Meet the team


The Viscount Rothermere – Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust


David Dinsmore – EVP, Chief Operating Officer at News UK


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

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

Katie Babooram

Katie has worked for NewstrAid since 2017 and became Welfare Manager in 2023. She manages the welfare department and the welfare team.

Laura Grice

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

Lindsay Rule

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

Frankie Gabbani

Frankie deputises for Katie and has worked for NewstrAid since 2019. She works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners.

Georgia Cannon

Georgia joined the team in 2021 and works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners alongside Katie and Frankie.

Joanne Willis

Joanne joined us at the start of 2023 and provides admin support to the whole team.

The Board of Trustees

Chair: Tracy O’Sullivan (Managing Director, Seymour Distribution Ltd)

Vice Chair: Richard Webb (Executive Partner, Gartner)

John Bardsley (Group Managing Director, InterMedia)
Colin Fletcher (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
Parin Gohil (Managing Director, Newtrade Media Ltd)
Adrian Hughes (Industry Consultant)
Ingrid Jones (Circulation Consultant)
Shaun Jones (Head of Circulation, Mail Newspapers)
Grant Jordan (Managing Director Newstrade, Menzies Distribution)
Paul Latham (Area Distribution Manager, Smiths News)
Mike Mirams (Industry Consultant)
Mylene Sylvestre (Publishing Director, Guardian News & Media)