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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.

Rebecca Stotesbury
Fundraising Manager

Joined Motiv8 in September 2018 she has over 15 years fundraising experience for a range of organisations including the RNLI, Sixth Form Colleges, London Olympic Games and Dementia Support. She has a Communications BA(Hons) Degree, Diploma in Youth Work and Informal Education, Post Grad Certificate in Education and Management Level 3 qualification.

Kirsty Robertson
Gosport & Fareham Services Manager

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.

Sam Cofe
Havant & Portsmouth Services 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 and Havant 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
Family Support Services Manager

Sarah has worked with children, young people and families for over 10 years, she joined Motiv8 in 2009 as a senior Support Worker in the Gosport Team and then worked in Portsmouth and Havant as the Coordinator. She has Outdoor qualifications, NVQ Level 3 in Leadership and Management and has completed the Supporting Children and Families with Complex Needs training.