Meet the Team
Our Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the strategy and operations of the organisation, carrying out the direction set by our Trustees. Meet the Team below.
Chief Executive, Louise Griew
Our team is led by Chief Executive Louise Griew with support and supervision from our Board of Trustees. Louise joined the charity in June 2019, having previously worked as CEO of the RAF Sports Federation, and Director of Fundraising and Communications for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Greenhouse Sports, and the Mayor’s Fund for London. Before this she spent much of her career working in sport marketing and sponsorship agencies.
Louise’s Senior Leadership Team includes:
Director of Development
Director of Development, Cinta Esmel
Cinta Esmel joined the charity in 2019 having previously worked as Director of Fundraising at GambleAware and Head of Development at the Mayor’s Fund for London – prior to moving to the charity sector she worked in the arts sector for over a decade.
Associate Director of Programmes
Associate Director of Programmes, Michelle Kukielka
Michelle joined the team in August 2021 having spent the last 14 years as Assistant Director Children’s Services for Barnardo’s. Before then, Michelle worked for the NHS for 25 years as a Nurse and Specialist Midwife. Michelle is passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people, and addressing health inequalities.
Associate Director of Finance and HR
Associate Director of Finance and HR, Mark Turner
Mark has worked within the organisation for over five years - prior to moving to the charity sector, he worked in various finance roles in different sectors including pharmaceuticals and IT.