensive experience in the sexual violence sector having been the Directorate Manager at St Mary's SARC in Manchester where she was responsible in conjunction with the clinical lead, for the development of a SARC provision for children and young people. She has held several positions within the Home Office and NHS England advising and supporting the response to sexual violence. In 2008-2011 Bernie was appointed as a SARC expert on the DH National Support Team to advise on the national response to sexual violence. She is a member of the National Chief Police Officers Council (NPCC) Rape Action Group and has worked at national and international level on the development of sexual violence services and training of frontline professionals. Bernie was awarded an OBE in the 2016 Queen's New Year Honours for services to victims of sexual violence. She has an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and postgraduate qualification in Supervision.

Catherine Fox

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Organisational Support Team
  • Operations Administrator
Catherine joined LimeCulture in June 2021 as our Operations Administrator. Catherine is responsible for supporting the operational delivery of the company. Drawing on over 10 years of experience in Operational Risk and Internal Control within the retail banking sector, combined with extensive experience in both School Governance and Local Council administration and compliance, Catherine provides administrative support to the Board of Directors. She is also responsible for the external communication and management systems through maintenance of the website and contributing to LimeCultures social media presence.

Charlotte Bond

Job Titles:
  • Safeguarding in Sport Manager
Charlotte joined LimeCulture in January 2019 as an Accreditation Manager. Since October 2021, Charlotte has been working in the Sports Team as a Safeguarding in Sport Manager and is the Programme Manager for the Sport England funded Safeguarding Case Management Programme, a partnership programme between Sport England, Sport Resolutions and LimeCulture. The Programme provides sporting National Governing Bodies with expert support to assist management of safeguarding cases. Charlotte has a degree in Midwifery and prior to joining LimeCulture, spent 3 years working in Norfolk as an NHS midwife and 9 years as an ISVA.

Dr John Hague

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Emma Cox

Job Titles:
  • Business Manager
  • Member of the Organisational Support Team
Emma joined LimeCulture in January 2017 and is our Business Manager. Emma is responsible for the day to day financial running of LimeCulture as well as having responsibility for our HR. Emma has a background in clinical negligence and finance.

Gemma Kirby

Job Titles:
  • Training and Development Manager
Gemma is a Training and Development Manager within LimeCulture's Training Division. Gemma has a well-established background working within the children's safeguarding arena, directly supporting children, young people and their families. Gemma has a BSC in Psychology and Criminology and since completing her studies has been passionate about improving support provisions access for marginalised communities. Gemma has worked within the sexual violence sector for ten years, originally as an Independent Sexual Advisor (ISVA) working with children and young people and has a wealth of relevant and practical experience as an operational frontline professional working to support victims and survivors of sexual violence. Gemma was instrumental in establishing the Child Advocacy service within Norfolk Constabulary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) ensuring that all child victims of sexual violence have access to appropriate provision to help navigate their journey through the Criminal Justice System.

Harriet Smailes

Job Titles:
  • Training Manager
Harriet joined LimeCulture in January 2021 and is s Training Manager. Prior to joining LimeCulture, Harriet led on delivering the sexual violence strategy at a UK University. This involved developing and delivering training, writing policies and procedures, leading events and campaigns and supporting students on a one-to-one basis. Harriet was also a trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO), and managed a small team of SLVOs. Prior to this role, Harriet worked as an Executive Wellbeing Officer in a Students' Union. Alongside this experience in Higher Education, Harriet has worked and volunteered for a Rape Crisis Centre for a number of years - managing a case load of clients and supporting in other areas towards the general running of the centre. Harriet is particularly committed to supporting Higher Education staff to better support students, and feel more confident and competent in administering relevant support and reporting procedures.

Holli Waterson

Job Titles:
  • National ISVA Co - Ordinator
Hollo joined LimeCulture in April 2021 as the National ISVA co-ordinator; the Operation Hydrant funded project aims to engage and support sexual violence survivors from hard-to-reach groups. Prior to joining LimeCulture, Holli managed a large team of ISVAs within Cheshire and Merseyside for 6 years and has over 12 years experience championing victims' rights within the criminal justice sphere on a local and national level. Holli is committed to improving practice and policy responses for survivors of sexual violence.

Jan Fantom

Job Titles:
  • Training Coordinator
Jan joined LimeCulture in August 2018 and is our Training Co-ordinator. She is responsible for the coordination of all our training programmes and making sure that they all run smoothly! Jan was previously a legal secretary/PA for many years before joining LimeCulture.

JOANNA ELIZABETH SEWARD

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

KIM DOYLE - Chairman, Founder

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Co - Founder
  • CONSULTANT
  • Director
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
Kim and Stephanie had worked together since 2009 as part of the Department of Health's National Support Team for Response to Sexual Violence (NST). The aim of this elite team was to provide bespoke support to local areas to help them to improve their response to victims of sexual violence, focussing on the development and improvement of the network of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across England. A significant part of this work involved supporting local partnerships to work together more effectively. In two years, the team visited and supported all thirty-eight police force areas across England and worked with local police and CPS, NHS organisations, specialist sexual violence voluntary and community organisations and local authorities. By the end of the NST's programme of work, Kim and Stephanie felt they had been given a unique insight into the local responses provided to victims of sexual violence across the country. They were keen to bring together skills and expertise in order to continue to support frontline professionals and raise the standards of support services for victims. So in 2011, they established LimeCulture Community Interest Company as a means of providing support to professionals. Kim is the Chair and co-founder of LimeCulture. She qualified as a barrister and joined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK in April 1986. Throughout her 24-year career in the CPS she worked tirelessly to improve the standard of rape and child abuse investigations and prosecutions. Kim was responsible for the creation of specialist Rape Prosecution teams in CPS (RASSOs), was one of the authors of ‘Without Consent'; a thematic review of the investigation and prosecution of rape published in 2007 and was instrumental in the development of a specialist children service at St Mary's SARC. Kim has also specialised in safeguarding particularly in sport. She has worked in multi-agency settings both nationally and internationally facilitating the development of joint working protocols and arrangements in child protection, with a specific focus on child sexual harm. In sport, Kim has been at the forefront of driving forward change across Governing Bodies responding to safeguarding concerns and has been the catalyst for developing the ambitious Lead Safeguarding Officer Development Programme for sports professionals. She has conducted many reviews into the conduct of safeguarding in sport both for individual NGBs and for Sports England.

Maria Putz

Job Titles:
  • Training Manager
Maria joined LimeCulture in January 2019 as one of our Training Managers. Prior to joining the LimeCulture Team she was a specialist safeguarding nurse for the largest children's hospital in the UK. She has also worked as an ISVA and a Crisis Worker More recently Maria has been involved in the development and delivery of Enhanced Sexual Misconduct Education and the Sexual Misconduct Liaison Officer (SMLO) Model helping schools and colleges in their prevention and response to sexual misconduct. Maria is committed to improving services for those affected by Sexual Violence, improving knowledge and skills in frontline workers and has presented internationally with a focus on safeguarding in sport. Maria's main role at present is planning, preparing and developing a high-quality training regime across all of LimeCulture's training programmes.

Mr Giles Smyth

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Mr James Seward

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Ms Katy Woodger

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Ms Vicky Kloss

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Paddy Tipping

Job Titles:
  • Crime Commissioner
  • Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottinghamshire 2017

Phil Doorgachurn

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Director of Organisational Strategy
Phil is our Director of Organisational Strategy at LimeCulture and has a long history of developing organisations strategically. As an undergraduate, Phil published his research ‘Narratives of Abuse in Sport', for this cutting-edge research, Phil was awarded the British Olympic Foundation Award. Phil has a statutory background within the police managing youth diversion schemes for children affected by gangs and also holds an education qualification where he taught disadvantaged young people for a number of years. Phil worked within the training and consultancy unit at the NSPCC for several years supporting individuals and organisations to transform their safeguarding provision, processes and case management. More recently, Phil has been the strategic lead for safeguarding at Arsenal FC, British Tennis and Premier League Charitable Fund and the YMCA of Australia. Phil also has extensive international experience delivering training and consultancy across the globe including delivering key note speeches at sports conferences. Phil supported the Australian Sports Commission and US Olympic Committee in developing their athlete welfare and child safeguarding processes and structures. Phil is also a Trustee of Safe Sport International.

PHILLIP MICHAEL DOORGACHURN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Rebecca Lunn

Job Titles:
  • Project and Accreditation Manager
Rebecca joined LimeCulture in December 2019 and splits her time between project work and the Independent Accreditation Team, Prior to joining LimeCulture, Rebecca worked in the Violence Against Women and Girls Sector for 12 years progressing from a frontline worker to a senior manager with responsibility for overseeing large multifaceted support services.

Richard Bradley

Job Titles:
  • Deputy Chief Executive, OPCC Gloucestershire 2017

Saira Bashir

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Director of Safeguarding Consultancy Services
Saira is LimeCulture's Director of Safeguarding Consultancy Services with career-defining experience of strategically leading consultancy services, building successful stakeholder partnerships and directing impactful work in the safeguarding and protection field with a diverse range of sectors nationally and internationally. As a subject-matter expert with a social work background and over 30 years' experience, Saira has worked both as a senior trainer and senior consultant for the NSPCC with an extensive portfolio on leading projects that aim to transform the safeguarding structure and culture of organisations often because of high profile, heavily publicised, serious protection incidents. Saira has worked closely with the Home Office and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) affiliated with the National Crime Agency NCA, leading high-level programmes to support law enforcement agencies working on serious organised crime where protection issues were evident. Saira has transformed approaches used by the prison, security, care and justice services around how they manage inclusivity in the workplace through the development of a cultural competence tool. Saira has been a director of two training and consultancy limited companies and a Keynote speaker at organisation-and-sector-wide national conferences on high profile issues, delivering complex and difficult messages. Saira has improved professional practice, through contributing to the development and written publication of a range of resources and frameworks.

Sam Whyte

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Director of Sexual Violence Consultancy Services
As Director, Sam is responsible for LimeCulture's sexual violence consultancy work and also leads our independent accreditation programme for the ISVA Quality Standards and the Male Survivors Partnership Quality Standards. Sam and her team work closely with support services, commissioners, universities and wider organisations to improve their response to sexual violence. Prior to joining LimeCulture in 2021, Sam worked in the charity and public sectors, including as head of policy and advocacy at Unicef UK, leading on children's human rights, child trafficking and migration; and as programme director and head of policy at the Children's Rights Alliance for England. She also played a critical role in establishing London's regional youth work unit. Sam has worked extensively across the UK and internationally with the UN, UK and developed governments , parliamentarians , children, survivors, academics, practitioners and influencers to advocate for and bring about change. Sam joined the civil service in 2017, where she most recently led the Ministry of Justice's policy and commissioning response to victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. There, she held responsibility for a multi-million pound grants portfolio for specialist sexual violence support services. Sam remains a committed human rights and child rights advocate.

Sir Keir Starmer

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

STEPHANIE LOUISE REARDON

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Stephanie Reardon - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
Stephanie is our CEO and founder of LimeCulture. She is responsible for overseeing the full range of work and services delivered by LimeCulture Community Interest Company. Before establishing LimeCulture in 2011, Stephanie held various challenging posts in central government. Between 2009 and 2011, she was the Delivery Manager for the Department of Health's National Support Team for Response to Sexual Violence, where she supported all 39 Police Force Areas and their partners as part of a national programme to increase the network of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) across England and improve the provision of specialist services for victims of sexual violence. Stephanie was also the National Delivery Manager for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme at the Department of Health (2007-2009), where she co-ordinated the delivery of new psychological therapies services across the NHS as part of £173million national programme. Between 2004-2007, Stephanie was the National Programme Manager for the Department of Health and Home Office's Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme -a complex policy and research programme focusing on the effects of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Stephanie was seconded to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre between 2007-8.

Zoe Kukan

Job Titles:
  • Accreditation Manager
Zoe joined LimeCulture in January 2022 as an Accreditation Manager. Zoe is responsible for supporting services through LimeCulture's Independent Accreditation Programme. Zoe has previously worked as a Trainee Forensic Psychologist, a frontline worker for a homeless charity and prior to joining LimeCulture was a Children and Young People's ISVA for 4 years