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.
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.
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.
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. She and Julie look after our brand and communications. Maddy focuses in particular on our media, social media and amazing campaigns, including Dry January and Alcohol Awareness Week.
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.
Julie joined Alcohol Change UK in September 2015. Together with Maddy, she oversees our brand and communications activities. Julie's particular focus is on managing our research communications, and supporting our media and stakeholder communications.
Andrea is a member of our senior management team and is responsible for our grant and research programmes, ensuring that they are impactful and address current concerns. Andrea also manages the committees and forums involved in funding decisions.

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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