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Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell

CEO

Initially studied Architecture at The Bartlett School, where he spent most of his time at the University Drama Society, acting, directing, designing and producing for the theatre. In 1988, he joined the Bristol Old Vic, subsequently working for many years ... read more

Francesca Hunt

Co-owner and Managing Director of MaST Evolution

Oxford University PPE BA (Hons) and MA graduate and Bristol Old Vic and Moscow Arts Theatre trained actor, Francesca worked for the BBC for 10 years starring in long running Drama series and then spent 2 years in the US and Quebec ... read more

Brigadier (Retd) BP Edwards OBE

Senior Strategic Advisor

Ben Edwards joined the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 1986. His appointments as a junior officer were in UK, Hong Kong, India and Germany. He took part in the 1991 Gulf War, UN operations in Georgia, and NATO operations in both Bosnia and Kosovo. ... read more

Ian Fletcher

Government advisor

IAN FLETCHER is an International expert in Border Management and Law Enforcement, and has over 30 years of experience in Investigation, Intelligence, Detection and Counter Terrorism operations. ... read more

Jane Semark

Consultant COO

After a thirty-year career on the Producing side of Theatre both in the UK and overseas, Jane joined MAST/Crisis Cast in June 2021 as Consultant COO. Alongside her work with MAST/Crisis Cast she is currently re-training as a Psychodynamic Therapist.

Ben Clough

Director, MaST Digital

Ben studied at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with 1st Class honours in English and Drama. A professional actor for many years, Ben first began working for MaST in 2006, initially as an actor/facilitator and subsequently producing scripts for clients such as McLaren, The Corps and Metroline. ... read more

Simon Kennedy

Advisor

Simon has been with MaST for over two decades, working (partnering with) with all of our major (Blue Chip) clients here and overseas. He is now an Advisor to the new MaST board.

Nikki Gardner

L&D Operations

Nikki has been working within learning and development on the operational side for over 20 years. Since joining MaST, she has also been involved in many client projects and events working closely with the team and consultants.

Wendy Patterson

Finance

Having worked for MaST for over 30 years, I have been able to take on a variety of roles over the years to support the growth of the company.

David Wayman

Digital Producer

Starting his career as an actor and voice-over artist, David quickly discovered he had a passion for producing, producing and directing a plethora of fiction and factual content. ... read more

Mark Hawkswell

Senior Learning Consultant

Mark is an experienced facilitator, coach and consultant who has a passion for developing meaningful and engaging places to work. He specialises in helping Leaders to develop their self-awareness, emotional management and ability to navigate complexity. ... read more

Rosey Bansal

Project Manager

Rosey previously worked for MaST in Client Services before returning in 2020 to support the business on large client projects. She has a keen interest in Learning and Development and comes from a Business Development background.

Jamie Neal

Head of eLearning

Jamie is a lifelong learner who has pursued instructional design to combine his love of education with his technical expertise. Through his career Jamie has gained experience in technical editing, graphic design, video production, animation, and web development.

Alex N

Head of IT

Alex has more than 20 years experiece and brings multi-discipline expertise in Tech. He has worked across multiple verticals from Banking (BARC) to FinTech (HISL) in various countries and is instrumental in imlementing cutting edge EdTech.