About Estelle Christmas, Chief Operating Officer
How long have you worked in Social Care?
I have worked in social care for over 30 years, having started out as a Care Assistant prior to commencing training as a nurse for people with learning disabilities.
What is your job at Kingwood?
I commenced my role with Kingwood as Director of Services in 2015 and was then successful in being appointed as Chief Operating Officer in October 2017.
An important part of my role is to support Kate our CEO in all areas surrounding the organisations operational management and leadership, ensuring that we are delivering great support to people and offering high quality services to the people we support and their families.
Another key part of my role is to help the organisation develop new partnerships and generate collaborative workings with other agencies that will benefit the lives and future of the people that we support.
What type of person are you?
I am an easy going individual with a positive outlook, who is passionate about making real differences to the lives of the people we support.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family and particularly love walks in the countryside with our dog “Bill”.
I practice “Mindfulness” on a daily basis and have recently taken up regular swimming again, I am keen to keep healthy so as to continue enjoying life to the full!