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 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.
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 training programmes, Steve has a wealth of experience in working with young people.
Lucy Howard – Digital Communications Officer
A senior executive with strong skills in social media presenting and training, Lucy is a professional with a
background in intelligence and anti-corruption. Responsible for our social media strategy and digital activity, Lucy is also a Qualified Crisis Counsellor Volunteer for SHOUT .
Alex Wakeham – Trainer
As well as delivering our workshops and training programmes, Alex also volunteers at a local school as a classroom assistant, helping children with their Maths and English. Alex previously created and delivered Personal Development courses within the ACCA and ICEAW qualifications.
Amie Fey – Head of Mentoring
Amie, a Trainee Counsellor, is our Head of Mentoring. Amie effectively manages the day to day delivery of our e-mentoring service to ensure it achieves its values and strategic objectives.
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.
Connor Aherne – Trustee
Connor has a professional background in hospitality and corporate finance. Connor is currently working towards a qualification in accounting and financial management, alongside his day-time role, in the finance team of a multi-million pound hospitality franchise in the South West. Connor has a wealth of experience working with the public, having previously worked with Intercontinental Hotel Group, easyJet and The Hilton Hotel Group
Lezanne O’Donoghue – Trustee
A fully qualified Financial Planner, Lezanne has a breadth of experience in the financial services sector, having been in the industry for over 15 years. Having held previous directorships, she understands the responsibilities and requirements of the role of Trustee and its importance in ensuring effective governance and delivery of core objectives. Lezanne, a Mum to two children, is a keen golfer and is a member of Cardiff Golf Club. She also enjoys running and is hoping to raise funds for the charity by doing her second half marathon!