Lady Bradley has 30 years’ experience of working in the public sector, in the Criminal Justice System with the National Probation Service in Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and in senior management positions in local authority children and adults Social Services.
Lady Bradley has recently retired after 14 years as the Chief Executive of the charity ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions) which has provided innovative substance misuse services in the region for almost 50 years. She continues her involvement with the charity as a trustee of the Board.
Before joining ADS Lady Bradley was seconded by HM Inspectorate of Probation to work for what is now the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a service inspector, conducting statutory inspections of Youth Offending Teams and local authority Children’s Services.
Lady Bradley holds a number of non-executive director positions. She is a Non-Executive Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she is the Senior Independent Director. She is also a Non-Executive Director of a large national housing association, Home Group, where she chairs the Clinical Governance Committee.
Lady Bradley has recently been appointed to the Board of LTE Group, which is the first integrated education and skills group of its kind, and the largest social enterprise in the country dedicated to learning, training and employment. As such she also sits on one of the Group’s sub Boards, Novus, which provides offender rehabilitative provision through learning, skills and employability programmes to over 60,000 offenders annually in the secure estate and communities.
Lady Bradley graduated with a BA (Hons) in English and History, following which she studied for a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Administration from the University of York, and a MA in Social Work (CQSW) from the University of Nottingham.
In 2010 Lady Bradley was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.