Annie joined Sacro at the end of March 2020. As Chief Executive she is also Company Secretary and works closely with the Sacro Board and the Directors to provide strategic leadership to the organisation.
An experienced leader in the public and not for profit sectors, Annie has worked across the UK in different roles including senior management in local authorities, leading a UK government agency, and as chief executive of a UK wide membership body.
Annie was most recently Executive Director with the Chartered Institute of Housing working closely with a wide range of stakeholders in the public and third sectors and as an advocate to Scottish Government and decision makers.
She has also run her own consultancy company supporting different organisations in the charity sector and has worked as an interim chief executive with third sector organisations including a charity for asylum seekers and refugees and a third sector interface organisation.
Chief Operating Officer
Gerry joined Sacro in June 2018. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees several departments including Finance, IT, Health and Safety, Admin and Policies and Procedures.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, has a leadership endorsement from time at Harvard University, and has extensive experience in dealing with senior stakeholders across a number of sectors, including public, construction and Education.
Gerry is an established leader and senior manager with over 25 years’ experience at Glasgow Caledonian University where he held role as Chief Financial Officer and Vice Principal Infrastructure, where he led in strategy, financial accounting, and risk management.
Director of Justice
The Director of Justice is focused on the strategic leadership of existing service provision, ensuring professional and practice standards and successful relations are maintained with key external partners.
Sharon has been a qualified social worker for 33 years and holds an MSc in Management and Advanced Award in Social Work Practice.
She has worked as a social worker in Strathclyde Regional Council, Central Regional Council and Falkirk council where she gained experience across all areas of social work practice. She managed the criminal justice social work service from 1991 which involved responsibility for prison-based social work and all aspects of community criminal justice social work.
In 2008 Sharon was seconded into the Scottish Government’s Reducing Reoffending Programme and employed as a COSLA Consultant and Professional Adviser. She was the author behind national standards and outcomes for court services and report writing which re-branded social enquiry reports to become criminal justice social work reports.
In 2012 she became Convenor of the Association of Directors of Social Work Criminal Justice Standing Committee before taking up the role of Director of Operations (West) at Sacro in October 2012 and Director of Justice in 2021.
Director of Care and Housing
As Director of Care and Housing, Cary provides support to colleagues in Sacro's Care and Housing services.
Director of Public Protection and Community Safety
John joined Sacro in May 2018. As Director of Public Protection and Community Safety, he overseas Health and Safety, National Intensive Support Packages, Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence Services, ensuring that high risk victims and perpetrators are managed and supported to the highest standards.
John worked with Strathclyde Police and then Police Scotland for 30 years where he gained significant experience in Adult & Child Protection, Offender Management and Domestic Abuse. He was regarded as one of Scotland’s most experienced Senior Investigating Officers and led over 25 Homicide and Corporate Homicide investigations.