Andrew Cozens CBE has wide experience of leading, shaping and improving social care services across the sector, including strategic policy, operational management and advising senior politicians in central and local government. He is currently working with a range of councils and organisations across the UK.
His career spans the statutory and voluntary sectors and he has worked in very senior roles in the North, Midlands, South West and London. Prior to setting up Acainn Ltd in 2012, he was strategic adviser on children's, adults and health services to the Local Government Association and the Improvement and Development Agency.
He is a former President of the Association of Directors of Social Services, leading ADSS during the passage of the Children Act and the separation of children's and adults services. He was a founding board member of the National Skills Academy for Social Care.
He chaired Carers Trust from 2012-15 and is now its Vice President. He is a board member of the National Development Team for Inclusion, MHA and In Control.
He is in demand as an independent improvement, reform, efficiency and policy expert, speaker and columnist on social care and health.
Maggie McGrath has extensive experience in developing, improving and managing children's services, health and social partnerships, new ways of working and corporate productivity and efficiency programmes.
She is creative and highly regarded, with a rare combination of social care values and business rigour. She is a registered social worker, with qualifications in business, programme and project management.
She has experience of working in cities, counties and London Boroughs in England and in a newly established Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland.
She has supported Children's Services Transformation Programmes for Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire County Councils. At the latter, the programmes she led contributed to their recent Good Ofsted status. This involved developing a range of projects for service review and redesign.
She managed a Support Services Transformation programme for Leicester City Council that involved a range of reviews and generated £10 million savings.
She has worked on regional and national developments for commissioning services for looked after children from the private sector, including a regional model and national frameworks.
She chairs the board of Ripplez, a social enterprise offering Family Nurse Partnerships.