Central Office Staff

Our staff have a wide range of responsibilities, from assisting our 6,000 volunteers, looking after the needs of our funding partners to running our many projects. Here is a list of our central office staff – you can find details of regional staff on our regional pages.

Financial Education Programme and Services

The Financial Education team produce free resources and support to help schools teach young people how to manage their money.

Russell Winnard – Head of Programme & Services, Amy Petzoldt – Services Coordinator, Liz Booth – Senior Programme & Services Manager, Elle Cradock – Projects Coordinator, Sally Thomas – Projects Manager, Jess Lee – Projects Coordinator, Emma Jayne Turner  – LifeSavers Pilot Project Manager, Alison Wakefield – Project Manager, Mathilde Fell – Projects Coordinator,Braden Clamp – Education Services Manager, Robyn Vernon-Harcourt – Project Manager

info@pfeg.org   020 7330 9470


Corporate Partnerships

The Corporate Partnerships Team work with a variety of companies across different industries to help raise vital funds to address the skills gap facing young people today. The team create strategic partnerships that meet the needs of their organisation while having a profound impact on the lives of young people.

Anita O’Hara – Head of Corporate Partnerships, Charity Hanley – Senior Development Manager,Donna Wells – Senior Corporate Account Manager

020 7549 1980



The Philanthropy Team works with business leaders, high net-worth individuals and philanthropists to see how Young Enterprise can fulfil their charitable objectives. The team meet these individuals to explore how their donations can be invested where it will make the most impact for young people.

Kirsty Cawthron – Deputy Director of Fundraising, Tanbina Choudhury – Philanthropy Manager, Zofia Niesterowicz-Lawrence – Philanthropy Manager, Madeleine McCue-Hodge – Philanthropy Co-ordinator

020 7549 1980


Trusts & Statutory

The Trusts and Statutory team builds relationships and leads approaches to trust and statutory funders, such as the Education Endowment Foundation, Big Lottery Fund and Department for Education. The team work closely with programmes to align funding needs against grant opportunities to maximise support and impact on the lives of young people.

Kirsty Cawthron – Deputy Director of Fundraising, Matt Bloomer – Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager, Samantha Lishak – Trusts and Foundations Manager


020 7549 1980




The Marketing team oversees the Young Enterprise brand, delivers all national marketing and events, manages our websites and social media and leads on our alumni development. We work closely with teams across the organisation to deliver inspiring campaigns, materials and events.

Eileen Gannon – Head of Marketing, Bianca Hammond – Digital Marketing Manager

marketing@y-e.org.uk 020 7549 1980


Public Affairs and Public Relations

The Public Affairs and Public Relations Team keeps media and political audiences up to date on Young Enterprise’s impact on young people and wider society. The team provides insight and thought leadership on public policy issues through the experience we gain from working directly with children and young people aged from 4 to 25 and from a wide range of backgrounds.

Margaret Ambrose – Head of Public Affairs and Public Relations, James Atkinson – Public Affairs and Public Relations Officer

PAPR@y-e.org.uk or 020 7330 9483


Research and Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation team evaluates the impact of our programmes in order to measure young people’s progression across key employability competencies, their personal development as well as to improve the quality of our work.

Gertrude Sai – Interim Research and Evaluation Manager


Young People’s Programme & Services

The Young People’s Programme & Services team run our main projects such as Company Programme, Fiver and Tenner etc and lead our network of Young Enterprise Managers across the country to deliver our programmes.

Sarah Middleton – Head of Young People’s Programme & Services, Talia Field  – Digital Project Manager, Alison Collington  – Fiver / Tenner Project Manager, Jenny Scully – Programme Services Co-ordinator, Holly Bateson – Programme Materials Manager, Roy Howard – Operations Director (please see regional pages for details of regional staff)

Senior Management

The Senior Management team decide on the strategic direction of Young Enterprise after consultation with teams across the organisation.

Michael Mercieca – Chief Executive, Sharon Davies – Deputy CEO, Liz Crossley – Chief Financial Officer, Michelle Benson – Director of Development, Roz Peake – Executive Assistant, Judi MacLeod – Executive Assistant / Office Manager


The Finance team not only provide the Board and Senior Management Team with details of the Charity’s performance but also meet all the statutory reporting requirements and supply support to the all the other teams for bids and reports. In addition the team ensure that sales invoices are raised and paid, suppliers are happy, and the staff are paid.

Tim Stanbury – Head of Finance, Norma Bennett – Finance Manager, Nic Marlow – Payroll Accounts Administrator, Jenna Perry – Accounts Assistant, Diane Chambers – Accounts Assistant, Anna Solomon – Finance Assistant, Kumar Thapa – Finance Assistant

finance@y-e.org.uk 01865 592 585


The IT team provide support for the differing IT requirements of the charity, including but not limited to 2/3rd line support for all staff and supporting/developing our bespoke CRM.

Jamie Lambertstock – IT Support Coordinator

Contact helpdesk@y-e.org.uk or 01865 776845

HR & Volunteer Support

The small HR and Volunteer Support Team support around 150 staff and over 4,000 volunteers, including over 120 Local Volunteer Boards. They are here to provide advice and guidance on a myriad of HR and volunteer topics from contractual related discussions, recruitment (of staff and volunteers) and learning and development.

Kevin Cull – Head of HR and Volunteer Support, Eirini Kapsala – HR Advisor

hr@y-e.org.uk 01865 776845 and for the Volunteer Support Team volunteer.admin@y-e.org.uk