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

Chief executive
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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.

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

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 candidates.

Tyrone ensures our employee partners and candidates have a great recruitment experience. Previous recruitment roles made him aware of the urgent need to improve representation.

Tyrone Miller

Recruitment coordinator
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Tyrone ensures our employee partners and candidates have a great recruitment experience. Previous recruitment roles made him aware of the urgent need to improve representation.

Courteney provides admin and IT support to the team. She supports Creative Access candidates, from handling enquiries to coordinating interviews.

Courteney Mclune-Calvin

Admin & recruitment assistant
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Courteney provides admin and IT support to the team. She supports Creative Access candidates, from handling enquiries to coordinating interviews.

Gregor provides administration and facilitation support to the Programmes team, focusing on our work as a gateway organisation with the government's Kickstart Scheme.

Gregor Laurence

Programmes trainee
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Gregor provides administration and facilitation support to the Programmes team, focusing on our work as a gateway organisation with the government's Kickstart Scheme.

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 coordinator

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.

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

Development director
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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.

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

Sab Bal

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

Simba assists with administration of bespoke training sessions for employer partners. With an academic background in Global Health, Simba aims to advocate for Neurodiversity awareness.

Simba Martins

Employer training trainee
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Simba assists with administration of bespoke training sessions for employer partners. With an academic background in Global Health, Simba aims to advocate for Neurodiversity awareness.

Funmi oversees our relationships with Employer Partners, working with new and existing partners to create and deepen their DEI objectives.

Funmi Paul-Taiwo

Marketing & partnerships manager
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Funmi oversees our relationships with Employer Partners, working with new and existing partners to create and deepen their DEI objectives.

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 assistant
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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 candidates 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 candidates and partners.

Yasmin leads on our work with employers and candidates accessing the Kickstart Scheme, delivering a training programme designed to maximise skills and support career progression.

Yasmin Hemmings

Kickstart coordinator
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Yasmin leads on our work with employers and candidates accessing the Kickstart Scheme, delivering a training programme designed to maximise skills and support career progression.

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.

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.

Sophia volunteers as clerk to our board of directors. She is currently Manager, Global Inclusion at ViacomCBS Networks International.

Sophia Lee

Clerk to the Board
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Sophia volunteers as clerk to our board of directors. She is currently Manager, Global Inclusion at ViacomCBS Networks International.

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.

Vanessa connects our employer partners across the creative industries with enthusiastic and diverse graduate talent. She also supports candidates with insightful application and interview guidance.

Vanessa Martins

Talent coordinator
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Vanessa connects our employer partners across the creative industries with enthusiastic and diverse graduate talent. She also supports candidates with insightful application and interview guidance.

Kimberleigh overseas our Mentoring Programmes with Creative Access alumni and employer partners. She is passionate about arts for social change and connecting & nurturing underrepresented voices.

Kimberleigh Mitchell

Mentoring Coordinator
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Kimberleigh overseas our Mentoring Programmes with Creative Access alumni and employer partners. She is passionate about arts for social change and connecting & nurturing underrepresented voices.

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

Systems & impact manager
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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.

Bibi promotes our work with candidates and partners to inspire further change. Previous PR roles made her aware of the urgent need to improve representation.

Bibi Hilton

Director of communications
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Bibi promotes our work with candidates and partners to inspire further change. Previous PR roles made her aware of the urgent need to improve representation.

Chiara works on getting exciting jobs and internships up on our opportunities page. She really enjoys helping others discover brilliant roles in the creative industries.

Chiara Scaduto

Copywriter & CRM assistant
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Chiara works on getting exciting jobs and internships up on our opportunities page. She really enjoys helping others discover brilliant roles in the creative industries.

Emma is a Creative Access alumnus who leads our social media strategy, using insights and creative flair to amplify our voice and reach new audiences.

Emma Digby

Social media manager
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Emma is a Creative Access alumnus who leads our social media strategy, using insights and creative flair to amplify our voice and reach new audiences.

April is an alumnus of Creative Access who specialises in developing inclusive programmes for emerging creatives. She is committed to supporting diverse talent to flourish.

April Brown

Programmes coordinator
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April is an alumnus of Creative Access who specialises in developing inclusive programmes for emerging creatives. She is committed to supporting diverse talent to flourish.

Anoushka is committed to supporting under-represented talent forge long-lasting careers in the creative industries. She maintains and develops invaluable relationships with our employer partners.

Anoushka Dossa

Director of intern & graduate recruitment
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Anoushka is committed to supporting under-represented talent forge long-lasting careers in the creative industries. She maintains and develops invaluable relationships with our employer partners.

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.

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 & admin assistant
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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 ...

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

Head 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

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

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

Chief executive
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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.

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

Non-executive director
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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.

Zoé is an art historian and curator, currently Director at the Chisenhale Gallery and formerly at Tate, Hayward Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Zoé Whitley

Non-executive director
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Zoé is an art historian and curator, currently Director at the Chisenhale Gallery and formerly at Tate, Hayward Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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

Stephen Page

Chair of Board
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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.

Based in New York, Ajoy is Head of Agency, North American Meta, responsible for WPP. He has previously worked a firms including AKQA and Ogilivy.

Ajoy Roy-Chowdhury

Non-executive director
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Based in New York, Ajoy is Head of Agency, North American Meta, responsible for WPP. He has previously worked a firms including AKQA and Ogilivy.

Jemima is an employment lawyer at Simmons & Simmons LLP, a non-executive board member of the Legal Services Board and Legal Counsel at Oxfam International.

Jemima Coleman

Non-executive director
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Jemima is an employment lawyer at Simmons & Simmons LLP, a non-executive board member of the Legal Services Board and Legal Counsel at Oxfam International.

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

Anthony Lee

Global content Manager, BMG Productions

Sophia Slater

Associate producer, Nine Lives Media

Naren Patel

CEO, Primesight

Clarissa Pabi

Senior content development manager, Acast

Anne Mensah

Head of British content team, Netflix

Baroness Margaret McDonagh

Member of the House of Lords

Elijah Lawal

UK and Ireland PR manager, Google UK

Natalie Jerome

Literary agent, Curtis Brown

Kath Geraghty

Apprenticeships and assessments manager, The National Theatre

Michael Foster

Talent and literary agent

Tigho Feldman

Head of operations, Rambert

Lynn Blades

Executive, media and leadership coach

Dawn Beresford

Head of talent, CPL Productions and Arrow Media

Genevieve Ampaduh

Founder, The Rye Social