About Us

The West London Zone partnership is supported by a small staff team working with partners to plan the work, manage data and develop funding opportunities. They are accountable to a Board of Trustees and a ‘Reference Board’ comprising local residents.

Link Workers

Link Workers are based in the anchors – the school, nursery or children’s centre. They work closely with the staff at the anchors, but they don’t work for them  – or for the council. They are independent and their only job is to help young people and their families get the best opportunities and support they can.

Farial Missi

Senior Link Worker

Phoenix Academy

Sasha Jones

Link Worker

Phoenix Academy

Alex Brooke

Link Worker

Ark Burlington Danes Academy

Ellie Benbow

Link Worker

West London Free School

Danielle Meredith

Link Worker

Kensington Aldridge Academy

Rachel Elton

Link Worker

Sacred Heart High School

Esther Ayoola

Link Worker

Ark Swift Primary Academy

Juanita Harah

Link Worker

St John XXIII Catholic and St Thomas C.E. Primary Schools

Eleanor Brown

Link Worker

Ark Bentworth and Ark Conway Primary Academies

Sophia Grimaldi

Link Worker

Miles Coverdale Primary School

Robyn Cufley

Link Worker

Ark Brunel Primary Academy

Rua Crozier

Link Worker

Bevington Primary School

Matilda Mitchell

Link Worker

Old Oak, Wendell Park and Harmony Early Years Settings 

Maddy Ford

Assistant Link Worker

Ark Swift Primary Academy and Ark Burlington Danes Academy

The Team

Louisa Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Prendiville

Chief Operating Officer

Sally Bateson

Development Director

Jenny Hoyle

Head of Partnerships

Bridget Suthersan

Data and Systems Manager

Chris Brown

Link Worker Manager

Martha Stafford

Partnerships Manager

Sam Kendall

HR and Finance Manager

Freddie O’Farrell

Development Officer

Maïa Ramzan

Development and Marketing Officer

Alex Bransgrove

Data Analyst

Lewis Bassett-Butt

Data Analyst

Lily Assefa



Sir Harvey McGrath

Former Chairman of Man Group and Prudential plc. Chairman of Big Society Capital.

Jocelyn James

Former Chief Operating Officer, New Philanthropy Capital

Sir David Verey

Former Chairman, Lazard

Katharine Hill

Chief Executive, B-Corp

Nick Wilkie

CEO, National Childbirth Trust

Joanna Gillum

Long-standing former local resident

John Storey

Co-head, EMEA Equities Sales at Goldman Sachs

Amelia Sussman

Head of Operations, Social and Sustainable Capital


Danny Kruger

Expert Advisor at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Founder and former Chief Executive of West London Zone and Only Connect.

Sir Paul Marshall

Co-Founder and Chairman of Marshall Wace plc.

Founder and Chairman of Ark Schools.

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