SCIE has around 55 staff made up of information specialists, researchers, social care workers and administrative staff. To contact our staff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7766 7400.
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SCIE's Executive Management Group
Tony Hunter, Chief Executive
Tony was educated at Doncaster Grammar School, Oxford University and for his social work qualification, at Nottingham University. After periods as a frontline social worker, a senior hospital social worker and a training and development officer, Tony moved to Barnsley where he ran day and domiciliary services. In 1986 Tony became principal officer, Research and Service Development, with Barnardo’s; then he moved to Price Waterhouse management consultants, working on a range of health and social care projects in Britain and abroad. In 1995 Tony became Director of Social Services, Housing and Public Protection with the new unitary East Riding of Yorkshire Council. In 2003 he joined Liverpool City Council to assist in the recovery of its social services functions. Tony was the President of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) for the year ending October 2005. Before joining SCIE, Tony was Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, where he was passionate about promoting the area’s resurgence. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010, for services to social care. Tony is a Board member of Scope, and sits on various national health and social care groups. Tony was president-elect of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives before being appointed SCIE Chief Executive.
Stephen Goulder, Director of Operations
Stephen is responsible for ensuring that SCIE operates efficiently and effectively, and manages the Finance, Facilities, IT, Digital Development and HR teams. He is also the Company Secretary and provides support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Since January 2017, Stephen has been Director of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), based at SCIE. Before joining SCIE, Stephen was Director of Corporate Services at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Stephen has also been Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for three years and spent ten years in senior Hospital Management posts in the NHS. Stephen was educated at Imperial College London and the Cass Business School at City University.
Ewan King, Director of Business Development and Delivery
Ewan King joined SCIE in September 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of SCIE’s contracted work, attracting new commissions, and supporting co-production with people who use services and carers. Ewan has been Director of Business Development and Communications at the OPM Group, an employee owned research organisation and consultancy. A social researcher and policy analyst by background, Ewan was previously Director of the research team at OPM and led several large scale national evaluations, policy development projects and research studies for organisations including NHS England, Communities and Local Government, Department for Education, Department of Health, CQC and numerous national charities. Before joining OPM, Ewan worked as a researcher for the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP. Ewan is a Trustee of the Charity Penrose, which seeks to re-integrate ex-offenders and people with mental health conditions into society, and was educated at the London School of Economics and Warwick University.