Gareth Binns Chief Executive
Gareth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about developing learning environments, programmes and resources. A Fellow of the RSA, he was formerly Head of Education and Interpretation at the National Trust, Director of Learning at Nesta, Keeper of Learning and Information at the British Museum, and CEO of the Sorrell Foundation. As well as other trustee roles, Gareth is a governor at an academy for 11-18 year olds.
Kate Burton Development Manager (part-time)
Kate’s career in fundraising began at NSPCC in 2005 during the closing stages of the FULL STOP Appeal. She has held a number of senior positions at Age UK, Tommy’s, and most recently as Head of Trusts and Grants at Rethink Mental Illness. A fine art graduate, Kate runs her own business as a portrait artist and printmaker.
Emma Callow Imagination Lab Manager
Emma has worked extensively with under-privileged children and young people, many with special needs, using the arts, creativity and therapeutic communication to promote well-being and personal development. She has helped deliver Pop Up Parks events, coaches individuals and groups, and has won an innovation award for her work with students at Kingston College.
Lucian Cobley Carr Team Operations Assistant
Most recently Lead Project Manager at a creative marketing agency, Lucian brings a wealth of experience in project management and process implementation. Previously he worked in the charity sector for Hands on London as Logistics Coordinator, managing the London-wide campaign, ‘Wrap up London’.
Jennifer Coleman Director of Development and Communications
Formerly Head of Volunteer Board Fundraising at the NSPCC, where she started her career as a graduate trainee. Jennifer was part of the core team that drove the £250m FULL STOP Appeal and developed the Society’s flagship Art Ball.
Catherine Cox Development Manager (part-time)
Catherine has spent the last ten years fundraising for children and young people’s organisations, initially for online charity YouthNet and more recently in the Philanthropy team at the NSPCC. A passionate believer in the power of play, she runs a quarterly play street for families in her community to meet and connect.
Tom Doust Director of Experience and Learning
Tom Doust has spent 15 years dedicating his career to public engagement and participation programmes across the education, cultural and design sectors. He is founder of Pop up Parks, was a 2013 Clore Social Fellow with Nesta and is co-founder of the social action charity Envision.
Annie Duffield Head of Marketing and Communications
Annie brings experience from the arts, heritage and tourism sectors having managed consumer marketing for some of London’s top attractions and destinations. She has developed and implemented campaigns and strategy for the National Gallery, the Museum of London and most recently the Royal Collection Trust. She began her career in destination marketing, promoting London’s South Bank.
Kim Gray Development Assistant
Kim is a French and Italian graduate of the University of Bristol. After graduating she spent time in Greece, working with a community centre and shelter for refugees and asylum seekers, with a focus on single women, mothers and children. Since returning Kim has helped create Dear Friend, a project that connects people through the reading and writing of handwritten letters. Kim brings a passion for creativity, pom-poms and googly eyes to the iOi.