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.
Chief Executive and 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.
Head of Recruitment
Anoushka works as the Head of Recruitment at Creative Access. She was a Director at a global recruitment business and moved to Creative Access in 2013. She has placed over 600 interns in the creative industries many of whom secure extensions and permanent roles after their internships. A perfect Sunday would be spent at the flower market followed by a pub lunch!
Mwila works as the Education Lead at Creative Access and brings with her significant experience of managing education and government-funded training programmes to boost youth employment, social mixing and community engagement. When she’s not in meetings or delivering a training session, you can find her on the sofa watching House of Cards, or cutting shapes on the dance floor.
Talent Resourcing Assistant
Rachel works as the Talent Resourcing Assistant at Creative Access. After graduating in 2010, Rachel worked in Marketing at one of London’s leading private Music Production and DJ colleges and has extensive experience in copywriting, label management and social media. Rachel has a penchant for calamari and fine gins but also enjoys long city breaks and feeding her ASOS shopping addiction.
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.
Creative Access is supported by many senior executives from across the creative industries. We are so grateful for all the help and guidance we receive from both our Board of Directors and our Advisory Board.
Board of Directors
Dawn Beresford, Talent Executive, CPL Productions and Arrow Media
Adrian Bott, Partner & Head of Digital Business, Osborne Clarke
Michael Foster, Co-Founder, Creative Access
Angela Jain, Managing Director, ITV Studios Entertainment
Natalie Jerome, Publisher, Non-Fiction, HarperCollins
Saurabh Kakkar, Head of Comedy Development, Big Talk Productions
Baroness Margaret McDonagh
Denise O’Donoghue, Management, ITV Studios
Amit Shah, Partner, Nyman Libson Paul
Sathnam Sanghera, Features Writer, The Times
Nigel Warner, Partner, Lexington Communications