Our Team Katerina Rudiger Chief Executive Officer BIOGRAPHY Aisha Lysejko Head of Service Delivery & Employer Engagement BIOGRAPHY Katerina Rudiger Chief Executive Officer Katerina joined The Brokerage as Chief Executive Officer in June 2019 from CIPD, the professional body for HR where she set up and ran their community investment and campaigns function. Katerina developed employer campaigns on youth employment and large scale volunteering and mentoring programmes, matching HR professionals with jobseekers and schools. She started her career in research and policy, working on skills and employment issues for think tanks and government bodies in the UK and Brussels. Katerina is passionate about creating a better and fairer world of work. She is excited by The Brokerage’s potential to be a key catalyst for change at scale when it comes to social mobility, as well as The Brokerage itself as a great place to work. Tom Slatter Senior Manager Impact, Insights and Systems Tom joined The Brokerage in 2016. He previously worked as a secondary music teacher in south London before moving into charity with a role at The Access Project where he helped run and develop one to one tuition schemes. He has bought these skills to The Brokerage where he helps to run education programmes with schools from across London, particularly the Outreach and Academy programmes. He is also responsible for The Brokerage’s impact work and is a keen advocate for the use of data and insight to inform practice. Tom is passionate about social mobility and looks forward to working with more companies to create real change in the workplace. Aisha Lysejko Head of Service Delivery & Employer Engagement Aisha joined The Brokerage in December 2020, from Nesta Challenges, a social enterprise running high-profile, innovation programmes for international governments, NGOs and foundations. Whilst there, she led on all things Operations, People, Culture and Finance; supporting the team to scale its impact and double in size. An advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), she also co-led Nesta’s organisation-wide EDI strategy. Prior to this, she leant into her lived experience as a teenage mother to lead the scaling and delivery of programmes at a youth charity; empowering, developing and employing less-advantaged young parents as peer-educators in secondary schools. Aisha is passionate about nurturing junior underrepresented talent; inclusive leadership and teams; and champions the recognition of lived experience as expertise and a tool for empowerment. Katherine Garrett Senior Comms, Marketing & Campaigns Manager Before joining The Brokerage, Katherine was a Senior Campaigns Manager at the CIPD, the professional body for HR, where she led the communications for an award winning youth employment campaign. She has 15 years’ experience working in campaigns and communications roles and started her career as a consultant, advising a range of corporates and charitable organisations on their PR and public affairs plans. Katherine joined The Brokerage in May 2021 and leads on the communications strategy for the organisation, overseeing everything from our social media channels, media relations to key marketing materials and campaigns. She’s passionate about comminications and how we can use the insights from our young people to encourage organisations to make lasting change. Niha Miah Programme Coordinator & Facilitator Niha joined The Brokerage in March 2022 as the Programme Coordinator and Facilitator. Niha has varied and extensive experience across the not-for-profit, higher education and the creative sector. With a background in history and gender studies, Niha understands the deeply rooted, systemic and cultural obstacles which many individuals from marginalised backgrounds face when seeking employment. Niha is driven by her own lived experience as a Muslim woman and has a desire to break down socio-cultural and systemic barriers to create a more diverse and equal workforce. She aims to do so by supporting young people in reaching their true potential and by influencing and encouraging transformation and change in attitudes towards Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) across the corporate world. Katherine Garrett Senior Communications, Marketing and Campaigns Manager BIOGRAPHY Susheel (Sharma) Padda Senior Partnerships Manager BIOGRAPHY Tom Slatter Senior Manager Impact, Insights and Systems BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Hien Senior Delivery and Innovation Manager BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Hien Senior Delivery & Innovation Manager Jennifer joined The Brokerage in January 2020, bringing with her an extensive background in education and youth-focused initiatives. Having come from a low-income ethnic minority background, Jennifer understands the barriers to and importance of underrepresented youth having access to opportunities. Her lived experience is a driving force behind her work where she strives to create change for young people. Jennifer has previously worked in South Korea for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, designing and teaching English Language curriculums to support schools in socio-economically deprived areas. Alongside this, she led volunteer programmes benefiting local non-profit organisations and orphanages. At The Brokerage, Jennifer oversees our Academy and Changemaker strands of work, where she champions youth-led innovation and empowers our young people, by using their voices to influence what corporations do for social mobility and nurturing diverse workforces. Tayler Kirk Programme and Engagement Manager Tayler joined The Brokerage as a Programme and Engagement Manager in August 2021. Previously she has been a Senior Education and Engagement Manager within the charity sector, where she managed a community of over 650 schools and colleges across the UK and worked with a variety of corporate partners to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds insight into what working in a top technology company could look like for them. Tayler’s passion for social mobility comes from her own lived experience and the completion of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. She is very excited to work with The Brokerage to make real change in the workplace. Katie Randall Partnerships Manager Katie recently joined The Brokerage in November 2020 as Partnerships Manager. With the majority of her prior experience in Partnerships and Account Management in the private sector – ranging from tech, affiliate marketing and events – she is excited to begin her career in the charity sector. Katie is a big advocate of social mobility and is passionate about helping organisations diversify in order to work towards a more equal society. Annie Walker Business Administration and Recruitment Apprentice Annie joined us as our Business Administration and Recruitment Apprentice in September 2021. Annie knew she wanted to help people so when considering a career path and then researching about The Brokerage, she realised it was the best place to be! Being born and bred in South East London, Annie has seen first-hand the stigma attached to young people from these areas. She is really looking forward to being a part of the change The Brokerage will make to breakdown the corporate mould. Belinda Waiswa Placement & Recruitment Manager BIOGRAPHY Tayler Kirk Programme and Engagement Manager BIOGRAPHY Eri Arakawa Senior Coordinator BIOGRAPHY Chaneice Robinson Programme Coordinator & Facilitator BIOGRAPHY Niha Miah Programme Coordinator & Facilitator BIOGRAPHY Laura McIntosh Delivery Administrator BIOGRAPHY Savannah Morgan-Fung Delivery Administrator BIOGRAPHY Eri Arakawa Senior Coordinator Eri joined The Brokerage in January 2019 as a Programme Administrator, bringing with her a wide variety of experience from finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare PR and, most recently, at a children’s reading charity. Eri was promoted to Senior Coordinator in November 2020 and now leads the Delivery Admin team. As a born and bred Londoner from an ethnic minority, Eri is passionate about supporting young people regardless of their background and is looking forward to making a difference to the next generation. Belinda Waiswa Placement and Recruitment Manager Belinda joined The Brokerage in December 2020 as the Placement and Recruitment Manager. She brings with her over 4 year’s experience of working with companies on their apprenticeship and work experience programmes. Before coming into the education industry, Belinda worked in advertising and ran her own business. She is passionate about seeing others achieve their career goals and takes pride in providing the best experience for her clients and candidates. Susheel (Sharma) Padda Senior Partnerships Manager Before joining The Brokerage, Susheel worked in schools in the Black Country and London in a careers and enrichment capacity. Susheel joined The Brokerage in 2018 as a Programme Manager; amongst other programmes she oversaw the Summer Placement Internship Programme, working with both students and employers in the City. After moving to the Partnerships team in November 2019, Susheel is responsible for developing partnerships with corporate partners to provide opportunities for our amazing young people and to support companies build the workforce of tomorrow. Laura McIntosh Delivery Administrator Laura joined The Brokerage in November 2020 as one of the Delivery Administrators. She has a varied background having worked in the mental health charity sector as well as for arts organisations facilitating creativity and supporting young people. She loves being part of the innovative Brokerage team working towards access of opportunities for all young people, something very close to her heart. Savannah Morgan-Fung Delivery Administrator Savannah joined The Brokerage in November 2021 as one of the Delivery Administrators. Savannah joined the Brokerage as she believes in the values and has lived the stereotype first hand coming from a single parent household, as well as being a young mother herself, watching her younger sibling be the first to go to university. Savannah has a charity work background, running young parent & CSE workshops in schools and youth settings. Prior to this she studied to become a beauty therapist where she personalised her treatments for the elderly and mothers on a low income. Chaneice Robinson Programme Coordinator & Facilitator Chaneice joined The Brokerage in January 2022 as the Programme Coordinator and Facilitator. Previously, Chaneice worked in the Impact Investing and Inclusive Finance field in Oakland, California. The central force of this work was to close the racial wealth gap and build wealth in marginalised communities. Additionally, she has worked in the Microfinance sector as a fellow doing research around access to education for women in young girls in low to middle income countries. With most of her experience being in non-profit and charity sectors, Chaneice is excited to join a team whose mission aligns so closely with her values and vision for change. Chaneice is passionate about enabling and supporting young people in their career journeys as well as changing the way in which organisations approach access, equity and inclusivity within the corporate workforce. Sessional workers Karen Rosen Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Valentina Wright Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Holly Satterthwaite Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Charlotte Austin Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Valentina Wright Sessional Worker Valentina joined us in November 2020. Valentina’s educational and professional background has focussed on people, and how they can work together to get the best out of each other and their communities. She feels passionately about building networks of support and opportunity for young people to achieve their goals and create positive futures for themselves. Before working at The Brokerage, Valentina coordinated a mentoring programme for homeless and vulnerable young people, and also works for a charity which gives children and young people access to musical tuition without cost. Karen Rosen Sessional Worker Karen joined The Brokerage in February 2018. She has a law degree from the University of Southern California and has worked in the education sector for over 20 years, at a university, in charities and museums. She enjoys working with young people, helping them to reach their potential. At The Brokerage, Karen helps to raise aspirations of young people by delivering workshops to introduce them to the various career opportunities available within financial, professional and related services. Holly Satterthwaite Sessional Worker Holly Joined The Brokerage in January 2021. She studied Law at The University of Nottingham and the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, before spending many years working in Learning and Development within a large international law firm. She is a trained coach and mentor, accredited with the Worldwide Association of Corporate Coaches and as a Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Holly was the first person in her immediate family to go to university and pursue a career within the financial and professional services sector. She is passionate about improving social mobility and removing the often invisible barriers to pursuing this route. Charlotte Austin Sessional Worker Charlotte joined The Brokerage in January 2022. She has a Sociology Degree from The University of Warwick and has worked in the charity sector for five years, helping provide young people with opportunities to meet and engage with relatable role models, interact with mentors and gain experience in professional settings. Training as a Life Coach has fuelled her desire to help people reach their full potential, and she is passionate about helping to ensure that, regardless of background, young people feel confident and accepted in professional spaces.