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Meet The Team


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


Simon Gunning, Interim CEO

Joel Beckman, General Manager

Anna Jones, Fundraising Director

Rachel Stephenson, Communications Director

Paul Shiels, Communications Manager & CALMzine Editor

Neil Wood, Communications Officer

James Baker, Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Manager

Lucy Grattan, Challenge Events Officer

Fae Evelyn, Fundraising Officer

Bríd McKeown, Engagement Manager

Jessica Kimche, Volunteer Coordinator

Sivan Naor, Database Officer

Celia Clark ACMA, Accountant

Elvina Flower, Web Developer

Elle Smith, Office Assistant

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


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.

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.

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, and some years in the Samaritans based in Liverpool.  His career spans four decades in general management in business, mainly in the finance sector. Philip is currently Managing Director of ISGAM AG, a Swiss independent asset management company.

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