Oliver initially worked for Pact as Deputy Head of Services in the region. Following study in criminology and psychology, he began his career as a community mental health worker and developed a particular interest in supporting people in the criminal justice system.

Before joining Pact, he was responsible for coordinating clinical and psychosocial provisions at The Forward Trust, working mainly at HMP Lewes in East Sussex. He is also a qualified therapist, which alongside a wealth of experience working in the sector, will prove invaluable as he takes the lead for the region's family services and our Routes 2 Change programme at HMP Brixton and HMP YOI Isis.