Cheryl Pinner appointed first ‘Ambassador’ for JHD Counselling

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JHD is delighted to announce that it has appointed Cheryl Pinner as the first person to hold the post of Ambassador. At an exciting time of significant growth for JHD and the counselling profession, Cheryl is working closely with Carol and the team at JHD to expand and provide services nationally, as well as to strengthen the regional offering which has enabled JHD to succeed thus far.

Cheryl joined the police as a cadet in the Metropolitan Police in 1980 before being posted to Bow Street Police Station in 1982 as a probationer to Yvonne Fletcher, the police woman who was fatally shot at the Libyan Embassy.

Following this she transferred to Cambridgeshire and became a career detective interviewing offenders such as Ian Huntley, the Soham Holly and Jessica girls, and victims such as Professor Stephen Hawking. She has been involved in numerous large scale murder investigations, winning national awards for her Family Liaison work in the London bombings. 

Cheryl has worked locally, nationally and internationally within the world of family liaison, working as far afield as Abu Dhabi. In 2010 She graduated from Lucy Cavendish College of the University of Cambridge after studying grief and bereavement management.

More recently, she has Chaired the Critical Incident Personal support team, supporting the government in assisting with large mass disasters and in 2015 graduated from Sunderland university with a BA Hons degree in Applied investigations. 

Since retiring from full-time employment Cheryl has travelled the world from Zimbabwe to China and now works with victims and witnesses in the world of Family Liaison. She was project lead on the return of human tissue as a national project and through the SARC in Huntingdon as a Crisis worker.

We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl into the JHD team!