For more information about CAP and for help and guidance in setting up a new scheme please contact the CAP Programme Manager and/or the relevant CAP Regional Adviser for your area.
Kate took up the post of Director of CAP in 2014. She has over 25 years’ experience working within senior management roles on alcohol harm reduction projects in the UK. Previous roles include Head of Policy and Information at The Portman Group, Director of Campaigns at Drinkaware and Director of the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS). Kate has a degree in modern languages and a postgraduate diploma in marketing. She is married with two daughters aged 17 and 21.
Alan Simpson joined the team after serving 32 years in the Police Service where he achieved the rank of A/Ch. Inspector. He was a member of the national Major Disaster Advisory Team and lead Disaster Victim Identification Teams in a number of national and international disasters involving loss of life . Upon his retirement, he was honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement in Policing Award. He also held a personal mandate from the Chief Constable to make decisions on his behalf in relation of specific projects.
Alan has experience of writing policies and procedures, is a qualified trainer, and has worked with the Home Office on a number of national projects. Over the years, Alan has built up a great deal of experience in combating community issues through partnership working. Prior to joining the team, Alan was responsible for managing the very successful CAP project in Barnsley that won the prestigious County Partnership Award in 2012.
Regional Adviser for the South West and Wales
m: (+44)7936096687Matthew joined the CAP Team at the end of 2017 bringing 12 years of experience working within Local Government. This work included time within Community Safety and Trading Standards. During this time Matthew was also responsible for launching the Reading CAP, the largest single CAP across the UK. Matthew's passion to improve Alcohol Retail Standards across the borough led him to receive two CAP Awards and ended with a successful independent evaluation. He has led a number of other successful Alcohol Awareness Initiatives and continues within his innovative approach to project management.