Elaine McConnell

Chief Executive

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Chief Executive is Elaine McConnell.

Elaine has a wealth of relevant professional experience gained in the fields of probation and criminal justice as well as collaborative working with Hertfordshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner. Before her appointment as Chief Executive, Elaine worked as the Hertfordshire Operational Manager for BeNCH Community Rehabilitation Company. BeNCH is the Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire CRC, created as part of the Ministry of Justice‘s Transformation programme, which divided the former individual county Probation Trusts into a National Probation Service and 21 CRCs.

Elaine has also programme-managed and evaluated Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) pilots for the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. More recently she was Operational Director of the Hertfordshire Probation Trust, where her leads included Circles of Support and Accountability, for East of England as well as Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), young adults, health and personality disordered offenders. She has a B.A.(Hons) in Community and Criminal Justice and an M.Sc.in Leadership and Management in Public Service.

Before starting her career in the National Probation Service, Elaine spent the first seven years of her career working in the financial sector of Dublin and the City of London.

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