Anna Chripko - Development Assistant
After moving to London from Hungary in 2012, Anna began her career in the arts working across the West End whilst studying for her Master’s Degree in Arts Policy and Management. Prior to joining the iOi she worked as a Senior and Events Assistant at the Donmar Warehouse, where her passion for the importance of creative learning and participation, as well as her interest in furthering her career in fundraising, deepened.
Basil Demeroutis - Chair
Basil is Founder and Managing Partner of FORE Partnership, a real estate investment firm. Previously a partner at Capricorn Investment Group, a significant single-family office focused on driving investment returns through a values-based, impact-oriented approach.
Bethany is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of design and digital technologies. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Tech Will Save Us, a company with a mission to give 4-12 year old children experiences building with technology that are fun and develop learning advantages.
Catherine Lambert - Head of Marketing and Communications
Catherine has worked in marketing across the creative industries for over 15 years. She joined the South Korean government agency KOCCA in 2005 to lead its marketing and brand development, content partnerships with broadcasters and co-producers as well as the first London Korean Film Festival. Moving into live theatre, Catherine worked with various arts organisations such as Stratford Circus heading up its marketing and devising audience development strategies for Iris Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre for its touring work including at the Edinburgh Festival.
Charlie worked in banking and investment management at JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and was CEO at two boutique firms. He is now a non-executive director and on advisory boards of various investment related businesses. Charlie is currently a Trustee of the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and is a former Trustee of Bloodwise.
Damian Griffiths - Director of Finance and Enterprise (part-time)
Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at the London office of EY, Damian spent over 10 years as a director of innovation firm, New Solutions. Following this, he engaged with a number of growing businesses in the creative and consulting sectors, taking a particular interest in organisations with a purpose beyond profit.
Diana is one of the Institute of Imagination’s co-Founders. Professionally, she has been dedicated to innovation in childcare and family support, providing consultancy for organisations such as Work/Family Directions in Boston.
Dr Lynne Guyton
Lynne is the Chief Executive of John Lyon’s Charity, promoting the life-chances of children and young people through education. Lynne holds a Doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University and had a career in banking until 2012, including senior positions in RBS Investment Bank, Barclays Capital and Accenture. Prior to joining JLC, Lynne was Co-Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Foundation.
Emma Callow - Imagination Lab Creative Lead (maternity leave)
Emma has worked extensively with under-privileged children and young people, many with special needs, using the arts, creativity and therapeutic communication to promote well-being and personal development. She has helped deliver Pop Up Parks events, coaches individuals and groups, and has won an innovation award for her work with students at Kingston College.