Get Connected is managed by 17 full- and part- time employees, plus a team of trained Helpline Volunteers, who deliver our vital helpline service for young people under 25.
Chief Executive's Office
Chief Executive - Jessica Taplin
PA to CEO and Office Manager - Katie Greenhead
Administrative Assistant - Aimie Condon
To contact the Chief Executive's Office, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Services - Caroline Price
Volunteer Manager – Nadia Inwood (Maternity Leave)
Helpline Officer - Lucy Outred
Helpline Officer - Rachel Sparks
Team Leader - Safiyah Touati
Youth Support Officer - Oskar Marchock
Youth Support Officer - Simran Boodhram
Youth Support Officer - Adwoa Duncan-Williams
Youth Support Officer - Sanaz Arezoumandi
To contact any member of the helpline team, email:email@example.com
Marketing and Communications
Head of Marketing and Communications - Jonathan Brown
Marketing and Communications Manager - Catherine Sweet
Director of Fundraising and Development - John Schless
Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Manager - Nancy O'Brien
Business Development Lead - Ruth Harper
Fundraising and Events Officer - Genevieve Hinchliff
Get Connected has almost 100 Helpline Volunteers, who are specially trained to offer emotional support and help young people explore their issues. They can let young people know about appropriate sources of further specialist help from our database of trusted organisations. If you'd like to know more about the Helpline Volunteer role, please visit the volunteering section.
The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the charity, including strategic development and policy. Our current trustees are:
Gearóid Lane, Chairman
Co-founder and CEO of AgilityEco, which provides a range of professional services to clients in both the public and private sectors in the area of energy efficiency. Gearóid was formerly a Board Director at British Gas.
Elected January 2012
Kate Milne, Interim Treasurer
Chartered accountant currently working for Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting and providing financial services to several small and medium-sized enterprises.
Elected July 2013
David Smith, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee (on Sabbatical)
Certified accountant. He spent most of his career with The Burton Group. Since 2000, he has been involved with start-up businesses and spent some time working for a charity.
Elected November 2010
Specialist charities lawyer.
Elected September 2007
VP Product Management at Arieso.
Elected December 2009
CEO Carphone Warehouse Ltd.
Elected in September 2005
Get Connected’s longest serving Helpline Volunteer.
Elected September 2005
Chief Executive, M/SIX.
Elected September 2012
Director of Finance, Tax and Treasury at TalkTalk. Lorraine also volunteered on the helpline for two years.
Elected January 2014
Solicitor and a Partner of City firm Bristows LLP. She focuses on providing IP and commercial advice to growing companies.. Fiona is also an Honorary Vice President of St Andrews Clinics for Children.