Rhona has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Administration and an MA in Social Work from Nottingham Universities. She has 25 years experience in the Criminal Justice System with the National Probation Service in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and led the establishment of multi-agency youth offending services in Halton and Warrington Borough Councils. Before joining ADS in July 2006, Rhona worked for what is now the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a Service Inspector, conducting statutory inspections of Youth Offending Teams and Local Authority Children’s Services. She also held a number of roles within Social Services, including Director positions in Adult and Children’s services. As well as Chief Executive of ADS, Rhona is also a Non-Executive Director of Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester in 2010.