Leading change in a sustainable and people-centric way.
Who are we?
Glassmoon Group is a small team, drawing on years of diverse experience, that is changing the status quo. We create better working lives for people by creating a greater understanding of how to lead change in sustainable and people-centric ways.
Carole Edmond - CEO
Carole has spent over thirty years’ working in healthcare, childcare, work/life services and more recently in specialist care for adults. Her driving passion is to build human services that enable individuals to thrive and harnessing their power to deliver success in organisations for their customers and people in receipt of service.
Carole led Bupa’s entry into the Childcare market twenty years ago, developing Bupa Childcare into a Top 10 operator within three years under the Teddies Nurseries brand and, following its sale to Bright Horizons in 2009, became the MD for the UK & Ireland.
Under Carole’s leadership, Bright Horizons became the leading provider of B2B and B2C services through business transformation, M & A activity and organic growth.
Carole first established Glassmoon in 2015, initially providing advisory services to investors in the UK and internationally.
Carole was the CEO of The Regard Group, the UK’s third-largest specialist care provider leading them to record levels of occupancy, regulatory performance, M&A & organic growth and a successful sale to AMP Capital, before dedicating herself solely to Glassmoon in 2019.
Tania Ferreira – Chief of Staff
Tania has over fifteen years’ experience in the healthcare sector, working across finance, operations and estates management and at C suite level in strategy development.
Tania is experienced in human services delivery, with a customer-centred approach that maintains high operational efficiency with proportionate and appropriate data use, communicated effectively to all levels of an organisation.
Tania has worked at C suite level with Carole on M&A activities, organic growth and board-level reporting, while developing methodologies for combining people led services with technology and culture to deliver outstanding results.
Kerry Libby - Operations Director
Kerry Libby was formerly a Regional Director for The Regard Group and has twenty-six years’ experience working in social care with adults and children with learning disabilities, mental health and acquired brain injury.
Kerry has senior-level operational experience with both residential and supported living models through organic openings, M&A’s and transitioning from residential to Supported Living.
She is an innovative leader, experienced in developing teams for young people and adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, supporting transitions from residential to supported living and managing her region through M&A’s.
Kerry has received numerous professional accolades including Outstanding Care Provision awards from Local Commissioning Authorities for her organisation. For individual services, she has received three Excellence In Care awards and an Outstanding Overall Performance award.
Susanne Jacobs MBA, Chartered FCIPD, FCMI - Speaker, Author, Facilitator, Founder of The Seven
Susanne is an organisational behaviour and performance specialist, focusing on trust, psychological safety and intrinsic motivation.
Susanne’s work is based on nearly thirty years of leadership experience and over a decade of research into the neurobiology of human performance and what truly motivates people to think and act differently.
Susanne delivers knowledge and practical tools that are easy to grasp and apply so an organisation can achieve cultural change and strengthen human leadership capability.
Neil Pace – CIO
For over 20 years, Neil has developed his consulting practice helping organisations drive improvement through technology. With extensive experience and capabilities in all aspects of technology-enabled business transformation, Neil has led many complex programmes across a variety of industries including social care, automotive, media, telecoms, and public sector.
Alongside developing his consulting practice, Neil was on the Board at Transputec – a successful IT Service Provider – leading their “Services” business unit for over 5 years, where he repeatedly delivered year-on-year growth and other strategic objectives against a backdrop of extreme economic downturn, maintaining a diverse technical awareness to ensure the organisation sustained its position at the forefront of technology.
Recently, much of Neil’s focus has been in Social Care. This is the sector he is most passionate about, where his experience can be leveraged to improve the lives of the staff who provide support and vulnerable members of society receiving support.
Johnny McCarthy - CTO
Johnny has over twenty years’ experience in customer services and technology, starting his early career in retail with the John Lewis Partnership. He has spent over sixteen years within the childcare & early education sector and more recently the adult social care market. Johnny joined Bright Horizons through the acquisition of Teddies Nurseries (Bupa Childcare) and supported significant levels of business expansion through both M&A and organic growth, growing from 30 nurseries to over 300.
Johnny has experience in designing and executing effective project delivery strategies, technology roadmaps, particularly around process improvement and data analytics for operational and senior management use. Johnny is experienced in coding, application architecture and data analytics and has a passion for working across the business to improve performance, growth and strategic aspirations.
Johnny is an Associate of Glassmoon and focuses on business transformation, project management, Target Operating Models (TOMs), organisational change, SaaS / Cloud IT, data analytics and business benefit realisation.