Janice McGuinness
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
Liz Flynn
Head of Creative Programmes
Liz joined People United as Head of Creative Programmes in April 2018. With over 10 years experience of working in the arts and events industry, Liz has programmed and delivered a wide range of public events, community engagement projects and arts education programmes on behalf of both the public and private sector. 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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Gemma Rayner James
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
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
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
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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Sarah Fox
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
MICHELE GREGSON
LEARNING ASSOCIATE
Michele is a Visual Arts Educator who believes that Art can transform outcomes for young people. She divides her time between working for Royal Opera House Bridge and her independent Arts Education Consultancy. More Info
Lauren Spinner
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Lauren is an associate lecturer at the University of Kent in the School of Psychology. She has recently submitted her PhD and specialises in the social aspect of children’s development, particularly how children come to understand gender roles and stereotypes. Lauren supports People United’s collection of data, quantitative analysis and report writing. More Info
Jo Broadwood
Research Associate
Jo has extensive experience of working in the arts and with communities. She was previously People United’s Head of Research and Innovation and is primary author of our Arts and Kindness paper. Jo now helps to inform our work around research and its application within neighbourhood settings.


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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 University of Lincoln. 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. More Info
Steve Moffitt
Chair
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 producer of social projects. Her artistic work is focused on substantiating what is hidden, obscured and less obvious in varying historical and contemporaneous collective situations. More Info
Moya Maxwell
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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Emma Wilcox
Trustee
Emma Wilcox is a producer and arts consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the cultural and creative industries. She works in arts management, strategy and policy development and as successful fundraiser and trainer. More Info