Our Management Team

Clare Ansell
Motiv8 CEO

Clare initially joined Motiv8 in June 2008 as the Service Manager overseeing the day to day management of the community based projects and establishment of a new youth inclusion programme in Havant. Prior to this Clare worked for 8 years in the local authority as a play and youth worker in a variety of settings across Portsmouth and helped to lead the development of a new community facility in Paulsgrove as the play development manager, working closely with local residents, children and young people. Clare has an interest in Youth Crime Prevention which began after completing a BSc Psychology at Portsmouth University and a subsequent role working as a project worker for the Preventing youth offending project in Portsmouth. Clare has also been a Governor for a local college and Chaired the Resources Sub Group. Clare moved to the role of Director of Operations for Motiv8 in 2011 with overall strategic and operational management of the Motiv8 Service delivery and the resources that support them, including to contributing to income generation. In January 2019 Clare took over the role of Motiv8 CEO.

Marina Tuck
Resources Manager

She Joined Motiv8 in 1999 she has developed her skills and professional experience through a Post Grad Diploma in Human Resources and is now MCIPD qualified. Marina is responsible for all recruitment, training and resources at Motiv8.

Joe McDowell
Head of Fundraising and Marketing

Joe has worked in a variety of engagement, fundraising, and commercial roles across business support, Higher Education, and Philanthropy leading numerous award-winning programmes. Joe specialises in new audience engagement, curating engaging multi-channel programmes, and facilitating mutually beneficial relationships – particularly between the private and third sectors.

Joe’s immediate previous role was as Events Programme and Partnerships Manager for Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, working to encourage investment in to the county, develop enterprise confidence, and forge effective skills pathways.

Joe holds a BA Political Science (University of Birmingham) and several professional qualifications, including a QNUK Level 2 in Mental Health at Work.

Kirsty Robertson
Head of Operations

Kirsty has been involved in Youth Work for over 17 years, Kirsty joined the team after managing an inclusion unit in a school she joined Gosport as a Senior Support Worker in 2009. Kirsty is a member of many cross partnership groups supporting young people across Gosport and Fareham and is the current Local Children’s Partnership chair for Gosport. Kirsty is trained in Attachment and Trauma practice and has lead responsibilities within Motiv8 in developing and quality assuring our Educational provision. Outside of Motiv8 Kirsty is a trustee for Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust. As a result of Kirsty’s incredible hard work and development, she is now the head of Operations at Motiv8 as from 2022.

Sam Cofie
Capacity Manager

Sam has worked for Motiv8 for 20 years in a range of roles. Initially joined as a support worker after relocating from London having previously worked for the local authority supporting elderly and disabled service users. During Sam’s time at Motiv8 he has developed service provision and led on key contracts such as the Wessex Appropriate Adult Service. Sam is currently the Service Manager for Portsmouth with operational oversight of these areas, and takes a lead role for Health and Safety including premises and vehicles. Sam has an NVQ Level 5 management and leadership qualification.

Sarah Goodwin
Havant Services Manager

Sarah has worked with children, young people and families for 20 years.  She joined Motiv8 in 2009 as a Senior Support Worker in the Gosport Team and then worked in both Portsmouth and Havant as the Coordinator before developing and leading the multiagency Intensive Family Support Service (Transform).  She has a NVQ Level 3 in Leadership and Management and has completed the Supporting Families with Complex Needs training and Parenting Puzzle training. She has a love of the outdoors and nature and uses this as tool to support and engage with young people and families.  She is a trauma-informed practice champion and oversees the delivery of the family support work across the organisation, alongside the youth support operational delivery in Havant.

Victoria Llewelyn
Gosport and Fareham Services Manager

Vicki started working with children and families over twelve years ago, originally working with under 5’s in Children’s Centres after gaining my BSc degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. She joined Motiv8’s intensive family support team in 2013 and then became a senior worker taking on lead responsibilities for the project across Hampshire. Vicki then moved over to the Gosport and Fareham office in 2019 with the aim of embedding family work and developing the parent support strand within the community team. She has completed leadership and management qualifications and recently completed an advanced diploma in counselling. Vicki’s currently role is the service manager for the Gosport and Fareham team.