Director of Operations
Fiona is the Director of Operations at Genius Within CIC with overall responsibility for our Social Justice Projects. She is responsible for leading, developing and supporting the Senior Leadership Team to drive performance and develop customer relationships. Fiona is an experienced frontline senior manager, specialising in implementation and leading high performing teams in the Employability Sector.
Combining her public sector knowledge, she can bring together an in-depth understanding of employability alongside diversity and inclusion. She recognises the barriers that people with disabilities face, and has a working knowledge of how to support individuals and businesses to overcome them.
Fiona has been working in the Social Justice setting since 1999, training to be a Probation Officer and latterly working as a Senior Probation Officer in Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust. She moved to Genius Within in 2015 to take advantage of working in an agile Community Interest Company whose passion is for all people to maximise their potential and work towards their strengths. During her time at Genius Within, Fiona has grown the social justice team four-fold and prides herself on being able to communicate the vision and strategy effectively to build a high performing and well managed front line team.
Fiona has a BA in Criminal Justice Studies, a Diploma in Probation Studies and also has an ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Development.
My inner genius is…
…an ability to stay calm in the turbulent waters.