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Our Team
City Gateway is made up of talented and dedicated people, passionate about serving communities most impacted by social and economic inequality. Every member of our team, whatever their role, is central to seeing this vision realised.
Executive Team
David Wesson
‘My job is to work alongside and develop our fantastic team and to help make a real difference for those we serve.’ David trained at Arthur Andersen and learned how to do business at Virgin, where he was Trading Director at Virgin Retail. David worked in the commercial sector for 25 years before moving to City Gateway to help us realise a London where everyone reaches their full potential, no matter the place they start.
Polly Hughes
Development Director
‘Together with my team I help partners build a connection with our work and the people we serve. We then get to tell the amazing story of what happens next’. With a background in events and major gifts fundraising, Polly oversees our Fundraising, Partnerships, Outreach and Marketing having previously worked for charities including Tearfund and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Not afraid of a challenge – Polly is running the London Marathon this year for City Gateway.
Rebecca Butterworth
Impact Director
‘My role at City Gateway is about ensuring our programmes are delivering sustainable impact for the communities we serve. In practice, I work with our delivery teams to define and refine “what good looks like” and hold us accountable to this benchmark through rigorous data analysis. Continuous improvement is at the heart of my role and I work with the team to drive this into our delivery. I also lead on our apprenticeship programme, a vital component in delivering our impact.’ Having been at City Gateway for over 3 years, Becs has been instrumental in developing our services and building our team.
Hannah Pilkington
Director of Family Programmes
‘As Director of Family Programmes my role is to support an outstanding staff team to serve the women, children and families in our local community – our aim is to partner with our service users to support them to reach their full potential and become beacons of change for their wider families and communities’. While Hannah's first role was in the corporate sector, she has now spent eight years working in the charity sector in various roles from fundraising and events management to project development. Hannah grew up in Tower Hamlets and is actively involved in the local community. She lives in the borough with her husband and daughter. Whilst on maternity leave Rebecca Butterworth will be overseeing Family Programmes.
Our Trustees