Our Management Team

Our Management Team is passionate about delivering the very best service we can to the marginalised and vulnerable people we support. The team bring a wide variety of expertise and skills to the running of Causeway, as well as decades of experience in the charity sector between them. They are passionate about being the best leaders to their teams they can be, and are dedicated to the smooth running, and success of Causeway for years to come.
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Helen Ball

Chief Executive Officer

Helen is an experienced strategic leader with a passion for supporting marginalised people find their place in society.

“I am proud to be Chief Executive Officer for Causeway. The charity delivers such vital support to those most vulnerable, and so often provides the lifeline that unlocks a safer and brighter future for so many. I look forward to building on the incredible success already achieved by the team and working with partners both current and new, to help build and advocate for a fairer and safer society.”


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Amy Bond

Chief Operating Officer

Amy oversees all of our day-to-day operations, to ensure the smooth running of the charity and delivery of our strategic and contractual objectives.  This includes oversight of Services, People & Culture, Fundraising & Business Development and Communications & Engagement.  She began her career working for the NHS as an occupational therapist with adults with complex needs, before joining Causeway in 2015.

“During my time at Causeway I’ve seen thousands of lives positively impacted as a result of the team’s hard work, and I’ll forever be humbled by the fact that we get to work with some of the most resilient and brave individuals in our society.”

Deepa Mistry

Chief Finance Officer

Deepa is responsible for providing financial information and analysis to the Board and Senior Management, helping to direct the strategy, and is tasked with securing the financial health of Causeway. This includes oversight of the Finance, IT, Governance, Risk and Procurement areas. Deepa is a senior finance professional, NED and STEM Role model driven by an aspiration to make the world safer for all; regardless of race, gender and social background.


“In a post-pandemic era, the world is waking up to the injustices faced by the marginalised and vulnerable, and I am drawn to Causeway to help sustain the crucial support, freedoms and fair experiences essential to survivors of modern slavery.”

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Louise Andala

Head of Services (Maternity leave)

Louise oversees all programmes that provide support to our service users. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the sector, so knows the organisation inside out. This makes her ideally placed to know what matters most to our service users, and how to best respond to their needs.

“Working here allows me to create lasting change, as we support individuals to access their freedom, find their voice and become part of our society.”

Rachael Bird

Head of Operations

Rachael has been part of Causeway since 2013, and as Head Operations she is rigorous in her approach to the financial and operational management of the organisation, and is committed to its smooth running and the creation of strong foundations for the future.

“I’m proud to be part of building an organisation that is robust and sustainable so we can ensure support for the people who need it most for years to come. To be able to say that I’ve played a part in improving hundreds of lives better, is an incredible thought.”

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Joanne Black

Head of Fundraising and Business Development

Joanne oversees income generation at Causeway, including funding from trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships, income from contracts and individual giving and events.  She joined Causeway in 2023 having previously worked as Head of Fundraising and Impact for Bounce Back Foundation for over a decade and as a consultant for a wide range of other charities and social enterprises.

“I have always been passionate about social mobility and empowering the most marginalised people in society to find their voice and reach their potential. Joining Causeway at such an exciting point in their history enables me to continue to do this by raising funds to support our vital work.”

Edwin Buckley

Head of Communications and Engagement

Edwin oversees our Communications and Engagement team. They look after everything from marketing, brand management and strategic engagement – through to public relations, social media and content. Edwin joined Causeway in 2023 after a background holding media and communications roles at a wide range of organisations including Prostate Cancer UK, Natural England and the BBC.

“I am passionate about raising awareness of what Causeway do and the areas we work across. However most importantly, I’m committed to elevating the voices of our survivors and service users.”

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Amelia Clarke

Head of Service Assurance

Amelia manages our day-to-day service delivery to ensure that all of our services are working to provide the best support to service users.
This is achieved through aspects such as contract compliance and monitoring data. Amelia joined Causeway’s modern slavery department in 2016 and moved into her current role in 2023. Prior to this she worked at a major lighting exporter.

“I like to get things done, to make things work smoothly, to ensure service users have the best experiences in our services and staff have the systems in place to make that happen.”

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Alison Connolly

Head of People and Culture

It is Alison’s responsibility to ensure that Causeway is a positive and supportive place to work, as well as ensuring the whole employee journey is a great one. She oversees the employee experience, from recruitment, to learning and development, employee wellbeing, as well as ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, and employees feel valued. It is essential that in order for our employees to provide excellent support to our service users, our staff must have the tools, resources and support to provide that standard of excellence. Alison started her career in finance before moving to a career in People, and working within the People and Culture Department as a manager before her appointment as Head of People and Culture in early 2023.

“My own employee journey at Causeway has been an amazing experience, and I strongly believe that your workplace should have a positive impact on you and your life. We have created, and continue to harness a positive and supportive workplace culture, where I hope employees can truly share in my experience of working at Causeway.”

Ben Greaves

Head of Anti-Slavery Services (Interim)

Ben oversees all our anti-slavery services, ensuring high standards of support for our service users, fostering a great working environment for the team, and ensuring compliance with contractual and legal obligations. He has been working at Causeway for the last six years, starting from working with survivors on the frontline and progressing through to his current position.

"My passion for our works stems from the belief that it makes a difference in the lives of survivors. We are working tirelessly across different services to foster recovery and empower survivors to rebuild their lives.”

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Stuart Otten

Head of Criminal Justice Services

Stuart leads the development and ongoing management of Causeway’s criminal justice services, which includes all of our LifeNavigate programmes. With a background in social work, Stuart joined Causeway eight years ago, and in this time has been instrumental in building and diversifying the services we offer and engaging thousands of service users.

“Due to my own lived experience, I have a passionate about helping others to break out of cycles of crime and building successful futures.”