Meet the team

To email individual staff members please click on their photo, or for general enquiries, email

Luke Wilkinson

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Luke brings over 10 years of experience in youth work and management to his role at Citywise, as well as his passion to see people grow. Luke reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for leading and supporting the wonderful team of staff and volunteers.

Hana Bútorová

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Hana manages the Glasgow team and all of our local partnerships. With a passion for education and child psychology, Hana also oversees our curriculum development and is working towards her PhD researching character growth among children.

Naomi Woodcock

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Naomi manages the team in Manchester and all that we do in partnership with local schools and with families in the Citywise Centre. Naomi also oversees our communication, letting the world know just how brilliant Citywise is, and how easy it is to support us!

Richard Grey


As a chartered accountant Richard supports Citywise's Senior Leadership and Trustees with all things financial. Richard brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in the oil industry and as an academic at Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt universities.

Fr Joe Evans

Chaplain to Citywise

As one of the founders of our charity in 1994, Fr Joe is delighted to return recently as the Chaplain to Citywise. With many years of chaplaincy experience in London, Fr Joe’s role is to offer a space for our students, young people and families to ask life’s big (and little) questions.

Marcelle Samuels

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With a wealth of experience in Human Resources, Marcelle’s passion and training lies in mediation and conflict coaching. Marcelle offers the Citywise team and volunteers a space to talk over a cup of tea about issues she can bring her expertise to.