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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.
Martin’s obsession with typography, harmonious colour schemes and functional design means our products end up looking great. Martin works fluently in Photoshop and Illustrator – but he finds it more exciting to use HTML and CSS to make designs that work in the real world.
Before joining mySociety, the not-for-profit social enterprise to which SocietyWorks belongs, in August 2013, Martin worked at Torchbox, and Shropshire council where he, like Louise, was one of the people bringing their innovative website to life.
Matthew is mySociety’s 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.
Struan joined mySociety in May 2011 and has worked on TheyWorkForYou, FixMyStreet and the website and iPhone app for Channel 4’s Great British Property Scandal series. Before mySociety he had 12 years of experience as a developer working on products ranging from SMS football score delivery to in-browser software training.
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 mySociety 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 mySociety’s 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 mySociety 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 Project 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 mySociety in 2021 on the SocietyWorks team: “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 and its originator 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?