Prior to CAML, Suzanne was Chief Executive at Bipolar UK for over seven years. During this time, with the involvement and dedication of staff, trustees and volunteers, she led a comprehensive restructuring of the charity followed by development and expansion of services and communications in response to rising demand for support. Suzanne was awarded an MBE in 2017 for her work to Bipolar services.
As Suzanne explained “I’m a passionate believer in access to justice for everyone, regardless of means or circumstances. The demands for CAML’s services and support throughout Lambeth and Merton have never been higher and I’m delighted to be joining the charity at this important time.”
Suzanne is also the Chair of the Mental Health Alliance, the national coalition of more than 70 organisations with a focus on the Mental Health Act.
I have worked within Citizens Advice since 2009 and am passionately committed to ensure we provide accurate advice and information to clients, to help them deal with issues they face. My role is extremely varied and no two days are ever the same! My time is spent ensuring we are meeting (and often exceeding) requirements set by local and national funders and of course the needs of clients themselves. In practice, this means you’ll often find me working with our advice supervisors and project advisers to ensure we are seeing as many clients as possible and the quality of advice remains consistently high. I’m also often in meetings with external organisations to see how we can work together and meet the needs of local residents. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, catching up with friends and watching movies/box sets when time allows!
Peter Bradley, Head of People
My role is about making sure that the people who work or volunteer with CAML are supported as well as possible, so that we can provide high quality services to our customers. My responsibilities include making sure that we recruit the people we need to deliver our service, making sure they have opportunities to learn and develop and that their managers have all the tools and support they need to manage their teams. I make sure that volunteers and staff are involved in the way that the service works, ensure people’s achievements are celebrated… and I also throw in a bit of party planning when I get the chance.
I have background in managing volunteers and the services they provide – including preparing volunteers for international development placements and managing volunteer mentoring projects working with ex-offenders. I’m an enthusiastic volunteer myself, having worked as a mentor, as a football coach and as part of a gardening project. Outside of work, I like to read, go running, do a bit of cooking, and watch a lot of American Football.