WHO WE ARE
Sean Lambert - Proprietor
Sean read Latin with Greek and Linguistics at Exeter University and was an Army bursar. After a training injury cut short his army career, he trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in Reading and subsequently worked in recruitment and HR for Michael Page Finance, Accenture, IBM and Merrill Lynch, where he headed up Graduate and MBA Recruitment for Europe for the Investment Banking Division.
Sean decided to become a teacher in 2002 and, after a short spell at Abingdon School, spent four years at St Paul’s School in London, 10 years at Eton College as Head of Year 12 and a House Master, and two years at Benenden School as Deputy Head. He is currently Senior Housemaster and Head of Classics at Reading Blue Coat School. Alongside his teaching career he built a successful property company over the last 10 years, which he recently sold to enable him to start this new enterprise.
Sean brings to the company expertise in financial and property management, leadership and management of people, allied to a passion for pastoral care.
Lynn Barnes - Clinical Director
Lynn graduated with a Nursing degree in 1997 from De Montfort University. Her main professional interest was in PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care) where she worked for twelve years after graduation. In this most challenging of settings, due to the high risk nature of the patients, she developed an interest in co-morbid diagnoses and underwent training for a year in illicit drug use and its effects on major mental illness. Lynn also trained in advanced life support and was the lead resuscitation nurse in her unit.
Following a career break to take care of her daughter, Lynn worked in the Leicestershire Partnership Trust; after twenty two years in the NHS, she moved into the private sector and is currently the Clinical Lead of Primary Care in a locked rehabilitation unit. She cares passionately about caring for patients with respect and dignity and is excited to be involved with a new business seeking to extend this care beyond a hospital setting into the community.
Seema Chaudry - Head of Business Development
Seema Chaudry has worked for over 20 years in healthcare and remains committed and passionate about enhancing service users’ lives by enabling them to access the most appropriate care, as close to home as possible in a timely and seamless manner.
She has a thorough understanding of the commissioning landscape and, importantly, understands the key challenges faced by funders and commissioners when looking for appropriate specialist placements. Years of working in the healthcare sector have enabled her to build strong relationships across a national NHS footprint.
Seema has joined Minerva to support the team in increasing awareness of their supported living service offering to ensure that both referrers and ultimately service users and their carers have access to the most meaningful, effective and appropriate care.
Grace Whittingham - Company Secretary
Grace graduated with a degree in Classics from the University of Bristol and has worked in Education for the last five years. She is currently Head of Department at Reed’s School. She is responsible for the company website, marketing materials and all financial compliance and filings. She is also responsible for IT.
Debbie has more than 20 years of experience working in secure settings with mental health patients at Sturdee Community Hospital. She is responsible for the day to day operations at Minerva Supported Living. In her spare time she looks after horses with her sister, Rachael.
Rachael is Debbie's sister and has worked for more than 7 years at Sturdee Community Hospital. She works weekends for Minerva Supported Living and in her spare time enjoys looking after horses with Debs.
Jake attended De Montfort University to study media, before embarking on a career in the hospitality sector. He works on the night shift at Minerva Supported Living and is responsible for our media strategy and website.
Alex recently graduate from De Montfort University in psychology with first class honours. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree at Nottingham Trent University. She works on the night shift.
Ela recently graduated from De Montfort University in psychology. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of care settings. She works night shifts