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Dr Jane Davis MBE, Founder and Director
As Director, Jane’s job is to represent The Reader in public, spreading the word about the power of Shared Reading. She is an engaging and moving speaker and enjoys meeting people at festivals, conferences and events. She enjoys reading, through our masterclass programme, with members of our Shared Reading community. Jane also develops new partnerships and projects and is the vision lead for our project at Calderstones Mansion House.
In November 2013, Jane was launched as an Ashoka UK Fellow. Read her personal Story of Change on Ashoka UK’s website.
In March 2014, Jane was appointed by Liverpool Learning Partnership to run the Liverpool City of Readers campaign. City of Readers aims to raise the profile of reading in the city and develop a new generation of readers, as the importance of reading for pleasure has been recognised as influencing social mobility and development.
Jane’s blog: http://readerjanedavis.wordpress.com/
Sarah Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director
Sarah joined The Reader in January 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for implementing and strengthening the organisational processes that will allow Shared Reading to grow and fulfil its ambition across the UK. In her role, Sarah develops and delivers The Reader’s financial strategy, oversees Shared Reading delivery and development and manages our Head Office at Calderstones, Liverpool.
Sarah started her career with PwC in August 2000 where she trained to be a chartered accountant. Following this she moved to another top ten accountancy firm RSM (formerly known as Baker Tilly) where she worked as a manager overseeing a team delivering internal audit, technology and risk assurance services.
Sophie Clarke, Director of Communities and Communications
Sophie is responsible for developing learning programmes in both literary and social business practice, working with colleagues to create and deliver a body of teaching and learning that builds internal capacity and addresses the needs of external partners. She joined The Reader in early 2008 and has held a wide variety of roles in the organisation including Young People’s Project Worker, Calderstones Project Manager and more recently, Head of Development, where she led the team responsible for developing new Shared Reading projects within the health and education sectors nationally.
Zoe Gilling, Director of Programmes
Zoe leads our team of People and Project Managers, ensuring that our projects across the country reach the people who need shared reading most and are delivered to plan and in accordance to commissioners and funders requirements. Zoe came to work at The Reader following a career in Higher Education.
Jemma Guerrier, Director of Development and Partnerships
Jemma joined The Reader in March 2016 as Head of Development, leading the Development Team to shape opportunities that enable The Reader’s work to scale nationally and to build in key areas including health, education and criminal justice. She previously worked at the digital youth charity YouthNet in the role of Deputy Development Director.
Jennifer Martin, Executive Assistant
Communities and Communications
Criminal Justice Team
Development and Parternships
Jennifer Jarman, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Shared Reading North West
Samantha Weaver, Bristol Reader Leader & Volunteer Coordinator