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.
Amanda Edwards, Director of Knowledge and Evidence and SCIE Deputy Chief Executive
Amanda has worked with SCIE since 2002. Since April 2013, she has been Director of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), based at SCIE. The Centre develops guidance about social care for children and adults on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Amanda continues to be SCIE's Deputy Chief Executive, where she has led on much of SCIE's work involving Children & Families, along with Knowledge Management. Amanda qualified as a social worker and has experience in policy, practice and service delivery, gained from her time in both central and local government. Previous to her role at SCIE, Amanda was a Principal Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office in the Centre for Management and Policy Studies. Before that she was at the former Social Services Inspectorate, where she worked on a number of policy areas concerning the provision of social care and social services.
Stephen Goulder, Director of Operations
Stephen has responsibility for leading corporate services and SCIE’s workforce development theme. Stephen joined SCIE in January 2007 from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority where he had worked as Director of Corporate Support since April 2003. Before that he was Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for three years. He had previously spent ten years in management posts in the NHS. Stephen is responsible for the finance, facilities, communications and co-productions teams at SCIE. He is also the Company Secretary and provides support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
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.