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Louise really understands complex requirements and works with both the client and developers to build a solution. She’s experienced in rolling out new instances of FixMyStreet Pro to different customers, including a broad range of Local Authorities. Louise will be working with the team to help understand the problems that need solving and working with the sponsors to ensure the project runs smoothly by keeping them up to date with progress and helping the team identify and remove impediments.
Earlier in her career, Louise helped build one of the first user-focused local authority websites in the UK for Shropshire Council, before heading up delivery and development teams at a number of agencies.
Matthew is mySociety’s and SocietyWorks’ most long-standing developer. He has been a key player in the development and maintenance of FixMyStreet, MapIt, SayIt, and WriteToThem. Outside of work, Matthew has launched multiple acclaimed technical projects, including an editable archive of theatre productions, an accessible train journey planner and a real time London Underground map. He most recently created a COVID-19 restriction tracker covering the whole of the UK.
Before coming to mySociety, Dave built academic software for Swansea University, and also spent a year in Helsinki creating mobile web apps.
David has been working in client facing roles for over 20 years and has built brilliant relationships with our FixMyStreet Pro clients.
David came to SocietyWorks primed with over a decade of working with councils and the wider public sector. With in-depth knowledge of the pressures local councils face in the UK, he’s been scoping and delivering transformational software solutions that bring real savings and efficiencies whilst enhancing accountability and transparency.
Clare is located in Sussex, adding to SocietyWorks’ growing southern contingent.
Her official job title is Account Manager but her role covers a lot more: business development, project support and also client support.
Clare is no stranger to the public sector having worked at a technology company that provides online streaming solutions to local government, which enables people to follow council meetings from home.
Outside of work Clare enjoys sport, walks in the South Downs, music and audio design.
Sally joined SocietyWorks in December 2020, coming to us with a background in B2B and B2C marketing within the early careers recruitment sector, where she helped to boost the profile of graduate employers and close the gap between them and the young talent they want to hire, through content marketing, social media and community engagement.
Here at SocietyWorks, Sally’s our biggest cheerleader – sharing our stories with the press, engaging with our network on social media and making sure we’re celebrating all of the work we do with our clients through blog posts, case studies and various other marketing activities.
Chris joined mySociety as a developer in April 2013. He’s contributed to the Pombola and FixMyStreet projects, and is currently part of the SocietyWorks team.
Before joining mySociety, Chris worked as a freelancer and for various web development agencies.
Chris is currently based in Cheltenham, where he can often be found foraging, brewing wine, making jams and chutneys and occasionally trying to play badminton.
Moray joined the SocietyWorks team in 2021, a very welcome pair of hands to help us meet increasing demand for our commercial services.
FixMyStreet is under a continuous process of development, so there’s always plenty to do: making refinements, adding new features and keeping everything running smoothly to help citizens report local street issues as quickly and simply as possible.
In a previous job, Moray was also working for the general good: “At Citizens Advice, I was involved in collecting stories around the ill effects of payday loans, which were then passed on to the ombudsman. This work helped bring about far better regulation of the sector.”
Located in Northampton, Moray enjoys the outdoors — “I’ve walked the complete Ridgeway in parts over weekends” — films and theatre, and is “a lapsed Amateur dramatics member and lapsed aikidoka”.
Lizetta joined us in 2021 as a Delivery Manager, with a mission to help us ensure that every client gets a good, streamlined project delivery experience.
She brought with her more than a decade’s experience improving operational efficiency, primarily within central government.
Situated in the south east of the capital, Lizetta says, “When I’m not out and about exploring (aka getting lost in) the streets of London with my camera, I’m at home cross stitching.” And, because at the time of writing, lockdown is still preventing many public events, she adds, “I’m currently really missing getting to see live music.”
It sounds like music has long been a dominant theme in Lizetta’s life, as she also reveals that the topic of her university dissertation was the Spice Girls!
Ludo joined SocietyWorks in 2021: “As a long-term user of FixMyStreet myself, I was delighted to get the chance to help improve the software,” he says.
After a decade working in various IT roles within a northern university, he had some time in a global IT security firm as well as in various agencies, where he was delighted to build software using “the world’s greatest computer language, Perl”.
As you can tell, Ludo is definitely a Perl advocate, and one of his proudest accomplishments is “being added to the list of official Perl authors, alongside some incredibly smart people including its creator Larry Wall, after I made a minor suggestion to improve a couple of lines of the official documentation”.
Angela joined us in 2021 to oversee financial budgeting, forecasting, modelling, compliance, risk management and so on — in short, she manages all things financial and commercial for both sides of the organisation, mySociety and SocietyWorks.
Having trained as a Chartered Accountant, well versed in Lean process implementation and experienced in project management, Angela started her career as an auditor before moving to various senior finance roles in industry and the charity sector.
But life’s not all about the spreadsheets. Angela describes her leisure pursuits as “Hiking, building Lego creations with my son, and feeling guilty about the cost of the gym membership I don’t use.”
She also has two degrees (one in English, one in Theology), a PGCE (she’s fitted in a few years as a secondary school English teacher), an Advanced PADI in scuba diving, and she’s summitted Mont Blanc. Phew! Who needs that gym membership?
Bekki joined SocietyWorks in November 2021. As a Service Designer, Bekki’s primary focus is on making sure customer and user needs are translated into usable services.
With a varied background, Bekki is a skilled design researcher and service designer, with public service experience in Government Digital Services and the BBC, and a PGDip in Human Computer Interaction Design. If that wasn’t enough, Bekki also has a background in front-end design and development! Bringing both design and systems thinking to her work, Bekki approaches situations from multiple perspectives to solve whole problems.
As a collector of hobbies, Bekki always has some project or other on the go. She’s previously made a Raspberry Pi arcade machine, She’s a pretty good seamstress, making a lot of her own clothes and has all the kitchen gadgets to help veganise omni favourites.
Jacqueline joined SocietyWorks in December 2021 to take on the all important role of managing the work orders and projects requested by our public sector client base. Jacqueline keeps everything running smoothly, ensuring that the team knows what they’re doing and the work can be delivered on time and to the highest standard.
You’d never be able to tell, but a career in project management is actually relatively new to Jacqueline: “In 2020, when everyone was baking banana bread, I decided to study project management courses and thought it was a great way to pass the time.” Clearly, she enjoyed it as much as she excelled at it, because just a year later she had completed her AgilePM, Change Management and PRINCE2 qualifications – and now she’s here with us!
Based in North West London, Jacqueline’s hobbies include playing badminton at her local badminton club every week and going to see live music. In between studying for a career change into project management this year, she also found the time to pick up a new hobby – and it’s a cute one: “This year I have signed up to BorrowMyDoggy and have started walking people’s dogs.”