Andrew Baggott – Chair
A former portfolio holder for Communities at Basildon Borough Council, Andrew is also experienced in guiding businesses. As an independent financial consultant he specialises in advising Managing Directors on generating and managing income and reserves.
Andrew is familiar in transformational approaches, being trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Andrew is passionate about providing support to people with problems. He is involved in charities such as The Warrior Programme which provides therapeutic support for ex-service personnel. This charity has strong links to our own 1-year module for our ex-service personnel coming back to civilian life.
Susanna Caira-Neeson - Managing Director
Susanna has 10 years experience of working with young people with difficult and challenging backgrounds. Trained in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Non-Directive Play Therapy and Youth Justice. She has also worked in Youth Offending, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Relate. As well as therapeutic work with children, couples, adolescents and families, she project managed a counselling service to schools in the Basildon area, and ran Peer Listening courses. In addition, she has run Parenting courses and initiated a project, which won a Best Value award from the District Auditors.
Prior to this, Susanna had 17 years of experience working in a variety of roles in the financial sector including Personnel and Payroll Management. She has also served as a District Councillor during which she held the positions of Vice Chair of both the Resources and Public Involvement committees.
In addition, she was a Non-Executive Director of Basildon Primary Care Trust where she was a member of the Finance Committee and Prescribing Budget Sub-Committee.