Head of Business Incubation

David Crump

David leads our team of business coaches and trainers. He designs our in-house programme of business support and one-to-one coaching and leads Cockpit’s international consultancy service.

Business Incubation Programme Manager

Madeleine Furness

A trained coach, Madeleine plans and delivers our business development programmes and provides one-to-one coaching for studio holders.

Head of Marketing & Digital

Ashley Gerling

Ashley oversees all marketing and communications efforts at Cockpit, working closely with makers to share their unique stories and processes.

Financial Controller

Hugo Godfrey

Financial Controller at Cockpit since 2004, Hugo is a qualified accountant and is responsible for all areas of the organisation’s financial management.

Studio Manager Deptford

Beckie Kingman

Beckie is the friendly face of Cockpit Studios Deptford – managing the studios and office facilities and handling the application process.

Studio Manager Bloomsbury

Adrian Lee

A practising artist and co-founder of contemporary art website Artvehicle, Adrian is the friendly face of Cockpit Studios Bloomsbury.

Head of Development

Sandie Mattioli

Sandie leads our fundraising, including managing our Supporters’ scheme, stewarding trusts and foundations, and running events, venue hire and private tours.

Head of Operations

Fabienne O’Neill

Fabienne leads on all aspects of business operations, including both operational and HR functions, in addition to property management, commercial development, future development and strategy.

Events & Admin Assistant

Sarah Odong

Sarah oversees venue hire and private tours as well as providing support for various events at Cockpit.

Open Studios Manager

Shital Pattani

Shital joined Cockpit in 2013 and manages the Open Studios events across both sites. Working closely with makers to showcase the excellence in their craft and at the same time, create an enjoyable experience for visitors.

Awards & Admissions Administrator

Greta Rilletti-Zaltieri

Greta oversees all awards and admissions at Cockpit, with a focus on increasing the organisation’s diversity, inclusivity and accessibility.

Programme Coordinator

Emma Sims

Emma coordinates Cockpit’s business development programmes, supporting makers to establish and grow their practices. Drawing on her background in energy, Emma is also Cockpit’s Green Champion.

Youth & Community Producer

Chris Webb

Chris oversees Cockpit’s youth and community engagement programmes. Before joining Cockpit, Chris led learning and engagement work for Crafts Council, Barbican, UCL Museums.


Chair of Trustees

Davina Mallinckrodt

Long-standing supporter of craft and makers, Davina is a senior brand strategist, collaborating with many of the most successful international design companies, designers and architects.


Bill Amberg

One of the most respected names in contemporary British leathercraft, Bill’s work in architecture and interiors over the last 30 years has grown in parallel with his iconic bag designs.


Nishita Dewan

Director of CollaboratEQ, Nishita transforms organisations into collaborative trusted networks, supporting clients to design future-ready organisations.


Lee Gage

Lee Gage is solicitor with broad commercial, data protection and intellectual property law experience, having worked with creative businesses in many sectors, most notably in the retail fashion.


Patricia Godfrey

An aspiring jeweller, Patricia retired from a 25-year career as a partner in international law to focus on extending her portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles.


Clarissa Hulse

Cockpit Alumna, Clarissa has built her textile brand into one the most respected in the UK. She has also worked as a visiting lecturer at Brighton University and consults on design licensing.

Cockpit Trustee Pablo LLoyd OBE


Pablo Lloyd OBE

Pablo is a serial entrepreneur who has built ground-breaking organisations in the education sector and now focuses on support for business start-ups.


David Moore

Prominent figure and creative force in the hospitality industry, David founded Michelin starred restaurant Pied à Terre in 1991. He is now a passionate consultant, regular fixture on TV and radio, and mentor for young chefs.


Mehul Nathwani

Mehul is a business change and management consulting leader, helping shape organisations’ investment agendas and delivering innovative solutions from first ideas to final delivery.


Sarah Samuel

Specialist in sustainable development and public policy, Sarah leads the delivery of complex multi-million-pound projects to help organisations deliver transformative change.

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