Our Staff

  • Kate Stephens is CEO of Smart Works, leading our mission to roll out nationwide and help ever more women into employment.  Based in London, Kate runs our HQ operations and oversees our long-established London service, ensuring it remains best-in-class and that we share our learnings across the Smart Works family.  Kate combines senior private sector experience with a passion for the entrepreneurial, dynamic and inspirational charity sector, learnt first as Trustee, Vice Chair and then Chair of a leading family charity and now as CEO of Smart Works.

“Smart Works is a brilliantly simple and practical concept that works.  After their visit, well over half of the women we contact go on to get the job.  Seeing the service in action every day is a great privilege and an inspiration to all of us who work here.  We are passionate about improving the lives of women, and want to take the Smart Works service to as many women as we can across the UK.  We want to engage inspirational women who might be willing to bring Smart Works to their home city.  And we want to ensure that every single woman who comes to Smart Works leaves with a renewed sense of her own abilities, looking and feel great, and ready to succeed at her job interview.”

  • Rosemary Ashworth

    Rosemary Ashworth is Director of Services and Innovation, managing our service delivery and operations across the UK and leading and developing our London service.

  • Laura Dalby

    Laura Dalby is UK Head of Regional Development, coordinating our work across all our sites outside London, and working with new applicants who want to open a Smart Works.

  • Victoria Mullin

    Victoria Mullin Gorelik is UK Head of Wardrobe, ensuring our dressing rooms are beautifully stocked and our clothing donations carefully managed.

  • Malgosia Rumun

    Malgosia Rumun is the Head of Finance and Operations and is responsible for the financial management and operational systems of the charity.

  • Virginia Halley

    Ginny Halley is our Bookkeeper, supporting the Head of Finance.

  • Ella Dodd

    Ella Dodd is Senior Programme and Events Manager, managing our core service in West London and working closely with clients, volunteers and local referrers and supporters. Ella also leads our Fashion Sale and Fashion Club events.

  • Sophie Rutherford

    Sophie Rutherford is North London Manger, managing our core service in North London and working closely with clients, volunteers, local referrers and supporters.

  • Jenna Chick

    Jenna Chick is Partnerships Manager, responsible for the day-to-day management of our corporate and retail partnerships.

  • Charlotte Owens

    Charlotte Owens is Strategic Projects Manager, responsible for delivering priority and ongoing projects that are of central importance to the charity.

  • Emma McAuliffe

    Emma McAuliffe is a Graduate Trainee and supports with the delivery of our core service in London and supports senior staff on key projects when required. 

  • Martha Jensen

    Martha Jensen is a Graduate Trainee and supports with the delivery of our core service in London and supports senior staff on key projects when required. 

  • Abbi Maidment

    Abbi Maidment is the Office Coordinator, supporting the office managers to deliver our core service.