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.
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.
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.
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.
Gareth Binns - Senior Adviser
After 10 years at iOi, five years as the organisation’s CEO, Gareth remains part of the iOi family as Senior Advisor, working across specific projects. Gareth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about developing learning environments, programmes and resources. A Fellow of the RSA, he was formerly Head of Education and Interpretation at the National Trust, Director of Learning at Nesta, Keeper of Learning and Information at the British Museum, and CEO of the Sorrell Foundation. As well as other trustee roles, Gareth is a governor at an academy for 11-18 year olds.
James Brown - Imagination Lab Events and Facilities Manager
James has worked with SEND children and their families across a variety of initiatives and organisations for several years. He has a background working with children with additional needs through experiential therapies and sensory play. His expertise helps the iOi team ensure that SEND children are able to have their strengths recognised and nurtured. Alongside his work with children and families, James makes excellent use of a background in property development to meticulously manage events, keep the Imagination Lab running smoothly and ensure our tech is tip top.
Jess Joyson - Experience and Learning Programme Manager
Joining us from Teach First, Jess has ample experience in child and adult education. Prior to Teach First, Jess was a secondary school teacher and a learning assistant in a cultural organisation. She champions educational equality both in and out of the classroom, and is currently studying for her Masters in Leadership in Education at UCL Institute of Education.
Katherine Osborn - Head of Development
Having worked at the managerial level in arts fundraising for the past 5 years, Kat is so excited to be joining the team at the iOi as their Head of Development. After moving to London from the States in 2014, she started her fundraising career at the Donmar Warehouse where she served as the Development Assistant, and later, the Development Manager. From there she moved to the Royal Albert Hall where she helped to launch and direct their new membership scheme whilst managing individual Major Donor relationships. She strongly believes in the extraordinary power of the creative arts and loves to bake, run, and discuss the importance of secure and accurate CRM databases.
Martin Allen Morales - CEO
Martin brings over 20 years of successful leadership experience across various sectors, including technology, media, food, events, the arts, and education. He started his career in the arts working at independent music companies. Then at Apple he helped launch iTunes Europe before heading up Disney’s EMEA regional arm. As an entrepreneur he launched sustainable food company Ceviche and Andina before co-founding a circular economy consultancy. Additionally, through various leadership supportive roles, Martin has steered charities and social enterprises including children’s education charity Amantani and currently serves on the boards of social finance organisation Big Issue Invest, grant giving charity Global Radio’s Make Some Noise, and sustainability benchmarking organisation Future-Fit Foundation.