Meet the Team at Chrysalis

 

Managing Director: Colin Mackell

Colin is the Managing Director & Founder of CSA Ltd having held this role since 2003.  He holds a 1st Degree in Psychology & Health Science since graduating in 1998.  He is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) Registration Number 188702 which confers eligibility for the graduate basis of chartered membership; A Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, (MBACP) Registration Number 579105.  He is also a Registered Manager at level 4 (the statutory requirement for those managing a care setting) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Addiction Psychology & Advanced Addiction Counselling graduating from LSBU (London South Bank University) in 2010.  Colin is also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy gained from the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling which he gained in 2015.  

His areas of special interest involve management of specialised therapeutic clinical interventions, relapse management, detoxification, management of dual diagnosis within adaptive and responsive therapeutic services.  He has worked as consultant, manager and practitioner in various settings such as the 3rd sector, residential and quasi residential rehab and community based specialised psychologically informed supported accommodation environments.

He also has extensive Housing Management and Intensive Housing Management experience in both the private and statutory sector and has managed a number of developments and adaptations personally as a landlord and developer and professionally as Chrysalis' MD.  Understanding the role of Chrysalis as an RP within a regulatory context and its need to expand and grow is his fundamental responsibility to chrysalis whilst ensuring that the standards of the organisation are fully met and translated throughout its range of good quality specialist supported accomodation projects.

Email: colinmackell@chrysalishousing.co.uk

 


Chair & Director: Gillian Borg

Gillian comes from a strong banking background in the secure lending environment and later developed her expertise to encompass credit control.  she is also a specialised debt management consultant to individuals and businesses and helps those who require her services to liaise with creditors and negotiate a range of options to enable them to resolve their difficulties.  She is conversant with Property Land Transaction requirements and other statutory debt management instruments such as debtor arrangements, IVA's & Bankruptcy.  Gillian believes passionately in the work that chrysalis does and wants to ensure that the organisations grows to extend it's range of high quality specialist supported accommodation services to as many ares in the UK as possible.

Email: gillianborg@chrysalishousing.co.uk

 


Director-Treasurer: Sue Stevens

Sue comes from a strong banking background and has mainly dealt with large scale secured lending. Nearing retirement Sue wanted to offer her services to Chrysalis as the work it does has a close personal connection to her life experiences in relation to close family members. Sue is active in helping the board to ensure chrysalis manages its day to day financial management duties and ensures robust measures are in place to prevent fraud and to protect chrysalis' financial assets from abuse.  Sue is also the treasurer for Bussom Buddies a Cancer support charity.  Sue wants to see Chrysalis grow in to the specialist housing provider she believes it deserves to be and to bring her skills to bear to this end in whatever capacity necessary.

Email: suestevens@chrysalishousing.co.uk

 


Director (Non Executive):  Janusz Klich, Bristol & London

Janusz is a lawyer qualified to practice in Poland (since 2006) and in the UE zone, specialised in trans- jurisdictional regulations.  He is a Polish Legal Advisor (on the roll under No. OP-785/06) and a Legal Advisor enlisted by CCBE - Représentant les advocates d'Europe (License  No: 4800-02665). In 2012 he was also admitted by the Solicitor Regulation Authority to practice as a Registered European Lawyer in England & Wales. With his professional credentials, Janusz has attendance rights at the courts in Poland, The European Courts in Luxembourg and The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

He started his legal career in 2002 serving as a public prosecutor, responsible for investigating tax crimes and representing the interests of the Ministry of Finances. Later, he was captured by a local law firm where he worked as a litigator and legal advisor. He dealt with trans-border family law cases (divorces, separations, children abductions, litigation concerning child maintenance and parental rights and custody agreements).  

From there, Janusz moved to the UK where he became legal counsel for foreign service providers within the construction industry. He also worked for financial organisations regulated by the FCA. Later, he was working for London branch of US law firm Morgan, Lewis & Buckius where he lead a team of foreign solicitors investigating breaching of embargos.

Currently Janusz works for UK  branch of a global outsourcing company - Integreon Managed Solutions. He has direct responsibility for delivery of legal services  in this country.

Janusz’s non-profit activity was always focused on helping members of a local Polish community, especially those experiencing domestic violence. Since Opoka’s inception in 2013 he acts as its ad hoc consultant, supporting this organisation thru guiding on legal issues pertain to family and employment law, welfare and migration.

With this proven experience, and as a practitioner of Six Sigma, Janusz is a valuable member of Chrysalis’s board.

 


Specialist Advisor to the Board: Nick Jones FCCA

Nick has over 11 years specific experience working in the accountancy profession, with six of those years spent as an audit manager.  He specialises in the preparation and audit of company and charity statutory financial statements and joined Fawcetts in September 1996, qualifying in 2003. He works closely with SMEs and charities across the manufacturing, engineering, education, leisure, professional services and IT/communications sectors. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Nick offers his time freely to the board of CSA Ltd to offer expert financial training and advice in understanding accounts and the role of the statutory regulations that underpin this highly specialised field.  CSA is very happy to have Nick here to help guide us through the financial mind field of our field and to support the board and newly elected board members to understand their financial responsibilities.

Nick lives with his wife, Bridget.  His time is mostly taken up by his two young children Josh and Millie, but Nick still finds time to enjoy football, golf and horse racing.