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Meet our Senior Managers

Unlocking the potential to grow and develop.

Carol Gaskarth - PCP Chief Executive

Carol is a proactive leader with a wealth of experience in strategic management and business development. In 2002 Carol joined the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) as a project coordinator managing a range of health and wellbeing projects.  Due to Carol’s previous experience this portfolio was expanded to include community learning and IAG. 


Carol progressed from a middle management position to become part of the organisations Senior Management Team and became PCPs Business Development Director supporting overall business growth and strategy. 


In 2013 Carol was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at PCP. In this time Carol has worked with the organisation to increase income from £1.5m to £2.6m, extended the partnership arrangements and in 2017 PCP’s work was acknowledged with the awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Carol thoroughly enjoys the challenge of overseeing such a dynamic organisation and is passionate about supporting people to develop and reach their full potential.


Nigel Brough

Executive Lead

Nigel has 14 years’ experience working within the Further Education, specialising in community based project services.


Toni McHale

Project Development Manager

Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire Toni moved to Billingham in the late 70s and liked the North East so much she stayed.


Lynsey Todd

Executive Lead

Lynsey has over 20 years’ experience working within local government and the third sector and has managed staff and programmes in Education.


Lindsay Sheridan

People and Impact Manager

Lindsay has over 15 years’ experience and knowledge in Project Management and Business 



Jane Buckton

Project Development Manager

Jane has a background in health and fitness and has worked on several programmes community health and wellbeing programmes such as Breastfeeding Friendly Venues in County Durham, Move4Life and North East Better Health At Work. She is passionate about improving health outcomes for people in the North East.