Our Team

Our Staff and Trustees

Dan Charlish

Founder and Director

Lara Kinnear

Operations Director

Rachel Cruz

Development Director

Cormac Whelan

Programme Director

Anna Hinks

Head of Marketing

Julia Smith

Events Manager

Dan Keeley

Community Manager

Tilly Tasker

Social Media Manager

Anna King

Fundraising Assistant

Jenna Matthews


Laura McIntyre

Scotland Programme Manager

Morv Bett

North West Programme Manager

Shayleigh Kitto

Assistant London Programme Manager

Carrie McLelland

Wellbeing Manager

Chair of the Trustees: Mr Alan Grant

Non-Executive Director of several insurance businesses

Treasurer: Jo Brown

Finance Director for Ridgmont Holdings Ltd

Trustee: Dominic De Terville

Founder of Playbook Media

Trustee: Caroline Stuart-Taylor

Former Chief Executive at Ski Club of Great Britain

Trustee: Claire Pemberton

Senior Key Account Manager, Adidas Group PLC

Trustee: Ian Brown

Managing Director, The Snow Centre

Trustee: Antony Barrow

Former Master at Worshipful Company of Leathersellers

I have long admired the work of Switch180 and the tireless efforts of Dan and his team to improve the lives of young people. I consider myself very lucky to have been introduced to skiing at a young age with both the sport and the mountain environment having had a huge influence on my life. Switch180 transforms young people’s lives though the learning of these challenging but incredibly rewarding sports, and I find this inspiring. This is why I support Switch180 as a Trustee, bringing my business and ski industry experience to contribute to the governance and work of the Board of Trustees

Caroline Stuart-Taylor Trustee

I have been a Trustee of Switch180 since it was established in 2003. Having grown up on a council estate in the very neighbourhood where the charity’s first programme was deployed, I instinctively connected with its mission to help those most vulnerable avoid the negative life pathways that open up in front of them. Being able to use my professional marketing experience to assist the continued development of Switch180 through the role of Trustee is extremely fulfilling. I look forward to contributing to further positive change for more young people across the UK in the coming years.

Dominic De Terville Trustee

Our Funders

Thank you to all our recent donors including our individual donors and to those who wish to remain anonymous.

AJ Bell
Ski Safari
Delancy logo
John Lyon's logo
Young Londoners Fund
City and Guilds
Norton Rose Fulbright logo
Awards for All Scotland
St James's Place
Alix Partners
Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation
Momentum Ski Logo
Ned's Fund Logo
Newland Construction
Skiers Trust logo

Our Partners

Lets discuss how we can work together

Do have an idea about how we can work with you and your company? We’d love to hear from you.

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Switch180 puts young people at the very heart of what they do. Their offer is in direct response to young people’s needs and aspirations and nothing less than trained, high quality practitioners will do. They nurture, encourage, inspire and guide young people to achieve their ambitions or to find ambitions they didn’t know they could have or were capable of.

Catherine Pender Grants Manager, John Lyon's Charity

We are huge fans of Switch180 and everything it does for young people. Switch180's work is unique and extremely valuable, and we are delighted to support the charity and our partnership has become an important part of what we do at Ski Safari. Being able to get our teams together regularly as we are both based in Hove makes the relationship even more special.

Richard Rice CEO, Ski Safari

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