Please see below for more information about our team and who to contact within SATRO.
Your contacts at SATRO
Anne Edward, Managing Director
Anne is responsible for the operational running of the charity, key stakeholder relationships and its strategic direction. Anne also has an active involvement in the delivery of all our programmes, ensuring their quality, relevance and impact.
Anne worked for over 25 years in the European space business based mainly in Italy and working across Europe. Her experience ranges from environmental research and implementation of scientific technology, to the management of operational contracts. Starting as a Systems Analyst, Anne developed her skills in management and innovational business development becoming Commercial Director of the Italian company.On her return to the UK in 2010 she made a career choice to put her skills to use in the educational charity sector working in Senior Management as School Business Manager. She joined SATRO in November 2018. Anne has over 20 years' experience in charities including as Chair of Trustees and as Chair of Governors both in Italy and the UK.
Amanda Croft-Pearman, Fundraising Manager
Amanda began her career in advertising and marketing but made the move into the voluntary sector over 25 years ago by joining the NSPCC. She was then involved in the Full Stop Appeal, the NSPCC's millennium appeal that raised over £250 million. She worked on large £1m+ fundraising campaigns in partnership with Burger King, Mars, and Sega and then managed Phase 2 of Children's Promise - a 7 charity partnership that raised over £2m. Since then she has worked as a freelance consultant working with a variety of different charities including Chailey Heritage School, The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate, The Royal College of Pathologists and Oracle Cancer Trust. Before joining SATRO, she was Head of Fundraising at Kent Association for the Blind.
Mo Forgan, Mentoring Manager
Mo is SATRO's Mentoring programmes manager, with oversight of the running and development of SATRO's Mentoring programmes. If you are a corporate sponsor interested in an effective and rewarding way to meet your CSR aims, or an individual who thinks that you can help to raise the aspirations of a student failing to meet their full potential, then please contact Mo and her team.
Mo practiced as criminal and family barrister for 18 years before moving into the charitable sector. She spent many years administering an international scholarship programme for Shell, facilitating students from the developing world studying for masters degrees in top UK universities. This was followed by her setting up her own consultancy partnership. Mo also currently works as an Enterprise Coordinator for Enterprise M3 LEP supporting the Enterprise Adviser Network in Waverley.
Programme Delivery Team
If you wish to book one of our STEM workshops, join one of our challenges, book a mobile construction classroom or attend one of our events our team are here to help:
Rebekah Fowler - Cross School Challenges, Events, TeenTech
Giorgia Burgess - Marketing and One Day Events
Rebecca Jones - Mobile Construction Classroom
Giorgia Burgess CMktr is responsible for our ever-popular SATROclub, and the management of our Marketing and Social Media. If you would like further information please contact Giorgia:
Finance & Invoicing
Tessa Hulford-Funnel is our finance officer, if you have any queries related to donations, invoicing or contracts then please contact her:
Mobile Construction Classroom & STEM Tutor Team
We have a dedicated staff team to deliver our Mobile Construction Classrooms into schools across the South East. They bring with them both construction industry and education experience:
- Ron Burnett
- Kevin Cowan
- Rob Mancini
- Paul Mitchell
- Peter Rudkin
- Peter Scott
- Carl Webb
SATRO Associates work with us to lead the delivery of our workshops and activities into schools. They bring with them personal experience of the world of work and specific knowledge of STEM, business and careers. They work closely with with SATRO staff and our volunteers:
- Denise Balmer
- Chris Burchill
- Phil Edwards
- Brian Egles
- Pauline Hedges
- Nevil Kapadia
- Margi Lamey
- Hugh North
- Jessica Richardson (Mentoring)
- Paula Watts (Mentoring)
- Ian Wilson
If you are interested in joining as a SATRO associate to share your knowledge and inspire the next generation then please contact us.