Team2020-04-09T13:24:09+00:00

Semblers Assemble!
Meet our awesome team…

Everyone at Semble truly believes in what we do – bringing people together to make positive change. We’re a small and passionate team and like to our community, we’re doers, always looking for solutions and ways to improve the way we work.

Amanda

CEO

Amanda Horton-Mastin

Amanda is responsible for making sure that Semble delivers on its mission of connecting organisations to communities in order to drive positive change. After 20+ years at Comic Relief, she believes passionately in using creativity to drive social  impact and loves working with companies who have purpose. When not running, swimming or playing tennis she can be found cultivating dubious veg in her allotment and making wine in France.

Dominika

HEAD OF CAMPAIGNS

Dominika Jarosz

Dominika is passionate about growing movements that create real change and reconnect people with nature to make life better for people and planet. She can usually be found either cooking up a feast, outdoors in nature or with her head in a book, sometimes all at once.

Andrew

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Andrew Birley

Andrew loves working with start-ups and small businesses, helping them to get even better at what they do, and how they do it. In his spare time, Andrew is learning bee-keeping and focusing very hard on not being stung.

Dan

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Dan Wooley

Dan believes in the power of the local, and that from small acorns grow mighty oaks. Having spent many years developing volunteer-led campaigns and working with community groups, Dan has now found his natural home at Semble. Originally from the Lake District, Dan is happiest when outdoors and active; he is currently encouraging Semble to recruit a border collie onto the campaigns team.

Hugo

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Hugo Pengelley

Hugo works on a range of Semble projects, with a particular focus on our community funding campaigns. When not at work he is happiest up a mountain, on a rock face or in/on/under the sea.

Ségolène

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Ségolène Méheust

Ségolène works across our movement-building and community campaigns. Passionate about creating positive change, she has delivered projects with a focus on sustainability and social impact for NGOs, startups and multinationals. She’s happiest by (or in) the sea, on a rowing boat, hiking (mainly towards a pub) and discovering new places.

James B

PROJECT MANAGER

James Baker

James B manages a variety of our client campaigns, but with a particular focus on employee volunteering. He began as an intern and has developed into his current role across 4 years with the company. In his spare time James is an aspiring cook and avidly supports Arsenal Football Club.

You

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We’re always on the look out for talented people, and admire a person who backs themselves. If you think you’d be a valuable addition to the team, then see our latest job opportunities or get in touch directly.

Perrine

OFFICE ASSISTANT

PERRINE RAUZY

Perrine is Semble’s office assistant; she makes sure the office runs smoothly, from supporting the team to answering enquiries, organising socials to building Semble furniture. She wants to help make the world a better place and her key interests include environmental sustainability and feminism. She loves playing connect 4, all of Italy and her cat Rosie.

Lorna

MARKETING MANAGER

Lorna Cumming-Bruce

Lorna believes in the power of storytelling to inspire real change; and spends her days devising wonderful ways to celebrate community action. She brought previous experience in international development and journalism to the Semble team. When not at her desk she can be found wild swimming or with her nose in a book.

James D

HEAD OF PRODUCT

James Dowdell

James D heads up our product team, overseeing the development of our core platform and the digital products we design for our campaigns.  James is into his cycling, loves surfing and general outdoor adventuring in his recently converted campervan.

Chloe

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Chloe Lyons

Chloe works to ensure Semble comms are inspiring and impactful. She’s dedicated to nourishing, strengthening and growing our community through awesome communications. Inspiring and empowering others is what lights her up. When not at work Chloe is happiest in the sea, in a forest, on a yoga mat or lying in the sun.

Mark

CO-FOUNDER

Mark Shearer

Mark is a co-founder of Semble, and works on strategy and with developing larger corporate campaigns.  He has a deep-seated passion for protecting nature, having grown up watching David Attenborough documentaries from under the kitchen table. In his spare time, you’ll find Mark enjoying the great outdoors, or swinging (and missing) a tennis racquet or golf club.

Ellie

PROJECT MANAGER

Elena Demetri

Ellie strongly believes in the power of creativity in bringing about positive change in the world. She is passionate about environmental and social justice, and keen to reflect these principles in the campaigns she works on. In her spare time, you can find her in the garden growing veg, having a boogie or playing backgammon with a cuppa!

Josie

JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Josie Howard

Josie is a Junior Project Manager, bridging campaigns and community with her knowledge of what’s going on on semble.org. Before coming to Semble she worked in sex and relationship education and advocacy and studied Latin American culture. She spends her free time figuring out how to grow vegetables, making tacos and drinking endless cups of tea.

Emily

PROJECT OFFICER

Emily Akdogan

Emily is passionate about the power of the grassroots and the positive transformations local communities can make once given the right resources and tools. As a Project Officer, she supports campaigns at Semble and is excited to facilitate lasting and effective local change through her work. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and seems to love talking about the TFL and the London underground.

Vicky

PROJECT OFFICER

Victoria Pérez Fernández

Vicky is very passionate about gender equality and social justice. As a Project Officer she works on diverse community campaigns all across the UK. In her spare time she likes to travel, explore new spots in London, go to the cinema, and paint with watercolours to wind down from her day.

Claire

PROJECT MANAGER

CLAIRE COLEMAN

After years managing hundreds of amazing volunteers in the events world, Claire has seen first-hand the powerful benefits of an engaged community. Claire’s passion for causes like mental health awareness and social justice is matched only by her love of comedy, sustainable travel and Bristol’s eclectic food scene.

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