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Jorgen Lovbakke studied psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland before commencing work for Surrey Probation Service, initially supervising offenders serving community sentences or following release from prison. 

After his frontline experience, he moved into research-based roles, and for the past 18 years has carried out criminological and forensic psychological research in the probation service and in central government. His posts have included time as Head of Research at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Head of Public Protection Research at the Ministry of Justice, and Lead Researcher at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. He is the named author of a wide range of government research reports. 

Jorgen joined the LFF in January 2018 as Clinical Director – Operations, where he, amongst others, oversees the delivery and development of clinical practice at the LFF. 

Annabel Kroeger, Director of Finance

Annabel Kroeger B.Acc CA (SA) trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes in South Africa.

With a business degree from Natal University, she left Deloittes after qualifying in 1979 and spent the next 7 years in marketing, training with Unilever as a product manager at Elida Gibbs, South Africa. On her return to the UK in 1983, she worked first for Nielsen Market Research in Oxford and then for Jenks Brokerage in High Wycombe, handling a wide range of well-known brands.

Balancing family demands, Annabel took up accountancy work again on a part-time basis in 1987 and gained experience in a variety of sectors including the computer industry, education, tourism and most recently for charities. Annabel worked as the accountant for Warwickshire Association for the Blind for 6 years, until joining LFF in April 2008 as Director of Finance.

Deborah Denis, Director of Fundraising and External Relations
Deborah started out as a journalist working in local radio before taking on a media and communications role with Hampshire Constabulary. This was followed by four years working for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, where she handled all media relations including for serious crimes and hurricane threat situations.

Deborah’s first role with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation began in 2009 when she joined as the media and communications manager. After 18 months away, she re-joined the Foundation in 2016 as head of fundraising and external relations. In 2018, Deborah became the Foundation’s first director of fundraising and external relations, leading a larger communications and fundraising team.  

Deborah has a HND in Television and Film, a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism and holds a Public Relations Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). She is currently responsible for the fundraising, media relations and marketing functions of the Foundation. 

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