Meet the team

Mike Currier

Chief Executive

Helen Rees

Operations Director

Lucy Pottinger

Education Director

Andy Brown

Financial Director

Steve Bartley

Head of Business Development and Compliance

Sally Spillane

Head of Clinical Services

Jo Magee

Responsible Individual

Max Turner

Area Manager (Childrens Services)

Mat James

Area Manager (Adult Services)

Colin Howarth

Head of Marketing and Referrals

Rachel Hackling

Head of Education at Summergil House

What is your name and position at Orbis?

Rachel Hackling – Head of Education at Summergil House

How long have you worked for Orbis and in what roles?

I joined Orbis two and a half years ago as a support worker in Ty Bronllys. Following this I was Deputy Head of Education at Ty Bronllys and then moved up to Summergil House.

What does a typical day look like for you?

There isn’t really a typical day! My role can involve everything from completing lesson observations, getting pupil feedback on lessons, assessing possible new pupils or spending time with pupils looking after the chickens.

What do you like about your job and what do you find difficult?

I love being able to work with so many different young people – we have some brilliant pupils at Summergil and seeing the progress they’ve made already makes me feel very excited about the possibilities in their futures.

Being part of a new service and getting everything set up and embedded can be hard work sometimes. Learning about how to run the swimming pool was especially difficult. However, it is worth it because of all the exciting opportunities we have.