Meet the team


The Viscount Rothermere – Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust


Murdoch MacLennan – Chairman of the Press Association Group and Independent News & Media


Neil Jagger


Neil became CEO in Autumn 2021 having been a trustee for many years. He has enjoyed a long career in the newspaper industry working for national and regional titles and most recently for Reach Plc as Chief Operating Officer.

Tom Rodger

Operations Director

Tom joined us in 2019 after a long career in wholesale. He looks after our industry partnerships and future sustainability.

Sinead Flood

Welfare Manager

Sinead is our longest serving staff member having joined the team in 2003. She manages the welfare department and the welfare team.

Laura Grice

Financial Controller

Laura joined us in 2020 and is a Chartered Accountant. She looks after all the financial aspects of the charity.

Lindsay Rule

Engagement & Communications Manager & EA to the CEO

Lindsay has a background in arts marketing and joined us in 2018. She is responsible for all the communications for the charity.

Katie Babooram

Deputy Welfare Manager

Katie deputises for Sinead and has worked for NewstrAid since 2017. She works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners.

Frankie Gabbani

Welfare Officer & Marketing Assistant

Frankie joined the team in 2019 and works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners as well supporting our marketing activity.

Georgia Cannon

Administration Assistant

Georgia joined us in 2021 and provides admin support to the whole team.

The Board of Trustees

Chairman: Mike Mirams (Consultant)

Vice Chairman: Richard Webb (Executive Partner, Gartner)

Colin Fletcher (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
Parin Gohil (Managing Director, Newtrade Media Ltd)
David Holliday (Director, Landmark Publishing Services Ltd)
Adrian Hughes (Managing Director, Marketforce)
Ingrid Jones (Circulation Consultant)
Shaun Jones (Head of Circulation, Mail Newspapers)
Paul Latham (Area Distribution Manager, Smiths News)
Ian Nisbet (Operations Director, Menzies Distribution)
Tracy O’Sullivan (Managing Director, Seymour Distribution Ltd)
Mylene Sylvestre (Publishing Director, Guardian News & Media)