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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.


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 trainees in the creative industries many of whom secure extensions and permanent roles after their traineeships. A perfect Sunday would be spent at the flower market followed by a pub lunch!


Trainer; Interns

Mwila works as a freelance trainer 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 American TV shows, or cutting shapes on the dance floor.



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.

Grace Akbar

Admin, Talent and Content Assistant

Grace is our Admin, Talent and Content assistant here at Creative Access. After graduating from university in 2016, she has been involved with a range of roles from working at Wimbledon Tennis to securing a film internship with us at Creative Access. Grace is happiest surrounded by friends and promises there is nothing a cup of tea and chocolate biscuit can’t fix.

Elonka Soros

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.

Non-Executive Directors

– Dawn Beresford, Talent Executive, CPL Productions and Arrow Media

– Jemima Coleman, Non-Executive Board member of Legal Services Board and Employment Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

– Kath Geraghty, Apprenticeships and Assessments Manager, The National Theatre

– Saurabh Kakkar, Executive Producer, Comedy, Big Talk Productions

– Nigel Warner, Partner, Lexington Communications