Meet The Team

The Directors

Whenever time allows Jill travels the world in search of sharks to dive with

Jill Thorburn

Jill Thorburn

Director

Jill has over 25 years experience in social work leadership and management in all areas of children’s services.

In her spare time Yvonne enjoys creative writing and auto/biography

Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne Anderson

Director

Yvonne’s career has been spent in the public and voluntary sectors, across education, health and social care.

Mark's first job was at the age of 8 sweeping up in a bookmakers

Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill

Non-Executive Director

Mark has had an extensive career building digital services and technology solutions for everything from national voter registration to the London 2012 Games.

Mary danced with Leonard Cohen in 100 degree heat at the Coachella festival; she didn't realise it was him until he got up on stage!

Mary McKenna

Mary McKenna

Non-Executive Director

Mary is a well known technology entrepreneur and angel investor.  She co-founded successful public sector focused e-learning company Learning Pool.

The Mind Of My Own Team

Amanda loves nothing more than making jams, pickles and infusing

Amanda Mieras

Amanda Mieras

Finance Manager

Born in the Middle East, educated in the UK, living in Kent for the past 40 years, having two jobs one in property the other for Mind Of My Own but says her heart is with Mind Of My Own.

Roz has a passion for animals in particular horses having worked in all equine disciplines and carrying out equine rehabilitation.

Roz Allan

Roz Allan

Business Support

10 years Team Leader experience in a call centre environment supporting highest level of care to both internal and external customers

Alexandra’s full time job is based in London working as a theatre nurse for a leading Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Harley Street.

Alexandra Walker

Alexandra Walker

Social Media Manager

Alexandra is a Registered Nurse from Australia who relocated to the UK. Alex began as a volunteer with Mind Of My Own then moved to her current role managing Mind Of My Own’s social media presence.

Iris loves small planes and flew one across (part of) the South Island of New Zealand. Wisely enough, she was not allowed to land it!

Iris Steen

Iris Steen

Press Manager

Iris has almost 30 years’ experience of managing communications for not-for-proft organisations within the social care, health and housing sectors.

Jane spends all of her spare time with her two daughters, usually ferrying them from activity to activity.

Jane Wheeler

Jane Wheeler

Trainer

Jane worked for 18 years within Children’s Services within both Early Help and Children’s Social Care leading on involving children and young people in decision making about their own lives and also on the services they receive.

Margaret also teaches Movement Medicine, which is a form of improvised conscious dance. Very good for the body, heart, mind and soul!

Margaret Davies

Margaret Davies

Trainer

Margaret has worked with children in care and the people who look after them for more than 20 years

Hunter is a ski instructor and spent 2 years teaching in Switzerland and Italy.

Hunter Jones

Hunter Jones

Operational Director - Account Management

Hunter has over 11 years experience helping organisations make better decisions and get the most from apps and online software. 

James enjoys fitness, sports and currently plays rugby for London’s first intercity rugby club.

James Agutu

James Agutu

Business Development / Account Manager

James has a hospitality background of 8 years. With a passion for people he moved into sales and recruitment helping IT professionals find their dream jobs.

Cameron likes to take exceptionally long walks. He once hiked up Kilimanjaro!

Cameron Forester

Cameron Forester

Account Manager

Cameron is care-experienced and spent 3 years working for a charity for care leavers before joining Mind Of My Own. He has a background in journalism and photographic services.

Natalie lives on the coast and relaxes by regularly swimming and paddle boarding in the sea.

Natalie Trentham

Natalie Trentham

Expert Consultant and Trainer

Natalie has worked in Children’s Social Care for over 35 years, working across sectors as a practitioner, senior manager and Ofsted Inspector.

Since the age of 18, a year has not passed that Megan hasn't had a new tattoo.

Megan Pirie

Megan Pirie

Trainer

After graduating with a Social Work degree Megan found her passion for residential childcare and has worked in this field now for 8 years.

Lauren is an accomplished horse woman and regularly competes in show jumping and endurance riding.

Lauren Bellis

Lauren Bellis

Social Engagement Assistant

Lauren is currently studying A levels order to reach her ambition of securing a place in university and gaining a degree.

Simon had a misspent youth as a semi-professional skateboarder travelling around the world for the last 25 years.

Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

Graphic Designer

Simon has worked the creative industry for 20 years and has directed a creative agency. He is lucky enough to have worked alongside many amazing companies, Mind Of My Own being the best!

Natalie has loved Scuba Diving since she was 18 which has taken her to 9 different countries to see their native fish, recently completing her 100th recreational dive in the Maldives!

Natalie Ward

Natalie Ward

Operational Director - Business Development

Natalie has over 10 years sales experience from market leading tech companies, moving to Mind Of My Own to help deliver their mission in tech4good

Scarlett was classically trained as a singer and has performed in an Opera and multiple symphonies

Scarlett Cinotti

Scarlett Cinotti

Business Development Lead

Scarlett has previous experience in digital marketing and communications as well as working in the not for profit sector

Anthony speaks three languages, loves all sports, enjoys reading psychology books & has recently developed a passion for DIY woodwork & electrics!

Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright

Business Development Lead

Anthony has over 7 years’ sales & recruitment experience in the financial services industry. He has a passion for working with people and developing corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Graham is an avid fan of conspiracy theories and loves watching documentaries on this topic.

Graham Kavanagh

Graham Kavanagh

Business Consultant

Graham has significant experience in working with businesses to develop and deliver software products and professional services into Public Sector organisations both in the UK and Internationally.

Nicola enjoys travelling and spending time with her dog Rocky

Nicola Higham

Nicola Higham

Trainer

Nicola has over 20 years experience working with children and families as a social worker manager and as a strategic lead in residential care

Sharon is proud to have been born in Liverpool and loves to get the opportunity to perform - either singing, dancing or acting.

Sharon Graham

Sharon Graham

Trainer

Sharon qualified as a social worker in 1983 and since then she has worked with children and young people as a social worker, independent reviewing officer, team manager and Senior Manager across a number of local authorities in the South East.

The Neontribe Team

Katja has been known to occasionally occupy her spare time with producing low budget films.

Katja Mourdant

Katja Mourdant

Senior Web Engineer

Katja has been creating web stuff for many years & is very happy building small apps that help make people’s lives a little bit better.

Charlie is known for the sartorial elegance of his waistcoats!

Charlie Strange

Charlie Strange

Senior Web Engineer

After over a decade developing the IT capabilities of a sector-leading claims management company, Charlie briefly tried his hand directing a SME focused IT services company in Norfolk,

In his spare time Nick runs his own video game development company.

Nick Wade

Nick Wade

Front-end Developer

Nick moved into software development by completing a degree as a mature student, and has since worked on websites, apps, games and VR.

Harry has been master of ceremonies at both gladiatorial arena and a jousting tournament.

Harry Harrold

Harry Harrold

Product Manager and Neontribe Lead

Harry helps Product Owner Yvonne balance competing needs of delightful usability, technical feasibility and easy saleability to help Mind Of My Own thrive.

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