Team 2020-08-11T16:48:00+01:00


We are a small and perfectly formed team of passionate individuals, all bringing different expertise to make the coffee magic happen.
EveCEO & Founder
Eve has worked for 15 years in the voluntary sector across education, youth employment and social inclusion programmes. She believes everyone should be supported into meaningful employment. Her coffee of choice, a V60 from Ozone Coffee Roasters – the first people to believe in WG’s mission.
SonjaManaging Director
Sonja comes from a multi-faceted background in management consulting, commodities trading and most recently took a retail specialty coffee brand from concept to full operations in Singapore and London. She is passionate about supporting women and working mothers in the coffee industry and won’t start her day without a flat white.
DarshikaSenior Marketing & Partnerships Manager
Darshika has over ten years of omnichannel marketing, advertising and digital project management experience across Australia and the UK. She thrives on helping people cultivate their own confidence and independence whilst learning new skills in coffee. Off-duty, Darshika enjoys an oat flat white whilst seeking sustainable travel destinations and delicious new cuisines.
MelissaProgramme Manager
Melissa has spent the past ten years working in both the specialty food and hospitality industry and the nonprofit sector, where she focused on education programming with immigrant, BAME and marginalised communities. When she’s not at work she is baking, reading, or live figure drawing. Melissa enjoys sipping a single shot cappuccino when she’s not drinking matcha lattes.
AashifaBarista Trainer
Aashifa has over three years of experience in the coffee industry, she enjoys imparting knowledge, and curating exceptional coffee sensory experiences. When she is not brewing coffee she spends her time volunteering as a Girl Guide Leader and is ear-deep in podcasts. When it comes to coffee, Aashifa is partial to Colombian filters.
ClaireMarketing & Partnerships Coordinator
Claire studied journalism and has experience running social media for business. She believes education is the best way to empower someone. When Claire’s not at work, she loves to read and go for runs. She prefers tea to coffee, but will never turn down a filter.
KieranProgressions Adminsitrator
Kieran spent several years working in Italy for an education association, focussed on language teaching. His passion for education is matched only by his love for coffee, which has led him to firstly pursue it through his studies at university in the Netherlands, and later professionally as a barista. He can often be found sipping an espresso in the window of a coffee shop, with a film camera around his neck.
LindseyNon-Executive Chair
Lindsey is passionate about working with organisations that deliver on their promises. Lindsey co-founded the Homeless FA before joining Street League where she has been promoted to Director of Impact & Strategy. She can often be found enjoying a filter coffee while studying in London’s coffee shops as she’s an MBA candidate at CASS business school.
JamesNon-Executive Director
James was part of the team that brought Ozone Coffee to London. He is now Creative Director at Ozone Coffee UK / NZ and Hasbean. He came to specialty coffee through many years in hospitality, in the UK, Australia and NZ. James believes good coffee only exists within good hospitality, and enjoys creating environments that deliver on both.
MikeNon-Executive Director
Mike started his career in hospitality straight from school and has held various roles in the industry both operationally and in learning and development, including as a college lecturer and standards developer. Mike’s love of coffee really grew when he worked in New Zealand, training with the local roaster. He is currently making waves as the Apprenticeship Levy, Quality and Standards Manager at British Airways. Mikes favourite coffee is a simple Americano.
DanielNon-Executive Director
Daniel brings a deep understanding of both the operational and emotional relationship with specialty coffee to the table. Before joining as Opening Operations Director at Soho House & Co, he managed the wholesale operations at Caravan Restaurants. Developing the Caravan Coffee Roasters brand profile, managing clients, quality control as well as supporting training. He’s a passionate individual who naturally enjoys getting involved in coffee projects that help to improve the industry for both consumers and professionals.