We are a team of passionate individuals, youth workers, counsellors, mentors who have one common goal: to stop bullying, make a difference and inspire change.
Linda James MBE – Founder/CEO
Linda founded BulliesOut in 2006 following a career in mentoring, training and management. Linda has won numerous awards for her work with BulliesOut, including Tesco Achieving Mum of the Year and Institute of Welsh Affairs Citizens Voice Award. Linda’s outstanding contributions to BulliesOut were recognised in the 2014 New Year’s Honours when she was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE), receiving her award from Her Majesty the Queen.
Professor Euan Hails – Chair
Euan is the Consultant Nurse for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at ABUHB, Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales and a Professor at the Medical School Swansea University. He is Director of Clinical and Therapeutic Governance at Adferiad Recovery (formerly HAFAL) where he was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. Euan chairs and sits on a number of Wales and UK wide Children and Young People’s Boards and Committees and is Vice Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Children and Young People’s Staying Healthy Forum. Euan is looking forward to using his skills to help further develop BulliesOut.
Emma Thomas – Trustee Secretary
Emma works as a Governance & Complaints Officer for Linc Cymru housing where she has been employed for over 22 years. She is highly skilled in administration and has excellent organisational skills which enable her to manage high volumes of work in a pressured environment whilst adhering to deadlines set and required of both herself and her team.
Nathan Owen – Trustee
Nathan leads a policy and campaigns team for one of the UK’s oldest charities. He has a proven track record influencing political outcomes to achieve positive social change. Before moving back to Wales with his partner in 2020, he spent three years in New Zealand where he worked for the New Zealand Government on a national education reform programme. In his spare time, Nathan plays rugby for Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd and is a keen runner.
Ewan McCallum – Trustee
Originally from Glasgow, Ewan is the Head of a Senior School in Shanghai, where he has been for nearly 4 years. Prior to this, Ewan was the Assistant Headteacher of an International School in Washington DC. Throughout his career, Ewan has worked on a number of important community programmes, for one of which he was awarded the Steve Sinnott Fellowship from the Department of Education. Ewan has also volunteered as a Childline counsellor and fully understands the impact bullying has on a person and the challenges young people face.
Kerry Bevan – Trustee
Kerry is the Head of Services for Wales at Guide Dogs Cymru leading the delivery of Adult, Children and Young People’s services to support people with sight loss and their families. Kerry is a dedicated and accomplished leader with proven success in developing, implementing and managing successful services and initiatives that enhance quality and efficiency in services through strong relationship building, collaboration and partnership development. Outside of work Kerry enjoys trying to keep up with her very energetic toddler and riding around the beautiful Welsh countryside on her horse.
Deborah Holdaway – Trustee
A fully qualified ACA chartered accountant, Deborah has a Master’s degree in Finance, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and have spent the past 10 years working in a variety of internal audit teams. In her current employment, Deborah is the Senior Auditor at GoCompare.Com. Deborah has volunteered with charities internationally, and is a keen traveller. She regularly plays sports and is a member of several teams. Deborah spends quite a bit of time dog walking and also plays the piano and guitar. Over lockdown, she also took up woodworking. Deborah is looking forward to using her skills and experience to support BulliesOut.
Sarah Cutting – Trustee
Sarah started her career in charity working for St John Ambulance Cymru in 2017. Sarah has also worked on the campaign for the new curriculum of Wales and managed teams across the whole of Wales and the Safeguarding teams at both St John and Autistic Minds. In her current role at Autistic Minds, Sarah manages various teams to support autistic and autism communities so that autistics can live their lives to the best of their potential. Sarah has also volunteered at Childline as a volunteer counsellor. Sarah is really excited about the work that BulliesOut does and being involved in furthering our message in our communities.
Siobhan Corria – Trustee
Siobhan is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Versus Arthritis and was previously Head of Inclusion at Action for Children. Having previously been involved in politics, worked as a social worker and a youth offending service officer, Siobhan has a passion for social justice and the charity sector. Siobhan is a Trustee at ProMo-Cymru and a volunteer with UK Sepsis Trust. She lives in Cardiff with her daughter, partner and sausage dog Archie.
Leah MacDonald – Youth Training Coordinator
Leah is a professional with a background in teaching, lecturing, assessing and course tutoring. A qualified teacher, Leah has taught age groups from Primary to College – both face to face and online. Leah has also spent time volunteering with children with various behavioural issues including autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Responsible for delivering our Peer2Peer and Playground Pals training programmes for children and young people, Leah’s experience and skills will be an asset to BulliesOut.
Stephen Pellow – Schools Education Coordinator
Steve ran his own company for over 25 years, taking early retirement in 2010. He has been a Childline Counsellor for many years and has also spent time training and developing volunteers. Responsible for delivering our workshops and assembly programmes, Steve has a wealth of experience in working with young people.
Lucy Howard – Head of Content and Media
A senior executive with strong skills in social media presenting and training, Lucy is a professional with a
background in intelligence and anti-corruption. Specialising in online bullying and e-safety, Lucy is also responsible for our social media strategy and digital activity, Lucy is also a Qualified Crisis Counsellor Volunteer for SHOUT .
Amie Fey – Head of Counselling and Mentoring
Amie, a qualified Counsellor, is our Head of Counselling and Mentoring and effectively manages the day to day delivery of our e-mentoring and ‘Talk 2 Us’ Counselling services to ensure they achieve their values and strategic objectives. Amie also runs her own counselling practice – Amie Leigh Counselling
Jo Morton-Brown – Trainer
Jo is a school based counsellor at a school in Essex. In addition to this, Jo also has her own YouTube channel Flourish which supports Happy Young Lives and supports the emotional well-being of young people. Jo is looking forward to supporting BulliesOut by delivering our work in the Essex area.
Tracy Boylin – Trainer
Self-employed Tracy is the Founder of a company that focuses on work needed to bring culture change to organisations that have a poor and bullying workplace culture. Named as one of greatest leaders in Healthcare in book “Brainy Neuroscience for Engaged People” and Winner in “She Inspires” 2020 SHero Category, Tracy is looking forward to delivering BulliesOut training to young people that will be the workforce of our future.