LIMECULTURE - Key Persons


BERNADETTE RYAN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Bernie Ryan

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Training & Development Director
Bernie is our Training and Development Director leading on the development and delivery of all our training programmes to frontline professionals including Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs); Crisis Workers, Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLOs) and a number of bespoke training course for SARCs, Universities, Counselling providers and other sexual violence organisations. Prior to joining LimeCulture Bernie was the SARC Manager at the Manchester SARC and was the chair of the National SARC Steering Group, a member of the cross government Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) working group and National Chief Police Officers Council (NPCC) Rape Action Group. She has worked at national and international level on the development of sexual violence services and training of frontline professionals. Bernie was awarded on 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.

Dr John Hague

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

Jo Seward - COO

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Operations Director
Jo is our Operations Director, and leads our work supporting universities to develop their strategic response to sexual misconduct and their policies and processes. She is also head of the Independent Accreditation Team who work to independently accredit services against both the Male Survivors Partnership quality standards, and the ISVA standards. Before joining LimeCulture, Jo was a senior NHS manager, responsible for NHS specialised mental health services and she also gained experience delivering primary care. In addition to her work within the NHS Jo has also held a number of policy roles in central government, spending time working in the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

JOANNA ELIZABETH SEWARD

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

KIM DOYLE

Job Titles:
  • CONSULTANT
  • Director
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Joint Chief Executive
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 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 2008 Kim was appointed as a ‘Children and Young Person's Expert' as part of a small team of experts commissioned by the Department of Health in the UK to advise upon the response to sexual violence by key agencies. During this time, Kim reviewed the paediatric and partnership response to children and young people affected by sexual violence. In sport, Kim has been at the forefront of developing effective safeguarding case management across all sports. She is a member of the National Safeguarding Panel in sport and has been actively involved in enabling a number of sports and sports clubs to improve their response to safeguarding.

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

Phil Doorgachurn

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Director of Safeguarding in Sports
Phil is our Director of Safeguarding in Sport at LimeCulture and has a long history in safeguarding and sport. 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. 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 member of the UK National Safeguarding Panel in Sport.

PHILLIP MICHAEL DOORGACHURN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Sir Keir Starmer

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Independent Advisory Board

STEPHANIE LOUISE REARDON

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Stephanie Reardon

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Joint Chief Executive
Stephanie 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.