Meet the team

  • Keith Moultrie

    Professor Keith Moultrie


    Keith has led the IPC team as director since 2008.  He has many years’ experience of leading organisational development, evaluation, service improvement and implementation projects, as well as management and practice in the public, not-for-profit and independent sectors.

  • Tammy Abarno

    Tammy Abarno


    Tammy is a social work professional with 20 years’ public care sector experience in community and hospital settings, focusing on older adults and mental health in particular.  She also has a background in the care sector and considerable experience of legal counsel for older people.

  • Andrew Backinsell

    Andrew Backinsell

    IT Support Administrator

    Andrew is an IT and video specialist whose work has a strong focus on bespoke software system planning and development, testing, implementation and support.  He has also used his video background to produce multi-media materials for clients.

  • Claire Basden

    Claire Basden

    Associate Consultant

    Claire has a background in nursing with experience that includes hands-on care delivery as well as the management and professional development of community nursing teams. Claire has worked on a wide range of projects across adult health and social care, with a particular focus on service reviews, transformation and redesign.

  • Emma Beal

    Emma Beal

    Office Administrator

    Emma organises our Oxford office. Besides being the first point of contact for clients, she supplies administrative support to IPC consultants and associates as well as co-ordinating conferences and other events throughout the year.

  • Juliet Bligh

    Juliet Bligh

    Principal Consultant

    Juliet has wide-ranging experience of working at senior level in the supported housing sector, as well as across adult social care and health. She has supported the development of innovative approaches by both commissioners and providers.

  • John Bolton

    John Bolton

    Visiting Professor

    John works across the UK as a consultant on efficiency and effectiveness within health and social care. He was formerly director of community services at Coventry City Council and strategic finance director at the Department of Health.

  • Usha Boolaky

    Usha Boolaky

    Associate Consultant

    Usha has experience supporting health, social care and education clients. Her specific areas of expertise include organisational development, integration, working at the interface between health and social care, improving clinical engagement, service transformation, policy development, and research.

  • Sarah Broadhurst

    Sarah Broadhurst

    Principal Consultant

    Sarah has over 20 years’ professional experience of autism, learning disability and other public care services.  She provides specialist support in relation to autism, learning disabilities, personalisation, person-centred planning, transition and challenging behaviour.

  • Katy Burch

    Katy Burch

    Assistant Director

    Katy brings over 20 years’ expertise in undertaking service evaluations and service development projects relating to children, young people and family services.  She is also a qualified lawyer who has represented children, families and the local authority in care proceedings.

  • Liz Cairncross

    Liz Cairncross

    Associate Consultant

    Liz has over 25 years’ experience as a quantitative and qualitative researcher spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her particular interest is in evaluation, housing with care, self-funders and the social care workforce.

  • Sasha Carter

    Sasha Carter

    Programme Administrator

    Sasha is responsible for providing the comprehensive administration behind our portfolio of accredited training and development programmes. Her role encompasses, for each course, every part of the Oxford Brookes University accreditation process.

  • Jackie Daru

    Jackie Daru

    Principal Consultant

    Jackie has a strong track record in managing both consultancy and software development projects for providers, councils, regional and central government. She has worked on projects addressing the management of information, commissioning and market shaping.

  • Gerry Davidson

    Gerry Davidson

    Associate Consultant

    Gerry is a qualified social worker with extensive experience in strategic commissioning, change management, and partnership development. He has a broad range of experience in local authority, NHS and third sector settings.

  • Quentin Edwards

    Quentin Edwards

    Business Manager

    Quentin oversees the Institute's finances, contracts and the administration team. He has a successful track record of managing finance and improving office processes in both large and small organisations.  

  • Colin Green

    Colin Green

    Associate Consultant

    Colin is an experienced former director of children’s services (DCS) and qualified social worker with a special interest in children’s social care and safeguarding. He has an excellent grasp of the broader children’s agenda.  

  • Elise Halford

    Elise Halford

    Finance Administrator

    Elise is responsible for a variety of finance procedures – including sales invoicing and credit control – and the monitoring and reconciliation of university financial reports.

  • Claire Harrington

    Claire Harrington

    Associate Consultant

    Claire is a qualified solicitor. She specialised in business law, though is currently non-practising. Her projects have focused mainly on the financial strength of providers and on market analysis for local authorities and regulators.

  • John Hedge

    John Hedge

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    John has worked on a wide range of social care projects including evaluative work, engagement projects plus capacity building with voluntary community sector organisations.

  • David Jobbins

    David Jobbins

    Associate Consultant

    David has over 25 years’ experience working in the NHS at leadership level over a range of portfolios, particularly in change programme leadership, integration, and the commissioning of mental health.

  • Åsa Johnsson Humpries

    Åsa Johnsson Humphries

    Principal Consultant

    Åsa is a social work professional who has occupied a variety of social care roles in both local and central government. She has significant senior management experience in children’s services with a strong track record of staff development and service transformation.

  • Andrew Kerslake

    Andrew Kerslake

    Associate Director

    Andrew is associate director of IPC and an Emeritus Professor of the University. Andrew has a national reputation for his work concerning the care of older people and the impact of the market on public care. He has published on a wide range of topics concerning children and adult services. 

  • Julie Latta

    Julie Latta

    Finance and Systems Administrator

    Julie is a member of our administrative team, supporting both course administration and finance administration. Having previously worked in the NHS and for a local authority, Julie joined IPC in 2011. 

  • Janice Lucas

    Janice Lucas

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    Janice combines senior management experience with consultancy skills. Her particular strengths lie in health and social care integration and transformation, culture change, organisational and management development, commissioning, and practical project delivery in complex organisational environments.

  • Paul McGloin

    Paul McGloin

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    Paul brings many years’ experience and an extensive background in planning, management and commissioning at a senior level across health and social care. He has worked with local authority members, senior managers and health professionals on a wide range of consultancy projects.

  • Graeme McLaren

    Graeme McLaren

    Principal Consultant

    Graeme brings over 20 years’ experience in local and regional government, and in the voluntary and community sectors, to his role at IPC. He is a skilled trainer and facilitator and is committed to working across organisational and service boundaries in pursuit of the best outcomes for citizens.

  • Helen McLindon

    Helen McLindon

    Associate Consultant

    Helen has particular strengths in the field of children’s and maternity commissioning and service provision, including mental health. Helen combines her work at IPC with various roles for local, regional and national NHS. 

  • Mick Mellors

    Associate Consultant

    Mick has worked on a range of consultancy projects for local authorities and the NHS in both England and Wales. He was also the professional social care advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

  • Lesley Meredith

    Lesley Meredith

    Office Administrator

    Lesley organises our Bath office. Besides being the first point of contact for clients, she assists the day-to-day running of the office, lending general administrative support to IPC's team of consultants and associates.

  • Steve Merrell

    Steve Merrell

    Associate Consultant

    Steve is a qualified and registered social work professional with many years’ experience designing, delivering, managing and commissioning services for children, young people and families. He has worked primarily within the statutory sector but also brings expertise derived from partnership work with the independent sector.

  • Mark Molloy

    Mark Molloy

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    Mark is a qualified social worker and has particular expertise in commissioning. Commercially and politically aware, he brings a solid understanding of current legislation plus many years’ experience in senior management positions within children’s services.

  • Steve Pitt

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    An associate with IPC since 2010, Steve has worked in social care for nearly 40 years. He is an experienced strategic and operational manager in social care. He is a qualified social worker, and has been a director of adult services, and regional director with the Social Services Inspectorate.

  • Philip Provenzano

    Assistant Director

    Philip takes a keen interest in the development of effective organisational cultures and transformational change.  He has led a wide range of service re-design projects, many requiring an element of integration with other organisations.

  • Nic Rattle

    Nic Rattle

    Principal Consultant

    Nic has considerable UK-wide consultancy experience with social care, health and corporate clients. She brings over 10 years’ direct experience of providing research and policy advice to local authority leadership teams.

  • Fiona Richardson

    Fiona Richardson

    Assistant Director

    Fiona has over 20 years’ experience of leading capability-building programmes and brings an extensive understanding of how best to support the development of managers and practitioners from all sectors in public care.

  • Miguel Sharpe

    Miguel Sharpe

    Associate Consultant

    Miguel has many years’ experience of evaluative research in health, education and social care. He has a background in youth development and has particular expertise in children and young people's engagement in policy development.

  • Margaret Sheather

    Margaret Sheather

    Knowledge Transfer Fellow

    Before joining IPC as an associate in February 2010, Margaret had a successful career in social services management culminating in the role of group director for community and adult care with Gloucestershire County Council.

  • Viv Taylor

    Vivien Taylor

    Associate Consultant

    Vivien is a qualified social worker and has also worked as a children’s commissioning manager for health, leading on all aspects of children’s services commissioning and joint strategic service planning.

  • Richard Timms

    Richard Timms

    Associate Consultant

    Richard brings over 25 years’ experience of working on a range of projects across the adult social care sector. He has a particular expertise in the design and the delivery of learning materials, organisational development, workforce development and integration strategies.

  • Julia Whyard

    Julia Whyard

    Senior Consultant

    Julia brings extensive experience of working in business planning and development roles across the public, voluntary and commercial sectors including an NHS foundation trust, a social sciences institute and a European network of financial advisors.

  • Sue Wise

    Sue Wise

    Associate Consultant

    Sue has over 30 years’ experience of working in a variety of educational settings including management and teaching in mainstream and alternative school settings, university lecturing and consultancy. She has particular strengths in accessing stakeholder perspectives to support service evaluations.