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MEET THE CFG TEAM

HELLO! πŸ‘‹

A BIG CFG WELCOME

A big welcome to our team page where you can put a face to a name and find out a little nugget of intel about each of us – all themed around something we simply cannot live without πŸ’–

One day, we hope to meet you in person, but in the meantime, get to know us a little bit below and throw us a connect on LinkedIn if you’d like! And, if you scroll down a little further you’ll also see some snaps from our team day adventures!

If you like the look of us and are thinking “I’d like to be a part of that team”, click the link below to check out our open roles.

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ANNA BRAILSFORD

CEO

Something I can't live without:

"Things that go broom, broom"

KIM GRAY

ASSISTANT HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Something I can't live without:

"What do googly eyes and black bean chilli sauce have in common??! They both make everything better."

SOPHIE BOWER

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Something I can't live without:

"Vegemite. This little jar of goodness brings me and my Aussie tastebuds a lot of joy."

SHERIN HELMY-BIANCO

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Coffee!! I'm a new Mum, need I say more?"

SOPHIE BLINKHORN

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Something I can't live without:

"Exploring the world - I recently worked from Italy for a month and picked up some of the lingo as well as getting to know all of the best local wine and cheese πŸ˜‰"

RAHIMA NGATIKA

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT EXECUTIVE

Something I can't live without:

"A Polaroid camera - can't help being photogenic and capturing the most special moments everywhere I go πŸ₯°"

HELEN CLEARY

SENIOR PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Hamilton: the Musical. I have seen it too many times to count. #cantstop #wontstop"

ANU PANDAY

PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY ASSISTANT

Something I can't live without:

"Harry Potter. Team Gryffindor all the way!"

MEHDI VARANDI

TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION LEAD

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Something I can't live without:

Mehdi will be revealing all soon!

RANEEN IBRAHIM

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY ASSISTANT

Something I can't live without:

"What's better than ruling the world of Fifa in your spare time! "

RUTH EVERETT

DATA & INSIGHTS MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Dogs. Yours. Mine. Every dog. 🐢"

RASHIDA ADEKUNIE

PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Tarot cards! I just like to know what's going on and tarot spills tea πŸ˜‰"

PATRICIA PEREZ

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"The Edinburgh Fringe is my happy place - last time I went, I saw 22 shows in 3 days. The more the better! "

LAUREN LY

PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY ASSISTANT

Something I can't live without:

"As a short person, I love lifting weights!"

ADAN GUL

PROGRAMMES & DELIVERY ASSISTANT

Something I can't live without:

"Formula 1 and Billy Joel - road trip anyone?"

NENEH PATEL

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Paintbrushes - I love to keep drawing and creating as much as possible. I definitely believe everyone has an artist inside them!"

EMMA RICE

B2B MARKETING MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Not necessarily ABBA - but music in general. It's a clichΓ© for good reason!! Life would be pretty boring without it! "

HANISHA PATEL

CRM & RETENTION MARKETING MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Nintendo in general... I remember having the old NES console as a kid and playing those huge cartridge games! Innovation is a great thing, and who doesn't love a bit of Mario on a portable device?!"

EMILY LAWRENCE

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"Headphones - I've been listening to music constantly since 2008, it helps me focus and pretend like I exist with a highly curated personal soundtrack."

ERIN ROBERTS

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Something I can't live without:

"My Apple Watch - I have a slight obsession with hitting my step count...Did that walk even happen if it wasn't recorded?! πŸ€ͺ "

OLIVIA LORD

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY
CO-ORDINATOR

Something I can't live without:

"PokΓ©mon. I always make sure to have a Gardevoir on my team. Psychic types for the win!! "

ZAINAB ALEJO

PROGRAMME & DELIVERY
CO-ORDINATOR

Something I can't live without:

"A good book!" πŸ“–

ROSIE COLLINS

COMMUNITY SUPPORT
CO-ORDINATOR

Something I can't live without:

"Animal Crossing!! Catching butterflies, digging up fossils all day, no interest on your mortgage - the dream 🌞"

CHARLOTTE USSHER

IN-HOUSE INSTRUCTOR

Something I can't live without:

"A really orangy orange. Good oranges, you know I'm talking about you." 🟠

TEAM

MOMENTS

We are a fun bunch who love to get out and have fun as a team or meeting our Code First Girls members at our events! But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve got some photographic evidence to get you excited!