November Networking Event with Bill McHugh

Our November event featured a talk by Bill McHugh, the CEO of West Yorkshire Probation. His organisation is responsible for the delivery of court orders and prison licences to some of the most demanding offenders, who if not effectively supervised, can escalate risks to the public. They provide targeted interventions and offender management to reduce re-offending and protect the public.
Bill leads the 4th largest Probation service in the UK and is also an active member of the West Yorkshire Local Criminal Justice Board and the Police and Crime Commissioner's Executive Group. He previously worked in the Probation Services in Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Humberside and Northumbria. He also worked at the Ministry of Justice in London as Seconded Chief Executive, delivering a number of government initiatives.
In addition to the talk by Bill, the event also featured a presentation by Paul Lockwood, a Probation Service User Representative. The event was held at the offices of Winston Solicitors in Leeds City Centre.

The photo above shows (L to R) Paul Lockwood, Jonathan Winston, Head of Winston Solicitors, and Bill McHugh.