About us Meet the team Our team Lisa Parkin Finance and Office Manager Lisa brings with her a wealth of administrative experience having previously worked in a local authority adoption service for eight years as office manager and then for 18 months in a not for profit independent fostering agency as a placement officer. Lisa helped to establish ARC Adoption NE and made significant contribution to achieving its Outstanding Ofsted rating. Her commitment to customer service is second to none and she leads a highly effective and efficient admin team which is the backbone of the agency. In her previous life she worked as a junior manager in a brewery which was very interesting and had the bonus of free beer! Although her role now as Finance and Administration Manager does not have quite the same benefits Lisa is extremely proud to work for an agency which can make such a difference to children’s lives. Lisa has two children who are both super intelligent and gorgeous (although she admits that she is biased) and spends most of her spare time being a taxi to their various classes in Karate, swimming and football.