Meet our staff, ambassadors, trustees and council members

Founding CEO, Nicky Goulder

Find out more about Create’s Chief Executive


Our ambassador

Alistair DK Johnston CMG

Our Youth Ambassador

Abi (16) – Read her story

Our trustees

John Broadis, Retired Head Teacher
Tony Cates, Vice-Chair and Partner, KPMG UK (retired)
Eddie Donaldson OBE (Chair), Business Adviser
Holly Khan, Composer/Facilitator
Marit Meyer-Bell, Head of Communications, Travis Perkins plc
Vanessa Sharp (Company Secretary), Solicitor, Non-Executive Director, Jeweller
Paul Thimont (Treasurer), CFO, White Cube
Carol Topolski, Writer
Simone Wright, Deputy Head Teacher, Alexandra School

Our creative council

James Baldwin, Actor and Playwright
John Broadis (Chair), Retired Head Teacher
Alicia Clarke, Photographer
Chloe Cooper, Visual Artist
Holly Khan, Composer/Facilitator
Amy Leung, Visual Artist
Holly Marland, Kora Player, Singer, Composer
Mike Poyser, Musician
Joe Rizzo Naudi, Writer

Our development council

Libby Bassett, Business Development Consultant, former KPMG partner
Jonny Breeze, Founder and Director, Yellow Cat Recruitment
Tony Cates (Chair), Vice Chair and Partner, KPMG UK (retired)
Natalie Graeme, Founder of Uncommon Creative Studio
Hayley Granston, Commercial and Partnerships Director, formerly Beano, Hearst and BBC
Sara Putt, MD/Agent, Sara Putt Associates

our communications council

Rishi Dastidar, Senior Writer, venturethree
Lisa Jedan, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Culture3
Jessica Kelly, Digital Marketing Manager, Orlebar Brown
Paul Kemp-Robertson, Co-founder, Contagious
Marit Meyer-Bell (Chair), Head of Communications, Travis Perkins plc
John Waterfield, Director Strategic Relationships, KPMG

our honorary advisory council

Sir Peter Estlin, 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London, City of London Alderman, Senior Advisor at Barclays Bank UK plc
Tim Robertson, Chief Executive, The Anne Frank Trust UK
Colin Sheaf, Consultant, Bonhams
Emily Stubbs, Director of Special Projects & Director of Development (Interim), Britten Pears Arts