Jonathan started in BBC radio and became a producer at the Radiophonic Workshop, where he wrote scores for Dr Who. He helped bring digital editing to television post production in the 90s and then started a PhD at Bath University – which he hopes to finish some day.
Jonathan set up Isledon after six years running Islington's leisure charity trust.
Laura worked for an investment bank and leading high street retailer in various HR/training and development roles before joining Changemakers in 2005 as their HR Director. In 2011 Laura joined Isledon as the Operations Manager, overseeing all of its contracts.
Laura is a huge Arsenal fan, but don’t ask her to explain the offside rule.
Senior Youth Manager
Judith has worked in youth services for over 20 years and lived in Islington all her life. Previously she worked in the city in accountancy and was suited and booted. She gave it all up to work with young people as helping them was her passion.
Judith loves cooking and travelling.
Mary started off as a lifeguard and moved through the operational ranks in Islington’s pools while also teaching young unemployed people at Kingsway College. She moved into leisure marketing and was also lead manager for Islington's leisure centres for swimming development and health projects.
Mary is a keen scuba diver and allotment gardener.
Head of Operations
Damien has previously managed several of Islington’s leisure centres including the Sobell. This has given him a wealth of experience in running buildings and customer service. Born and raised in Islington, his passion for supporting development in young people was his driver for joining Isledon.
Damien loves music and formula one racing.
Born and raised in Islington, Catherine previously worked at a film laboratory, as a camera assistant for film and tv and at an independent cinema in London. She then discovered an affinity for numbers and bookkeeping, and joined Isledon in 2015.
Catherine is passionate about film and loves making a good Christmas Party quiz.
Bookings Coordinator Apprentice
Holly picked Isledon to do an apprenticeship with as she spent alot of her childhood in Rose Bowl youth centre as did many of her family. Being able to work with Rose Bowl, and see it grow and expand means a lot to her.
Finance Assistant Apprentice
When Sydeny saw the apprenticeship with Isledon she decided to apply as, growing up, she often visited Lift and it seemed safe and welcoming. She remembers people who worked in at the hubs visiting her school and explaining about the different types of activities available.