Our Senior Team

Managing Director – Niall Kelly

Niall is an experienced and qualified Managing Director of Children’s Services. He started his career in 1993 at a nationally renowned therapeutic community for children who have suffered trauma in the first three years of life. He lived and worked there for 13 years, spending 10 of those years as a Home Manager. From there, he joined a specialist company working with child sexual abuse as a Senior Manager and then Assistant Director, raising standards of delivery and outcomes beyond expectation of all stakeholders.

Niall qualified as MBA (Public Services) from Warwick Business School in 2011. He is currently studying for a PhD, with a research interest in leadership and management in children’s services, at the same university.

Niall joined Young Foundations as Managing Director in November, 2013.

Director of Operations – Tom Ellison

Tom has been working with young people in the therapeutic residential care sector for more than 23 years. He has worked for voluntary and private organisations and for the past 10 years has held director roles, focusing on delivering specialist services to young people.

A psychology graduate and former practitioner, Tom has an MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies and a Level 7 Award in Strategic Management. He joined the Young Foundations team in 2014.