Thalia Jervis

Chief Executive Officer

Thalia Jervis is a highly experienced Business Leader and Chief Executive. She started out her career in the Criminal Justice System and is delighted to be back in a role where she can work with the Hope after Harm team to make such a profound difference to those affected by crime. She has wide-ranging experience in both a commercial and not-for-profit environment with a focus on transformational change and programme management. Her Chief Executive roles have given her a real insight into issues around social justice and also the huge rewards that come from working with a committed workforce of staff and volunteers to make a difference.

Kat McLean portrait photo
Kat McLean

Service Manager
Victim Services

Kat joined the Hope After Harm in 2019 working within service delivery to support victims of Modern day slavery, exploitation and trafficking. In April 2020 she became the Bucks Area Manager for our  adult specialist service (combining  crisis support and a wider holistic approach to the needs of these victims) – and then in January 2022 she took over the role of Service Manager for this service.  Since April 2024 she has been the  Service Manager for our combined Victim Services.

Kat has over 17 years of experience in working with victims of crime; before joining Hope After Harm she worked as a specialist IDVA within the local authority and as Service Delivery Manager for Victim Support. Kat is a trained Trauma Informed Practitioner and is passionate about working with those particularly affected by Modern Day Slavery , Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

Victim Services is currently our  largest programme, which sees Kat managing 17 staff across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Judith Baker

Judith has extensive experience across the CJS working with victims and offenders. She spent 30 years in Thames Valley Police, 3 years in West Berkshire Youth Offending Team, 3 years as Regional Manager for the Citizens Advice Witness Service. Judith is also a Restorative Justice practitioner and trainer.

She now manages a range of services including  New Leaf offender mentoring, Family Matters programme, New Leaf Young People and RJ in Schools.

Ann Jansen-East

Head of Fundraising and Development

Ann is  a trained Mediator, Family Group Conference Coordinator and Conflict Resolution Coach and has also trained as a Practitioner in First Aid in Mental Health – and  has worked  in the field of Restorative Practice for more than 20 years. She has worked in Youth Offending Teams as a practitioner, Senior Leader and Manager.  In 2015, she became Development Manager and subsequently Joint Service Manager for the Hope After Harm’s Thames Valley Restorative Justice Services (TVRJS). During her time with us she has also supported our  Victims First Adult Specialist Service, managing the Berkshire team for short while.

She currently leads on Fundraising and Development,  working closing with with voluntary sector organisations and funders to  build capacity, strengthen relationships and promote positive change and innovation in service delivery.

The Core, Head Office Team

We operate on a very small core team who underpin the work of the various programmes, support the programme managers and provide all head office functions:

Neil Owen – Finance Manager and Company Secretary
Neil joined the team in 2018 bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in finance and management.  He combines these essential skills and a breadth of knowledge, managing the charity’s accounting processes, payroll, administration, facilities and governance  for the growing staff team.  Neil works closely with our Treasurer.

Bron Jones – ICT Manager
Bron has watched the charity develop over time, having joined originally as Events and Networks Manager back in 2006 – since April 2023 she has been the lead on Information Technology, IT Compliance and maintaining the Partnership’s Cyber Accreditations such as CE+ and IASME Assurance.   Following a Degree in German and post-graduate course in administration she pursued a career in the commercial sector for many years, in senior admin. and then in international marketing, before making the move to the charitable sector.

Amanda Thomson – Office & HR  Manager
Amanda joined the team in January 2021 and has provided a much needed addition to the back office team.  Originally from Hampshire, she  has 35 plus years’ experience in HR within the Information Technology sector, Amanda has a passion for people and service to the community, having been involved in many charitable organisations in South Africa while living abroad.  She will be supporting the staff to grow the Partnership and make a safe and healthy working environment for all the teams to work in.