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Our Team

Meet the dedicated OnSide team that works tirelessly to make Youth Zones a reality.

Kathryn Morley

Chief Executive

Kathryn joined OnSide as Chief Executive in 2013, growing its thriving network of Youth Zones into a national movement,  supporting 50,000 young people to reach…

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Rob Carter

Deputy Chief Executive

In 2008 Rob joined OnSide North West and, as Deputy Chief Executive, has responsibility for facilities development in addition to supporting Kathryn’s work. Rob leads…

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Alison Benjamin

Director of Fundraising

Alison oversees all philanthropic income generating activities and the Marketing team across both OnSide offices. The Fundraising team raises money from private individuals, corporates and…

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Jamie Masraff

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie joined OnSide in March 2017 having worked previously with local councils in London delivering major projects and programmes including building new schools, libraries and…

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Fiona Norcross

Director of Finance

Fiona joined OnSide in July 2013. A qualified accountant, her career spans the public, private and third sectors. Fiona is responsible for managing the financial…

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Debbie Wright

Director of HR

Debbie has worked in HR for 9 years for a range of different organisations including private, public and third sectors. The majority of her experience was working…

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Helen Taylor

Director of Policy, Partnerships and Impact

Helen joined OnSide in 2015 as Network Director to ensure the OnSide family of Youth Zones are supported to reach their full potential and the highest…

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Jeremy Glover MBE

Senior Advisor

During Jerry’s 32 years as Chief Executive at Bolton Lads & Girls Club, the club established its reputation as a world-class facility and model of…

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Jamie Carson

Project Director

Jamie joined OnSide as Project Director in October 2017 to help deliver the organisations ambition to deliver 100 Youth Zones. Jamie will coordinate projects from…

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Clare Kanakides

Head of Network Support

Clare joined OnSide in January 2019 as Relationship Development Manager with a view to develop relationships with Local Authorities, community business leaders and other key…

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David Mellis

Relationship Development Manager (South)

David joined Onside in April 2017 with over 15 years’ experience with charities transforming the lives of young people. After 6 years at The Prince’s…

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Head of Property & Construction

Adam heads up the OnSide Property & Construction Team and is responsible for taking the lead role in managing the design, construction, delivery and maintenance…

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Mark Serventi

Project Manager

Mark is a Project Manager in the OnSide Property and Construction Team. He has over 30 years experience in the design and construction of building…

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Andy Taylor

Network Facilities Manager

Andrew joined OnSide in 2018 and has over 20 years experience across all areas of facilities/building/project management, 15 of those in the public sector. Andrew’s…

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Michelle Bradshaw

Assistant Surveyor

Michelle joined OnSide Youth Zones in February 2017 as Events Manager and enjoyed two very rewarding years in that role. In 2019 Michelle joined the…

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Julia Bates

Head of Philanthropy (Capital Campaigns)

Julia joined OnSide in September 2019 and oversees the fundraising for new northern Youth Zones, leading on the capital fundraising for each, and line-manages the…

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Isla Coole 

Head of Private Sector Development (South) 

Isla joined OnSide in September 2020 and oversees the fundraising for new southern Youth Zones, leading on the capital fundraising for each, and line-managing the…

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Kirsty Cawthron

Head of Private Sector Support

Kirsty is responsible for working with the three London Youth Zones to help them build and steward partnerships with individuals philanthropists, companies, trusts and foundations so…

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Lisa Hannah-Stewart

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Lisa joined Onside in May 2018 as a Senior Philanthropy Manager, having spent the previous ten years managing an annual fund for the University of…

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Louise Alford

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Louise joined the OnSide team in February 2017. Since the start of 2020 she has been leading the Founder Patron campaign for the new Grimsby…

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Ed Pearce

Senior Philanthropy Manager - West

Ed joined the On Side team in February 2021 and assists the Head of Private Sector Development (South) to continue the essential programme of fundraising…

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Michelle Moore

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Michelle joined OnSide in March 2021 after spending the past 12 years in fundraising roles in UK universities. Michelle has also worked internationally and in…

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Jonathan Cobbold

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Jonny joined OnSide in August 2019 as a Major Donor Development Manager. He had spent the previous 10 years working in the education sector, most…

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Ochuko Adekoya

Head of Communications and Brand

Ochuko joined OnSide as Head of Communications and Brand in June 2020. Her role is to lead the marcomms team and develop and drive a…

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Greg Farrimond

Communications and Media Manager

Greg joined OnSide in August 2016 after spending six years working in the local media in Wigan. It was during his time at the Wigan…

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Catrin Morgan

Digital Communications Manager

Catrin joined OnSide as Digital Communications Manager in March 2021. With 10 years’ experience in marketing and communications, she has worked in the public, private…

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Lynn Byrne

Safeguarding Manager

Lynn has been in post since May 2019 and is based in the Bolton office, but tends to spend up to half the week based…

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Georgia Hannen

Volunteer Development Manager

Georgia has recently joined OnSide in the new role of Volunteer Development Manager. For the last 6 years Georgia has worked in the charity sector;…

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Pamela Tompsett

Youth Programmes Manager

Pamela’s role is to project manage all of the network projects that assist the delivery of targeted services; this can be anything from health projects…

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Chiara Mallia

HR Support Manager

Chiara joined OnSide in 2012 having previously worked in both the voluntary and public sectors in HR and operations management. Chiara is responsible for the…

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Damilola Akinfolarin

HR Generalist

Dami joined OnSide in July 2019 and has worked in HR for 5 years for different organisations in the private sector from start-ups to more…

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Zahra Naqvi

Talent Academy Manager

Zahra is OnSide’s Talent Academy Manager, ensuring an exceptional talent pipeline across the network to ultimately inspire the next generation.

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Ria Meredith

Talent Academy Officer

Ria is OnSide’s Talent Academy Officer, who will work alongside the team to implement new initiatives, as well as existing ones across the Network. With…

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Simon Marsh

Head of Trusts, Grants and Statutory

Simon joined OnSide in 2020 as Head of Trusts, Grants and Statutory in order to secure partnerships with charitable grant funders that help further enhance…

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Alex Lee

Grants and Trusts Manager

Alex joined OnSide in October 2020 as Grants and Trusts Manager for the three London Youth Zones – Future, Legacy and Unitas. She has five…

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Sarah Shaw

Executive Assistant

Sarah joined OnSide in May 2018 having previously worked as a Company Finance Officer and Personal Assistant within grassroots football. Sarah is Executive Assistant to…

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Mark Blundell OBE

Partnership Development & Community Engagement Manager

With over 30 years experience, Mark has worked in various roles including 10 years as a Detached Youth Work in Kings Cross and 12 years…

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David Barton

Openings Manager

David started at OnSide representing the views of young people throughout the development of a Youth Zone as a Youth Engagement Manager. He has now…

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Phil Marsh

Openings Manager

Phil's role is to aid opening of our Future Youth Zone projects. Phil has spent time as Youth Work Manager at Bolton Lads and Girls…

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Chris Moore

Senior Finance Manager

Chris started working for OnSide when the only two employees were Jerry Glover and Rob Carter, back in 2009, and his role then was to…

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Andy Thomas

Senior Finance Manager

Andy joined OnSide in May 2017 having spent the previous 10 years as Finance Director of award winning debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty, where…

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Migena Kovaci

Finance Manager

Migena joined OnSide in January 2021 to provide financial management and advice to our three London Youth Zones – Unitas, WEST and Basildon, working closely…

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Tino Singodia

Senior Finance Manager

Tino joined the OnSide team in January 2021 with considerable financial management experience in education, health, and overseas development charities. Previously, he trained and qualified…

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Paula Wood

Finance Manager (North)

Paula joined the Onside team in October 2018 as Finance Manager, having previously worked in a variety of private sector companies.  She has experience of…

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Angela Rayner-Wallbank

Finance Assistant

Angela joined Onside in November 2017 as Finance Assistant.  Angela previously worked for a domestic appliance repair organisation in the Finance department for 22 years,…

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Wayne Carter

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Wayne has over 14 years experience working with young people ranging from, residential care, formal educational at The Manchester College and various youth provisions across…

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Rachel Morton

Network Systems Manager

Rachel was part of the original team at The Factory Youth Zone in Manchester, where she spent five years as Administration Manager. Here Rachel developed…

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Duncan Hall

Systems Implementation Manager

Duncan joined OnSide in February 2017. His role as Systems Implementation Manager sees him take a lead on the implementation of all systems, procedures and…

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