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Split Perspectivz CIC has a committed, passionate, skilled Board of Directors and we’d like to introduce them to you all now. 

Natalie Reeves Billing
Founder and Director

Natalie Reeves Billing is the author of 14 children’s books under various publishing imprints, a child mental health advocate, founder of Split Perspectivz CIC and an award-winning social business leader. She is a fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs and a Global Changemaker of the 2023 American Express Leadership Academy. Natalie regularly contributes to several online media outlets and has a regular column in the Liverpool Echo. Natalie hosts the regular literary feature, Liverpool Speaks, on Liverpool Live Radio. In 2023, she received a cross-party award for services to literacy by the Prime Minister. Natalie is currently working on a national inclusive innovation project called ‘The Animates’ encouraging children to be creative, to question and be curious, to generate ideas and problem-solve 

Jude Lennon
Founder and Director

Born in Southport, Jude spent 11 years living and teaching in London before settling back in Liverpool in 2011. Jude was an Early Years Teacher for 18 years, which complemented her love of all things creative, books and words. Since leaving teaching, Jude changed from a teacher who loved writing into an author who loved storytelling. Alongside her children’s books, Jude also has a writing club, called Pick Up Your Pen, which helps authors gain confidence in their writing craft. Jude collaborated with The Bobby Colleran Trust on their Slow Down For Bobby campaign after Bobby’s family asked Jude to help highlight the importance of road safety following their son’s death at the tender age of six. Jude is also a core member of the Liverpool Literacy Cycle, supporting Literacy across the Liverpool City Region. 

Alex Cousins
Director

Alex Cousins, Director at Connected Places Catapult, the UK's innovation accelerator for place and transport and Director at Alex Cousins Consulting, Non-exec Director at Biograd Foundation and ACC Liverpool and member of the economic board at Blackburn House recently collaborated with Natalie Reeves Billing to create 'Invention is for Everyone' books and resources, aimed at KS1& KS2  to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in our young.

Lisa Mitchell
Director

Lisa Mitchell is the Community Co-ordinator for Gateacre School, as well as a Drama Technician and freelance Stage Manager. Through this role, she has had the privilege of connecting with and serving diverse communities. Through her work with secondary school students, community groups and local primary schools she has been able to facilitate meaningful connections and exciting opportunities for individuals such as the creation of The BIG Little Library, a community bookshop based in Belle Vale where all the books are free! She believes in the profound impact of education and the arts in shaping our society. With a heart for community and a flair for creativity, she is excited to continue her journey with Split Perspectivz CIC, using both education and theatre to inspire and uplift those around her.

John Sacker
Director

John, born in Liverpool, was until recently a senior Police Officer having a strong sense of public duty and ‘doing the right thing’. Though predominately a front line Officer he spent time on secondment to the DfE and CAMHS, supporting young people at risk of crime. During this time he won awards for service to young people from external organisations and his work extended to collaborative projects with the New Zealand Police Service introducing Restorative Justice into education and the community. This resulted in a commendation of his work by the Constable and Police Minister. 

 

In 2015 John was appointed the strategic lead for Community Engagement in Merseyside Police. His broad portfolio of work included Community Cohesion, Hate Crime, Equality and Inclusion, Prince’s Trust and Children & Young People force-wide. His hard work and dedication saw him rewarded internally with Police Leader of the Year and Police Officer of the Year in three successive years. Externally, he was awarded numerous awards from third-sector organisations and national LGBT+ bodies. John retired in November 2022 as a Police Chief Inspector completing his secondment to His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Service. 

Outside of policing he is a Director at Everton Free School and 6th Form Football Academy, as well as a Board member of North West Remembering Srebrenica. He achieved recognition through the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. A member of Liverpool County FA Equality and Inclusion panel and Advisor to SAVERA UK, supporting people at risk of Honour-Based Abuse, FGM, Forced Marriage and Harmful Practices. 

Geoff Stevenson
Director

Geoff has 20 years of experience with the Social Enterprise model of working – creating social impact in communities, primarily with individuals farthest from the labour market: long-term unemployed, suffering depression, neuro-diverse, learning difficulties, marginalised communities, and the elderly living in isolation. 

More recently, he has been working with prison leavers – delivering self-employment programmes. Having made several visits to a large prison in North Wales, he has been working with prison leavers who want to gain respect and another choice rather than being shoe-horned into any old job. Many want to work for themselves.  

He is passionate about the circular economy – re-furbish, use, re-purpose, not landfill. 

Daniel Turner
Director

Daniel is a multi-disciplined designer and artist from Liverpool, who has been working within the creative industries and education for 23 years. With a background in graphic design, post-production, interactive and immersive arts he has been involved in a broad spectrum of projects across various sectors. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in the Media department at Liverpool John Moores University, teaching post-production, project management, immersive and interactive design. Alongside his work for Split Perspectivz, Daniel is working towards completing his PhD and is part of the arts collective Friend or Foe – www.friend-or-foe.info He is passionate about people having the confidence to experiment with storytelling and express themselves freely. Specifically, delivering the skills and knowledge needed so that people can have creative agency in a world that is increasingly dominated by technology.

Adam Randall
Advisor

Adam Randall co-founded Neutral Digital in 2012 with a vision of creating a unique multi-disciplinary creative agency that produces intelligent creative solutions across multiple platforms and mediums for clients in aviation, property development, architecture and arts. Under his leadership, Neutral Digital has been the recipient of multiple awards and has established itself as a global leader within VR. Adam is an Advisor to Split Perspectivz, helping steer the company's digital and technological strategies.  

Adam Birch
Director

Adam is a passionate advocate for the arts, with a proven track record of creating meaningful partnerships that benefit the communities around us. As Sales and Development Manager at the Liverpool Empire Theatre and Ambassador Theatre Group, Adam fosters connections with businesses across the Liverpool City Region, seeking solutions and crafting valuable partnerships that enrich the region and its people.

 

Adam's passion for theatre extends beyond his professional endeavours. Driven by a strong belief in the transformative power of the arts and education within children and young adults, he has joined Split Perspectivz CIC, where he tirelessly works to expand access to theatre and education for communities across the North West.

 

Through his commitment to providing enriching opportunities , Adam aims to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive landscape that empowers individuals and communities, fostering creativity, expression, and personal growth.

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