Mark Hobbs
CEO


Why RH?
RH was born out of a desire to create a space for young people to be encouraged, believed in and crucially to take the lead on projects and influence their generation.  Having worked with young people for nearly 20 years I have learnt the key to quality youth engagement is to support, inspire and develop them as leaders and give them the space and opportunity to raise up the next generation.  The truth is they are the key.  We lay the foundation but they build the house.  And nothing leaves me more excited than watching a young person stepping out as a leader and inspiring someone else. 

Random Fact
I’ve eaten a portion of KFC chips in one mouthful.

What would be your superhero power?
Create water

Rebecca Harding

Fundraising Manager

Why RH?
When I joined the team fresh out of uni, it was great to join a workplace where even if you’re young and inexperienced, your input is really valued and you’re trusted to run with new ideas. Everyone at Reaching Higher just genuinely wants to make the world a better a place for young people. Because there’s a lot of energy and creativity in the team, it’s the kind of place where you can really see and feel the changes being made.

Random Fact
I am a twin!

What would be your superhero power?
Being able to speak and understand all languages would be really cool!

Bukola Garry

Operations Manager

Why RH?
I have always believed in championing young people and giving them a platform to soar. RH does this and so much more. RH aims to create pathways and opportunities that will help young people see a future full or possibility and most importantly we have SO MUCH FUN doing it!!! 

Random Fact
I can wiggle my second toe

What would be your superhero power? 
Teleportation

Jordan Ignatius
Engagement Manager

Why RH?
I first experienced Reaching Higher as a young person and began to volunteer in schools. It was then that I realised that young people are the very heart of the organisation. Not only this but the desires of young people have shaped what we do as an organisation and being young people led is incredibly important to me as member of the team. Reaching Higher believes in a youth centred approach in the way in which it works and as result this is why I choose Reaching Higher as my place of work.

Random Fact
I can walk on my hands ;)

What would be your superhero power?
Teleportation

Bryan Nzinga
Head of Reaching Higher Football Academy

Why RH?
The sense of togetherness, the people and freedom to express yourself within your role. I mainly wanted to join Reaching Higher because of their core values of the organisation; compassion, excellence, trust, simplicity and innovation. I felt that I would have the ability to excel with these principles in place.

Random Fact
I fractured my hip during a regional athletic 4x100m relay race.

What would be your superhero power?
Wolverine

Cathryn Jackson

Project Manager

Why RH?
I almost feel like I was born here! Some of the team members have known me since I was 7. So it feels good to finally begin to give back to the organisation that helped make me who I am today. I love young people and I can't wait to continue raising leaders.

Random Fact
Some of the staff here have known me since I was 7 years old. I am 22 now lol!

What would be your superhero power?
Being invisible - sometimes you just don't want to be seen !