Operations Manager: Bradford Gambetta

I’m the Trust’s Operations Manager.  In very broad terms, I put systems and processes in place to support the Trust team - staff, athlete mentors and partners - anything to save time and make it easier for them to focus on their core roles and responsibilities.  Mostly this covers IT, HR, databases and information – how we gather, store, and report!

I’m Australian (I relocated in August 2014), and the Trust has been my UK work home almost from the beginning.  Prior to landing here, I’d worked in Australian state government, community publishing and for not-for-profits in the health sector.  Working outside the corporate world has always been the best way for me to make a difference and contribute to the wider good.  I was going to be a counsellor once but, luckily for any future clients, I came to the understanding that my talents were in supporting those who provided the front line services – not providing them myself!

If this was a dating app, I’d be at the part where I tell you I enjoy the gym, the arts (in all forms), travel and especially music.  My old school iPod is my constant companion and best friend.  Oh, and sneakers.  I spend way too much money on sneakers.

You can contact me on bradg@damekellyholmestrust.org

Finance Officer: Anand Bhatt

As part of the Finance team at the Trust, it’s my job to get to ensure I update our financial management reporting to our Leadership Team about the our financial status of our income and expenditure based on our programmes we run and the inspirational athletes and young people we work with. I also liaise with our fundraising team to update their income on regular basis for them, 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 working in private and charity based sectors while being an athlete myself - I represented the UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA as a National Badminton player at both local and International level. I’m really excited to be working for an organisation dedicated to helping young people facing disadvantage and I'm proud we have world class athletes we work with to deliver programmes that transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage.

When not at work I often play badminton, volunteering with my community where possible.

 You can contact me on anandb@damekellyholmestrust.org

Finance Officer: Zita Selvanathar

My name is  Zita Selvanathar and I am delighted to have recently joined Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

My main responsibilities in the office are to make sure all suppliers are paid on time and to maintain accurate records on the finance system, I also make sure all income details are recorded on the system accurately.  I have a real passion for supporting young people and excited to be part of a growing organisation who offer such inspirational support and training.

Prior to joining the Trust,  I worked in local authorities and housing associations as well as other charities and acquired extensive experience and knowledge of providing financial management and accounting services.

Apart from working, I spend time with my family and friends as well as experimenting with different cooking styles. I also enjoy going for long walks.

You can contact me on zitas@damekellyholmestrust.org

Finance Assistant: Lucy Hyland

My main role at the Trust is processing all athlete invoices and making sure they are paid on time. I also keep financial records up to date and support my team with anything they need.

When I left school I started volunteering for a Mental Health charity, since then I knew I wanted to continue volunteering in my spare time, now I’m lucky enough to be working for a charity and able to give back every day.

I joined the Trust in late October and started on a 5 week work placement, while I was actively looking for an apprenticeship, after being here for a few weeks I could see how friendly and hard working everyone at the trust is which made me want to stay. Towards the end of my placement my manager offered me an 18 month contract to complete an AAT apprenticeship which I was more than happy to accept!

You can contact me on lucyh@damekellyholmestrust.org