Andrea founded UK Digital Training Group after more than 5 years working as a Marketing Manager in the higher education sector. In addition her professional academic career includes roles as a Dissertation Supervisor and Course Marker on Master of Design courses in Social Innovation and Design Management. Having studied a Master’s Degree in NGO and Development Management she developed a passion to strengthen the charity sector by fusing expertise in digital communications with community development. She has recently published academic books on the need for ethical trade negotiations-post Brexit, and the politics of cultural identity with Lambert Academic Publishing.
Her earlier career includes 10 years in Immigration, Asylum and overseas Visa Officer roles. She continues to work in the Civil Service for the UK Ministry of Justice on International Development projects.'
Fun fact: Her favourite karaoke song is Dancing Queen by Abba.
Paul is Associate Dean and Head of Design Innovation at Ravensbourne where he leads on key aspects of the postgraduate Masters Programme.
Until recently he was Chief Executive of the Peter De Haan Charitable Trust where he transformed the Trust into a radical digital hub investing over £3m a year into young people’s ideas and creativity.
Prior to this he was Managing Editor of Education at Channel 4 Television Corporate where he helped redefine the public service remit of Channel 4 for the multi-media and multi-channel age and oversaw a range of cutting edge learning-based commissions. He has been involved with setting up social enterprises and charities such as Ethical Media, The Media Trust, ProtegeTV. He is well connected in a number of industries including: Third Sector, Museums, Design Innovation and Education.
Fun fact: He was born in ‘Hatch Street’ in Dublin.
Natasha has spent most of her career working in the media, firstly as a radio journalist and reporter, then running an independent commercial radio station and latterly at the BBC where she worked as a producer, leadership trainer, coach and mediator.
In 2014 Natasha set up the Quattrain partnership with three ex-colleagues from the BBC. Since then she has worked as a trainer and consultant to media companies such as the BBC, Shine Endemol and IMG. She has run several mentoring and coaching schemes and is about to start work as a Visiting Lecturer at Cass Business School in leadership development.
Fun fact: She got her first radio job co-producing a show for the BBC with a friend. They were fired two weeks later as the show was considered ‘too rude’.