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Meet the team

We may be a small team, but we all have big ambitions and are always on hand to answer any questions.

Read below to find out some of our favourite things and more about what we do here at Creative Access.

Josie

Josie
Chief Executive & Co-Founder

Josie is Chief Executive and co-founder of Creative Access. She is a former Director of Lexington Communications and press advisor to the Mayor of London and has many years experience working with Government, charities, voluntary and community groups. A school Governor, mum of three and self-confessed book worm, Josie is never happier than when armed with a paint brush and palette.

Anoushka

Anoushka
Director of Talent

Anoushka is Director of Talent at Creative Access. She was a Director at a global recruitment business and moved to Creative Access in 2013. She has placed over 900 trainees in the creative industries and has given CV support and interview advice to many more hundreds of young people. A perfect Sunday would be spent at the flower market followed by a pub lunch!

Petra

Petra
Social Media, Marketing & Admin Assistant

After graduating in Marketing from Lancaster University in 2016, Petra secured a role in digital marketing with Dentsu Aegis Network. She is now currently completing her internship with Creative Access. Constantly thinking in gifs and memes, Petra is happiest when reading, swimming and listening to some slow jams.

Emma

Emma
Finance

Emma deals with the finances and contracts for Creative Access. She is a qualified Management Accountant and has worked for large energy companies, retailers and internet start-ups in the UK and USA. Having lived in four continents over the last 15 years, she can now be found enthusiastically exploring sights and sounds closer to home with her two children and Cockapoo puppy Frankie.

Alisha

Alisha
Communications & Talent Assistant

During Alisha’s time at the University of Leeds, she founded a creative collective for women of colour called OnBeat. Her journey through the world of diversity saw her internship with Creative Access as the perfect next step. Alisha is most cheerful when she’s in the broadcasting studio talking about the latest current affairs and stirring her melting pot of musical knowledge.

Vanessa

Vanessa
Programme & Talent Assistant

After graduating with a degree in International Relations from King’s College London in 2017, Vanessa has had the opportunity to work with numerous youth charities, including Futureversity and the IARS International Institute. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys curating events that make political dialogue more accessible to her peers, often incorporating live music and poetry.

Lynn

Lynn
Trainer; Alumni

Lynn is an ex-pat American who has been living in the UK for 18 years. She is an Award-winning network journalist with 15 years experience both in front of and behind the camera on both sides of the pond. Now, with over 14 years of experience as an Executive Coach with expertise in leadership and communication, she works with a cross-section of c-suite, fortune 500 exes to media exes and personalities and young adults starting their careers. A school governor and member of several boards, Lynn is at her happiest dancing to old funk and soul music like no one is watching.

Dawn

Dawn
Trainer; Interns & Employers

Dawn works with us as a trainer at Creative Access. She has worked in TV production, commissioning and talent management for 25 years. As Talent Executive for the independent television production companies, Arrow Media and CPL Productions, she has extensive experience in recruitment, career development, training and mentoring. She is a trained journalist, an aspiring writer and mum of three. She loves to while away her train commute writing.

Elonka Soros

Elonka
Trainer; Employers

Elonka is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant. She works with us at Creative Access to design and deliver action plans and training sessions for companies hosting our trainees and those wanting to make inclusive culture changes. A former BBC journalist and programme maker, Elonka is hugely experienced at working with partners in the Arts, Cultural and Broadcast sectors in the UK & Europe. Elonka owns more pairs of wellies than high heels.