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Executive Group

    Executive Group

    Sharon Rhodes - Head of Corporate Services

    Sharon Rhodes

    Over 20 years experience in the Public and Private Sector.

    Driven by achieving excellent performance and results.

    A wealth of experience in change management.


    Andrew Sinclair - Head of Interventions

    Andrew Sinclair

    Leads on work including group activities to change offending behaviour, Community Payback (unpaid work), employment, training and education for West Yorkshire CRC.

    30 years experience working in probation across various settings.

    Played a key role in the development and accreditation of the now nationally used Drink Impaired Drivers programme.


    Karen Townend - Head of Wakefield and Kirklees CRC

    Karen Townend

    Leads the work of West Yorkshire CRC in Kirklees and Wakefield.

    Led on the implementation of a single, integrated Community Payback operating model across West Yorkshire and Northumbria.

    Instrumental in designing, developing and implementing Post Sentence Assessment across West Yorkshire.


    Jon Sheard - Head of Finance and ICT

    Jon Sheard

    Nearly 30 years experience of working in Probation.

    Led on the implementation of shared financial systems / services between 3 x Probation Trusts.

    Successfully met NOMS efficiency targets year on year.