Supporting more families to live in safety: CAADA builds new leadership team to deliver strategy for growth

18th September 2014

Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) is delighted to announce two key appointments to strengthen its leadership team and help transform the UK's response to domestic abuse.

Antonia Bance joins as Director of Communications and Policy on October 6 and Suzanne Jacob as Director of Programmes and Innovation in January 2015. They join Caada's existing Senior Leadership Team of Diana Barran, Chief Executive and Angharad Orchard, Chief Operating Officer. Jo Silver, the Acting Director of Programmes will be remaining with Caada as Director of Practice from January 2015.

Antonia Bance will lead all communications, policy, marketing and fundraising activities for Caada. She has spent the last three years as Head of Campaigns for Shelter, leading Shelter's campaigning activity to solve the housing crisis and build the homes Britain needs. She was previously Advocacy Director for the Corston Coalition, an alliance of charitable foundations seeking to end the use of prison for women offenders.  Antonia was also previously Head of Policy and Communications for the UK Poverty Programme at Oxfam. The post is being part funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Suzanne Jacob joins in January 2015 to lead the delivery and development of Caada's services. Suzanne joins from the Home Office where her post of Deputy Director for the National Crime Agency Oversight Unit saw her establish the National Crime Agency as a significant new part of UK law enforcement. Other roles include Private Secretary to Vernon Coaker MP, when he was Minister responsible for crime and policing, and Project Manager for a number of major security projects focused on intelligence collection, analysis, and enforcement activity. Before joining Caada, Suzanne will be spending the next few months working in India for the human rights charity Breakthrough, which works in the area of violence against women and girls.

Please note, Caada is the former name of SafeLives.