Our Senior Leadership Team Coram Beanstalk is led by a collaborative Senior Leadership Team made up of people with decades worth of high-level experience from the private, public and charitable sector. Together, they manage our strategy, operations, income generation, communications and finances ensuring Coram Beanstalk is well placed to build a vibrant and sustainable reading community across the country. Amy Lewis Head of Coram Beanstalk (Interim) Amy has been working with Coram Beanstalk since 2011. Originally she trained in Primary Education and subsequently went on to take up leadership positions in the retail and voluntary sectors. As a child she was a 'torch under the covers' reader and still reads each night to escape and explore new worlds! As a parent to teenagers she knows the importance of children being confident readers and the benefit of individualised one-to-one attention. Amy is very proud to be heading up the Coram Beanstalk team and is committed to steering the organisation to help as many children as possible become readers for life. She's consistently in awe of the brilliant people we train who dedicate time to make a difference to the lives of children across the UK and of course the schools that recognise just how important one to one time is to children. Angela Fuggle Head of Programmes Angela's career has been firmly rooted within the voluntary sector, spending 15 years with the RNIB as Strategic Marketing Manager and proudly working on the digitisation of its flagship Talking Book Service. From here Angela founded an arts-based Community Interest Company. Angela's first memory is of standing in front of the enormous doors to a local library. The first book she remembers choosing to read was Eagle of the 9th by Rosemary Sutcliffe. Her career in the voluntary sector is built on the advantages that being a reader brings. Angela has spent the past decade working in various roles at Coram Beanstalk and has been pivotal in building on the excellence of their long-standing programme, as well as establishing additional programmes and multiple training products, therefore increasing the options for all those who care about how best to bring the advantages of being a reader to every child. Lindsay Fox Head of Support Services Lindsay has been with Coram Beanstalk since 2018. Previous to this, she has run a children and young people’s mental health charity and worked in other children and young people’s charities, social care, youth work, alternative education and, for many years, in youth justice with the most serious and persistent young offenders. Lindsay feels she has seen some of the most challenging end results of what may have started as a child beginning to struggle at school or not receive the support and care they needed. Lindsay now wants to focus on the early intervention, to stop children and young people finding themselves in similarly destructive and harmful situations. She believes being able to read effectively is fundamental to this, and that giving children fun, nurturing, literacy-based and dedicated one-to-one time at a young age is the best way for them to develop the skills needed to Read, Grow and Thrive.