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MEET THE TEAM

Beatfreeks is run by our Birmingham-based staff team, our Youth Steering Committee of young leaders, and our Board of Directors. We also have an extended network of associates who we work with on specific projects, keeping our work agile and responsive.

STAFF TEAM

Anisa Morridadi
Founder

The Matriarch. Passionate about the relationship between creativity, innovation and change. Forbes 30 Under 30. Wears her Brummie accent proudly.
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Jaime Davies
Head of Marketing and Communications at Beatfreeks

Lover of all things comms and big believer in the power of words. Often found eating Jaffa Cakes.
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Sophia Griffin
Project Manager at Beatfreeks

Theatre maker, facilitator and developer. Happiest in the sunshine.
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Sipho Ndlovu
Programme Producer for Don't Settle at Beatfreeks

Arts enthusiast always asking for answers; as a facilitator, poet, actor and dancer.
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Sachin Kumarendran
Office Coordinator at Beatfreeks

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Amy Clamp
General Manager at Beatfreeks

Theatre producer and developer. Loves to make things happen!
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Andreea Chelaru
Programme Manager for Don’t Settle at Beatfreeks

Programme Manager and activist for social justice. Loves animals. Has a huge passion for the works and life of Frida Kahlo. Romanian sense of humour.
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Gabi Ferdinand
Project Manager - Research and Insight at Beatfreeks

Former academic excited about generating insight that has real-world impact. Loves travelling, live theatre and tinkering with jewellery.
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Tom Nelson
Community Developer at Beatfreeks

Fine artist, singer/performer, Jesus follower and arsenal fan. I have a passion for engaging the wider community with innovative and extraordinary activity.
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Coree Kirby
Project Co-Ordinator at Beatfreeks

Family man, Villa fan, loves The Lord of the Rings & chess.
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Amerah Saleh
General Manager at Beatfreeks

Spoken word artist, facilitator, education change-maker. Loves bow ties. Proud Brummie.
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Fabio Thomas
Insight Manager at Beatfreeks

Musician, writer and cook. Passionate about: pasta, Welsh rugby, spreadsheets and Marvin Gaye.
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Shumi Makuto
Project Coordinator at Beatfreeks

A Zimbabwean Welshie obsessed with everything fashion, food, music and film. Will spontaneous breakout into song and dance when provoked.
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Chloe Deakin
Content Developer at Beatfreeks

My role focuses on enabling the community through providing development opportunities whilst using my marketing skills to connect with them online and offline!
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Martha Harrison
Executive Assistant at Beatfreeks

Theatre maker, producer & all-round collaborator. Provides an abundance of enthusiasm, detail & kindness. Loves Janelle Monáe.
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Tara Buckley
Head of Operations at Beatfreeks

Supports the mobilisation of stuff - people, culture, change
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Patsy Parr
Project Manager at Beatfreeks

Passionate about working amongst visionaries, helping to change the way brands connect with their consumer community. Loves building eco houses, pigs, Fleetwood Mac, the Universe.
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Bohdan Piasecki
Creative Producer at Beatfreeks

Poet, performer, facilitator, translator. Loves coffee, basketball, and gaming. Representing Warsaw, Poland.
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Eugene Hilton
Community developer at Don't Settle

I freeze time with my camera (photographer), Lover of creativity and art. Proud African.
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YOUTH STEERING COMMITTEE

NICHOLAS J BARLOW
HARRIETT LEWIS
MATTHEW DON
LILY EAVES
EMAN MOWATT
ALICE WATTS
COLUMBUS MAIS-HARDING
CHELSEA MILLS
ASHLEIGH MUNDLE
EVE MACHIN
MIRFAT ABRAHAM
MISHA SHTEBUNAEVA
KHIZAR ALI
AMELIA BENJAMIN

OUR BOARD

ANISA MORRIDADI

Founder of Beatfreeks; experienced consultant, speaker and host; award-winning social entrepreneur.

HELGA HENRY

Consultant working in the cultural sector, with experience at Birmingham Hippodrome, a secondment to New York, and a Clore Fellowship.

IAN HUGHES

Heading up finance and corporate services for The National Lottery Community Fund, with a background as finance director and in operational roles for the BBC.

ISOBEL WILSON-CLEARY

Communications professional working for a communications agency with organisations, individuals and collectives focused on creating positive social change in the UK and overseas.

SURIYA AISHA

Practicing multidisciplinary artist passionate about equal opportunities and representation; workshop facilitator with young people.

ASSOCIATES

Completing PhD with Beatfreeks Consulting over the next three years
JILL ROBINSON
A multipotentialite from Barcelona to the world. A self proclaimed nerd who loves every bit of the internet. An extremely rational number cruncher with an online soul.
AXEL DELGADO RODRÍGUEZ
Nerea is an art director & graphic designer landed from Barcelona.
NEREA PÉREZ
London-based British-Ghanaian writer and director with a longstanding passion for film and storytelling. Carl is a member of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021 cohort.
CARL EARL-OCRAN
A dynamic professional with experience of working globally, with a number of change agencies, institutions and business in various capacities, from programme management to facilitation.
CAROLYN AMULINDE BAGUMA
Research Psychologist working in developmental health research. Passionate about supporting health inequalities and promoting positive change for children and young people.
DR JOYTI PANESAR-SHARMA
An accomplished project manager, dance artist and teacher with over 13 years experience in the performing arts industry. Working on both a local and national scale.
HANNAH LOCKYER
A cyber-philanthropist, speaker & online content strategist who utilises online video as a vehicle to entertain, inform & inspire.
MYLES DYER
A researcher with strong community organising and campaigning experience affecting lasting change in hard-to-influence institutions such as universities and government.
NADIA HAFEDH
Roxy van der Post (she/her) is a Dutch lifestyle photographer and documentary videographer and the founder of Myosotis Film & Photography.
ROXY VAN DER POST
An award winning videographer, based in the West Midlands. Always hiding behind a camera and eating sweet potato fries.
TOM CHIMNIAK
Lynette is a Theatre Producer and recently an English and Drama teacher working in Birmingham and Bristol. Trying to spread some kindness, always making a plan.
LYNETTE DAKIN
An architectural designer and planning consultant. Currently researching how young people engage in the planning of future 'smart' cities.
SIMEON SHTEBUNAEV

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