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Meet The Team

Patron

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

Staff

Simon Gunnin, Interim CEO

Joel Beckman, General Manager

Anna Jones, Fundraising Director

Rachel Stephenson, Communications Director

Paul Shiels, Communications Manager & CALMzine Editor

Emma Chapman, Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Manager

Bríd McKeown, Volunteer and Supporter Engagement Officer

Sivan Naor, Database Officer

Fae Evelyn, Fundraising Administrator

Celia Clark ACMA, Accountant

James Smith, Web Developer

Elle Smith, Office Assistant

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

Trustees

James Scroggs, Chair of Trustees – Founder of HOOPMUSIC, a Management and Label house, and Trustee of both Youthnet and the ICA.

Rob Kingdom, Treasurer – As a Chartered Accountant and key volunteer Rob supports the Director to monitor budgets and prepare CALM Accounts.

Ajax Scott – Ajax is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist in training. Previously he spent 20 years in the music and media industries, including stints as editor-in-chief and publisher of trade bible Music Week.

George Smart – Entrepreneur, marketer and founder of Theobald Fox, with over 15 years experience in broadcast media, entertainment, tech and mobile industry.

Damien Ridge – Professor of Health Studies at the University of Westminster, and a psychotherapist working in the community. He has published over 50 journal articles in areas such as depression, masculinity, health and sex. He has expertise in understanding how men and women experience – and find ways to recover from – mental health problems like depression – a major risk factor for suicide.

Marcus Chapman – Ex-professional snowboarder and past editor of a number of action sports titles for Factory Media, Marcus has recently become an accidental event organiser after launching the cycle-sportive ‘Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley’ in partnership with CALM and to honour his best friend who took his own life in 2012.

Maggie Day – Maggie became involved in CALM after her son James took his life. With friends and family, Maggie has raised many thousands of pounds for CALM.

Aimee Luther – Business Director at advertising agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Long term companion to CALM and bears huge responsibility for encouraging the creation of the charity.

Kathy Chalmers – Kathy is an experienced HR professional.

Music Board

Eddy Temple-Morris, Chair
DJ, Producer, Remixer, Presenter of The Remix on Xfm, Mobil One The Grid on Channel 4 and Cage Against the Machine linchpin..

Dan Garber
Promoter and consultant at Record-Play and Cypher PR, who has previously supported CALM through the brilliant Cage Against The Machine and Chazzstock projects

Joe Hutchinson
Musician (Ou Est Le Swimming Pool), manager and now label boss, who also played a key role in Chazzstock and Cage Against The Machine

Clare Milford Haven
Freelance writer, co-Trustee of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund

Chris Price
Writer and music media strategist, Chris Price has managed music policy for BBC Radio 1 and MTV, and is currently Head of Music at Last.fm

Ajax Scott
see Trustee details above.

Henry Semmence
Founder and MD of Absolute Marketing and Distribution.

Ronnie Traynor
Partner in Vision Artists Ltd , a specialist music and brands agency. Also part of the Various Artists Management team whose acts include Hounds, Charli XCX, Carl Barat, Reverend & The Makers, Eyes On Film, Ian McCulloch, Killing Joke, The Enemy and The Libertines.

Ben Turner
Ben’s company Graphite represents music properties and artists, and acts as a conduit between brands and the music space.

Alison Wenham
CEO of the Association of Independent Music.

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