Our Team

 
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Rosalind crossley, DIRECTOR

A Modern Languages graduate of Bristol University, Rosalind enjoyed a successful career in public relations, working for major corporations such as the BBC, Revlon and EDS, the US tech giant.

Rosalind's experience with young people with additional needs makes her a brilliant advocate for transitional learning. 

Although a full time mum, Rosalind has always maintained a keen interest and involvement in the education and life skills sector; and is the driving force behind the Launchpad operation.

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ROSIE REID, mission control manager

Following her graduation from a degree in psychology, Rosie worked as a support worker in a prison for young offenders alongside the Youth Offending Team to support offenders throughout their transition from prison. Rosie has worked in residential units for young people with eating disorders and who were suicidal.

A love for teaching led to Rosie managing a Further Education College specialising in music and supporting students with additional needs. Rosie also has extensive experience in working with physical disabilities and has trained dogs to be active assistance dogs for the leading charity; Canine Partners. 

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RUPERT REID, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Rupert is a former Scotland Yard Specialist Operations detective who has spent the past 25 years as a crisis management consultant. He has worked with many and varied organizations the world over, including a number of schools and colleges; and reckons he is therefore well placed to act as the Launchpad Commercial Director!

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BETHANY REID, LEGAL ADVISOR

Bethany is an associate solicitor at one of the world's strongest integrated law firms; Squire Patton Boggs. Bethany has experience in acting for both private and public sector disputes across a wide range of legal matters.

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DOUGLAS HEYDON, ACCOUNTS

Douglas owned and managed an accounting firm for over 20 years and, although recently trying to retire, has kindly offered to help a number of organizations including Launchpad on a supposedly part-time basis (although it usually works out a lot more than that!). Douglas is currently the finance director at Dart Centre Europe, an organization dedicated to supporting frontline journalists in the field through trauma training and management.