About Us | Antser


Our story

The Antser Group was born out of a desire to achieve positive change in the health and social care sectors through a connected and transformative approach. Combining talent, technology and innovation with one goal in mind – to achieve better outcomes for children and families.

Why? Because we care and we know things can be done better, this drives us daily and to continually grow to provide solutions which are fundamentally designed to ensure they make a real difference to those who use them.

Our vision

We strive to be the partner of choice for the gold standard of best practice, best in class, best value best services and better solutions. Simply put, our mission is to achieve better outcomes for our partners and for those in their care using the breadth of our talented people, technology and innovation across Antser.

A trusted partner

our expertise spans 30 years and our services are used across 100% of local authorities in England. Combining best practice with innovation and new and emerging technologies, we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’.

Meet the leadership team

Our culture, like our services, has people at the heart and forms the foundations of how we work. The Antser culture underpins our vision – the belief that together we can achieve positive change. Our core values as a reminder of who we are and why we exist.

Richard Dooner

Chief Executive Officer

Richard is responsible for leading the Antser Group and delivering on its mission. Richard’s career has been spent delivering technology-based transformation solutions that enable clients to achieve better outcomes. Prior to Antser, Richard worked at Capita PLC, operating as a Senior Transformation director delivering transformative change across a number of sectors, markets and customers. As part of this role Richard delivered some of the UK largest transformation programmes in both the pensions industry and central government including Department of Work and pensions and transport for London​.

Jonathan Bowler

Jonathan Bowler

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan’s career at Antser and predecessor firms spans over 25 years as a recognised transformational leader applying initiative and entrepreneurial drive to commercial decision making. Experienced across CFO, COO and CEO level positions, Jonathan has a proven track record of delivering double-digit growth across international commercial sectors (US, Europe and Australia). 

Siobhan Harper

Siobhan Harper

Chief Operating Officer

Currently Chief Operating Officer at Antser, Siobhan is a board level business executive with over 25 years’ experience within fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments. Siobhan’s track-record of financial, operational and strategic management across a broad range of sectors has led companies through large-scale transformation and growth, securing inward investments and building high-income generating teams.  Prior to her role at Antser, Siobhan was Business Development Director for a private equity backed group of independent fostering agencies, delivering business growth, income generation and inward investment culminating in a successful exit from long term investment partner, Sovereign Capital.

Kieran Darnell

Kieran Darnell

Service Delivery Director

Kieran is responsible for service delivery across several Antser heritage brands: including Carter Brown, Tri.x and Reconstruct. . He has a strong experience of service delivery excellence across various multinational organisations.  Integral to his role is information sharing, service development, employee integration and culture change across the group.

Sejal Patel

Sejal Patel

Delivery Director

Sejal is a programme delivery manager with experience of leading and managing large distributed programme teams to deliver cost effective business results. Prior to Antser, Sejal started her career in the public sector and moved to the private sector enabling change in a range of organisations, her delivery history ranges from small changes to more recently delivering high profile programmes.

Nadia Dooner

Director of Learning

Nadia is a Learning and Development professional with broad experience of developing and implementing learning programmes in the private, public and third sector. Most recently, Nadia ran the Graduate Training Programme for one of the UKs leading automotive manufacturers. This followed many years of running a Creative Training entity for one of the Prince of Wales’s Charities. 

Meet the subject matter experts

Our Subject Matter Experts share a wealth of experience across the entire spectrum of adult and children’s social care as well as the education and health sectors.  

Serena Hadi

Operations Manager

Serena is committed to improving outcomes for children in and touched by the care system. Social Work England registered, Serena has over 10 years’ experience of managing teams within children’s services. Throughout her career she has engaged with multiple and varied stakeholders and quality assured a range of services.

Shalene Lemmie

VR Service Manager

Shalene Lemmie is a registered Social Worker with over 15 years' experience focusing on families and children. Her career has spanned from working in a variety of London Boroughs, ranging from Children in Need to Child Protection. More recently, Shalene has worked at CAFCASS as a Service Manager in the London Private Law team.

Ellen West

Operations Manager

Ellen has over 30 years experience in early years and early years education for children with complex needs, including working in integrated disability services. Ellen has been a lead in safeguarding for children, including those with additional and complex needs and worked within policies and procedures for the past 15 years

Sally Gillies

Social Care PM

Sally is a registered Social Worker and is the Adult Social Care Project Manager at Antser. Sally has over 20 years' experience as a support worker, senior support worker and local authority social worker and is an accomplished author of procedures and practice guidelines as well as an advocate for strengths-based practice.

Simon Dean

Lead Consultant

Simon Dean has over 15 years experience working within Child Safeguarding and supporting the development of safeguarding practice. Simon's career and experience has ensured the children in need are identified and professionally helped, whilst also ensuring safeguarding staff are supported themselves.

Amy Callaghan

Operations Manager

Amy has over 10 years experience working alongside expert witness psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and social workers, in delivering assessments within family and criminal law proceedings. Amy's experience ranges from partnering with local authority fostering, adoption and child protection teams.

Mandy Miranda

VR Trainer and Facilitator

As an experienced specialist social worker and manager in Adult and Children's Social Care, Mandy's extensive experience spans across Fostering Training, Therapeutic Parenting, Children Centre Management, Criminal & Sexual Child Exploitation, Radicalisation & Extremism, Mental Health services, Adult & Children’s Learning Disabilities, Child Protection Assessment & Safeguarding.

Rinisha Tailor

Professional Advisor

Rinisha is a qualified social worker with over 15 years' experience in providing high quality care and support. With a consistent track record of working successfully with individuals, families and groups, Rinisha possesses vast expertise of assessments, reviews and supervision, as well as management of a residential parenting assessment unit and a mother and baby fostering service.

Abby Cooke

VR Service Manager

Abby Cooke is a registered social worker with over 10 years' experience working in Children's Social Care. Previously, Abby has managed the adoption team within a Regional Adoption Agency, developing a greater understanding of the sector and best practice in supporting children and young people, as well as adoptive parents.

Beena Patel

Lead Consultant

Beena is an experienced social worker with a proven track record within Children's Social Care, in both long-term as well as short-term intervention teams. Beena has over 7 years' experience within Child Protection and Court work, and is fully qualified to supervise student social workers and newly qualified social workers.

group facts


Antser products and services are used in 100% of local authorities in England


We are global pioneers of VR enabled behaviour change services for fostering, adoption and beyond


Our technology is delivering sector first applications to support children’s services and deliver on essential KPIs

Market Leader

We are the market leading provider of online policies and procedures, being used by over 90% of children’s and adult services in England


A trusted partner, our expertise spans 30 years and our services are used across 100% of local authorities in England. Combining best practice with innovation and new and emerging technologies, we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’.

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