Anthony is the Financial Director at Active, as a young man Anthony had hoped for a career as a professional swimmer, unfortunately he stopped growing at the age of 16 and his sporting career hopes were cruelly dashed.
Showing his resilient nature Anthony decided to study hard go to university and somehow decided that accountancy was the way forward for him, mainly because height is not a determining factor in this field.
Jarrod looks after our Agency Relations team and he is always thinking up creative solutions and can be disappointed (grumpy) if he didn’t come up with the idea first! He is still a little hung up that he never won Manager’s Player in his youth playing football but on the plus side he bakes a mean pie!
Shalima Koroma brings a strong understanding of the media landscape to her role in Active. A combination of experience and friendly personality helps to fully support the Media Team and build relationships with our core Media Owner partners.
Outside of work, Shalima is always striving to exceed set targets by setting herself goals and smashing them! Her sense of fun and spontaneity encourages her to travel to new places, network with different people. She would like to try out fun challenges like Puppy Yoga, Axe Throwing and Sky Diving!
Shalima is filled with an equal ratio of enthusiasm and caffeine!
Justin joined the Media Team at Active with over 6 years barter experience at agencies.
He believes that meeting with external stakeholders and building strong relationships is key to the success of the business and will always go the extra mile to ensure all parties benefit from working with Active.
When not engrossed in the barter world he can often be found hacking around the golf course, or in the local pub giving his ‘expert’ opinion on all sports…
A human sponge for knowledge, David is an integral part of our Travel & Events team, always dreaming of new places to explore. When not busy administrating for the Travel team, he can usually be found playing hockey or on a table in an après bar – Prost!
Stacey is one of our longest serving members of the Media team with a fantastic memory for our historic barter deals. Stacey loves a process and isn’t afraid to suggest new ideas and mix things up, ensuring the Media team stays an efficient but fun team to be on.
Stacey’s favourite things used to be shopping / socialising / Las Vegas but recently times have changed and she’s happy to stay home and discuss Disney princesses with her daughter, Poppy
Lisa has brought her vast knowledge to Active from a career working in media agencies, which is why she is our Head of Agency. Lisa is keen to make a difference in how agencies work with Active by building and maintaining relationships. A North London native turned South London, she is an avid Saracens fan (Go SAARRIES!), although still struggles to understand all the rules. Fun Fact: Lisa has an extra rib.
Ellie feels richest when she is in the know. Her curious nature is the reason she is well suited on the Client Relations team; learning about different industries, discussing business needs and how they impact the economy.
Ellie is well known for her adventurous taste of holidays, she loves a good read and binges on documentaries.
Since starting at Active on the Media team, Georgia has been helping to ensure smooth day to day running and providing frequent temperature updates. We have also deemed her as the office Fire Warden so she keeps us safe from the unruly toaster.
Danielle joined Active in 2017, since joining Active she has moved across the Finance team from Accounts Receivable and promoted to Assistant Management Accountant in 2020.
When she isn’t reconciling the balance sheets, Danielle likes to spend her time with family and friends, especially when good food is included! She has a passion for Afrobeat concerts and jet setting round the world.
Joseph is the newest member of the client services team. He particularly enjoys working within a pressured and face paced environment. In his spare time you will find him with his friends sinking an Amstel in a local country pub. In the hotter months his other tipple of choice is a nice drink with a slice of fresh lime.
Perry is on our Media Team and is tasked with building relationships and trading Digital & Broadcast media plans for agencies with media owners. On the weekends he can usually be found with his head in his hands, watching his beloved West Ham United, or singing his heart out at a local Karaoke bar.
As Active’s longest serving member Caren has worked across all mediums and has an in-depth knowledge of barter and works in the Media team.
Caren has a very specific morning routine… At 9am she enjoys her tea in her specially designated office cup and saucer. At 11am she rallies her colleagues into “Coffee Club”. After she has ingested enough caffeine Caren is ready to face the world of media.
Caren’s motto in life is whatever you want to do, do it now as there are only so many tomorrows.
Nick joined Active Sydney in 2014 and transferred back to London in 2020. He has an established background across both agency and sales side in both markets, but really found his niche on joining the Active family. Nick is never happier than being on a plane – having ticked off 63 countries. He is a top 500 Padel player globally, and loves taking his paddle board along the coast in Dorset. He is a keen gardener and also has something of a penchant for patting all the dogs in his vicinity!
John looks after our Clients and the Client Relations team, he loves creating innovative solutions for that either use stock to fund business costs or drive new customer acquisition. His job is to make the complex world of corporate trade simple to understand and develop ideas that deliver real tangible value for all our partners.
Chris (affectionately known as Bingo) originally joined Active on a 3 month contract to look after our IT needs and is still looking after us 14 years later! Bingo really loves it when we have a problem with our iPhones (no he doesn’t).
Lydia has the difficult job of shepherding our Directors, ensuring they run on time and are where they are supposed to be. Lydia runs the office like a well-oiled machine, also has the ultimate responsibility as The Guardian of the Biscuits.
Kelly joined us at the start of 2019 to add her Travel & Events expertise. Kelly is such a fan of organisation, not only does she enjoying creating spreadsheets for Active, at home Kelly likes to spoil her family with household spreadsheets ensuring everything’s ship-shape from day to day.
Wayne joins us as Financial Controller and is a member of the guardians of the financial galaxy. He views the world in numbers and loves spreadsheets. A vengeful chess player and master tactician, Wayne always likes to be a few moves ahead.
Having discovered the infinite joy in more ‘Active’ activities, he is constantly thinking about the end game: how best to unlock value for our clients. Be aware that his kryptonite is donuts and never take coffee away from this caffeine dependent lifeform.
Wayne was promoted to the role of Head of Finance in 2021.
Neesha has been living the Barter dream since 2012. Having worked in our offices on the other side of the world in Australia, she moved to the less sunny shores of UK in 2015. She has since learnt not to use the words “Thongs” (Flip Flops) & “Pants” (Trousers) in her conversations.
Neesha is Head of Agency Relations and when she is not building strong relationships internally & externally, she keeps busy with her other passions of travel & fitness.
Chris works in the Media team and has gained a respected reputation in the media industry and at Active UK. A team player who is always happy help, particularly if you buy him a drink! Loves his sport and won’t have a bad word said about Arsenal.
Mark relishes the chance to spread ‘the joy of barter’ to fast growing businesses and help them on their way to the hallowed unicorn pastures of fame and fortune. The occasional triathlon and some windsurfing on the Suffolk coast balances his love of ale and puddings
Laura is our talented Head of Media. She has over 14 years’ experience and brings a level of enthusiasm and passion to the role rivalled by none. She endeavours to deliver the best results for her clients in an ever-evolving media landscape, helping our partners to Achieve More.
Good luck trying to keep up with Laura outside of work…From early morning spin classes, touring Europe and having recently started golf lessons, Laura is always on the go and got something to do! But Laura is happiest when relaxing with the family and her dog Harry- usually they can all be found in the local on a Sunday, promising to approach Monday feeling refreshed and energised for the week ahead
Pauline looks after our Marketing in the UK office and also has broader responsibilities internationally. She can usually be found behind a mountain of sneakers, gadgets or donuts. A fount of occasionally useful general knowledge, does not function well in extreme temperatures.
Amy is our Media Coordinator / Office DJ. Amy is our resident musical tastemaker always ensuring her colleagues are up to date with the ever-changing music industry whilst they ensure she’s up to date with the ever-changing media industry.
James brings his cheeky grin to the Client Team. From the first chirpy “Good Morning” of any given day to the emotional ebb and flow that comes with supporting West Ham, James brings his jovial and conscientious demeanour to work every day.
Born in Ireland, raised on a diet of OOH, rugby and Barry’s tea. Kieron is our Media Director, the man in charge of steering the juggernaut that is the UK Media Team. Passionate that we enable our media partners to always achieve more using our unique range of business solutions, or that they challenge us to meet their core requirements.
Wasim works on the Accounts Receivables team here at Active International.
From a young age Wasim has had a love for numbers (and Liverpool FC), he attended Kingston University achieving a 2:1 Honours in Accounting and Finance and is currently studying for a CIMA qualification.
Outside of work, Wasim loves spending time with his family and friends and of course talking about football.
Laura has worked in the Media industry for nearly 15 years and spent the first half of her career to the OOH sector, a medium close to her heart. Fortunately for us, she has dedicated the second half of her career to date to Active International.
As Head of Media, Laura passionately keeps up with the ever-evolving world of advertising and enjoys helping our clients to utilise Corporate Trade.
Although Laura is now a Mum to young daughter Isla, she can still be tempted into a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in the pub on a Friday!
Naomi Patel brings to Active her knowledge and experience from the radio industry. At Active, Naomi loves to contribute new ideas, support the team, and she especially enjoys building strong relationships with our partners by networking and socialising.
Naomi likes to be daring and step out of her comfort zone. She often indulges in globetrotting and visited 8 different countries last year including Hawaii where she swam with turtles and dolphins.
Sitting in the International Division Team, Dom is our VP of Programmatic. As resident MarTech geek, Dom supports Active’s client, agency and media teams across 14 markets in managing the complex programmatic ecosystem. Previous projects span from making the Queen a gin & tonic, to numerous failed rock/indie bands. He now spends his spare time traveling, gigging, and making music.
Alex joined Active International in January 2012 as Broadcast Trading Manager, continuing in this role for two and half years before moving into the commercial team to take up the Commercial Partnership Manager role. Previously, Alex worked on the broadcast team at Carat for over four years and in sales at ITV for two years. In 2018, Alex became Head of Client Relations.