Meet our Board

Christine Laverock - Chair, Director

Christine has been the Chair of the board of directors of Care Development East since March 2021. Based in East Suffolk, she has worked with many local managers in the health and social care sector over the past 25 years as a mentor, coach, facilitator, trainer of staff and consultant to boards. Her passion is to support those who have responsibility for the care of others and to encourage the best practice possible.

Julia Stephens-Row - Vice-Chair, Director

Julia has worked and lived in Suffolk for over 40 years. She fulfilled many roles in the Probation Service both in Suffolk and Essex before joining Suffolk County Council as an Assistant Director. Her role included supporting partnerships working to respond to Community Safety and promoting Social Inclusion and Diversity. She is currently working as an Independent Safeguarding Chair and is an Executive Coach and Mentor.

Lucy Humphrey - Treasurer, Director

Lucy has worked in adult social care throughout her whole career, she started as a student working within day service and has progressed through many roles mostly in the learning disability sector culminating in her appointment as Managing Director of a local provider. Lucy has a strong ethos of supporting individuals to achieve their potential. She believes career fulfilment is fundamental to a strong social care workforce.