Meet The Team


 

Tom Lloyd QPM MA (Oxon)

Chairman

Tom is a former Police Chief Constable with extensive and varied experience including investigating serious complaints against police officers, and leading complex and sensitive inquiries.  Tom was the Director of Strategic Co-ordination at New Scotland Yard which gave him an in depth understanding of the complexity and challenges facing large organisations and of the structures and personal barriers people encounter when bringing concerns into the open. Tom's background in professional policing standards has brought him into contact with many cases of alleged misconduct and the problems associated with holding individuals and organisations to account.

Tom says: "Helping people who are being persecuted for doing the right thing needs experience, specialist knowledge, attention to detail and perseverance. At WhistleblowersUK we have a team of dedicated volunteer caseworkers, drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds, who use their expertise and commitment to ensure that whistleblowers have the support they need when they need it most.”


Georgina Halford-Hall

Chief Executive

Georgina set up WhistleblowersUK after blowing the whistle on financial irregularities and poor practice in a charity. Eventually vindicated when investigations were concluded, what Georgina learnt was that people who have the courage to whistle-blow are very isolated and unsupported. WhistleblowersUK now ensures that people who put their head above the parapet and blow the whistle on wrongdoing have the help and guidance they need. 

Georgina regularly advises businesses, MPs and regulatory bodies on whistle-blowing legislation and obligations in the UK and the United States. As well as overseeing an active caseload, Georgina is the spokesperson for WhistleblowersUK and is often quoted in media articles and interviews. 

Georgina says: "WhistleblowersUK has helped dozens of people blow the whistle on issues and serious concerns in all types of organisation. I know from personal experience how hard it is for people to come forward and WhistleblowersUK is here to guide and support individuals and their families through what can be a very turbulent time."


Diana Stroh

Case Worker

Diana is a former police constable with over twenty years of experience in a number of specialist investigations, including child abuse and serious sexual offences.

She received her ‘long service and good conduct’ medal in 2013 and was in receipt of full

competency-related pay at the time of her resignation in 2014, after blowing the whistle on her

employers.

Diana says: “Like whistleblowers the world over I was hounded and abused by my employers for daring to expose their weaknesses, and now it’s my turn to help others going through the same pain.”

She brings many investigative and case file preparation skills to WBUK, to assist fellow whistleblowers in whatever action they might want to take against their own abusers.

 

Anna Villette

Communications and Engagement

Jayne Senior MBE

Safeguarding 

Jayne is the whistleblower in relation to the Rotherham child abuse scandal and presented to the All Party Parliamentary Committee in 2014 re. the Inquiry into that scandal.  She has extensive experience of working with children involved in child sexual exploitation and current experience of working with survivors of childhood exploitation and sexual abuse.

She is the Chief Executive of the Swinton Lock Activity Centre (http://www.swintonlock.org/) a Community Based Arts, Education and Activity Centre providing a wide range of activities for young people including  developing a re-engagement programme for children excluded from mainstream education.

She has received many awards for her selfless achievements:

2010 - District Commander Award for services to child protection

2015 – Women of the Year for Most Outstanding Achievement

2016 – Hallam Local Hero Winner

2016 – High Sheriff Award

2016- Yorkshire Woman of the Year

2016 – MBE

2016 Red Magazine Woman of the Year

 

Caseworkers

WhistleblowersUK has a national network of caseworkers with backgrounds in: 

  • Banking and financial services 
  • Social work 
  • Nursing and medicine 
  • Trades unions 
  • HR
  • Local and central government 
  • Charities sector 
  • Emergency services 
  • Prison and probation services
  • Automotive industry

All our caseworkers have experience of managing people, the application of relevant employment and public interest disclosure law, governance, scrutiny and information security.