Who we are

Leaders Unlocked enables young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice and elsewhere, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.

  • Rose Dowling

    Chief Executive

    Rose is the CEO and founder of Leaders Unlocked. Over the past 15 years, Rose has set up a range of initiatives to enable young people to become proactive, confident change leaders making a difference to the issues that matter to them. As CEO, Rose is responsible for our driving our vision and strategy.

  • Alev Zahir

    Senior Manager

    Within the education sector, Alev empowers students to play a leadership role and take action on social issues. Drawing on her background in education, consultancy, and project management, Alev leads programmes and partnerships, as well as being a vital member of our Executive Team.

  • Kaytea Budd-Brophy

    Senior Manager

    An experienced educator with 20+ years working in challenging environments, Kaytea leads on the Youth Commission for Leaders Unlocked, working with PCCs and police forces around the country. Kaytea manages our team of regional coordinators, and is a key member of our Executive Team.

  • Ali Roberts

    Regional Project Manager

    Ali leads our Youth Commissions in Cheshire and North Wales, giving young people in these regions a chance to influence policing and crime prevention in their areas. Ali’s guidance and encouragement means members have remained engaged in the long-term, and have grown in skills and confidence.

  • Gabrielle Jones

    Project Coordinator

    Gabrielle coordinates two important projects for us in the Nottinghamshire region – the Youth Commission and MH:2K. Gabby started as a volunteer on the Youth Commission in 2015 and since then she has progressed to become a well-respected leader in her region.

  • Anna Crump

    Project Coordinator

    Working on our pioneering projects in the Health and Wellbeing sector,  Anna facilitates workshops and develops communication skills in young leaders around the country. Anna’s natural ability to help others recognise their own strengths has been an invaluable part of our work.

  • Khadijah Murchison

    Criminal Justice Facilitator

    Khadijah supports us to deliver innovative projects in criminal justice.  Khadijah has been instrumental in our work with Barrow Cadbury Trust to give young adults a stronger voice on justice policy. She is currently developing a team of young leaders within Werrington Young Offenders Institute.

  • Jayne Morgan

    Non-Executive Director

    As non-executive director, Jayne shares her expertise of the further education sector, learner involvement systems and widening participation of under-represented groups. Jayne is a senior quality manager at a large Further Education college in South East London.

  • Chris Paouros

    Non-Executive Director

    As non-executive director, Chris brings considerable expertise in finance, legal, HR and campaigning.  Chris is a highly strategic and commercially astute leader with 20 years of experience in start-ups, SMEs and charities.  


"Leaders Unlocked always makes you feel like the best version of yourself. The clue's in the name - it helps you unlock the best version of yourself. Everyone’s got the same goal and it’s to help each other and to make a change."