It’s been said that we are unusual, quirky, a bit different. It’s true. We are.
It’s something that emanates from our Board of Directors and permeates through the whole organisation.

We think it comes from having an eclectic mix of people who can combine the rigour of FTSE 100 companies with the sense of adventure, enterprise and love for what we do that started PossAbilities in the first place.

They are PossAbilities kind of people like:

Scott Darraugh – Chairman

Scott is the Non-executive Chairman of Possabilities and Chief Executive of Social adVentures. He led his team of Public Health specialists out of the NHS in Salford to create one of the country’s first NHS Social Enterprises. Social adVentures is a wellbeing social enterprise with the bold aim of inspiring […]

Rachel Law – Chief Executive

After years of making cuts to Rochdale’s Adult Social Care Services, Rachel decided that there had to be a better way, and began a two year quest to parcel up the Learning Disabilities Service and take it out of local authority control. This process involving winning political support, developing a […]

Marylin Smith FCMA CGMA – Finance Director

Marilyn is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 year’s experience in finance at a senior level. She joined Possabilities in April 2014 on the basis that if she was able to police the police, our money would be safe – her previous role was as an accountant with Greater […]

Colette Crookes – Operations Director

It took some time before Colette decided that a career with vulnerable people was for her. It must have been the right decision she’s worked her way up from front line support worker to Operations Director, doing every job along the way working with people with learning disabilities and challenging […]

Jane Holland – Staff Director

Jane is the Staff Director elected by her peers to serve on the board. She has a wide ranging portfolio as a Senior Support Worker and Support Officer. Jane is a driving force behind our links with the local community. She is a member of the Heywood Business Group; a […]

Malcolm McClean – Interim Business Development Manager

After a fast track career in NHS management where he was a General Manager, Malcolm felt that there was an entrepreneur inside him trying to get out. He moved to the private sector setting up Salford University Business Services Healthcare Management Consultancy, before going on to set up a string […]

Maggie Jones – Non-executive Director

Maggie is the Chief Executive of Foundation, a charity that works with socially excluded people, helping them to full independence within their local community. She was formerly Chief Executive of Children England, has over 25 years experience within the statutory and voluntary sectors including posts with Save the Children, as […]

Andrew Laird – Non-executive Director

Andrew is a co-founder and Director of Mutual Ventures, a consultancy focused on delivering better and more sustainable public services. He is passionate about supporting public services to be more entrepreneurial and has advised at a senior level across a huge range of public services including, adult and children’s social […]

Angela Smith – Non-executive Director

Angela was formerly the People Director to Virgin plc and Sir Richard Branson. She now runs her own Human Capital Consultancy based in London and Cheshire.