Our staff deliver a variety of activities, services and support to girls and young women in a safe, single gender, informal, non-judgmental environment. We have two staff-led projects: Great Yarmouth and Skegness. Our Regional Development Coordinators (field staff) regularly visit and help to develop branches across England and Wales.

Our London-based Head Office houses the Executive Director, Senior Management Team and other members of staff, within the Programmes, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Fundraising and Human Resources functions. They manage, coordinate and provide support to volunteers and other staff throughout the organisation.

Head Office Staff

Paul Rompani

Executive Director
When our London based Executive Director Paul isn’t leading the good ship GFS he can be found spending time with his sons, riding on his motorbike (on sunny days only of course), running and entertaining friends and family.

Claire Boothby

Programme Manager(maternity leave)
Bio coming soon

Millie Brown

Programme Coordinator
Millie joined us as Programme Coordinator after returning from Malaysia where she worked amongst the rice fields for a youth development organisation. She now lives on a narrowboat and leads GFS in learning about and sharing our impact on girls and young women. She really likes trees.

Kat Higgs

Marketing & Communications Manager
Before joining GFS, Kat worked for a number of universities and students’ unions across the UK. She has continued her interest in youth marketing and design, joining GFS in 2016 as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her spare time, she likes to run, play roller derby and cuddle her fat rescue cat Missy. She’s an avid video gamer and hopes to develop her own one day.

Manish Panjabi

Financial Controller
Bio coming soon

Vency Da Silva

Finance Administrator
Bio coming soon

Carla Grauls

Volunteer Support Coordinator

As well as working for GFS, Carla has worked in the charity sector and in volunteer management for over seven years. She also freelances as a playwright and script reader. When she’s not in the office, Carla enjoys watching fringe theatre and swimming in Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond.

Field Staff

Jennie Crosby

Regional Development Coordinator (Midlands)
Jennie supports our groups in the Midlands and is always on the lookout for developing new ones.
A keen cake eater and fan of the Great British Bake Off has been known to bake a yummy Lemon Drizzle cake or two. Often found down her allotment at weekends though does more chatting than digging.

Christine Hall

Regional Development Coordinator (Wales)
Christine supports GFS groups all across Wales. She began her career in teaching and went on to work in educational television. More recently she has worked in the third sector, including a role at a dyslexia charity and providing support for the families of prisoners. In her spare time, she can be found in a field competing with her working sheepdogs at sheepdog trials.

Helen Morrell

Regional Development Coordinator (North East)
Bio coming soon

Matilda Mudyavanhu

Regional Development Coordinator (South)
Matilda is based in London and is responsible for developing and supporting our new GFS groups across the Southern Region. When not in the office or floating between groups, she enjoys learning to salsa, starting DIY projects that never get finished, and planning her next holiday destination!

Emma Whiteley

Regional Development Coordinator (North West)
Emma is our Regional Development Coordinator for the North West where she supports existing and new GFS groups and their volunteer leaders from Carlisle to Furness Vale. An ex world champion morris dancer (the pumps not clogs kind), she now spends her free time running after her young son, lifting weights at the gym and singing badly to 80’s music.

Great Yarmouth Staff

Sue Loades

Project Manager
Sue has many years’ experience working as a project manager in the charity sector. She currently works as project manager at GFS Great Yarmouth overseeing the work delivered by a dedicated but small team. Outside work she spends most of her time chasing around an getting into mischief with two small grandsons and two batty doggies.

Jayne Billman

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker
With 15 years’ experience as a Youth Worker in Great Yarmouth and surrounding areas, Jayne supports Young Women to reach their full potential and specialises in healthy relationship work.
A mother of two grown up daughters and now grandmother, Jayne has a great love for dogs and horses. In her spare time, Jayne loves to bake cakes, make curries and playing bass guitar.

Pippa Gregory

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker
Having finished University, Pippa is now a ‘Young Women’s Support and Development Worker’ with the Great Yarmouth Project. Before joining GFS, she worked with young women as a volunteer in rural India; her time abroad was a great chance to explore her love for travel and cooking! She’s also a keen runner – when it’s sunny, of course!

Laura Matthewman

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker (bank)
Bio coming soon

Cheryl Boggis

Project Administrator
Having previously worked in a local primary school for 12 years, Cheryl decided to return to her former work in admin and is now responsible for the administration at GFS Great Yarmouth.
Cheryl is married with two grown up sons and loves the great outdoors. She is usually accompanied by her crazy cocker spaniel Marley.

Skegness Staff

Angela Dobson

Project Manager
Bio coming soon

Brooke Kidd

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker
Bio coming soon

Pam Flint

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker
Pam works with girls and young women in Skegness to help them realise their potential and support them through challenging times and transitions in their lives. Her sons have flown the nest, so her Labrador Bruce now gets spoilt with double the treats and attention!

Anne Farmer

Project Administrator
Bio coming soon

Elise Needham

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker (bank)
Bio coming soon

Pam Wilson

Young Women’s Support and Development Worker (bank)
Bio coming soon