Meet the team

Read about the highly creative and hard-working team behind Kennedy’s products.

DIRECTORS

DEAN
BARBER

Managing Director
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DAISY
LI

Purchasing Director
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HARRY
FORD

Operations Director
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SOPHIE ROWLANDS

Licensing Director
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STEVE
BROWN

Finance Director
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DESIGN




HELEN
STREET

Creative Manager



LAILA
HILLS

Assistant Creative Manager

JESS
TARBARD

Lead Designer

REBECCA BARKER

Lead Designer

REBECCA HARRIS

Lead Designer



ASH HUTCHISON

Senior Designer
and Mental Health First Aider

GEORGI MALLETT

Senior Creative
Co-ordinator & Designer

JO
EYRE

Senior Designer

LA




LEAH AMESBURY

Senior Designer

LP




LISA
PAGE

Senior Designer



LAURA
VINCENT

Senior Designer

HI




HOLLY INGRAM

Designer

JESSICA COOLE

Designer

CAIT
COOKE

Designer

JS




JACK
SHEPHERD

Designer

JL




JULIE
LEUNG

Designer

HM




HAYLEY MOULSON

Gift Designer



JAMES WHITEHEAD

Junior Designer



DAISY WILKINSON

Junior Designer



AILBHE
NI CHAOIMH

Graduate Designer

EDITORIAL

FREYA GARDNER

Head of Editorial

SOPHIE PREWETT

Lead Editor and Proofreading Co-ordinator



ASH
ROSE

Editor

MADDIE HALLADAY

Editor

JESSICA
FORD

Editor

WILL SHERRINGTON

Editor



BECKY
TAYLOR

Editorial Assistant



HANNAH
NEWMAN-GREEN

Editorial Assistant

BUYING

STEPH
SEWELL

Head of Business Innovation

CHEN
CHANG

Toy Buyer

ILONA
JABLONSKI

Purchasing Administrator

FINANCE & ADMIN

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STACEY DILLWORTH

Accountant

JEN
NURSE

Office Administrator

STEVE BROWN

Finance Director

He may be the new kid on the block after joining Kennedy in May 2021, but Steve’s career as a qualified accountant spans more than a quarter of a century and has seen him working in the retail and publishing sectors. Steve stays informed of the financial climate and market trends to help create strategic plans for Kennedy’s future.  

Steve loves nothing more than watching a cricket match and is currently planning ways to escape from the reptiles that are taking over his home, thanks to his children.  

Sophie Rowlands 

Licensing Director

Creative and commercially minded, Sophie has overseen the growth of the Kennedy portfolio from 10 licences to over 30. Since joining the company in 2015, she has acquired an in-depth knowledge of pre-school, primary and pre-teen brands, building strong and strategic relationships with key licensors across these sectors.  

Sophie’s expertise within the industry is exceptional and she is passionate about bringing children their favourite licensed brands and characters in a magazine format. Away from the office, Sophie loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with her naughty sausage dog Wallace.  

Harry Ford 

Operations Director

Joining Kennedy in 2011 after leaving school, Harry’s drive and passion has seen him work his way up from Office Administrator to becoming Operations Director in 2019. Over the years Harry has helped to create a company strategy that is focused on growth, and he is very proud of the fun, educational magazines that the company continues to create. 

When he’s not achieving his goals at work, Harry is hoping to hit the back of the net on either the football or hockey pitch. A huge fan of Chelsea FC, he is still coming down from the excitement of them winning the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final. 

Daisy Li 

Purchasing Director

Move over Santa, because Daisy is an expert when it comes to finding the perfect gift for each title. Spending the last decade in the covermount team at Kennedy has given her the skills and contacts to ensure each publication stands out from the crowd.  

As a mother of two young boys, Daisy has the inside scoop on what children want from their favourite magazines. She loves seeing how little surprises can make a child’s day – it’s Daisy’s way of sprinkling a little bit of magic over the Kennedy publications.  

dean barber

Managing Director

With a career in publishing spanning more than 25 years, Dean has brought his passion for producing exciting, innovative, and customer-focused titles to Kennedy. He joined the company in April 2018 and his commitment, positivity, and occasionally humorous approach are infectious to those who work with him. 

Dean is a self-confessed sports fan, especially when it comes to his favourite team – Leicester City Football Club. He is, however, just as happy watching the thrills and spills of the F1 Grand Prix as he is playing a sedate game of golf.