Meet the Board

Michelle Mansfield

Executive Chair

I’m very proud to be the first ever Executive Chair of The Quality Company.
I chair The Quality Company’s Board of Directors and work closely with the Lead Director of The Quality Company, to ensure we provide peer led Quality Checks across the Thera Group and other organisations.
As well as looking forward to working with people I already know, I’m particularly looking forward to meeting and working with new people, and helping to build on the success of The Quality Company.
Before I took up my current role, I was a Non-Executive Director on the Thera East Anglia Board, as well as working for the advocacy service Voiceability where I covered the Fenland area.
I am passionate about standing up for the rights of people with a disability and using my own lived experience to ensure people have a voice in all the things that affect their lives.

Virginia Fenton

Lead Director

I have worked in social care for more than twenty years – mostly working to support people with learning disabilities. I started my career as a support worker. I have worked in operational and quality assurance roles as well as in regulation. I completed my doctorate with the University of Sussex and carried out research into the experiences of young people with epilepsy. I am committed to ensuring people with lived experience have a voice concerning how support is delivered through the quality checker process.

Matthew Smith

Non-Executive Director

Francis Brown

Non-Executive Director

I’m proud to be joining The Quality Company Board and I look forward to making a contribution to such a valuable cause. I’m a family man, I’m very proud of my career. I have developed my skills and business acumen through work-based challenges, academia and personal experiences. Personally, I like to compete in Triathlons and running events. I am the Governing Chair for the local school of Governors and am a keen STEM ambassador.

Clare Murphy

Non-Executive Director

I am very excited to join The Quality Company Board in my first Non-Executive Director role. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and learning more about the great work the Company does. I am currently HR Business Partner for a transport trade association, so hope to bring experience and skills in this field to the role on the Board.
I have always been passionate about ensuring people with a learning disability have a voice and are supported to achieve. My Uncle has a learning disability, we have grown up like siblings and I support him with various activities including his swimming with the Peterborough Special Olympic swimming team.

Lorna Weston

Non-Executive Director