About Us

Our Staff

Amy Leonard – Chief Executive

Amy set up the children’s charity in early 2009 and became CEO of The Transformation Trust in March 2010. During this time she has overseen some of the Trust’s major events from a launch on the London Eye, and establishing Rock Assembly as an annual end-of-term pop concert for 11,000 young people at Wembley Arena. Alongside running the Trust, Amy is a consultant advising a range of organisations on their communications and positioning.

Prior to this, Amy was the Corporate Affairs Director at government agency Partnerships for Schools, where she oversaw a team that was responsible for all aspects of corporate affairs, including communications, parliamentary affairs and CSR. Amy has also worked for the Financial Services Authority, as a Government Press Officer, and as a political consultant, focusing on wide range of sectors, including education.

Kirsten Flynn – Company Secretary

Kirsten joined The Transformation Trust as Company Secretary in April 2012 on a voluntary basis. She is a Project Director and Company Secretary at Cornerstone Property Assets, a social investment mutual created specifically to work in partnership with public authorities to make better use of local authority assets to the benefit of local communities. Kirsten is a MCIPS qualified procurement professional and PRINCE 2 qualified project manager with 15 years public and private sector experience.

Prior to joining Cornerstone and The Transformation Trust, Kirsten worked at PwC where she was a consultant delivering transformation programmes with public authorities.

Susannah French - Business Manager

Susannah joined the Trust in January 2016 as Business Manager for the Trust.  She is in her second term of office as a Governor for a large Academy school in South London and is currently the Chair of Resources and sits on the Leadership and Management Committee which she has Chaired in the past.   

Prior to starting with the Trust, Susannah worked as a Business Manager in a school and before taking on that role, she was a Business Manager for the Local Authority as part of their School Improvement team.  She also worked as a Programme Leader working as part of the 14-19 Team to manage a large programme of Flexible Learning for KS4 students across the Borough.  She has a First Class Degree in Law and has extensive experience in the Financial and Education sectors.

Siobhan Kelly - Programme Manager

Siobhan joined the Trust as a Programme Manager in August 2016 and oversees five programmes which are run in partnership with the Trust's Corporate Partners. These include; Dell (Powering Potential and Powering Transformation), EDF Energy (The Big Energy Efficiency Project), Prudential (Skills for Life) and the Royal Navy (Ratings Compass Challenge).  

Whilst studying for her BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Roehampton, Siobhan was elected as College President of Whitelands College in her third year.   

 Siobhan then went on to be elected as the first female President for Roehampton Students' Union (RSU), where she served two terms in office (2014-16).  As the highest student representative, she was a director of both the Students' Union and the University; chairing the Board of Trustees (RSU) and the Student Council.  She also held a seat on the University Council, Senate and Finance committees, conducted the first 'BE Leaders' Conference at Roehampton; and was a guest speaker for Whitelands College 175th Anniversary at Westminster Abbey in May 2016.

 As a passionate advocate for equality and social justice, Siobhan also delivered a Women in Leadership Conference, LGBTQ+ Pride Week and an anti-discrimination campaign, called 'Let's Stop'. 

 Siobhan is currently completing her ‘Prince 2’ Project Management Course

Naa Acquah - Programme Manager

Naa joined the Trust as a Programme Manager in August 2017 and oversees two programmes which are run in partnership with the Trust's Corporate Partners. These include; Barclays Life Skills and Unite US (US Embassy).  

Naa went to The University of Manchester to read The Study of Religion and Theology 2011 where she received a 2:1. After undertaking a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore in 2012 she held several positions in various societies including President of the Manchester Model United Nations society and Head of News at Fuse FM radio station. She started a Masters in International Relations (due to graduate in Dec 2017) at the University of Manchester and then went on to be elected as the first Black Woman General Secretary of the University of Manchester Students' Union (UMSU), where she was also the first General Secretary to serve two terms in office (2015-17).  She was a director of both the Students' Union and the University; chairing the Board of Trustees. She also held a seat on the University Council, Senate and Finance committees, and has been a regular guest speaker on mainstream radio, TV and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature festival. 

Dominic Mayhew - Programme Assistant

Dominic joined the Trust as a Programme Assistant in August 2016. Assisting mainly with Junior University and the Barclays LifeSkills programme, he is the first point of contact for schools, corporate partners, facilitators and volunteers.

Prior to Joining the Trust Dominic graduated with a degree in Politics from Coventry University. He has previous experience in sales, customer service, events organising, teaching English as a foreign language, retail, catering, campaigning and volunteering.

Jack Goldsmith

Jack joined the Trust in May 2017 as a temporary intern, and works on the Powering Transformation and the Big Energy Efficiency Programme.

As Head Boy at Hayes School, a large mixed secondary within the London Borough of Bromley, Jack undertook a variety of roles in promoting the school and helping to establish a safe and happy learning environment for students.

He recently returned from travelling the East Coast of Australia where he made friends with people of various nationalities and was lucky enough to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the Rainforests and the stunning coastlines.

Jack has previous work experience in Public Relations and Catering and, whilst completing his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award, carried out volunteering for St Christopher’s Hospice.  Jack holds an unconditional offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Manchester University for 2017 entry.

Anjola Babalola

Anjola joined the trust as a School Liaison Intern in May 2017. He assists with communicating with schools in regards to the Barclays LifeSkills Programme, a scheme designed to equip 11-19 year olds with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace.

Prior to joining the trust, Anjola had interned at the Institute of Economic Affairs and had worked with the National Citizen Service. He is due to begin his degree in Economics and International Relations in October 2017."