Our staff

Find out more about our team and their roles and responsibilities.

Richard joined Alcohol Change UK as Chief Executive in September 2017, having previously worked for Mencap, NCVO and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and provided consultancy to many of the UK’s biggest and smallest charities. He is a trustee of the Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association and is an active volunteer for St Albans Woodcraft Folk.

Erynn joined the charity on the Charity Works scheme in 2018, having studied Philosophy and Economics at university. Erynn looks after our social media and supports with all communications activity.

Natasha joined Alcohol Change UK in December 2017. Natasha works across our research and communications activities, as well as supporting our Secretariat function to the APPG on Alcohol Harm.
Rowan joined Alcohol Change UK in January 2018. As the lead on two of our primary programmes, Dry January and the innovative Consultancy and Training Unit (CTU), he is responsible for creating and identifying development opportunities to ensure both play their part in helping us achieve change.

Envere joined Alcohol Change UK as Finance Manager in June 2019. Her role involves managing and reporting on financial performance to the senior management team and trustees. Envere has extensive experience in managing finances in charitable sector.

Jenni joined Alcohol Change UK in November 2017. Outgoing, creative and team-focused, Jenni maintains the running of the office in addition to assisting the Chief Executive. She also supports the wider team with their work in communications, research and training.

Lucy joined Alcohol Change UK from St Mungo's, the homelessness organisation, where she was Research Manager. Before joining St Mungo's Lucy held a number of positions at the charity Missing People, and prior to that worked as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime. Lucy holds an MA in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Surrey.

In her time at St Mungo's Lucy developed the charity's Research and Impact strategy, implemented a new accredited peer research course, and oversaw an ambitious programme of research and evaluation projects. While at Missing People Lucy grew and led a team that produced a number of high impact research projects, including the 2008 report 'Living in Limbo' that underpinned the charity's successful campaign for the Presumption of Death Act 2013 and Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017.

Lucy has been a committed volunteer for many years including as a Shift Leader at Crisis at Christmas, as a Youth Offender Panel Member, and as a befriender for Scottish HIV/Aids charity Waverley Care. Lucy is currently a trustee of Citizens Advice Richmond and the Charity Evaluation Working Group (CHEW).

Danielle joined Alcohol Change UK as Head of Fundraising and Engagement in August 2019, she brings with her over 14 years of fundraising experience having previously worked at Spinal Research, Anthony Nolan, The Silver Line and NSPCC. She is also volunteers for ChildLine and Caris Bereavement Service.

Azra joined Alcohol Change UK in March 2018. She is a key member of the senior management team and is responsible for managing our accounting and budgeting policies and procedures.
Maddy joined Alcohol Change UK in September 2017 from education charity Ambition School Leadership. Maddy is responsible for our brand, communications and marketing strategies.
Mark joined Alcohol Change UK in August 2009, and is based in our Wales office in Cardiff. His role involves identifying and delivering research projects, and using strong networks to influence alcohol policy.
Andrew is Alcohol Change UK’s Director for Wales, and has led the development of the charity’s work in Wales since 2009.
Shumita joined Alcohol Change UK in 2014. She supports our finance team with the day-to-day running of the department.

Adam joined Alcohol Change UK in September 2019 from Marie Curie where he worked in Community Fundraising. He brings experience working in fundraising for young homeless people in Sheffield and for Oxfam. Alongside Danielle, Adam looks after all things fundraising for Alcohol Change UK.

In his spare time Adam can be found running, struggling to play football and studying for an MSc in Global Health.

If you're considering fundraising for us please don't hesitate to get in touch: fundraising@alcoholchange.org.uk

Julie joined Alcohol Change UK in September 2015. She manages our brand and communications activities. Julie's particular focus is on managing our research communications, and supporting our media and stakeholder communications.

Our consultants

Lauren has been a consultant with Alcohol Change since 2009. She delivers training and consultancy services throughout the UK and is the author of our amazing new book, Try Dry.
Mike has worked in the alcohol field for over 30 years as a provider, service manager and commissioner. He is the organisation’s consultant and trainer providing guidance and expertise across the alcohol treatment spectrum. A particular interest is the Blue Light project which he developed to improve the response to change resistant, dependent drinkers.

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