Who we are

These are some of the people involved in NewstrAid:-

  • Patron: The Viscount Rothermere – Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust
  • President: Murdoch MacLennan – Chief Executive of Telegraph Media Group

At NewstrAid

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Alan Mottram-Playfootwpb87d2c03_05_06
Marketing Director
alan.mottramplayfoot @newstraid.org.uk

Sinead Floodwpe35012c8_05_06
Welfare Manager

wpc00ca4ca_06Helen Ryan

wp2b948de0_05_06Ami Davis
Events Manager & PA to CEO

wpff99eb75_05_06Lisa Welsh
Welfare Assistant

The Board of Trustees

  • Chairman:  Mike Mirams (previous Managing Director, COMAG)
  • Vice Chairman: Richard Webb (Group IT & Services Director, Smiths News plc)


  • Mark Cassie (Logistics Director, Menzies Distribution)
  • Colin Fletcher (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
  • David Holliday (Director, Landmark Publishing Services Ltd)
  • Neil Jagger (General Manager & Group Newspaper Sales Director, Trinity Mirror)
  • Ingrid Jones (Circulation Consultant, Irish Times)
  • Mel Lewis (Non Executive, Wild Bunch Media and Managing Director, Truebuild Ltd)
  • Tracy O’Sullivan (Managing Director, Seymour Distribution Ltd)
  • Ron Rushbrook (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
  • Dan Scott (Circulation Operations Director, Mail Newspapers)
  • John Stranger (Director & Management Nightingale Walk Ltd)
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