The New Leadership Team

Nicola Callan and John Casey will now head up The Forum, alongside our wider leadership team and expert specialists, building on the solid track record of their work this year. Paul will continue to be actively involved in developing the way we support you and other members. Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any of us if you have questions. Find out more or email

John Casey
02882 252 344
About John.
Nicola Callan
07525 712 008
About Nicola.
Richard Abdy
Membership Engagement Manager

0191 645 9888


About Richard.

Paul Smedley
Founder & Chair
07958 438 712

About Paul.
Phil Anderson
Community Development Manager
01772 797 138

About Phil.
Katherine Potter
Membership Engagement Manager
07852 338 471

About Katherine.
Leigh McIlwaine
Customer Contact Specialist

About Leigh.
Penny Hicks
Membership Engagement Manager
07468 511523

About Penny.
Dee Chapman
Programme Support Manager
0788 244 4258

About Dee.
Nicola Smedley
Company Secretary

About Nicola.
Janet Cunningham
Executive Assistant

About Janet.
Isabelle Smith
Executive Assistant
0333 123 5960

About Isabelle.

Would you like an invitation to our Strategy & Leadership Forum for you or your business leaders? To get in contact please email or ring 0333 123 5960



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