Our Advisory Board
We've surrounded ourself with skilled & supportive people so that we can go fom strength to strength.
'Elliott is a Management PhD Student and First-Class (Hons) graduate in Accounting and Finance from Keele University. He has worked closely with many local authorities to improve youth engagement and inclusion. This is shown by his former role as Education Officer and Trustee of Keele University Student’s Union, where he is still actively involved in student empowerment. He has been recognised through winning the highly coveted Winner Green Gown Award (Enterprise), as well as receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ from Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
Rebekah lives in Sheffield and works as Vice Principal of a primary school in the north of the city. She also works as a Primary English Specialist across a Trust of schools.
Helen is a Civil Servant currently working at the Department for International Trade on bilateral trade relations and agreements. She has experience in policy making and delivery, governance, communications, and management. Helen is a King's College London Geography BA Graduate specialising in development, climate, and cities. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, including ensuring a diverse background of youth voices are heard and engaged in politics.
Amelia is passionate about using people power campaigning to bring about positive change. She has managed policy and research teams in not for profit organisations across Australia, India and England, and most recently led a grassroots charity focused on building the political will to end extreme poverty. She has worked with UN agencies, the World Bank, and with Ministers and Members of Parliament across the political spectrum to change unjust laws, direct resources to where they’re needed most and shift government policy to ensure fairer outcomes in the areas of health, social care, education, housing and consumer rights.
Faye is a Policy Manager with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries where she works on influencing UK policy development across a range of areas including sustainability and green finance, health and care and inclusive insurance. She works alongside actuaries to facilitate policy analysis in these areas under a royal charter that places strong emphasis on the public interest. She has previously worked in policy roles in local government and both the UK and Australian Civil Service. Faye also holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.
Katy has over 4 years' experience of working in Parliament, both in the House of Commons and in the House of Lords. Prior to this, she worked for elected representatives in local government. She currently specialises in public affairs and works in the financial services industry.
Joe began his career in the cultural sector - spending several years at London's Barbican Centre, where he worked on projects including the development of plans for a new centre for music for London - before moving to the Civil Service, where he currently works on the reform of the Public Health system.
Keridwen (Keri) Jenkins
Keridwen is an English language teacher with a background in community theatre and arts administration. She has worked with the British Council in India, the University of Bath, The National Theatre's education department and is currently a full time teacher at an international FE college in London where as well as teaching, she is a wellbeing and safeguarding champion and supports students with special educational needs. She is passionate about inclusion and access in education and in the arts. She has volunteered with Community Action for Refugees and Asylum seekers, Breaking Barriers and Chickenshed Theatre. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and recently completed the Coast to Coast trail to raise funds for the charity YoungMinds.
Maria is a current Bar Practice Course student and an LLM Human Rights graduate from Central European University, Hungary. She is a volunteer for multiple charities and rights-focused organisations, and an aspiring barrister. Maria has volunteered in roles seeking to improve the student and people’s voice in all areas, including as an associate editor for her university’s legal and political journal, The Activist, a contributing writer for an online human rights journal, Human Rights Pulse, a participant in the Young England and Wales Programme, and an Advice and Information volunteer with Liberty.