Meet Our Team
Gary is a social behaviour change and business advisor, with a 20-year career in social marketing management, engagement and research methods. He has worked for a variety of consultancies, charity organisations and as an NHS commissioner, and has led a broad range of community campaigns and social innovation initiatives supporting audiences in diverse communities.
Libby Higgins ACCA
Libby has been a Chartered Accountant for over 20 years, and has significant experience preparing the accounts, auditing and handling taxation matters for a wide range of limited companies. She sits on the board of a number of charities and has a specialism working with community organisations.
Sarah is a youth and community engagement practitioner, with a strong background working with hard to engage audiences and those considered most at risk of being disenfranchised. She is a foster carer, mentor, debt advisor and also co-directs the running of a leading UK social marketing agency.
Nick is a qualified Market research and Behaviour Insight lead with a 24-year career. With a background in psychology and human behaviour, Nick is an experienced research-practitioner, using qualitative and quantitative data collection and psychology to inform behaviour change strategies, communications and policy design.
Holly is an experienced Chartered Marketer with a marketing communications record spanning three decades.
She has worked on award-winning marketing communications campaigns for major blue-chip retailers and hotel chains and currently works at Hitch Marketing – helping to shape marketing strategy and promote the great work that Hitch does as specialists in behaviour change.
Dave is a leader in the digital field, having made significant strides both in the corporate world and in charitable endeavours. He has led teams to pioneer digital solutions, with a particular emphasis on managing complex project that cater to charities, including the development of digital tools for carers, people living with dementia, and vulnerable young people.
His experience as the Head of Digital and Creative innovation at Hitch Marketing, where he has delivered websites and applications for prominent campaigns, is coupled with delivery of insightful seminars on the influence of digital tools in social marketing, as well as workshops on the impact of digital media on young people. His unique blend of technical expertise and compassionate mentorship makes him an invaluable trustee, focused on leveraging digital means to create a meaningful impact on the community.
Grant is a funding strategy and impact measurement adviser who has been working within the charity sector for the last 10-years. His recent experience includes being a Director at one of the largest YMCA’s in the country, overseeing researching and producing fundraising strategies, delivering significant revenue and capital fundraising campaigns, designing and implementing impact measurement frameworks, writing annual impact reports as well as a wide variety of compliance work. Previous to that he had a 23-year career in local authority rising to the position of Deputy Director of Leisure.
Joey has recently graduated from Liverpool Hope University, and has a wealth of experience supporting community based projects in the Liverpool city region. Involved as a volunteer during the design of The Mountain Pass programme, Joey has been coordinating the pilot of The Mountain Pass during 2022 and 2023.