Our team
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Bridget GardinerBridget Gardiner

Executive Director

Bridget’s career spans the private, public and voluntary sectors, where she has held a number of marketing and fundraising roles. She has been director of fundraising and marketing at both Richard House Children’s Hospice in east London and Epilepsy Society, the leading medical and research charity for epilepsy in the UK.

Bridget joined The Brokerage in January 2015 as executive director. She is responsible for strategic and business planning, profile and awareness raising and income generation, as well as overseeing governance, finance and managing the Brokerage staff team.

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Rosa Morgan-Baker

Rosa Morgan-Baker

Head of Partnerships and Income Generation

Rosa joined The Brokerage in October 2012, having previously managed a private tuition centre working with children to develop their Maths and English skills. She has also worked with language schools creating engaging extracurricular activities for secondary school students.

Initially managing a range of programmes on the education team, and delivering workshops in the city and in schools, Rosa joined the senior management team in October 2015 and was made Head of Partnerships and Income Generation in April 2016.

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Joanne Turrell

Marketing & Communications Officer Jo Turrell

Joanne joined The Brokerage in May 2016 as a Marketing and Communications officer. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 where she studied Marketing, Communications and Advertising.  Joanne has worked as a marketing and communications officer for a secondary school in Yorkshire, and most recently as a brand communications executive for a media company in London.

The new marketing and communications officer role encompasses management of the website and content, social media, media, fundraising and events, as well as looking after our alumni andambassador network and board.

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Helen McKay-Ferguson 
Content Writer

helen

Helen joined The Brokerage in October 2017 on a four month basis. A holder of a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University, Helen has worked for a range of publications in the lifestyle sector, both in print and online. More recently, she’s taught in primary schools across North London and has had the privilege of working with some ridiculously talented young people from diverse backgrounds.

As The Brokerage’s content writer, she’s excited about the possibilities she has to shout about London’s sparkling and largely untapped young talent pool, be it in print, online or via social media. She’s also excited about the chance to help inform young people in London about the many amazing career opportunities right here on their doorstep.

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Melissa Lucien

Melissa Lucien

Head of Programmes (Education and Talent Development)

Melissa has worked for The Brokerage for over 14 years. Her primary role was to manage the City of London Business Traineeship Programme, which places over 100 A-Level leavers into City based firms, recruiting for School Leaver & Apprenticeship programmes and managing bespoke events like the ICAEW Careers that Count Conference, the Lloyd’s IntoWork Conference and the Regents University Bursary programme. 

Melissa became Head of Programmes in April 2016, and manages the overall delivery of all education and talent development programmes. 

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Kate Suart Kate Suart

Senior Programme Manager (Talent Development)

Kate joined The Brokerage in April 2016. Kate has worked in a variety of roles at Future Foundations since March 2012, culminating in senior project and development manager. South African born, she believes that with the right opportunities and guidance, every young person has the opportunity to a great future.

Kate has volunteered in South Africa and Bolivia for charities that focus on raising the aspirations of young people and is passionate about social change.

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Kieron Lock

Kieron Lock

Programme Manager (Talent Development)

Kieron joined The Brokerage in July 2016. He has extensive experience within the education sector, having worked as a history teacher, learning resource centre manager and teaching assistant in a variety of different primary and secondary schools across London.

Prior to joining The Brokerage, Kieron worked as part of the Schools and FE team at Construction Youth Trust, working alongside industry partners to deliver engaging courses that gave young people an insight into the education and employment opportunities available within construction.

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Masruba Tasnim 

Masruba

Programme Manager (Talent Development)

Masruba joined The Brokerage in October 2017. She has experience of working for a range of community, charity and education sector organisations and has often worked directly with young people from BAME backgrounds to increase their skills, confidence and education/work opportunities.

Masruba manages the City of London Business Traineeship (CBT) programme; engaging candidates, introducing them to employment opportunities and developing their employability skills to empower them in their future career choices.

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Tom Slatter

Tom Slatter

Senior Programme Manager (Education) 

Tom joined The Brokerage in May 2016. In 2012, after 5 years as a secondary music teacher, he moved to The Access Project, a social mobility charity. Here his duties included establishing their programme with client schools and developing their tuition programme. Tom believes that all young people deserve the opportunity of having a fulfilling career, and that family background should not be a barrier to this. His duties include ensuring The Brokerage’s education programmes help to achieve this mission.

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Kate Warner

Kate Warner

Programme Manager (Education)

Kate joined the Brokerage in October 2016, following roles at Arsenal in the Community and Newcastle United Foundation. She has coordinated and delivered enterprise and employability education programmes, and gained experience working with disadvantaged young people and adults.

Kate studied psychology at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and more recently completed a master’s in forensic psychology at London Metropolitan University. 

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Joshua Diamond 

Joshua Diamond

Programme Officer (Eduation)

Joshua joined The Brokerage in September 2017, following a successful period delivering a project of the government’s Youth Social Action Fund. With significant experience in the youth sector, he has coordinated and delivered self-development programmes to a large number young people across the UK. Joshua believes in the potential of young people, no matter their background, and that all deserve a brilliant and fair start in life.

Joshua graduated in 2015 from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Geography. He remains a keen and active community volunteer, working directly with young people on a regular basis.

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Sessions and workshops

Over 2000 students engaged in our school-based sessions and workshops in 2016

44 hosted visits

44 businesses and institutions hosted workplace visits in 2016

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