A journalist by background Caroline has spent the last 20 years building and leading award winning communication and engagement teams in the public sector.

In 2016 Caroline left her executive role as Director of Communication & Engagement for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to set up a Redcar-based public relations consultancy, Sentry PR, which specialises in supporting organisations through periods of change.

Caroline is also an experienced company secretary with a strong governance background, who during her career has led an NHS charity, holistic therapy services for people with cancer and long term conditions, and co-ordinated services run by volunteers.

Caroline is committed to tackling the stigma that surrounds mental health and emotional problems and she has won a number of national awards for her campaigning work in this field.