Jenifer Burden, MBE - Director of Programmes
Jenifer leads on a number of Gatsby’s programmes to support delivery of technical education. She has an interest in how local areas build coherent pathways for technical education informed by labour market intelligence. Jenifer taught for thirteen years and worked for the University of York and Association for Science Education. Prior to joining Gatsby she was inaugural Director of the National STEM Centre.
Robert Cremona - Project Officer
Rob supports programmes including the implementation of Good Career Guidance and aspects of Gatsby's work in science and maths in schools. Prior to working at Gatsby, Rob worked in education policy and in the not-for-profit sector, most recently for the Prisoners' Education Trust.
Agnes Donnelly - Communications Officer
Agnes works in the communications team that oversees Gatsby Education’s programmes. She works on various aspects of the Technicians Make it Happen campaign and supports other projects within the team. Prior to joining Gatsby, Agnes completed an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London.
Jenni French - Programme Manager
Jenni looks after a range of projects, particularly focussing on work to recruit and retain physics teachers. Jenni studied Physics with Astrophysics at Birmingham University and has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College. She worked at NESTA and the government-funded Science Year / Planet Science campaign before joining Gatsby.
Lauren Golding - Communications Officer
Lauren is a PR specialist on the Gatsby Education team, providing communications support for a range of projects including the Technicians Make it Happen campaign. Prior to joining Gatsby, she worked in corporate communications for organisations across the logistics, finance, cosmetics and food industries. Lauren read French with English at University King's College London, and tutors on a voluntary basis to address educational disadvantage in econmically deprived areas.
Beth Jones - Programme Manager
Beth oversees a number of programmes within the Education team. Her current priorities include leading Gatsby’s work implementing Good Career Guidance and delivering key aspects of our 11-19 science education programme. Prior to joining Gatsby, Beth worked for several years running education projects for environmental charities.
Dominic Martinez - Senior Project Officer
Dominic works on Gatsby’s programmes supporting technical education reform, with a focus on strengthening the delivery of T-levels and building significant employer engagement with all aspects of technical education. Prior to joining Gatsby he worked in the North West of England with a number of Universities and in the further education sector.
Sophie Noble - Project Officer
Sophie’s focus is on Gatsby’s work strengthening higher technical education and supporting the Institutes of Technology. Prior to joining Gatsby, Sophie worked for the Salters’ Institute co-ordinating its science education programmes.
Ginny Page - Director of Programmes
Ginny leads Gatsby’s work strengthening higher technical education in Further Education colleges and universities, and support for Institutes of Technology. She is also responsible for Gatsby’s support for national STEM education initiatives. Ginny is interested in how FE colleges in particular can play a powerful and distinctive role in higher technical education, and how this provision can improve social mobility and career development for adults. Prior to joining Gatsby, Ginny led science education programmes at the University of Cambridge and the Royal Society.
Michelle Rea - Head of Communications
Michelle manages communications and PR for Gatsby Education and leads on the Technicians Make it Happen campaign. Her main interests are corporate communications and digital media. Prior to joining Gatsby, Michelle worked at the Local Government Association and the London Development Agency and began her career working on EU-funded peace and reconciliation projects in Northern Ireland.
Faye Riley - Personal Assistant
Faye is the Personal Assistant to Nigel Thomas and the administrator for the Gatsby Education team. She is responsible for coordinating meetings, seminars and conferences, diary planning and grant management as well as supporting the Technicians Make it Happen campaign.
Daniel Sandford Smith - Director of Programmes
Daniel has led on several projects designed to support the development of intermediate STEM skills including projects on technician registration, apprenticeships and technical qualifications. He has an interest in making better use of labour market information to shape technical education. Daniel taught for 10 years and worked for the Institute of Physics and the Association for Science Education before joining Gatsby.
Nigel Thomas – Executive Director
Nigel leads Gatsby’s education and skills team, with overall responsibility for strategic direction and operational delivery. He is also a non-executive director and trustee of the Engineers in Business Fellowship. Prior to joining Gatsby, Nigel worked for 10 years at the Royal Society, latterly as its Head of Science Communication & Education.
Natasha Watkinson – Senior Project Officer (currently on maternity leave)
Natasha works on Gatsby’s programmes supporting delivery of technical education reform, with a focus on provider readiness for delivery of T-levels, and employer engagement with technical education. Prior to joining Gatsby she worked in grants management at the Wellcome Trust.