Nigel Bennett


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Nigel Bennett

Nigel has worked in criminal justice since 1987 having been first employed as a probation officer in 1989, and two years working with mentally disordered offenders before that. He has worked at every grade from probation officer to Chief Executive across England, in community, prisons and court settings. Strategic roles include posts in government offices in Liverpool and Manchester, Senior Advisor in the Home and Foreign Affairs Team of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, and a secondment to the Turkish Ministry of Justice. His work has focused on improving outcomes for Community Payback (for The Director General of HMPPS) and improving child safeguarding in an innovative new project for the DfE.

Our Approach

We’re proud to offer something different to our clients.

When you work with us, you work with the people you meet at proposal stage. We are genuinely invested in the organisations we work with and thoroughly committed to the success of any given project.

Choosing to work very much alongside our clients rather than at arms-length, we provide an environment where our clients are supported to achieve the best outcomes.

Our Purpose

Here at Coral Reef we’re committed to making a positive difference – not only to our clients’ successes but also to society at large.

We also recognise that by supporting our clients and transforming organisations for the better, we are making a positive impact to local economies and the wider community.

Our purpose is also reflected in the clients we choose to work with across health and social care and the public sector, whose shared goal is to make the world a better place. As a team, we share our clients’ values and work alongside them as they seek to make a real difference.

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