Richard FaulknerHead of Communications and Public Affairs: Richard Faulkner

My main task is ensuring the Trust communicates clearly and accurately with its key stakeholders and that the significant impact of our work is recognised within the public domain. I work for the Trust as I'm passionate about the role sport can play as a vehicle for social change.

Prior to working for the Trust I worked in communications and public affairs roles at the Football Foundation, UK Anti-Doping and within the automotive industry.

When not at work, I can usually be found playing golf or down at Craven Cottage watching Fulham. I'd say my greatest sporting achievement so far was winning an amateur downhill skiing competition in Canada.

You can contact me on richardf@damekellyholmestrust.org

 

Senior Media and Campaigns Officer: Rochelle Owusu- Antwi

As the Trust’s Media Officer I act as a point of contact for the media and handle all matters relating to the press and media. I’m often found preparing, writing and distributing press releases, handling media queries and media contacts. I also compile the Trust newsletter and create case studies and news stories for the website.

Before I joined the Trust I worked as a Press and Communications Officer for a think tank and was President of my Students’ Union. I love my job and team at the Trust and am fortunate to have had many great opportunities here.

When I’m not working I’m almost 100% certain you will find me at my church or doing something related to it such as singing in our choir or organising an event. I also love laughing and talking a lot, so naturally also socialising with friends takes up a lot of my spare time!

You can contact me at: rochelleoa@damekellyholmestrust.org.

Senior Public Affairs Officer: Rob Phillips

As part of the communications team at the Trust, it’s my job to get our message out to the media and the general public about the amazing programmes we run and the inspirational athletes and young people we work with. Specifically I look after the public affairs side of our work so you'll often find me in Parliament or speaking to other influential people about our work. I also look after our website and our social media feeds so if there’s anything you want to hear more about, let me know.

I’ve had a varied career so far which has included running theme parks, working in software education and dressing up as a furry dog on more than one occasion. After a long time in the corporate world, I’m really excited to be working for an organisation dedicated to helping young people facing disadvantage.

When not at work I can often be found out running, cycling or volunteering at a local parkrun. Unless it’s raining really hard outside, then I might be playing with my ever growing Lego Star Wars collection.

You can contact me on robp@damekellyholmestrust.org