THE DITCH THE LABEL TEAM

WE ARE THE CHANGE MAKERS

We are a team of passionate creatives, innovators, psychologists, designers, mentors and Haribo enthusiasts brought together with one common goal: to help young people navigate the issues affecting them the most.

LIAM HACKETT

CEO

The visionary behind Ditch the Label, overseeing all of our activity in the UK, USA and Mexico. Eats a lot.

SUE JONES

Deputy CEO

The one responsible for keeping the Ditch the Label machine well oiled and maintained. Likes to wear hats.

KAT SCAIFE

Chief Fundraising Officer

Responsible for all things fundraising. Our office 'tryathelete' who got married during a marathon.

GENNY TURAY

Head of Support

Responsible for all things support, safeguarding, advice and guidance. Loves to talk and is pretty nifty with a hula hoop.

HOLLY EVERETT

Head of Education

Heads up all of our education interventions and relationships with educators. Surprisingly stealthy at PowerPoint.

MARK LONGHURST

Head of Digital

Heads up of our digital communications, campaigns & marketing. A little bit addicted to data and games.

HELENA HAYCOCK

Social Media

Makes the magic happen when it comes to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and influencers. Bakes incredible cakes.

RACHEL SMITH

Senior Features and Content Coordinator

Writes our amazing guides & content for the website. You can usually find her with a carrot baton in hand.

COURTNEY SCOTT

Executive Assistant

Always on hand to keep the team running smoothly, making sure they're always on time and managing office calendars. Make-up guru.

DEBBY FROM ACCOUNTS

Accounts

A true number cruncher at heart with a love of VAT, payroll and all things invoice. Likes calculators a lot.

PANDORA GEORGE

PR

Liaises with the media on a daily basis to keep bullying on the global agenda. Whispers really loudly.

LIZZIE BURTENSHAW

Office Admin

Helps us ensure that everything continues to run smoothly. Likes clothes and horses, a lot.

DR CHRISTIAN JESSEN

Trustee (UK) & Medical Doctor

Our residential doctor, Christian provides a medical input to our support and provides media guidance. Very tall.

JARAH KOOMSON

Trustee (UK) & Safeguarding Professional

Our expert lead in domestic abuse and gang culture, helps guide the direction of Ditch the Label support. Our style icon.

SUE BAINES

Trustee (UK) & Director at Barclays

Senior banking leader. Chair of major transatlantic bank’s LGBT employee network, promoting diversity & inclusion with colleagues, firms, suppliers and charities. Exhausted mum of twins.

REBECCA BARRIE

Trustee (UK) & Psychotherapist

Our resident psychotherapist, working with us to ensure that our interventions are as innovative and impactful as possible. Very fond of a certain independent coffee shop.

HUW MORRIS

Trustee (UK) & Legal Professional

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SIMON COMMINS

Trustee (UK) & Superdrug Director

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ADAM HUGHES

Trustee (UK) & Actuary

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DAVID LEVINE

Trustee (UK) & VP at Disney

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REBECCA NEWTON

Trustee (USA) & Online Moderation

The queen of online moderation and safeguarding. Helps us grow our support services globally. Looks amazing with a guitar.

PROF. SHERI BAUMAN

Trustee (USA) & Academic

A leading academic in the world of bullying, education and prevention and helps guide our research. Has a ridiculous amount of air miles.

DENNY TU

Trustee (USA) & Director at IMAX

CMO at IMAX. Born in Taipei, raised in LA, and polished in London.

BECOME A CHANGE MAKER

Your chance to join the growing Ditch the Label team!
We’re on a mission to empower every young person below the age of 25 and to help them overcome the issues that affect them the most. If you share our vision, we’d love to hear from you.