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Staff team

Meet the Playlist for Life team! 

Click ‘play’ under each staff profile to discover the music and memories on their personalised playlist.

Our Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team delivers the charity’s strategic plan, provides leadership and management for the wider team, and oversees the daily operations to support the delivery of the charity’s activities.

Michelle Armstrong-Surgenor

Executive Director 

Nick
Balneaves

Head of Digital and Development

Michael
Timmons

Head of Communities

Michelle
Conlin

Head of Communications and Campaigns

Our Operations and Finance Team

Our Operations and Finance Team provides organisational and technical support including IT, fundraising, finance, office management, and administration to ensure the rest of the team can get the job done efficiently and effectively

Paula
Bain

Business Manager

Jacqui
Baines

Trusts & Foundations Officer

Our Communications Team

Our Communications Team works with our supporters, communities, partners and the media to promote Playlist for Life’s activities and share the positive impacts of our activities across the UK.

Isa
Rao

Visual
Storyteller

Rachael
Veal

Digital Communications
Officer

Stefan
Meens

Communications & Administration Officer

Our Communities Team

Our Communities Team works directly with our Help Points, volunteers, supporters and partners to help people connect though the power of personal music throughout the UK.

Communities Officers

Mary
McDougall

Communities Officer

Rebecca
Kennedy

Communities Officer

Pam
Ribbeck

Communities Officer

Surrinder
Bains

Communities Officer

Steff
Griffiths

Communities Officer

Gill
Roberts

Regional Partnerships Officer

Local Organisers

Caroline Backhouse

Local Organiser
Birmingham

Sue
Rowe

Local Organiser
Middlesbrough

Mark
Costello

Local Organiser
Carlisle

Nathan
Gavin

Local Organiser
Liverpool

Marion
Coleman

Local Organiser
Manchester

Emma
Aspinall

Local Organiser
Derbyshire

Hannah
Lockhart

Local Organiser
Belfast

Elzbieta
Nagaj

Local Organiser
Scotland

Jemma
Galbraith

Local Organiser
Scotland

Jan
Tuson

Local Organiser
York

Valerie
Walker

Local Organiser
Newcastle