After joining Northumbria Probation Service in 1976 Liz spent 26 years working as a main grade probation officer and middle manager in the North East, middle and senior manager in London, and Chief Officer in Essex.
During part of her time in London she did three years seconded to the Probation Inspectorate travelling round the country and working alongside other criminal justice inspectorates. In 2002 she moved to the Home Office to work with the Probation Directorate, setting up the Public Protection Unit which specialised in work with dangerous and high profile offenders before finally in 2005 becoming a regional offender manager in the National Offender Management Service.
In that role she worked initially in the North West and later in the South West before the role was abolished in a re-organisation. At that point she retired and put down roots on Dartmoor.
Liz's membership of CCJS (then ISTD) began in 1991 when she was an assistant chief probation officer in Southwark and Julia Braggins was Director. She has been an active member ever since, including as Chair of Trustees between 2010 and 2017.