Norton Hall

Our People

At Norton Hall you'll find a welcoming team of highly capable, knowledgeable and committed staff.  

The majority of our staff live locally and have worked at Norton Hall for many years. 

All staff and volunteers undergo DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks which means families and agencies working with us can be assured of the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults in our care / using our services.

Management Team

Chief Executive: Suzanne Knipe

Paula Davies: Business Manager

Nick Woolf: Finance and Accounts

Children and Young People's Services Manager: John Williams

Nursery Manager: Michelle Howles

Dolphin Women's Centre Manager: Maxine Mills



Norton Hall is a charity and also a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee. Both the Charity and the Company are governed by a voluntary board of trustees and directors who oversee our work and are accountable to the community we serve.

The board meets regularly and comprises of:

  • Chair (acting): Lisa Keye
  • Vice Chair: John Freeman
  • Company Secretary: Iftikar Karim
  • Ghazala Parveen
  • Wendy Kerr
  • ​Cllr Maryam Khan 
  • Theresa Mcilkenny