Our People

Chief Executive - Caroline Stevens

Background: Caroline joined KIDS from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) where she was the Chief Operating Officer playing an important role in the development of their new five year strategy including redesigned operations, patient support and facilities utilisation across the UK. Prior to working in the charity sector, Caroline was the Managing Director of a hospital and previous to that a Operating Theatre manager. She has an MBA and is a qualified pharmacist.  She is also a trustee of the charity, Agecare, and a mother to three sons, one of whom is disabled.

London and Central Regional Director – Katherine Shaw

Background: Katherine has over 15  years of regional leadership experience in both the commercial and charity sectors. She joined KIDS from CSV (Community Service Volunteers) where her role included the management of a significant transformation project. Previous to that she spent five years with the Shaw Trust as Head of Service. Katherine has extensive experience of  growing and developing regional services, working with commissioners and funders across multiple contracts and financial and performance management. 

Southern Regional Director – Bridget Bevis

Background: Bridget has worked for KIDS for over 15 years and in this time she has developed our work in the South East region to the extent that we deliver over 25 services in this area. More recently her remit has expanded that she is now responsible for the whole of the Southern region (South East and South West). She has extensive experience of working with disabled children and their families and is particularly good at engaging parents. Bridget sits on the South East 7 Board.

Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Director – Sue Cawkwell

Background: Before joining KIDS Sue spent 12 years in financial services sector and has now been with KIDS for 15 years. She worked in various capacities from a Portage home visitor to a parent partnership caseworker and a parent partnership coordinator before becoming the Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber. She has extensive experience of working with disabled children and supporting their families and being a parent of three children, two with significant impairments, she has a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight into the issues and challenges faced by families. Sue also sits on various strategic management boards within Hull City Council and the Primary Care Trust.

Director of Finance and IT - Emma Teviotdale

Background: Emma is a chartered certified accountant and has extensive experience working across both the private and public sector. After gaining a BA Hons Degree in Business from Anglia Ruskin University she started her career working for a UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ company and then transferred this commercial experience to the public sector working in both local and national government. Emma has particular experience in transformation projects and implementing financial systems.

HR Director - Sally Storton

Background: Sally has over 15 years of expertise within Human Resources, both within the public and private sectors. Skills & Experience: Extensive HR experience gained with George Wimpey, Telewest (now Virgin Media), AXA and the University of Warwick. Covers the whole range of HR issues from generalist support through to organisational development and change management through to policy development.

Director of Fundraising - Fidelma Hatton

Background: Fidelma joined KIDS in January 2016 having previously spent two and a half years as a consultant supporting charities such as Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Leonard Cheshire in interim senior leadership roles.  She was previously Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and a Development Director at NSPCC.  She has broad fundraising experience and a particular interest in individual giving, donor development,  stewardship and corporate partnerships.   Fidelma has commercial expertise too, having started her career in direct marketing, working in the publishing sector and as a Board Member at the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

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