Headliners (UK) is governed by a board of trustees who come from different walks of life. Four trustees are former participants in the Headliners programme. 

Irene Dibben, Chair

Gillian Carter, Honorary Treasurer

Richard Hughes, Company Secretary

Faith Gordon

Jon Hudson

Annabel McLeod

James Michael

Samir Pasha

Angela Reid

David Seymour

Maggie Taggart

Headliners is run by the Director supported by a small staff team. Our journalists and project workers deliver the projects with young people.

Fiona Wyton, Director

Georgina Persson, Head of Finance

Katie Thiselton, Head of Programmes


Vivian Smith, Partnerships and Project Manager

Sam Hepworth, Journalist and Website Editor


Nick Brereton, People and Projects Manager

Nooshin Shabani, Journalist

Mikey Sinclair, Senior Youth Mentor and Journalist

Northern Ireland:

Malachy Kyle, Development Manager

Melanie Bradley, Administrator

Audrey Mullan, Journalist

Aisling McGeown, Journalist

Laurence McClenaghan, Journalist