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Meet The Team

Patron

Professor Green – Rapper and singer/songwriter who lost his father to suicide.

Staff

Simon Gunning, CEO

Rhiannon Price, COO

Andrew Brown, Corporate Partnerships Director

Anna Jones, Fundraising Director

Ben Hawley, Marketing and Communications Director

Abi Aageson, Product and Services Director

Dipika Saggi, Senior Communications Manager

Neil Wood, Media and Communications Manager

Sam Quinton, Creative

Annabelle Letten, Communications Officer

James Baker, Senior Fundraising Manager

Lucy Chambers, Fundraising Manager

Fae Evelyn, Fundraising Manager

Maria Kuzak, Trusts and Foundations Manager

Neil Calloway, Trust and Foundations Officer

Emily Robinson, Fundraising Officer

Florian Neziri, Fundraising Officer

Sarah Fox, Fundraising Officer

Sarah Bodenham, Fundraising and Volunteering Assistant

Hannah Frost, Corporate Partnerships Officer

Anna Mullaney, Product and Services Officer

Linda Brooks, Office Manager

Sivan Naor, Senior Salesforce Administrator

Celia Clark ACMA, Accountant

Sarah Bates, Support After Suicide Project Manager (hosted by CALM)

Trustees

James Scroggs, Chair
James is founder of HOOPMUSIC, a music management/record label; as well as MC Overalls, a British workwear clothing brand and trustee of youth mental health charity, The Mix (formerly Youthnet). He has substantial experience in marketing and branding (including 5 years with MTV) and brings a huge range of expertise in campaigns, media and entrepreneurship to CALM.

Aimee Luther
Aimée founded the London office of Fortnight Collective in Spring 2018 and has been leading the charge ever since, helping brands from YO! Sushi to Nike and Starling Bank to Cancer Research to be better, faster. Having worked with CALM since 2000, Aimée is proud to have encouraged the creation of the charity in 2006, from which point she became a founding Trustee. Aimée is also on the Board of Trustees for The Langa Township Pre-School Trust in South Africa, which works to help Mums pull themselves out of poverty.

Ajax Scott
Ajax is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, so he brings excellent expertise in mental health from his own practice and specifically supports the Operations Director in oversight of the CALM Helpline and Webchat services. Previously Ajax spent 20 years in the music and media industries, including stints as editor-in-chief and publisher of trade bible, Music Week, so he provides combined expertise into two important strands of CALM’s activity.

Marcus Chapman
Following a career as a professional snowboarder during his twenties Marcus transitioned into magazine and online editing, and more recently fitness and sports coaching. He was lucky to work alongside incredible coaches and train some of the best in UK snow sports, the highlight working with Olympic athlete Jenny Jones in run up to the Sochi games in 2014. Jenny won bronze at the games making her the UK’s first ever Olympic medalist on snow. 

In 2012 Marcus became involved with the suicide prevention charity CALM after his best friend Nelson Pratt took his life. Nelson was an exceptionally talented professional snowboarder and freestyle coach to olympic bronze medalist Jenny Jones. Following Nelson’s death his brother and Marcus set up a cycle sportive in his honour called Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley. They wanted to create something positive from such a tragic story, help raise awareness of the issue and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. Right now male suicide is the single biggest killer of men in the UK, at 16 suicides a day. The event is now in it’s 8th year with over 1000 riders every year and has raised over half a million pounds for CALM. The money raised goes direct to CALM’s frontline services like the helpline. The service costs nearly £700,000 a year to run but in 2018 saved 675 lives. 

Marcus and Ben are now embarking on a running project for CALM, centering around running groups, events and proud to be working with Schools Running Movement. They want to inspire people to use running to help their mental and physical health, to help educate in all the scientific benefits, and ultimately live a better and happier life. It’s up to all of us to challenge the stigma of mental health everyday, to be honest and ultimately try and change the culture forever. 

Philip Portal
Philip’s experience in the voluntary sector includes being on the Court of a leading City Livery company and previously on their grants committee, as well as some years with the Samaritans based in Liverpool. His business career spans four decades in management, mainly in the finance sector. Philip is currently Managing Director of ISGAM AG, a Swiss independent asset management company. He takes a keen interest in CALM’s fundraising activities, specifically supporting the key area of Trusts and Foundations.

Richard Baskind
Richard is a partner at Simons, Muirhead and Burton, a legal practice specialising in the music sector based in central London. Richard has over 20 years of experience at top law firms, including Herbert Smith and Mishcon de Reya in relevant commercial areas such as media, contracts and intellectual property.

Emma France
Emma established the European office of m2m in 2011. Emma leads m2m’s global development and strategic engagement strategy and holds day-to-day responsibility for m2m’s European and North American operations.  Emma began her career as a project finance lawyer at Allen & Overy. She has served in various board roles in national and local charities, including as Vice-Chair of Amnesty International UK and as a trustee of the Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust.  She currently also sits on the Advisory Board for Gucci’s Chime for Change. She has also served as a Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. In her spare time Emma corrals her three small boys and loves cake and beaches. As a result of personal experiences, Emma is a passionate believer in the need for systemic seismic change in the way we approach the prevention of suicide.

Adam Powers
Adam is Chief Experience Officer at Tribal Worldwide London, part of the DDB group, leading its Customer Experience (CX) practice. He is both a creative and strategic senior leader who has successfully operated at the intersection of design, experience and technology for more than 25 years. He has led high-performing digital design and UX teams on some of the world’s most iconic brands, both client-side and agency-side, including the BBC, RedBull, The Guardian and Google. Powers retains a passion for great design, in all its guises, and a constant hunger to understand and shape what’s next in the digital world. He is currently also a board member of the Global Design Standards Board at General Assembly and a Creative Council Member of BIMA.

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