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Jacob Tas

Jacob Tas

Chief Executive, Nacro

Jacob Tas has been Chief Executive Officer of Nacro since in May 2014. Prior to this, he worked at Action for Children, as Executive Director of Operations/Deputy Chief Executive and Interim Chief Executive. Before that, he worked at The Prince’s Trust as Director England following many years in the commercial sector at P&O Nedlloyd. Jacob Tas is a board member of a pension fund, trustee of War Child, trustee of the Dutch Centre and a former Chair of Trustees of an inner London Steiner school. As well as being an accredited mediator, he is also a founding member of the Centre of Narrative Leadership.
LinkedIn: Jacob Tas Twitter: @MrJacobTas


Annette Fleming

Annette Fleming

Chief Executive Officer, Aquarius

Annette Fleming has a professional background in social work, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. She has developed expertise in child protection, mental health, learning disabilities and community development.

Her interest in developing social work practice lead to her teaching at Birmingham University, Social Work Department with a focus on social work and poverty, social work practice, theory and methods. At Aquarius, Annette has maintained her commitment to improving practice by supporting and encouraging research and evaluation across the organisation on topics such as alcohol and families, kinship carers, older people and alcohol, BME communities and alcohol and ensuring the use of evidence based practice.


Brendan Hayes

Brendan Hayes

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Brendan Hayes joined the Trust as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO in July 2013.

As a qualified nurse with a strong mental health and operational management background, Brendan brings with him a wealth of experience gained in a number of senior NHS roles. Most recently he was Director of Operations and Nursing at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.