Meet the Team


Gianluca Rizzo

BID Director

Gianluca is a Place Management specialist with extensive experience in the BID industry. He holds a MSc in Geography from…

gianluca.rizzo@brixtonbid.co.uk

Reece Simwogerere

Projects Lead

Reece has a background in youth work and a keen interest in public realm improvement. Reece started as an apprentice…

reece.simwogerere@brixtonbid.co.uk

Chantel Facey

Office Administrator

Chantel is the Office Administrator for the team and has a background in Finance and Recruitment. She supports the BID…

Chantel.Facey@brixtonbid.co.uk

Jessica Dyer

Marketing & Communications Lead

Jessica has a degree in Sculpture and a masters in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College…

jessica.dyer@brixtonbid.co.uk

Rihánna Guthrie-Blake

Marketing & Communications Assistant

rihanna.guthrie-blake@brixtonbid.co.uk

Hannah Martello-White

Brixton Works

Hannah Martello is the Employment Relationship Manager for the Lambeth Improvement District’s new recruitment service. Hannah works directly with the…

hannah@brixtonbid.co.uk

Meet the Board


The Board consists of local business representatives who the BID appoints as Directors and who have voting powers. It is a balanced representation of business sectors and sizes to ensure all interests of our diverse community are served.

The Board nominates at least one Chairperson each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board is also assisted by invited Observers (no voting powers) who represent the Local Authority and other relevant organisations and Steering Groups who work with the Executive Team to deliver the business plan. They are made up of local business community representatives, stakeholders and are chaired by a Board Member.

Mo Youssef

Brixton Recreation Centre

better.org.uk/

Sophia Yates

Chair of Night-Time Economy Forum | Hootananny Brixton

hootanannybrixton.co.uk/

Charlie Watson

Chair of Distinctive Destination Steering Group | Jellyfish Pictures

jellyfishpictures.co.uk/

Gerald Vanderpuye

Impact Brixton

impactbrixton.com/

Enza Schifano

San Marino Brixton

sanmarinobrixton.com/

Hammant Patel-Villa

Chair of Enhanced Environment Steering Group | The Courtesan

thecourtesan.co.uk/

April Jackson

Three Little Birds

www.threelittlebirdsja.com/

Stuart Horwood

Brixton Market Traders Federation CIC

brixtonmarket.net/

Tim Gledstone

Squire & Partners

squireandpartners.com/

Stafford Geohagen

Healthy Eaters

healthyeaters.co.uk/

Jez Galaun

Brixton Brewery

brixtonbrewery.com/

Nigel Downs

O2 Academy

academymusicgroup.com/

Phil Dobree

Jellyfish Pictures

jellyfishpictures.co.uk/

Andrew Cribb

3Space International House

3space.org/

Xochitl Benjamin

Brixton Brewery

brixtonbrewery.com/

Cllr Mary Atkins

London Borough of Lambeth

lambeth.gov.uk/

Cllr Donatus Anyanwu

London Borough of Lambeth

lambeth.gov.uk/

Claire Alleguen

Transport for London

tfl.gov.uk/

Laverne Walker

Co-Chair of Brixton BID Board | Sackville Travel

sackvilletravel.com/

Elly Foster

Co-Chair of Brixton BID Board | Satay Bar | Nanban | Market House

sataybar.co.uk/