``Together we can make a difference.``
Meet the senior management team
After an early career in finance, Jackie joined New Pathways as a volunteer counsellor in 1995. After becoming a member of staff in 1999, she was instrumental in establishing the first Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Wales. Jackie became CEO in 2010 and has substantially increased the income and reach of the organisation. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
Before joining New Pathways in 2008, Mike worked within the prison service, managing a therapeutic day centre and piloting a community-based counselling and advocacy service whilst also volunteering as a counsellor for New Pathways. Mike has considerable expertise in business development and became Deputy CEO in 2010. He holds a Degree in Counselling (CBT).
Head of Sexual Behaviour Services
Matt has a BSc in Psychology, BA in Community Justice, MSc in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology and is a qualified probation officer (DipPS). He is trained in forensic and psychological assessments and interventions, has worked across forensic and mental health services, and specialised in harmful sexual behaviour, violence and complex trauma. Prior to joining New Pathways, he managed Youth Justice and specialist CAMHS services.
Dr Leigh Martin
Head of Business Development & Fundraising
Leigh Martin is an experienced 3rd sector business development professional, with experience of running a successful commercial retail organisation. After an early career as an academic research scientist, she has more recently worked in the mental health and housing sectors. Leigh is the author of 3 science textbooks and holds B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology and a D.Phil in Biochemistry.
Head of Training & Research
Debbie has worked in health and social care for over 30 years. She is a qualified counsellor and supervisor and is a registered social worker. She has a Masters degree in Social Policy and has a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education. Debbie has a particular interest in the impact of trauma on both clients and workers. She heads both New Pathways' Training Department and its Counselling College.
Head of Sexual Assault Services
Sarah's passion started when supporting children and young people affected by rape and sexual abuse in South East Asia. She joined New Pathways in 2008 as a crisis worker and ISVA, before progressing to her current role. She holds several qualifications: ISVA qualification, Diploma in Counselling, BSC in Criminology and Psychology, Level 5 in Leadership and Management, plus ISVA Manager and Service Manager qualifications.
Head of Corporate Services
As an experienced secondary school teacher, Katryn held management positions and taught on the University of South Wales P.G.C.E. course. In a change of career, Katryn worked within the voluntary sector, in domestic abuse and housing. Katryn joined us in 2012 and is responsible for corporate services and quality assurance. Katryn has a number of qualifications: BSC in Geography, P.G.C.E., MA in Education, Internal Verifier A1 Award, Level 5 awards in teaching Literacy and Numeracy, Level 4 in Advice and Guidance, and Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
Head of Finance
Amanda is an experienced finance professional, with previous roles in finance administration, accounts control, management accountancy and finance management. She joined in 2012 and holds the AAT NVQ4 in Accounting and ACCA Year 1 qualifications.
Latest News and Updates
Tanya became a trustee after attending a Board Meeting as an observer and has been our committed treasurer ever since. She brings a range of knowledge and experience to the board, and makes ever […]
Wednesday November 8, 2023
3 x 30 mile walk to celebrate our 30th anniversary!
This year marks our 30th anniversary. To mark this our more intrepid staff members have planned a “Walk Against Sexual Violence” and they would love your support! Starting on 26th Au […]
Tuesday July 11, 2023
We hope you like our new look
This year we celebrate our 30th birthday and we felt that it was time for a change, a refresh, a reinvigoration! We hope you like our new look – we’ve worked hard to to ensure it captu […]
Tuesday July 4, 2023
We are delighted to accept nominations for “The Pathways Awards” which will recognise excellent in sexual violence support from our partners in the health, social care, criminal just […]
Monday June 19, 2023
Help us to Blossom for our 30th Anniversary
For our 30th Anniversary, we are bringing together survivors, staff and members of the public to contribute to a community art piece. We will be creating a tree of leaves and blossoms made with […]
Wednesday June 14, 2023
Trustee of the Year
We are incredibly proud to announce that Alison Smith, Chairperson of our Board of Trustees, has won the Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil (VAMT) Volunteer Awards “Trustee of the Year.” […]
Friday June 2, 2023
Police Experience Survey
Police Experience Survey Operation Bluestone Soteria is inviting victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault to take part in a survey about your experience with the police. The online survey is […]
Monday April 17, 2023
Our ISVA Service is Re-accredited
This month we were re-accredited with the Lime Culture Quality Standards for our Adult ISVA and Children and Young People ISVA teams. “We are delighted to once again be accredited for the […]
Thursday March 30, 2023
International Women’s Day – Interview with our Head of Sexual Assault Services
For International Women’s Day, we interviewed our Head of Sexual Assault Services, Sarah Thomas. We asked her about her journey to becoming a senior manager, why IWD is important, and whic […]
Wednesday March 8, 2023
International Women’s Day – An Interview with our CEO
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve asked our CEO, Jackie, a few questions about being the woman at the helm of New Pathways! Can you tell us a little bit about bein […]
Tuesday March 7, 2023