top of page
Meet our trustees

Meet the team and trustees

Introducing our passionate team at Marmalade HQ in Bristol!

In the past few years, we have gained international recognition for the work we're doing, and we're proud of our friendly and supportive charity culture with our small team for bringing the magic! Each member of the team brings their passionate and unique expertise together in a united effort to raise awareness of loneliness and support and empower people to make new connections.

Amy Headshot_edited.jpg

Amy Perrin OBE

Founder and CEO


Jade Cooper

Project Support


Joe Harrison

Campaign Manager - Loneliness Awareness Week


Helen Ker Bridges

Volunteer Coordinator


Megan Winter


Beth Headshot_edited.jpg

Beth Murphy

Campaign Manager - Loneliness Awareness Week

WhatsApp Image 2024-02-16 at 11.22.19.jpeg

Alice Cunningham

Project Support

Screenshot 2022-05-26 at 23.00_edited.jpg

Paul Kelly

Corporate Training Manager

Meet our trustees


Sam was appointed chair of the Board in February 2022 after joining our Board in August 2020, having supported us for many years. He describes Marmalade Trust as a brilliant example of “what can happen when one person is prepared to go all out to make their vision a reality”. Sam has lived in the West Country most of his life, he is a qualified finance professional and has worked in a variety of commercial roles before moving into consultancy. He brings experience of business and commercial strategy, as well as governance and compliance. His focus is on providing a secure, stable business platform to enable the vision of Marmalade Trust to be fully realised.


Hatty Goodwin

Hatty joined our Board in March 2022. Hatty is an investment consultant providing advice to corporate pension scheme trustees. Her work involves highlighting the importance of using pension scheme assets to invest for positive Social impact and she also specialises in improving the long term security of final salary pension scheme members’ benefits. Hatty is also Chair of Trustees for the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and a massive music fan, both playing and listening. Through personal and professional experience Hatty has been exposed to how loneliness affects our whole community; forget the stereotypes loneliness can, and does, impact us all. 

1635517021550 (2).jpeg

Olly Reid

Olly joined our Board in March 2022. Recognised by Enterprise Nation as one of the Top 50 Business Advisers in the UK for the past three years running, Olly first supported us by coaching our CEO as part of an Entrepreneur Accelerator. Olly now runs the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator across the Midlands, South West and Wales alongside running his own business ‘HUM4NS’ which is a movement for positive change that teaches us to #behum4nkind to ourselves and others. Olly joins our board as an expert in strategy, business growth and human development, and an intrinsic passion for helping others to find belonging. 

Screenshot 2024-03-13 at 15.45.15.png

Kate Lewis

With over 12 years of communication expertise, Kate, based in London, joined the Board in February 2024. Kate's background includes leading global courier communications at Deliveroo, where she had the opportunity to spearhead an award-winning partnership with the NSPCC during the COVID pandemic. With a genuine commitment to addressing loneliness, Kate contributes her skills in corporate communications, public relations, and strategy development to support and elevate awareness for The Marmalade Trust's impactful work.


Matt Lovat

Matt joined our Board in January 2023. Matt began his career in the NHS, and is now a healthcare strategy consultant at Deloitte. He has also led several pieces of pro bono work for non-profits, including a three year strategy for a disruptive and innovative homelessness charity, and the transformation programme setup and funding application for large NHS volunteer organisation. He was awarded an MCA award for Social Value for this latter piece of work. Matt lives in London, but has many strong ties to the South West, including his wife who grew up in Bristol. He is really motivated by the opportunity to play a role in Marmalade’s development and changing the way we all think about loneliness.

A few words from Rich...

About Marmalade Trust ​

Marmalade Trust is a leading loneliness charity for all ages and the only charity in the world specifically dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness. We are a small charity with a big mission – and the momentum is growing. Read more about what we do → 

bottom of page