Claire Bethel, B.A.


Claire joined The Way Ahead Team in 2016 following 39 years as a Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Health, covering many areas including  Childrens' health, Violence Against Women & Girls and Mental Health.

During that time she had successful secondments as Chief Executive of Croydon Primary Care Group and as Director of Policy for the  Office of the Children's Commissioner.

She is Chair of the Association of Young People's Health and a Trustee of the Marie Collins Foundation.

Claire also works as an Associate for RedQuadrant and the Early Intervention Foundation.

Claire did much of her earlier work under her former name of Claire Phillips.

Paul Bethel, B.Sc, C. Eng. CPFA, MBCS, ACIB


Paul has worked as a management consultant in the public and private sectors since 1996 following successful careers in industry, banking, Local Government and the NHS.

He is a PRINCE 2 qualified Project Manager and has provided consultancy to a variety of large and small organisations, ranging from SMEs to HM Treasury, many other central and local government organisiations, NHS Trusts, Police Forces and FTSE 100 companies.