Jess Joyson Imagination Lab 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.
Pippa Milligan Development Assistant
A former Goldsmiths College graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing, Pippa has also performed poetry around London. She is a recent UCL MSc graduate in Human Evolution and Behaviour and, following completion of a research project in Vanuatu, has an interest in the mechanisms behind children’s learning and psychology. Previously Collections Assistant at the Duckworth Collection of Human and Non-human primate remains, this role allowed her to see firsthand the importance that outreach and school programmes have in children’s education.
Hayley Murphy Head of Development
Hayley has worked across the arts, culture and heritage sector for a number of years. Most recently, at Tate specifically fundraising for acquisitions to the national collection. Previously, Hayley worked at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust as part of the core team delivering heritage-led regeneration across the UK, including Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.
Isabel Palmstierna Team Operations Assistant
Originally from Sweden, Isabel moved to the UK in 2011 to begin her studies in English Literature and History at the University of Edinburgh and later completed a Masters in Theatre Text and Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has worked extensively within the arts, contributing to a range of productions throughout her career in both an artistic and events management capacity. She brings excellent organisational and communication skills as well as a strong belief in the importance of imagination, creativity and play.
Anna Quayle Development Manager (Associate)
Anna is a major gift fundraiser who has worked part-time in iOi’s development team since 2014. She worked in the NSPCC Core Donor team before becoming Head of Volunteer Board Fundraising during the £250m FULL STOP Appeal. Anna previously worked for the Giving Campaign, promoting tax-effective philanthropy within the UK. She took a break from the voluntary sector whilst growing a family and now all three of her children love attending iOi events!
Alex Rodriguez Volunteer Manager (Volunteer)
Alex began originally volunteering at iOi events and in 2016 became our first Volunteer Manager. Her role is to find passionate volunteers to make events unforgettable and to support our network of 250+ volunteers. Alex brings exceptional communication skills to the role from account management at Saatchi & Saatchi and entrepreneurial spirit from setting up and running an independent shop in central London. Alex is passionate about preparing the next generation to be ready for their future through a focus on developing imaginations.
Kathryn Wilson Team Operations Manager
Previously Assistant to the Director at the Foundling Museum and a trainee at the City of London Festival, Kathryn has excellent administration and project management skills. A graduate of UCL, she has also completed a Masters in History of Art at Birkbeck University.
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