Meet the team

At GMYN, we believe that all young people have the potential to achieve great things.

That’s why we work tirelessly to create opportunities for young people to reach their full potential.

Our team is made up of skilled, experienced, and passionate professionals who are dedicated to supporting young people. We come from various backgrounds, but we all share a common goal: to help young people succeed.

In this section, we’d like to introduce you to our team. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about the people working to make GMYN a success.

Senior Management

The senior management team is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of GMYN.

Alex Fairweather

Founder & Chief Executive

Adam Webster

Head of Development

Fiona Shirley

Head of Delivery

Business Development & Operations

The business development and operations team is responsible for administration tasks, raising funds, raising awareness, and recruiting volunteers that GMYN needs to deliver its programmes and services.

Lydia Anthony

Finance Manager

Simon Gibbons

Operations Manager

Matt Coathupe

Operations & Data Administrator

Janey Hellmen

Grants & Trusts Fundraiser

Myrtle Finley

Training and Development Manager

Georgia Davenport

Communications Assistant

Delivery Management Team

The delivery management team oversees the delivery of GMYN’s programmes and services.

Euan Davies

Programmes Manager

Care Experienced Lead

Joe Webster

Programmes Manager


Eleanor Reardon

Programmes Manager


Quina Chapman

Youth Participation Manager

Youth Voice Lead

Delivery team

The delivery team is the heart of GMYN. They work directly with young people to provide support and guidance. They are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people.

Luke Wilson

Send Programme Lead

Louise Whittaker

Programmes Lead

Trystan Kent

SEND Programme Coordinator

Olivia Malone

SEND Programme Coordinator

Julia Hannam

CEYP/SEND Programme Coordinator

Bradley Lincoln

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Carolyn Paine

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Faisal Al Raisi

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Hassan Ahmed

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Liz Gregory

Programme Coordinator

Louis Cane

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Paige Steers

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Sarah Sunarko

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Susie Hadaway

Programme Worker

Anna Walters

CEYP Programme Coordinator

Rhoda Oluwadunbarin

Programme Coordinator

Our Trustees

GMYN is governed by a board of trustees with a vast array of relevant experience and expertise. The trustees are responsible for ensuring that GMYN is managed effectively and that its funds are used in the best interests of young people.

Sam Palmer (Chair)
Mike Spick (Vice Chair)
Eric Stelfox (Treasurer)
Elena Vacca
Hannah Johnson

Stuart Morris
Siân Leighton
Stephen Tongue
Jodi Ford
Sue Westhead

Stay up to date

Daughter running GMR 10k in memory of loved one who supported GMYN

Poppy Roberts is taking part in the Great Manchester Run 10k next week, in the hopes of raising money to support her dad’s favourite charity.

Learning new skills and having fun with Tameside care experience programme

The care experienced young people on this programme have taken part in art, cooking and some adventures too over the last few months.

Great success at the Youth Alliance Greater Manchester Hustings

The Youth Alliance Greater Manchester was please to host the #GMYouthHustings this year, with attendance from over 50 young people.

Thank you to our funders

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