Meet the rest of the staff

If you would like to join our fantastic staff team, please take a look at our job vacancies.


Louise Wright    Chief Executive   020 8875 6725

Louise jumped ship from the world of advertising in 2005 to join Back Up. She initially started as a Fundraiser and eventually went on to become our CEO in 2007. Louise uses her position to influence others and improve the quality of services for people affected by spinal cord injury.  She also supports the Board of Trustees and ensures the whole Back Up team runs smoothly. A keen traveller, Louise also chairs a small charity that supports families affected by spinal cord injury in Bangladesh.  Between looking after her kids and work, Louise tries to fit in some exercise to compensate for her chocolate addiction. 

PR & Communications team

Bridget Hargreave Head of Communications  020 8875 6727

Bridget joined Back Up in January 2017. As Head of Communications, she drives the strategy for how Back Up communicates with all our audiences, and as a member of the senior management team she shares in Back Up’s long-term, working closely with our board of trustees. Bridget works with Mark on planning and delivering our social and traditional media activity, as well as co-ordinating the production of Transform. As a mum of two highly energetic boys, and a school governor, she dreams of having more spare time, but when she has it she likes writing, pilates and guilty pleasure television shows which will remain nameless.

Mark Reed Communications Assistant  020 8875 6773

Mark manages all social media platforms, drafts press releases and responds to media enquiries. He is also responsible for designing promotional materials, photographing events and sending Back Up's monthly e-newsletter. 

Finance team 



Leila Raivio   Finance Assistant 020 8875 6768 

Leila works in the Finance Team closely supporting the Head of Finance and Operations. She is responsible for the accurate recording, controlling and administration of financial data in the Back Up's accounting systems.

Salvatore La Monica  Finance Assistant   020 8875 6726

Salvatore is responsible for paying our bills on time, and making sure we have a safe and welcoming office.  Speak to Salvatore if you have a query about an invoice or our IT or telephone systems.

Fundraising team 


Becky Newham Head of Fundraising  020 8875 6743 

Becky heads up the Fundraising team and has responsibility for developing major donors, legacy and payroll giving initiatives. Becky also ensures that Back Up’s supporters are happy and committed members of the team.

Devina Monteiro Major Events Manager 020 8875 6722

Devina is responsible for all our major events. She ensures all the events run smoothly, raise lots of money and that everyone has a great time.

Isabelle Darque  Major 
Events Intern  020 8875 6767

Isabelle supports Devina to run all our major events. She manages events volunteers, ensures all the events run smoothly and raise vital funds for Back Up.

Sean McCallion

Sean McCallion*  Corporate Partnerships Manager   020 8875 6747  
Sean is our longest serving staff member. He manages and develops Back Up's corporate partnerships and makes sure all our corporate supporters are active and happy.

Tim Farr*  Corporate Partnerships Coordinator   020 8875 6747  

Tim has recently moved over to fundraising from outreach and support team. He supports Sean to manage and develop existing and new corporate partnerships. 


Jonathan Ashton  Grants Fundraiser 020 8875 6766

Jonathan applies for funding from the Big Lottery Fund.