Our Senior Management Team

Dingley’s vision is the best start for every child.

    Chief Executive – Catherine McLeod MBE

    Since March 2015

    For the last 20 years, Catherine has worked in the charity sector to ensure access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Since setting up her own charity in Sri Lanka in 2005 she has been in leadership roles, and has a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management. She has key strengths in fundraising, strategic development and organisational change and development.

  • We are a small charity with a big heart and a huge ambition to contribute towards building a more inclusive society. I am passionate about making sure that our children and families feel supported and empowered, our staff are valued and able to reach their own goals, and our partners in mainstream nurseries are helped to work more inclusively. Even when the job is really tough, I am inspired to persevere and improve by the words and actions of the amazing children and families we work with.

    — Catherine McLeod MBE
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    • Telephone

      0794 622 6030

  • Group Operations Manager – Aimee Knight

    Since May 2016

    Aimee has an Early Years Qualification and 18 years’ experience in both the voluntary and private sector of Early Years and Childcare. She is currently completing her ILM Level 5 in Management, and Assessors Award, and has vast amounts of experience in the field of family support, having worked in, and managed Children’s Centres over the last 9 years.


  • I am proud to be a part of Dingley’s Promise, an organisation that see’s the promise in every child to thrive and achieve.

    I enjoy being a part of a journey with the children and families and supporting the commitment for others to work more inclusively.

    — Aimee Knight
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    • Telephone

      0794 025 9355

  • Fundraising and Communications Manager – Sarah Affleck

    Since June 2017

    With a career in the Charity Sector, Sarah joins us from a large disability charity with additional experience of fundraising for a range of smaller charities, supporting people to have greater opportunities. Sarah is also a Trustee with a fundraising lead for a local Samaritans branch.

  • Dingley’s Promise is a truly unique charity, championing inclusivity in the early years.

    I love helping others to see what we feel every day – enormous pride in helping children make big strides in their development.

    — Sarah Affleck
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    • Telephone

      0749 544 5965

  • Theresa Bowers – Finance Manager

    Since February 2017

    Theresa is a qualified accountant and fellow of the ACCA, with over fifteen years commercial and private accounting experience. She has recently joined Dingley’s Promise and will be using her substantial experience to provide day to day management of our accounting systems and more strategic guidance and information for key organisational planning and decision making.

  • Our success is built on the formula of a dedicated team of passionate and caring people.

    I feel proud to be part of this, knowing that what we achieve together is greater than the sum of our parts.

    — Theresa Bowers
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    • Telephone

      0750 078 7570

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