Chief Executive Officer Janice joined People United as CEO in December 2018, having worked in arts and culture for over 30 years. She was previously an Assistant Director at Canterbury City Council where she had responsibility for cultural policy, the Marlowe Theatre, the city’s museum service, festivals and external funding. She believes passionately in the transformative power of arts and culture, whether on a deeply personal level or on a grander scale, changing places and empowering communities. More Info Charlotte Guy
Head of Operations Charlotte joined the People United team in August 2018. Charlotte has a wealth of professional experience having previously provided high-level administrative support at the University of Kent for 5 years. She has a degree in Psychology and is passionate about the Arts. You will often find her doing crochet and enjoying spending time by the sea. More Info Becky Vincer
Creative Programmes Coordinator Becky is an artist specialising in participatory arts and creative facilitation. She joined People United in 2015 and has since managed several of our participatory projects instilling her passion for visual arts, attention to detail and creative flair.
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Administration Assistant Gemma joined People United in October 2019. After completing a degree in Philosophy she then spent the next several years working in Administration for a music and events venue in London, which is where she first began to understand how great an impact the arts can have on people, whether individually or as a group. More Info Jane Redman
Development/Fundraising Associate Jane is a fundraising specialist with a 20-year track record of raising significant income from companies, major donors and through capital appeals. She has worked within the arts, social welfare, homelessness, international development and hospice sectors. More Info Tom Andrews
Founder / Associate Tom founded People United in 2006. Starting in a small attic office, he grew the charity from an initial idea about arts and kindness, to become a pioneering nationally-respected organisation. He was Chief Executive until 2014 and then became Co-Director, before leaving the organisation in 2017. He continues to support our work as an Associate. More Info Tina Corri
Associate Tina joined People United as Co-Director in February 2014 with 20 years experience of working in the arts, learning and interpretation. She went on to become CEO and during that time she continued to build on successful foundations and took the charity from strength to strength.
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Associate Sarah has over 15 years of working in educational and community settings. Previously she was People United's Head of Creative Programmes, led community arts at AmicusHorizon Housing Association and was a drama lecturer at Canterbury College and University of Kent. More Info Shazza Ali
PHD Student Shazza is a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Kent. She obtained an Economic and Social Research Council funded CASE studentship in partnership with People United to carry out her PhD research. More Info SUE MAYO
ARTIST / RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Sue Mayo is a researcher and a theatre maker. In addition to teaching Applied Theatre at Goldsmith’s, she specialises in devising theatre with community groups. She is currently working on three cross-art form projects loosely clustered around the theme of gratitude, and leading Magic Me’s intergenerational women’s project, Decorum. More Info Nova Marshall
Artist/ Associate Nova is a participatory artist, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at UCA. She has extensive experience of working in schools and in community settings often creating large-scale collaborative installations. Nova has worked with People United as an artist on a number of projects, and continues to support our work as one of our valued Associates. More Info Bob Karper
ARTIST ASSOCIATE Bob is a performance artist whose solo work features true stories mixed with original film, song, projected images and a variety of instruments. He works with People United in schools as Steampunk Bob, artist-engineer-in-residence, creating bespoke kindness engagements between pupils, staff and the world at large. More Info LUCY STEGGALS
ARTIST ASSOCIATE Lucy is a visual artist who works collaboratively with people. Her projects are always a triangular combination of lived experience (dinners, walks, talks, exhibitions, environments, postal projects), digital dialogue (blogs, QR codes, Instagram, hashtags) and physical output (film, photography, print, collage, installation). More Info Julie Van de Vyver
Research Associate Julie is a social psychologist at the Durham University. She has collaborated with People United on a range of research projects since 2011. Most of these research projects involve large-scale quantitative research to examine whether and how the arts may foster kindness (prosociality). More Info Steve Moffitt
Chair of the Board of Trustees Steve is Chief Executive of A New Direction, a charity that works to ensure that children and young people get the most out of London’s extraordinary creative and cultural offer. More Info Maria Amidu
Trustee Maria Amidu is a visual artist and independent consultant. Her artistic concerns are influenced by the scope and significance of common experiences. She has developed site-specific projects in museums and the public realm with various organisations including Nuit Blanche Toronto, Houses of Parliament, People United, Turner Contemporary and Parramatta Artists’ Studios. More Info MICHELE GREGSON
TRUSTEE Michele is General Secretary of the National Society for Education in Art and Design - the trade union, professional body and learned society for art, craft and design professionals. Michele has worked throughout her career with children, young people and educators in arts education and cultural settings. She firmly believes in the power of the collective - working together to make change through the arts.
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Trustee Moya is Executive Director at Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. She brings a wealth of arts and venue management experience to her role as Trustee of People United. She has a track record in developing new business ventures and creating innovative and successful business partnerships which support arts organisations to maximise their commercial potential. More Info Simona Uberti
Trustee / Treasurer Simona is Chief Finance Officer of a Multi-Academy Trust based in Kent. Previously, she worked for the University of Kent, and brings 25 years’ experience of working in administration and finance in the private, third and public sector. She joined People United in 2012 working first as a volunteer and then as a consultant, advising on financial profitability, sustainability and planning
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Trustee Emma is Project Director for Creative Estuary, a 3 year programme supported by DCMS, to unlock the economic potential of the Thames Estuary through culture-led growth. She has over twenty years’ experience in the cultural and creative industries across arts management, strategy and policy development and as successful fundraiser and trainer. More Info