Meet The Team

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Georgia Arnold

Executive Director and Founder

Georgia is the Foundation's Executive Director, and is responsible for leading the entire team and driving all elements of the Foundation's operations, including content production, grant giving, fundraising and partnerships. She is also Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for MTV Networks International, where she develops and implements social initiatives across MTV's broad range of channels.

Sara Piot

Deputy Executive Director

Sara’s been working with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation since 2003. She’s responsible for our grant-giving programme, overseeing everything from selecting grantees to managing and fulfilling our grants. She also works closely on all the legal, financial and governance aspects of the Foundation.

Chloe Musgrave

Fundraising and Events Manager

Chloe works in the Strategic Partnerships team, with a particular focus on fundraising events and activities. She came to the team in January 2012 after working at the Quintessentially Foundation supporting global health and education projects, where she raised over £1 million for good causes.

Mario Christodoulou

Partnerships and Communications Manager

Mario is responsible for securing grants from trusts and foundations and communicating the impact MTV Staying Alive's work to a wider audience. Before joining the team, Mario was an Editor at The Lancet medical journal and founded and hosted The Lancet News podcast.

Wouter Van Dongen

Grants Coodinator

Wouter joined the team in 2013 and is responsible for managing the projects the foundation support. He is involved in the selection of new grants, providing on-going support to projects and helps to communicate their impact to the broader audience.

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Julie Allen

Creative Director

Julie joined us in 2006 from the BBC, where she looked after a variety of interactive dramas and entertainment projects. At the Staying Alive Foundation she leads all things creative – from show concepts, to creative fundraising initiatives and creative media partnerships.

Beth Garrod

Director

Beth joined the team in 2013, bringing a background of over ten years producing youth TV, online and radio content for global brands. As a teen author with a passion for pro-social, she helps strategically steer and oversee international campaigns and content.

Jack Okell

Marketing and Programming Coordinator

Jack joined us in 2012, and he’s now responsible for marketing and distribution, making sure that the great content our team makes gets seen by people all around the world. This work includes programming, blogs and promotional spots.