Our Team

and Trustees

Our Team

Neil Lovell – Chief Executive & Secretary
Debbie Beck – Head of Welfare & Wellbeing
Mark Rogers – Head of Finance
Sophie Kirby – Head of Education & Partnerships

Our Trustees

Jon Wright

FCCA – Chairman
Jon joined as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2004, becoming Chairman of the Investment Committee in 2007 and appointed as Chairman of Council in 2013. A qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he joined the Financial Times in 1974 and worked his way up to Acting Finance Director. Jon was Finance Director of Pearson Global Real Estate from 2003 until April 2019.

Steve Sibbald

Deputy Chairman
A Trustee since 2005 and appointed as Deputy Chairman in 2013, Steve joined the printing industry as an apprentice hot metal compositor in 1971. He was a National, Regional and Branch Official of Unite, the GPMU and the NGA for a total of 33 years, where he was responsible for all commercial print, paper, corrugated packaging and publishing in the UK.

Pauline Blake

Honorary Treasurer
Pauline was appointed as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2017. A qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Chartered Internal Auditor with The Chartered Institute of internal Auditors, Pauline began her career at HLB Kidsons (now part of RSM International) before joining Pearson Plc’s Internal Audit team in London in 2005. In 2013 she was appointed Pearson’s Audit Director EMEA and in 2016 joined FT Limited as Internal Audit Director.

Julia Cole

Trustee
Julia was appointed a Trustee in 2015. She has held senior marketing, training and sales roles within the print industry for a period of 30 years. Currently Global HP Program Manager, she was formerly EMEA Marketing Manager and Liaison for Dscoop, HP’s Graphics user group. She worked extensively with the BPIF to establish the organisation’s graduate training programme.

Brett Lawrence

Trustee
Appointed as a Trustee in 2017, Brett has over 30 years’ print experience, starting as an electrical engineer and progressing to Production Director of Westferryas an electrical engineer and progressing to Production Director of Westferry Printers, running six national newspaper titles and five Sunday titles. He then ran production and operations for Guardian News and Media, and contracts in Ireland and Europe for 11 years.

Raffiq Moosa

Trustee
Raffiq was appointed as a Trustee in September 2014. He has spent most of his working life in the printing industry, joining Multi Packaging Solutions in 1997, and has been the Imperial FOC for his site for over 16 years. He is also the Branch Secretary of the GPM LE19 and a member of the Unite GPM & IT National Committee.

James Povey

Trustee
James joined as a Trustee in January 2004. James is Group Publications Director of YM Group. He has worked in the printing industry for over 20 years in various sales and marketing roles.

Louisa Bull

Trustee

Louisa Bull heads up Unite’s Graphical, Paper, Media, and IT Sector. She was an industrial officer in the Sector and its predecessor unions for the last 20 years. Having worked in the industry since leaving school, she spent several years in The Daily Telegraph’s newsroom.

David Phillips

Trustee
David began his print journey in 2006 when he joined K2 to work in their planning department. A number of acquisitions then lead him to Paragon Customer Communications, and having progressed to the role of Site Director at Paragon Dagenham he is now responsible for the day-to-day operation of one of the UK’s largest print production facilities. A keen advocate of talent development, David has thrice been a Print Futures Awards judge, and he plays a key role in the Paragon Apprentice Academy and intern programmes.

Julia Palmer-Poucher

Trustee
Julia Palmer-Poucher is the Group Production Director of Harmsworth Quays Printing.  Harmsworth Printing is a subsidiary of Daily Mail General Trust, with Harmsworth providing intra-group printing supply services to DMG media, the media operating company within DMGT. During her 24 year career with DMG media, Julia has progressed from Circulation to Senior Production Manager and was appointed to the position of Group Production Director in 2013 with overall responsibility for the printing of all DMG media’s newspapers and magazines, and taking on responsibility for Primary Logistics from 2018.

Our Patron

Her Majesty, The Queen

Our President

John Mickelthwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News is our 2020 President

Our Presidents Emeriti

Sir Jeremy Elwes, CBE, ACIS, OStJ, FRSA
Alan Miller, ACMA MC (Bill) Offer,
BEd (Hons) HNC, FTC
Lord Black of Brentwood