Our Team Katerina Rudiger Chief Executive Officer BIOGRAPHY Kieron Lock Senior Programme Manager BIOGRAPHY Tom Slatter Senior Programme Manager (education and impact) 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. Kieron Lock Senior Programme Manager Having joined The Brokerage in July 2016, Kieron oversees a range of initiatives aimed at Year 12 and 13 students and undergraduates, including Fast Track, the Summer Placement Programme and bespoke programmes. He also has responsibility for the design and delivery of Year 12 mentoring programmes. Kieron has extensive experience within the education sector, having worked as a history teacher, learning resource centre manager and teaching assistant in primary and secondary schools across London. Tom Slatter Senior Programme Manager (education and impact) Tom Slatter, Senior Programme Manager (education and impact) 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. Susheel Sharma Senior Partnerships Manager BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Hien Programme Manager (talent development) BIOGRAPHY Oris Ikomi Programme Manager (education) BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Hien Programme Manager (talent development) Jennifer joined The Brokerage in January 2020 as a Programme Manager, bringing with her an extensive background in education and youth focused initiatives. Her passion lies in helping young people to realise their potential, most recently having worked as a teacher in South Korea – alongside which she led volunteer programmes benefiting local non-profit organisations. Jennifer is excited to join The Brokerage and continue supporting and creating meaningful opportunities for young people, now in her hometown of London. At The Brokerage, Jennifer manages the Summer Placement Programme, helping young people gain crucial insight and experience of the working world, as well as other programmes targeted at Year 12 and 13 students and undergraduates throughout the year. Jane Burrows Programme Administrator (talent development) Jane joined The Brokerage in October 2019 as a Programme Administrator, with a background in charities and the not-for-profit sector. Jane recently worked for a leading youth charity helping disadvantaged young people access programmes, from work experience to setting up a business. Jane is looking forward to continuing to support young people into their careers, this time with a focus on financial, professional and related services. EMAIL Oris Ikomi Programme Manager (education) Oris is a talent and business development professional, with a background in leading talent engagement programmes for top global brands. He loves connecting people and empowering individuals to realise their potential. Katie Rabot Programme Manager (education) BIOGRAPHY Eri Arakawa Programme Administrator (education) BIOGRAPHY Claire Taylor-Harris Marketing and Communications Adviser BIOGRAPHY Katie Rabot Programme Manager (education) Katie is a Programme Manager, with a varied professional background. After graduating from the University of Leicester with a degree in History, Katie worked for a youth charity based in South East London, running intervention programmes for disadvantaged young people in schools across London. Katie then moved into publishing, where she edited Psychology books and ignited her passion to understand and help people – leading her to take on a masters in Psychology. While studying for a masters, Katie worked part-time as a Campaign Manager for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 General Election before joining The Brokerage. Katie is looking forward to returning to working with young people and helping them begin their careers in the financial, professional and related services. Eri Arakawa Programme Administrator (education) 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. 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. Susheel Sharma 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. Susheel was recently promoted to Senior Partnerships Manager. She 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. Claire Taylor-Harris Marketing and Communications Adviser Having held a number of senior marketing and development roles including at Bupa and Lloyds Pharmacy, Claire joined The Brokerage in 2019 to oversee marketing and communications. She has extensive experience of managing marketing teams, delivering campaigns and managing all communications activity. She is excited about joining an organisation with such a strong purpose, ability to support so many young people and create genuine change. – Sessional workers Karen Rosen Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Busayo Abidakun Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Selina Brown Sessional Worker BIOGRAPHY Karen Rosen Sessional Worker Karen Rosen 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. Busayo Abidakun Sessional Worker Busayo is a trainer, facilitator and qualified coach. With years of experience working in early career recruitment, he’s passionate about helping people find opportunities to work in jobs where they can make a positive difference in society. His experience makes him a strong employability trainer with a rooted understanding of service design and social innovation practices. He is also the founder of a social enterprise that helps people to find opportunities where they can work towards ending race inequality and empowering Black and other ethnic minority communities. Selina Brown Sessional Worker Selina is an accomplished faciltator with over 5 years’ experience of delivering and writing workshops/courses within the corporate and creative field. She is passionate about empowering individuals through creativity and has created innovative workshops for vulnerable adults and young people focussing on building their self-esteem to enable their inner voice.