Meet the team

Creative Access is made up of passionate individuals united in the aim to make the creative industries more representative of society.

Josie leads on strategy and innovation, seeking new and disruptive ways to challenge the status quo, working with our partners to forge an inclusive sector.

Josie Dobrin

Executive chair
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Josie leads on strategy and innovation, seeking new and disruptive ways to challenge the status quo, working with our partners to forge an inclusive sector.

Bibi leads the Creative Access team, working with individuals and partners to drive further change . She was previously MD of comms agency, Golin.

Bibi Hilton

CEO
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Bibi leads the Creative Access team, working with individuals and partners to drive further change . She was previously MD of comms agency, Golin.

Sara helps the Programmes team to deliver our career support programmes. She is passionate about building diverse and inclusive spaces in the creative industries.

Sara Ismail

Programmes assistant

Sara helps the Programmes team to deliver our career support programmes. She is passionate about building diverse and inclusive spaces in the creative industries.

Lucy works with our trainers organising training sessions for our employer partners, ranging from mental health and wellbeing to race and inclusion in the workplace.

Lucy Clarke

Training manager
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Lucy works with our trainers organising training sessions for our employer partners, ranging from mental health and wellbeing to race and inclusion in the workplace.

Ella Darlington

Ella crafts and amplifies Creative Access’ public profile to reach underrepresented creative talent. Formerly of Publicis Groupe, Ketchum and The Wall Street Journal.

Ella Darlington

Head of comms & marketing
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Ella crafts and amplifies Creative Access’ public profile to reach underrepresented creative talent. Formerly of Publicis Groupe, Ketchum and The Wall Street Journal.

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A leading diversity and equity expert, Elonka supports creative organisations to develop more inclusive cultures and outputs; to move from words to action.

Elonka Soros

Employer trainer
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A leading diversity and equity expert, Elonka supports creative organisations to develop more inclusive cultures and outputs; to move from words to action.

Fabienne brings her knowledge and experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing to promote safe and containing work practices and cultures for partners and individuals.

Dr. Fabienne Palmer

Clinical psychologist & trainer
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Fabienne brings her knowledge and experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing to promote safe and containing work practices and cultures for partners and individuals.

Ellie Baker

Ellie is part of our Access team, handling internal recruitment and assisting with our opportunities board. She's passionate about community engagement and reducing social inequalities.

Ellie Baker

Recruitment assistant trainee

Ellie is part of our Access team, handling internal recruitment and assisting with our opportunities board. She's passionate about community engagement and reducing social inequalities.

Bil-Marjiyah supports the growth of our community of individuals from groups under-represented in the creative economy by building partnerships with relevant organisations, as well as ...

Bil-Marjiyah Rahman

Programmes manager – community & partnerships

Bil-Marjiyah supports the growth of our community of individuals from groups under-represented in the creative economy by building partnerships with relevant organisations, as well as ...

Sab promotes our Opportunities, helping employers and individuals connect and engage across opportunities through creative content. Sab has experience with job boards across various industries.

Sab Bal

Opportunities board manager
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Sab promotes our Opportunities, helping employers and individuals connect and engage across opportunities through creative content. Sab has experience with job boards across various industries.

Rochelle assists with Creative Access’ communications and social media, ensuring that our content and resources find their audience and resonate with them.

Rochelle Chinn

Marketing & communications coordinator
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Rochelle assists with Creative Access’ communications and social media, ensuring that our content and resources find their audience and resonate with them.

Asha supports across the CRM database, allowing us to harness data to measure impact and best support individuals and partners.

Asha Thompson

Systems & impact coordinator
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Asha supports across the CRM database, allowing us to harness data to measure impact and best support individuals and partners.

Yasmin oversees our support programmes for individuals from under-represented backgrounds looking to progress their creative careers, including mentoring, bursaries, leadership training and university partnerships.

Yasmin Hemmings

Acting Head of Programmes
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Yasmin oversees our support programmes for individuals from under-represented backgrounds looking to progress their creative careers, including mentoring, bursaries, leadership training and university partnerships.

Simon Minty

Simon is a disability and diversity consultant and brings his knowledge and lived experience to training teams on disability within the workplace.

Simon Minty

Employer trainer
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Simon is a disability and diversity consultant and brings his knowledge and lived experience to training teams on disability within the workplace.

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Consultant clinical psychologist, Victoria, supports adults to be their best selves and asks employers to consider the unique skills people with different thinking styles bring.

Dr. Victoria Mattison

Clinical psychologist & trainer
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Consultant clinical psychologist, Victoria, supports adults to be their best selves and asks employers to consider the unique skills people with different thinking styles bring.

Bhavini Goyate

Bhavini leads on our work with employer partners and alumni accessing the Development Programme, delivering a suite of training to maximise skills and support career ...

Bhavini Goyate

Programmes manager - alumni
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Bhavini leads on our work with employer partners and alumni accessing the Development Programme, delivering a suite of training to maximise skills and support career ...

Vanessa supports our listing and recruitment services in writing inclusive job adverts, performance analysis and promoting exciting opportunities on social media.

Vanessa Agiddi

Trainee copywriter

Vanessa supports our listing and recruitment services in writing inclusive job adverts, performance analysis and promoting exciting opportunities on social media.

Colleen was producer and reporter for the BBC for over 16 years and brings her lived experience and expertise to our employer training workshops.

Colleen Harris

Employer trainer
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Colleen was producer and reporter for the BBC for over 16 years and brings her lived experience and expertise to our employer training workshops.

Richard Clarke

Richard oversees our Creative Access mentoring programme with alumni and employer partners. Richard is passionate about developing young people's potential in the creative arts.

Richard Clarke

Programmes manager - mentoring

Richard oversees our Creative Access mentoring programme with alumni and employer partners. Richard is passionate about developing young people's potential in the creative arts.

Becky manages our Salesforce CRM database and designs systems to collect and analyse data on social impact. She has previous experience working within non-profits.

Becky Smith

Director of digital & impact
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Becky manages our Salesforce CRM database and designs systems to collect and analyse data on social impact. She has previous experience working within non-profits.

Amanda helps deliver content within the entry and development programmes. She’s passionate about diversifying the creative industry to create more open, welcoming spaces for ...

Amanda Boakye

Programmes coordinator - interns
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Amanda helps deliver content within the entry and development programmes. She’s passionate about diversifying the creative industry to create more open, welcoming spaces for ...

Wendy Isenwater

Wendy is a clinical psychologist trained in a number of disciplines including CBT, Systemic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and other mindfulness-based therapies.

Dr. Wendy Isenwater

Clinical psychologist & trainer

Wendy is a clinical psychologist trained in a number of disciplines including CBT, Systemic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and other mindfulness-based therapies.

Laura supports people from under-represented backgrounds into employment; to access creative careers and secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.

Laura Turner-Blake

Director of programmes
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Laura supports people from under-represented backgrounds into employment; to access creative careers and secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.

Theo populates our opportunities page with the hundreds of internships and jobs that we advertise through our networks.

Theo Perrin

Opportunities board coordinator
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Theo populates our opportunities page with the hundreds of internships and jobs that we advertise through our networks.

An award-winning network journalist and elite executive coach with expertise in leadership and communication, Lynn is determined to improve representation from entry-level to CEO.

Lynn Blades

Leadership coach
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An award-winning network journalist and elite executive coach with expertise in leadership and communication, Lynn is determined to improve representation from entry-level to CEO.

Poppy supports both our employer training and our comms & marketing departments. She's passionate about making the creative industries representative of our society.

Poppy Prescott

Employer training & community outreach trainee
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Poppy supports both our employer training and our comms & marketing departments. She's passionate about making the creative industries representative of our society.

Zindzi Rocque Drayton

Assistant Producer, October Films
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Akua Boateng

Marketing Manager, Adult Consumer, Bloomsbury
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Dean Webster

Head of Development, Ten66 Television
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Anderona Cole

External Relations and Public Affairs Officer, Jisc
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Annie Muyang

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Bloomsbury
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Charmain Leung

Senior Product Manager, Haven Bourne Leisure
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Chynna Sampson

Publicity Manager, Objective Media Group
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Gina Chahal

PR and Communications Manager, Motability
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Alice Kemp-Habib

Freelance journalist
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Dushi Horti

Freelance Editor and Copywriter
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Rohan Sethi

Producer for Digital Content Team, BBC Sport
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Eda Nacar

Head of Marketing and Communications, Shoreditch Town Hall
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Jaber Mohamed

Director of Health Comms & PR, MHP Group
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Osas Esosa

Research Analyst, Olsberg SPI
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Folarin Sagaya

Freelance Journalist
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Priyanka Chavda

Development Coordinator, The Lighthouse Film & TV
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Josie leads on strategy and innovation, seeking new and disruptive ways to challenge the status quo, working with our partners to forge an inclusive sector.

Josie Dobrin

Executive chair
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Josie leads on strategy and innovation, seeking new and disruptive ways to challenge the status quo, working with our partners to forge an inclusive sector.

Bibi leads the Creative Access team, working with individuals and partners to drive further change . She was previously MD of comms agency, Golin.

Bibi Hilton

CEO
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Bibi leads the Creative Access team, working with individuals and partners to drive further change . She was previously MD of comms agency, Golin.

Stephen is Executive Chair, Faber & Faber; Chair of the Education & Skills group, Creative Industries Council; and visiting honorary publishing professor, City University.

Stephen Page

Non-executive director
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Stephen is Executive Chair, Faber & Faber; Chair of the Education & Skills group, Creative Industries Council; and visiting honorary publishing professor, City University.

Ameet has many years experience in business and consultancy. Currently a senior adviser at Accenture, he has also worked at BT, Ericsson and Europa Partners.

Ameet Shah

Chair of Board
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Ameet has many years experience in business and consultancy. Currently a senior adviser at Accenture, he has also worked at BT, Ericsson and Europa Partners.

Pamela Nadarajah

Pamela has over 20 years legal experience and is currently Associate General Counsel at Macmillan Publishers International.

Pamela Nadarajah

Non-executive director
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Pamela has over 20 years legal experience and is currently Associate General Counsel at Macmillan Publishers International.

Peter Weiss

Partner and head of corporate, commercial & finance team, Simons Muirhead Burton

Tommy Nagra

Director of content, BBC Children in Need

Joseph Harker

Senior editor, diversity and development, The Guardian

Anne Mensah

Head of British content team, Netflix

Elijah Lawal

Global communications & public affairs, Google

Natalie Jerome

Literary agent & founder, Originate Literary Agency

Michael Foster

Talent and literary agent

Lynn Blades

Executive, media and leadership coach

Dawn Beresford

Director of talent, commissioning, BBC

Ronke Phillips

Journalist and broadcaster, ITV News

Indhu Rubasingham

Artistic director, Kiln Theatre

Sathnam Sanghera

Author and journalist

Angela Jain

Director of unscripted in the UK, ITV Studios

Malorie Blackman OBE

Author