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Meet the team

The team at ACT have a unique and specialist expertise in citizenship education, policy and operational management experience. We are dedicated to developing high quality citizenship education and supporting ACT members.

Honorary President and staff

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Lord David Blunkett

Honorary President

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Liz Moorse

Chief Executive

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Richard John

Director of Programme Operations

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Zoe Baker

Head of Education and Professional Development

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Amit Puni

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser

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Joe Bell

Digital Marketing Manager

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Jess Taylor

Events and Communications Coordinator

Vacancy
Vacancy

Membership & Communications Administrator

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Debbie Howard

Editorial Consultant

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Professor Lee Jerome

Research Consultant

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Faiza Hyder

Researcher

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Yaqub Hilal

Researcher

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Kylie Melnick

Marketing Intern

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Ram Muthurangan

Data Analyst Intern

Kylee Liabeauf
Kylee Liabeauf

Research and Events Intern

Trustees

The ACT Trustees have overall responsibility for financial and legal affairs and for directing the strategy of the charity.

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Marcus Bhargava

Chair of Trustees

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Sarah Maclean CBE

Co-Vice Chair

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Hans Svennevig

Co-Vice Chair

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Asjad Mir

Treasurer

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Scott Harrison

Trustee

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Richard Glover

Trustee

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Helen Blachford

Chair of Council & trustee

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Nansi Ellis

Trustee

ACT Council

The ACT Council is separate from the Trustees, and comprises teachers and practitioners who contribute to the association’s education programmes and decision-making. The Council comprises a Chair, Vice Chair, Editors of Teaching Citizenship, Conference planning group, and Council Members

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Helen Blachford

Chair of Council

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Sera Shortland

Vice Chair of Council and Co-Editor of Teaching Citizenship

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Ben Miskell

Vice Chair of Council

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Hans Svennevig

Co-Editor of Teaching Citizenship

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Professor Lee Jerome

Co-Editor of Teaching Citizenship and Chair of ACT HE network

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David Kerr

Co-Editor of Teaching Citizenship

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Anna Liddle

Co-Editor of Teaching Citizenship

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Amit Puni

Council Member

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Aroosa Azam

Council Member

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Ella Rattan

Council Member

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Steven Humphrys

Council Member

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Bryden Joy

Council Member

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Scott Amott

Council Member

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Terri Barry

Council Member

Nicky Sullivan
Nicky Sullivan

Council Member

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David Elliott

Council Member

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Carrie Underdown

Council Member

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Maddie Spink

Council Member

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Lorellie Canning

Council Member

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Zoe Fox

Council Member

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Dr Verity Currie

Council Member

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Hayle Davies

Council Member

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James Wright

Council Member

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Samed Karadal

Council Member

Teaching Ambassadors

ACT Ambassadors are expert teachers from across the country that contribute to events and resources. They support members with challenges and share best practice throughout the year.

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Terri Barry

Ambassador

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Helen Blachford

Ambassador- South East

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David Elliott

Ambassador- Surrey

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Jane Haynes

Ambassador- South West

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Daryl Henson

Ambassador- North East

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Steven Humphrys

Ambassador- North West

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Bryden Joy

Ambassador- South East

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Ayla Malik

Ambassador

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Ryan Mason

Ambassador- London

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Ben Miskell

Ambassador- Yorkshire and the Humber

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Sera Shortland

Ambassador- East Midlands

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Nahyan Islam

Ambassador

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Nicola Foyle

Ambassador