Meet the Team

Meet our Executive Management Team.

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Anna O'Mahony

Chief Executive

Anna is our chief executive and joined Hollybank in 2018. She has worked in social care for over twenty years and her passion is supporting people to make their own choices and encouraging them to trust in their own abilities. 

Her role at Hollybank involves working with the Trustees and executive directors to set the strategic direction for the Trust and making sure we operate in a safe, compliant and innovative way.

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Annabel Lane

Executive Director of People, Communication & Children’s Services

Annabel is our executive director of people, communications and children’s services and joined Hollybank in 2019. She brings with her an extensive board-level experience in the HR and leadership field. Her background in education has helped our children’s services to grow and thrive. She enjoys helping people to unlock their full potential and build confidence to take on new ideas and challenges.

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Louise Shute

Executive Director of Finance, IT and Estates

Louise is our executive director of finance, IT and estates and joined Hollybank in 2019. She has worked in accountancy and financial control for over two decades. She is responsible for driving Hollybank’s financial planning and keeping the executive team and trustees aware of the charity’s financial position, so they can make informed strategic decisions. She also oversees our property portfolio and IT.

Working at Hollybank

Want to know what a day in the life at Hollybank looks like? Take a look at what our Support Worker Brian has to say. 

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Key Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits of working at Hollybank:

Diversity & Inclusion

Hollybank is a happy place, full of love and acceptance.

We are all different, but we celebrate these differences, promoting understanding and tolerance not only among our own workforce, but wider with all the other organisations and individuals we work with.

As an organisation that champions people’s differences and everyone’s right to live a full and happy life, diversity and inclusion forms part of our DNA. We strive for an organisation whose workforce reflects the communities we operate in. We know we’ve got work to do but we are committed to driving change.

There are a number of diversity and inclusion measures we’re working towards – we will focus on improving our outcomes in these areas over the next twelve months:

  • Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees
  • Disabled employees
  • Gender balance

You can read our current Gender Pay Gap report, here.

When you work for Hollybank

We will
support you
Whatever your role here at Hollybank, we will provide you with the support and guidance you need to do your job well.
We will
listen to you
Working in the health and social care sector isn’t easy, if there are additional steps we need to take so you can do your job well, you just need to ask.
We will give you
the freedom to
be yourself
Social care is a highly regulated sector and we have high standards, but you will be given the freedom to work within the boundaries we have.

Our #BeSomeone Values

Nothing pleases us more than seeing smiles on faces. We know that exceptional care goes beyond making sure individuals have a safe, secure place to live and making sure their daily needs are met. We’ve identified a number of behaviours that will help you shine while you’re working at Hollybank.

This is what you need to be, if you want to #BeSomeone here.

Be confident

Push yourself out of your comfort zone from time to time; don’t be afraid to challenge things; try new things – you don’t know unless you have a go!

Being confident is about: being self-assured, asking your colleagues for help when you need it; challenging any behaviour or working practices that you feel are inappropriate or unsafe.

Be curious

Ask questions; have a voice and share your views; look for new ways of doing things that get better results; be open to learning; show an interest in the job you’re doing and the people you meet here.

Being curious is about: being inquisitive, welcoming change, showing an interest in other people’s jobs, not just your own; asking lots of questions about the way that we do things and why; putting yourself forward to try new things and put new ways of working into practice to see if it’s any better than the status quo.

Be happy

Enjoy your time here; build strong relationships and give your best self; appreciate the difference you are making by being here; do something every day that makes you smile.

Being happy is about: being cheerful and positive, bringing your best self to work and immersing yourself in the tasks you are given; exploring opportunities for development and stretch within Hollybank; sharing your enthusiasm for life with the people we are here to support.

Be kind

Always. Look for ways to help your colleagues; remember to get the work/life balance right; try and see things from a different perspective

Being kind is about: caring and compassion, reaching out to your colleagues if they look like they’re struggling; being an active member of the team, working together to achieve shared goals; taking care of yourself outside of work and seeking support if you need it.

Get in touch

To discuss requirements, speak to a team member or organise a visit please get in touch.