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Dr Claire Bonham

Dr Claire Bonham

Chief Executive

I am delighted to be joining the Sculpt team at this exciting time in the organisation’s development. The values of Sculpt align closely with my own, as I believe in local community-led solutions that start with the assets in that community and allow the marginalised to find their voice. I am also a passionate advocate for restorative justice – having seen the extraordinary power it has through my work in prisons. Restorative Justice can be such a life changing programme for so many victims and offenders, and I believe wholeheartedly in the values of dialogue and vulnerable, non-adversarial ways of managing conflict by which this is inspired.

I have over 15 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector, championing the causes of children, the elderly and victims of crime, homelessness and poverty, around the world – most recently working in a national role for The Salvation Army across the UK and Ireland. Before that I gained my PhD in International Relations from the University of Exeter; focusing on global social movements .

In my spare time I volunteer to support victims of human trafficking and sing with a London-based choir. I enjoy baking and following most sports and love walking in this amazing city, having recently completed the Capital Ring Walk around London.


Jessica Danby

Fundraising and Partnership Development Manager

Jessica is the Fundraising and Partnership Development Manager at Sculpt, responsible for generating Sculpt charitable income and leading on the development of external partnerships.

She has proven to be a purposeful, passionate and innovative manager within the non-profit sector, with a passion for helping people in need. With an MA in Conflict, Development and Security from Lancaster University, she has impressive experience of working within the charitable sector. Working physically within both the UK and the Middle East, she has worked across both programmes and partnership development. With a background in international relations research, and work within development NGOS, her expertise lies in strategic partnerships, particularly in the area of donor coordination and project management.

She has always worked at the grassroots level, believing in the true value of dialogue and understanding. Not only can her work on this be found published, but she has demonstrated this in all her professional roles – engaging with beneficiaries globally to understand true needs and demand. This is what attracted her to Sculpt. She is keen to ensure this value is reflected through both her role and work, particularly within the new Sculpt fundraising strategy.

Having previously seen first-hand the positive impact of her work, she is continually striving to achieve much more and now make a difference in more lives under the umbrella of Sculpt.

Charli Keely


My name is Maria and I am super excited to be part of the Sculpt team as the new Youth Programme Officer.

My background lies within the youth/ education sector, and I have spent many years working as an educator across Southern England, and most recently in Spain! During my time abroad, I coordinated initiatives that embraced the unique talents of the youth to help them become active contributors to their communities through a variety of workshops and outreach projects. Witnessing the growth of our future leaders and change-makers of society inspired me to direct my career plans toward working alongside the youth to maximise their potential here in London.

My role at Sculpt perfectly blends this excitement for educating young people on important and pressing topics, with an opportunity to help navigate their place in the working world through enriching projects that focus on skills-building, leadership and employability. As a recent graduate, it feels extremely fitting to be part of Sculpt’s vision of elevating the voice of the youth and supporting their development through our uniquely curated programmes, whilst celebrating the diverse nature of adolescence.

I hope to create a lasting change within our communities using the commitment and creativity of our city’s youth!

Alex Neilson

Admin Officer and PA to the Director

Youth Advisory Board

Kristian Mower

Kristian Mower

My name is Kris Mower im 21 years old, and I am the Chair of the Youth Advisory Board and a Trainee Trustee for Sculpt UK. I have been a member of the Youth Advisory Board for over four years! Sculpt is a fantastic opportunity to develop professionally and engage with exciting and meaningful charity work. Thanks to the support from our great team members, Sculpt has provided me with work skills applicable to both the private and charity sectors and has made me professionally well-rounded in engaging with the responsibilities and expectations of the workplace. I would advise anyone passionate about charity to look to Sculpt UK as an archetype of a successful youth-led based charity predicated on helping to empower young people's voices across Britain.
Amal Tsutsuianu

Amal Tsutsuianu

Hi, my name is Amal, and I am an Intercultural Communication advisor who ardently believes in peace making through cultural diplomacy. I joined Scuplt's YAB to contribute to strengthening voices of young people in social as well as educational contexts. Currently, I am doing a traineeship in the Secretariat of the European Parliament in Brussels, at the Directorate-General for Finance, Human Resources and Organisation Unit.
Emaan Zia

Emaan Zia

I graduated from King’s College London two years ago, after studying a History degree where I also completed a semester abroad at the University of Washington in Seattle USA studying international politics. After graduating university, I started at NatWest Group’s graduate scheme internationally where I was based in the Channel Islands for a year. I currently work in the Wealth division of NatWest Group at Coutts in London.

My international experiences including moving across the world at such a young age opened up my mindset to different opportunities and how important these opportunities are for a young person’s personal development. I have extensive experience and knowledge on research and shaping policies and strategies for the future as well as project management and engaging with various stakeholders to achieve key deliverables. I also have previous experiences volunteering in the justice system and supporting vulnerable communities.

I am excited to join Sculpt and contribute at this exciting time in the organisation’s journey, as I believe in Sculpt’s purpose. I also appreciate the important of a purpose led strategy and how vital it is that we continue to support and empower communities and facilitate opportunities to ensure everyone has equal opportunities.

Isaac Nesbeth

Isaac Nesbeth

Isaac is the Fundraising Member on the Youth Advisory Board at Sculpt. He is passionate about fundraising and supporting charities, having led several fundraisers whilst studying at secondary school and sixth form. As Head Boy of his Secondary School, he was responsible for promoting Student Voice to ensure that all students felt that they were valued; joining Sculpt’s Youth Advisory Board allows him to continue to promote youth voice whilst allowing him to support Sculpt in fundraising decisions to maximise the benefit for young people.


Amal Tsutsianu

ESC International Volunteer

Jacapo Casini

ESC volunteer

Kayla Goodman

Project and Communications Intern

Liisa Antola

ESC International Volunteer

Christina Chaplin

Project and Research Intern

Molly Wells

Project and Policy Intern

Marie Bouquet

Project and Research Intern

Jemima Mostafa

Research and Policy Intern


Emily Poyser

Emily is a communications expert and has spent much of her career working in international development. She is now based in London following many years working overseas, including in Afghanistan and Tunisia. She currently works for the UK Cabinet Office overseeing communications projects. Prior to that she held media roles at UNICEF UK, the UK Prime Minister’s Office, and the UK’s Department for International Development.

Rossana Rocchini

Rossana is a Global Chartered Management Accountant with 20+ years-experience working in Fortune 100 corporations. In 2019, she left Coca-Cola after working there for 16 years in various finance capacities and in various countries around the world. At the same time she moved to London and decided to dedicate part of her time to giving back to a world that had given her so much. Rossana enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, exercising, is an avid reader and a self-described “podcast junkie”.

Ruby Halabi

Ruby has lived in London since childhood and is passionate about addressing social inequality to shape a fairer and more inclusive society. She has over 15 years experience in industry, ranging from medical to finance and settling in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Most recently, she led social responsibility strategy in Europe for a major energy company and led collaborations at key events such as the World Economic Forum and Conference of the Parties (COP). She is now pursuing further projects to encourage a more socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Ruby holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Westminster and a MSc in Global Governance and Public Policy from Birkbeck University. She has a strong belief in the power of education and is in constant pursuit of life-long learning.

Vanessa Bianchi

Vanessa has 15 years of experience in programme management at the international level, having worked with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the European Commission in Brussels, and Save the Children in London, driving social impact, business development and shaping iNGO-private sector partnerships. Passionate about sustainability and about making a difference, she currently supports the transition to Net Zero at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Richard Elliot

Richard has lived in South London for the last 20 years. He is delighted to join the Board having just retired from the University of London where he led on Strategy, Planning, Performance and Risk. He brings extensive experience in these areas from a successful career in public sector management and consultancy with the Local Government Association, Local Authorities and the Audit Commission. At the University he was also involved in developing new partnership arrangements between academic institutions in London, Paris and the United States. He has a Masters in International Relations from Sussex University, is a passionate believer in international co-operation particularly at the civil society level and is active in pro-european movements.