Rod is the Operations Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity.
Rod is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the charity, with an emphasis on staff and case supervision and safeguarding. His prime interests are in child development, research, and the theoretical underpinnings of mentoring and its immense practical and therapeutic potential for improving the lives of vulnerable young people.
His employment history has transitioned from working in the private and commercial sectors to the education and social work professions. After returning to Bristol University for postgraduate studies in social work and applied social science, he joined Social Services in Somerset where he focused on safeguarding, child protection and leading a team specialising in Youth Justice, children in care, care-leavers, and adolescent support. He then set up and managed the PROMISE mentoring programme and later the Route 1 advocacy service. He left the Local Authority early in 2019 to focus on the development of PROMISEworks.
Rod is a registered social worker with the professional body, Social Work England.