Jill Colbert


Jill joined the Board in July 2019.

She is the Director of Children’s Social Care (Together for Children), based in Sunderland, with expertise in Commissioning, Transformation and Business case development.  She has significant experience of leading children’s services, including core safeguarding services, school improvement and early help with an emphasis on quality, reform and impact.

A public sector leader with extensive experience of local government, the NHS and the third sector, Jill has progressed successively throughout her career, from delivering services to leading them. She has gained a credible reputation for delivering outcomes, for innovation, and for designing integrated service solutions across traditional boundaries.

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