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Nicola Birch-Wilson

Nicola Birch-Wilson

Senior programme co-ordinator

Nicola has a key role in supporting Big Local areas in delivering their plans.

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Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis

Senior researcher

Andy works on evaluation of the Big Local programme.

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Gabriel Davies

Gabriel Davies

Programme co-ordinator

​Gabriel has a key role in supporting Big Local areas in delivering their plans.

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Lisa-Marie Giquel

Lisa-Marie Giquel

Research assistant

​Lisa-Marie supports the research and evaluation team.

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Jayne Humm

Jayne Humm

Head of research and learning

Jayne manages our national research and evaluation and our strategic learning partners.

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Nicola Hutcheson

Nicola Hutcheson

Head of finance and resources

Nicola manages Local Trust's finances, including the Big Local Trust expendable endowment from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Kamille Jennings

Kamille Jennings

Finance manager

Kamille helps to manage the day-to-day finances of Local Trust.

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Wendy Joynes

Wendy Joynes

Office administrator and personal assistant to the chief executive

​Wendy ensures things run smoothly for staff and the board.

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Karen Keenan

Karen Keenan

Senior finance administrator

Karen provides financial administration support including processing invoices and ensuring payments are made.

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David King

David King

Innovation lead

David is setting up new partnerships to benefit Big Local areas.

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Matt Leach

Matt Leach

Chief executive

Matt has overall responsibility for Local Trust.

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Derval O'Brien

Derval O'Brien

Head of programme delivery (interim)

Derval manages the day-to-day aspects of running Big Local.

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Rachel Rowney

Rachel Rowney

Director of programmes and resources (interim)

Rachel has overall strategic responsibility for the Big Local programme and for Local Trust's finance and business planning.

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Maria Petterson

Maria Petterson

Future communities intern

Maria supports the programmes team.

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Franziska Schwarz

Franziska Schwarz

Programme co-ordinator

Franziska has a key role in assessing proposals and plans from Big Local areas and supporting delivery.

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Zoe Sykiotis

Zoe Sykiotis

Senior programme co-ordinator

Zoe has a key role in assessing proposals and plans from Big Local areas and supporting delivery.

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Lindsay Street

Lindsay Street

Future communities intern

Lindsay supports the research team and communications team.

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Jessica Wenban-Smith

Jessica Wenban-Smith

Head of communications

Jessica oversees Local Trust's communications.

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Jeremy Yung

Jeremy Yung

Senior researcher

Jeremy works on evaluation of the Big Local programme.

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The Local Trust office is now at CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

Our phone number has not changed, it remains 020 3588 0565.

There are changes to the direct dial telephone numbers of some staff members.

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