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

The SATRO Team

Anne Edward, CEO

Anne joined SATRO in late 2018 as the Programme Manager taking over as Managing Director in 2019.  She 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, the 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.

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.

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 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 teacher for over 20 years.  Before teaching he worked as a Cartographic Draughtsman, Architectural Technician and Building Surveyor before undertaking his BSc (Hons) Construction degree.

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. 

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