rose wilk-mullis - COMMUNITY MANAGER Rose’s passion lies in building relationships and providing opportunities to local communities. Her interests are in interlinking educational, social, community and cultural organisations to work collectively together. Previously, Rose has spent her time working in the creative industry with her skills leaning towards photography. Which still comes in handy from time to time!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

rose wilk-mullis - COMMUNITY MANAGER

Rose’s passion lies in building relationships and providing opportunities to local communities. Her interests are in interlinking educational, social, community and cultural organisations to work collectively together. Previously, Rose has spent her time working in the creative industry with her skills leaning towards photography. Which still comes in handy from time to time!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

CHARLIE GENT - MARKETING DIRECTOR Charlie takes the lead on Make Shift's marketing and communications. He spent several years  working in advertising, before making the leap to start working in small, creative businesses that have a positive impact in the world. He gets most excited about telling our members' stories, and showcasing the talent and creativity at the heart of each of our projects.                                                                                                                   

CHARLIE GENT - MARKETING DIRECTOR

Charlie takes the lead on Make Shift's marketing and communications. He spent several years  working in advertising, before making the leap to start working in small, creative businesses that have a positive impact in the world. He gets most excited about telling our members' stories, and showcasing the talent and creativity at the heart of each of our projects.                                                                                                                   

James LEAY - MANAGING DIRECTOR James has 10 years experience leading small businesses across the hospitality, technology and property sectors. Passionate about helping others turn their ideas into a reality, James is a believer in the power of social enterprise and delivering change on a local scale. A data, structure and numbers geek, James can usually be found with his head in a spreadsheet, or battling the weeds on his allotment. James takes overall accountability for Make Shift and ensuring we deliver our purpose across everything we do.

James LEAY - MANAGING DIRECTOR

James has 10 years experience leading small businesses across the hospitality, technology and property sectors. Passionate about helping others turn their ideas into a reality, James is a believer in the power of social enterprise and delivering change on a local scale. A data, structure and numbers geek, James can usually be found with his head in a spreadsheet, or battling the weeds on his allotment. James takes overall accountability for Make Shift and ensuring we deliver our purpose across everything we do.

James boyle - community investment manager There are so many ways we can make our communities better places to live, breath and work. James has over 15years experience working with NGO's, designing and rolling out innovative solutions to make this happen. As manager of the Community Investment Scheme he is able to channel the skills and experience of the traders, chefs, shop keepers and bar owners and design project that meet the challenges in the areas Make shift are based.

James boyle - community investment manager

There are so many ways we can make our communities better places to live, breath and work. James has over 15years experience working with NGO's, designing and rolling out innovative solutions to make this happen. As manager of the Community Investment Scheme he is able to channel the skills and experience of the traders, chefs, shop keepers and bar owners and design project that meet the challenges in the areas Make shift are based.

PHILIPPE CASTAING - COMMUNITY DIRECTOR Serial social entrepreneur, Philippe has been running businesses in London's hospitality and retail world for the last 20 years. An alumni of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, Philippe applies his passion for enterprise into developing local communities. He is Make Shift chief curator and connector, leading our charge to understand and develop communities. Philippe is a regular speaker at conferences and events, both in the UK and abroad.                                                                                           

PHILIPPE CASTAING - COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Serial social entrepreneur, Philippe has been running businesses in London's hospitality and retail world for the last 20 years. An alumni of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, Philippe applies his passion for enterprise into developing local communities. He is Make Shift chief curator and connector, leading our charge to understand and develop communities. Philippe is a regular speaker at conferences and events, both in the UK and abroad.                                                                                           

gwenno edwards - community engagement Gwenno's interests lie at the intersection between research, community engagement and social enterprise. With a background in geography, she believes that community participation is vital for designing inclusive urban spaces. She has worked on projects that tackle social exclusion with the London School of Economics, local governments and founded her own social enterprise. She was also a Fellow on the social innovation course Year Here.

gwenno edwards - community engagement

Gwenno's interests lie at the intersection between research, community engagement and social enterprise. With a background in geography, she believes that community participation is vital for designing inclusive urban spaces. She has worked on projects that tackle social exclusion with the London School of Economics, local governments and founded her own social enterprise. She was also a Fellow on the social innovation course Year Here.

JACOB READ - DESIGN MANAGER Growing up in a family full of artists, Jacob has always had creativity at the forefront of his life, working on various creative projects from print collectives to skateboard companies & geodesic domes to hand built sounds systems. He has a keen eye for unique visual design and an obsession for beautifully crafted typography and jerk chicken. Coming on board with Make Shift in March 2016, he has been a key part of developing the vision and all projects to date.                                                    

JACOB READ - DESIGN MANAGER

Growing up in a family full of artists, Jacob has always had creativity at the forefront of his life, working on various creative projects from print collectives to skateboard companies & geodesic domes to hand built sounds systems. He has a keen eye for unique visual design and an obsession for beautifully crafted typography and jerk chicken. Coming on board with Make Shift in March 2016, he has been a key part of developing the vision and all projects to date.                                                    

abdul thahlid - delivery director Abdul is as an experienced Project Manager with a background in project and programme management including commercial and residential schemes, a purpose built Olympic sporting venue, state of the art specialist Technology College and a festival for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. As Delivery Director Abdul is responsible for leading projects from site acquisition, through design and construction whilst ensuring smooth handover to the internal Make Shift Operations Team. He's passionate about using property to support local business.

abdul thahlid - delivery director

Abdul is as an experienced Project Manager with a background in project and programme management including commercial and residential schemes, a purpose built Olympic sporting venue, state of the art specialist Technology College and a festival for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. As Delivery Director Abdul is responsible for leading projects from site acquisition, through design and construction whilst ensuring smooth handover to the internal Make Shift Operations Team. He's passionate about using property to support local business.

Miraj Choudhury – Treasury Manager Miraj is a maths and economics graduate with over five years’ experience working in community driven organisations and then in commercial property. He loves crunching the numbers. When he is not in the office, you can find Miraj running along the Thames or trying the latest fitness-fad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Miraj Choudhury – Treasury Manager

Miraj is a maths and economics graduate with over five years’ experience working in community driven organisations and then in commercial property. He loves crunching the numbers. When he is not in the office, you can find Miraj running along the Thames or trying the latest fitness-fad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

BRADLEY WARREN - FINANCE MANAGER Bradley runs the numbers for Make Shift and is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA). Bradley trained at PwC for 4 years specialising in real estate and investment management industries before taking the jump and starting our finance function. He loves to get involved in all our operations even though half the team don’t understand his finance mumbo jumbo!                                                                                                                    

BRADLEY WARREN - FINANCE MANAGER

Bradley runs the numbers for Make Shift and is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA). Bradley trained at PwC for 4 years specialising in real estate and investment management industries before taking the jump and starting our finance function. He loves to get involved in all our operations even though half the team don’t understand his finance mumbo jumbo!                                                                                                                    

NATHAN GEE - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR Nathan Gee has had 15 years’ experience as a legal practitioner and business strategist. He holds a Masters in Law and is currently pursuing a Doctorate. Nathan believes the destiny of make shift is to become an instrument which addresses the inequities of our current social perceptions by providing local community based business and real estate platforms that are truly accessible to all demographics.                                                                                                                                                   

NATHAN GEE - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Nathan Gee has had 15 years’ experience as a legal practitioner and business strategist. He holds a Masters in Law and is currently pursuing a Doctorate. Nathan believes the destiny of make shift is to become an instrument which addresses the inequities of our current social perceptions by providing local community based business and real estate platforms that are truly accessible to all demographics.                                                                                                                                                   

SHANNON SANTANGELO - OPERATIONS MANAGER Shannon's goal is to make everyone's lives easier. A highly-organised super-planner, there's no detail too granular for her to consider. She jumped ship from her corporate 8 to 8 to be able to wake up each day and go to work doing something she is passionate about and inspired by. A skiing, baking, once upon a time marathon runner, she gets sh*t done.

SHANNON SANTANGELO - OPERATIONS MANAGER

Shannon's goal is to make everyone's lives easier. A highly-organised super-planner, there's no detail too granular for her to consider. She jumped ship from her corporate 8 to 8 to be able to wake up each day and go to work doing something she is passionate about and inspired by. A skiing, baking, once upon a time marathon runner, she gets sh*t done.