Deirdre joined LMK from YoungMinds where she held the roles of Interim Co-CEO and Director of Training and Services. She has worked in the charity sector for more than 20 years, has a Master's degree in Social Policy and brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles: delivering impactful services, leading organisational development, and driving charity ambassadorship. Deirdre previously held senior roles in service delivery at Versus Arthritis and Diabetes UK and in fundraising and change management at NSPCC.
Shelly brings over 18 years experience of working in the youth sector, most recently at Think Forward an organistaion that gets young people ready for the world of work, but also in secondary schools, youth offending teams and victim support. He is passionate about empowering others to reach their potential and brings lived experience as well as a purpose driven approach to all his work with young people. Shelly holds various voluntary positions including as a Trustee of the Garden Classroom and as a Governor of a primary school in Enfield.
Professional Development and Participation
Eleanor Davies Lawley led the strategy to engage marginalised students from PRUs, Alternative Provisions and SEND schools with the Mayor of London's social action programme, and now works in participation with young women in England and Wales living on little or no pay. She has worked and volunteered on the National Domestic Abuse Helpline since 2019 and is passionate about domestic abuse prevention.
Relationship and Engagement Manager
Rosie brings over 10 years experience in the charity sector as a Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Administrator, and Donor Relations Manager across a range of charities. Outside of work, she has volunteered with a range of women’s rights organisations and campaigns covering issues related to VAWG, bodily autonomy, affordable childcare and strong maternity/paternity leave. A committed craftivist, she runs a weekly online stitch up connecting fiber artists and craftivists from the UK, US, Canada and Europe.
Research and Evaluation Manager
Anna has worked in the third sector for 15 years, both in international development and with UK based charities. She has been privileged to partner with people from a range of nationalities, ages and abilities to support them to tell their stories, express their needs and advocate for the services they deserve. Most recently she spent 8 years at Mencap where, amongst other things, she was working with project managers to further develop accessible methods of qualitative data collection. Anna is passionate about high quality social research and is fascinated by the challenge of ensuring that research and evaluation are rigorous, engaging and fully inclusive. In her spare time she volunteers as a Brownie Leader and with young people through her local Salvation Army.
Clare is an experienced team coordinator and project lead who has worked in both the creative industries and the charity sector. She was Referrals Coordinator and Participation Lead in the counselling & psychotherapy service at the Brandon Centre, a young people’s charity in Camden, for around seven years. More recently Clare has been freelancing as a professional photographer. In 2018, she was one of nine photographers working on the Tate Year 3 Project, an inspirational artwork by renowned artist/filmmaker.
Ailish has joined Let Me Know after 6 years at YoungMinds, generating income from Trusts and Foundations, and working with colleagues across the organisation to help shape and fund the future of their work. Prior to this she worked with Access Sport on both project delivery and fundraising. Ailish loves to find creative ways to tell the story of the brilliant and much needed work in the charity sector, and help supporters find meaningful ways to be part of the change they want to see. She also enjoys spending time on the other side of fundraising too - recently taking part in her first half ironman triathlon to help young people who are going through a difficult time with their mental health.