Mark is our Curriculum Director. He has had over 33 years experience in social work support roles. This includes as a qualified social worker, as well as leadership at both operational and strategic levels, from managing teams up to and including directorship.
His work has included time working with local authorities on a permanent basis, including Hertfordshire, Ealing, Hackney, Essex and Lambeth. Mark successfully led the last two authorities to achieve dramatic improvements in social work. Authorities rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted were led to achieve significant improvement as a result of Mark’s leadership.
As well as being a qualified social worker, Mark is also a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and a solution-focussed practitioner.
Mark was Director for Children’s social care in Lambeth before joining Frontline in January 2019.
Mark is interested in developing knowledge through research into the field of social work practice.
All-Staff conference Lambeth: 2018
All-Staff conference Lambeth: 2017
Keynote address: Lambeth: Children at the Heart of Practice launch: Nov 2016
All-Staff conference: Essex 2016
Senior management Action learning sets, 2017.
Solution focussed brief therapy, 2012.
MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy
BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies
Diploma in Social work
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Meet the rest of my team
Josh is Frontline’s founder and chief executive. Josh is a former secondary school teacher and an alumni of Teach First.
Mark is Frontline’s external relations director. He has spent 13 years working for not-for-profits.
Sam is Frontline’s chief operating officer. Prior to joining Frontline, Sam served as director of development at Teach First, where he worked for seven years.
Mary is the chief programmes officer. She has had over 15 years’ experience in change management, recruitment and communications at both operational and strategic levels.
Allan Brownrigg – Head of Region, North East
Allan is a registered social worker and an accredited psychotherapist and has worked in a range of social work settings.
Lisa is our delivery director and has worked in in a variety of roles in the social work sector.
Vicki Parker – Head of Region, South East and East of England
Prior to joining Frontline, Vicki worked as a consultant social worker in Hackney, and has been involved in the unit model for many years.
Jeannette Adames – Head of Region, London
Jeannette is a registered social worker who has spent her career working with children and families both in the US and UK.
Ann-Marie is Frontline’s recruitment director. She has worked in graduate recruitment for 11 years and has developed extensive experience across selection, marketing and strategy development.
Tracey Ellison – Head of Region, Midlands
Tracey has worked in a number of voluntary organisations including Home Start, MIND and as a manager for a mental health helpline, before working in child protection and children in care social work within a statutory setting for 14 years.
Anoshe is head of programmes for Firstline and coaching and prior to this worked as a project manager on the Frontline programme.
Andrea is the head of human resources. Having developed and set up the HR function for Frontline she has skills and experience in organisation development, recruitment, performance management, and diversity and inclusion.
Simon is Head of Strategy and Planning at Frontline. Before joining Frontline, he worked supporting the setup and growth of various education and social impact NGOs internationally.
Mark is our Curriculum Director.