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 is our CEO and is responsible for leading our Back Up Team. Louise works with the Board of Trustees to ensure the organisation delivers its mission.

PR & Communications team


Natasha Theobald
 Head of Communications  020 8875 6727

Natasha is responsible for development and maintenance of the Back Up website and providing strategic communications expertise to the Fundraising and Services teams.


Mark Reed Digital Communications Intern  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.