THE DITCH THE LABEL TEAM

WE ARE THE CHANGE MAKERS

We are a team of passionate creatives, innovators, psychologists, designers, mentors and Haribo enthusiasts brought together with one common goal: to help young people navigate the issues affecting them the most.

LIAM HACKETT

CEO

The visionary behind Ditch the Label, overseeing all of our activity in the UK, USA and Mexico. Eats a lot.

SUE JONES

Deputy CEO

The one responsible for keeping the Ditch the Label machine well oiled and maintained. Likes to wear hats.

RACHEL SMITH

Senior Features and Content Coordinator

Writes our amazing guides & content for the website. You can usually find her with a carrot baton in hand.

MARK LONGHURST

Head of Digital

Heads up of our digital communications, campaigns & marketing. A little bit addicted to data and games.

ACCOUNTS

Accounts

A true number cruncher at heart with a love of VAT, payroll and all things invoice. Likes calculators a lot.

JARAH KOOMSON

Trustee (UK) & Safeguarding Professional

Our expert lead in domestic abuse and gang culture, helps guide the direction of Ditch the Label support. Our style icon.

PANDORA GEORGE

PR

Liaises with the media on a daily basis to keep bullying on the global agenda. Whispers really loudly.

SUE BAINES

Trustee (UK) & Director at Barclays

Senior banking leader. Chair of major transatlantic bank’s LGBT employee network, promoting diversity & inclusion with colleagues, firms, suppliers and charities. Exhausted mum of twins.

PROF. SHERI BAUMAN

Trustee (USA) & Academic

A leading academic in the world of bullying, education and prevention and helps guide our research. Has a ridiculous amount of air miles.

THIS COULD BE YOU

Executive Assistant

Always on hand to keep the office and team running smoothly, making sure everything doesn't fall apart.

ADAM HUGHES

Trustee (UK) & Actuary

Awaiting bio.

REBECCA BARRIE

Trustee (UK) & Psychotherapist

Our resident psychotherapist, working with us to ensure that our interventions are as innovative and impactful as possible. Very fond of a certain independent coffee shop.

HUW MORRIS

Trustee (UK) & Legal Professional

Awaiting bio.

SIMON COMMINS

Trustee (UK) & Superdrug Director

Awaiting bio.

REBECCA NEWTON

Trustee (USA) & Online Moderation

The queen of online moderation and safeguarding. Helps us grow our support services globally. Looks amazing with a guitar.

DAVID LEVINE

Trustee (UK) & VP at Disney

Awaiting bio.

DENNY TU

Trustee (USA) & Director at IMAX

CMO at IMAX. Born in Taipei, raised in LA, and polished in London.

BECOME A CHANGE MAKER

Your chance to join the growing Ditch the Label team!
We’re on a mission to empower every young person below the age of 25 and to help them overcome the issues that affect them the most. If you share our vision, we’d love to hear from you.