Meet the Staff Team

Carers FIRST Business Leadership Team

Alison Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

Alison joined Carers First in January 2020; having worked in the charity sector, in local authorities and in health over the last thirty years. Most recently, Alison was Director of Operations at the awarding winning charity, Turn2us, which she joined at its inception. She has served on the boards of several charities and is currently a Trustee for the national charity, Gingerbread.

Working with and for carers has been a constant thread through Alison’s life. She has seen the value and importance of unpaid carers to our health and social care sectors and to our broader society and she passionately believes there needs to be greater recognition and support for carers.

Lynn Tyler, Finance Director

Lynn has worked for Carers FIRST since 2001 and manages multiple income streams from grants and contracts. Lynn manages a small finance team working across all localities.

Michele Leach, IT & Compliance Manager

Michele is responsible for the IT infrastructure and business systems for community and office based teams. Michele manages the continuous development of our bespoke Carer Management and Staff Management Systems. She leads and advises on IG & GDPR compliance and manages the Central Administration team.

Amy Weaver, Central Operations and Communications Manager

Amy joined Carers FIRST in 2014 and is responsible for managing the central functions which include the Carers Hub, Community Involvement and partnership and stakeholder links for the new geographical areas. Amy leads on communication and the marketing of the charity including publicity materials, the website and communication with stakeholders across all localities.

Malcolm Ryan, Lincolnshire Operational Services Manager

After 28 years as a Children’s Services Senior Manager in the local authority, Malcolm jointed Carers FIRST in August 2016 as the Operational Services Managers for Lincolnshire. Malcolm will use his experience in people management, implementing Quality Assurance improvements and project development to further progress the Carers FIRST Service in Lincolnshire.