SATRO Staff 
Please see below for more information about our team and who to contact within SATRO. 

The SATRO Team

Andrew Whitby-Collins, CEO

SATRO are pleased to announce that Andrew Whitby-Collins joins us as our new CEO.  Andrew has worked with charities for a number of years and brings experience of strategy, governance and operations, most recently from bio-tech research.  He also has a long association as a trustee and volunteer with charities supporting disadvantaged young people with educational and training opportunities, and spent 8 years as a school governor in Guildford.

Management Team

Gill Cowan, Education Lead: Gill has worked in education for 25 years and most recently was the Director of an Apprenticeship Training Company leading stakeholder relationships, curriculum development and quality improvement.  Before this Gill was a Head of Department for 5 years at Brooklands College leading performance, curriculum development, education standards and the staff team.

Mo Forgan, Employability Manager: Mo leads our mentoring programmes and careers provision. 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. 

Jane Sheridan, Partnerships & Volunteering Manager:  Jane has over 12 years experience in Education, Business Partnerships including running her own business.  She holds a Post Graduate Award in Careers Leadership and continues to work as a School STEM & Careers Lead part-time.  Before moving into education she worked in marketing within the Finance Industry.  Jane has extensive experience leading and delivering events and workshops into schools working with partners from industry, research and education working and working with volunteer teams.

Anne Edward, Funding Development Manager:  Anne worked for over 25 years in the European space business working in environmental research, implementation of scientific technology, management of operations and business development.  Since returning to the UK in 2010 she has worked in a variety of management roles within the educational charity sector and has been with SATRO for 5 years most recently as CEO before reducing her hours.  She has been responsible for income development, key stakeholder relationships, fundraising, corporate partnerships and strategy through most of her working life.  Anne has over 25 years experience in charities as both trustee and school governor including as Chair.

STEM Tutors


Karen Bonthron: delivers  workshops and challenges with a focus on science and is our Inclusion Lead for the charity.  Karen continues to work as a part-time home education tutor.  She has worked as a secondary science teacher and in the learning and outreach teams of science based museums.  She has a degree in Palaeobiology and an MA in Museum Studies.  

Kirsten McGuire  (not pictured): delivers workshops and challenges with a broad curricular base.  Kirsten has a background as a teacher in Geography and Humanities with  extensive experience in teaching neurodiverse students.   She has a BSc(Hons) in Archaeology and is both a Guide and Forest School Leader.

Carl Webb: delivers workshops and challenges with a focus on technology, energy and engineering. He worked as a Design and Technology and Computing teacher for over 20 years.  He has also been a Head of Year and SENCO.  Before teaching he worked as a Cartographic Draughtsman, Architectural Technician and Building Surveyor before undertaking his BSc (Hons) Construction degree.  Carl has also been a scout leader and athletics coach.

Jane Sheridan (pictured right) also supports this team - read more about Jane's experience above.

Employability Tutors
Mo Forgan:  Mo is SATRO's Mentoring programmes and careers manager. She has oversight of the running and development of SATRO's Mentoring programmes and careers provision. Read more about Mo's experience above.

Jessica Richardson: Jessica runs several of our mentoring programmes, supports our careers delivery and has successfully leads our summer Research Work Placement scheme.  She worked for many years in commercial property as a General Pratice Chartered Surveyor practicing both in the UK and Australia.  She recently completed her Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills & Theory which supports both her work at SATRO and her recent part-time role as an advisor at Citizens Advice Bureau in Guildford.

Jane Sheridan supports delivery in this area.

Construction Delivery Team & Tutors
We have a dedicated staff team to deliver our vocational construction classrooms into schools across five counties. 
Programme Manager: Rachel Howseman leads the programme and brings extensive experience of supporting qualifications, administration and HR management from both school and college settings.  

Construction Tutors: bring with them both construction industry and education experience to the  vocational programme:
  • Jon Booker
  • Kevin Cowan
  • Seth Lawrence
  • Rob Mancini
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Matt Petch 
  • Peter Rudkin
  • Peter Scott
  • Pete Trott 
Each of the tutors works across a range of schools from mainstream to pupil referral units and special needs to alternative provision.  In addition, we work with SEN Employability programmes beyond college as young people develop their independence and employment skills.


Tessa Hulford-Funnel is our finance officer, if you have any queries related to donations, invoicing or contracts then please contact her below:tessa