Norwood’s Senior Management

Norwood’s Senior Management Team is responsible for implementing the strategic decisions made by our Trustee Board.

Our Chief Executive, Dr Beverley Jacobson, heads up a team of professional and experienced senior managers. The team works together to ensure that Norwood makes the best possible use of all available resources. Our aim is to achieve positive outcomes for all the people who use our services.

Dr Beverley Jacobson – Chief Executive

Photo of Dr Beverley JacobsonDr Beverley Jacobson joined Norwood as Chief Executive in 2018 following a decade long term as Chief Executive of learning disability charity Kisharon. Bev, who is widely regarded as an inspirational leader, is extremely passionate about Norwood and championing everything Norwood represents.

Bev was awarded the Charity Times’ Charity Principal of the Year award for 2016 “for leading a remarkable year [at Kisharon] with direction and delivery”.

Hazel Kaye – Director of Transformation

Photo of Hazel KayeHazel joined Norwood as Director of Transformation following 16 years at Jewish Blind & Disabled (JBD), 13 of which she spent in the role of Chief Executive. At JBD, Hazel implemented and oversaw a range of significant changes to the organisation as well as the expansion of their services and buildings.

Passionate about charitable work in the Jewish Community, Hazel also worked at the UJIA and UJS before joining Jewish Blind & Disabled.

Mikkel Togsverd – Director of Services & Development

Photo of Mikkel TogsverdMikkel joined Norwood January 2020 and has more than 24 years’ experience of working in Social Care. Starting his career on the front line as a support worker, he was a registered manager before taking on more senior operational post in both the private and voluntary sector. Mikkel joins us having worked at Managing Director level in the private sector for the last five years.

Outside of work, Mikkel is a trustee of a self-advocacy charity for people with Learning Disabilities and a keen cyclist.

Patrick Murphy – Director of Finance and Corporate Services

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Patrick joined Norwood in July 2020 and has more than 27 years’ experience being an accomplished No.1 finance leader at Samsung Electronics, London Institute of City & Guilds, Nacro and the British Medical Association Group.

Patrick has extensive commercial and charitable sector working knowledge and experience, covering many disciplines in addition to finance.

Jason Levy – Associate Director of Fundraising & Community Engagement

Photo of Jason LevyJason joined Norwood as Associate Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, following 11 years in directorship posts at national and regional healthcare charities. From a background in sales and marketing, Jason has led and implemented new diverse income streams delivering sustainable and innovative ideas across the third sector, and taken numerous projects from concept to reality.

He has a track record and passion to deliver strategic change and adept at building teams that shine through while remaining agile to changing market conditions.

Outside work Jason is also a Trustee of the British Motor Museum.

Catherine McLaughlin – Assistant Director Children and Families

Photo of Catherine McLaughlinCatherine has worked across health, social care and the third sector since graduating in 1995. She has held operational and strategic positions in a variety of organisations including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, The Kings Fund, Family Action, Voiceability and Sport England.

She holds a BA Hons in Theology & Religious Studies from Cambridge University, a MA in Healthcare Ethics and Law from Manchester University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Social Care Leadership from the University of Birmingham. She is a Trustee at Ormiston Families.

Catherine is married with two children and lives in Essex.