Team

We’re creatives, problem-solvers, big-thinkers, do-ers and most of all, we believe in the power of audio to connect people. We work with empathy, kindness and ambition, and foster a company culture of feedback and development. Our team is the heart and soul of everything we do at Mags Creative. 

Hannah Russell

Co Founder

Hannah’s background is in tech startups, having worked in high-growth businesses in London and Berlin. She is passionately interested in business – in all its forms – and its power as a force for good. When she’s not pitching or formulating the Mags 5 year plan, Hannah can be found chasing after her 1 year old daughter, running, practising yoga and laughing whenever possible.

Faith Russell

Co Founder

A creative at heart and the yin to Hannah’s yang, Faith started out in TV development before working as a Talent Booker in TV and radio working with the likes of Joss Stone, Nile Rodgers and Ricky Wilson. After building her own PR and marketing client roster, Faith took the leap at the age of 26 when she founded Mags Creative with Hannah. Faith is a writer, box set binger (*with an imdb score over 8) and podcast lover… obviously!

Kit Milsom

Head of Audio

Kit has worked in the media industry for over fifteen years across television, music, live events, theatre and podcasts. He’s a keen advocate for creating the absolute best possible listener experience, combined with the desire to elevate important conversations and ideas. Kit’s love of audio production is followed only by his love for music, which he pursues in several bands that he performs with. You might catch him playing at a party near you (just don’t ask him to play Mr Brightside!). 

Megan Hill-Smith

Producer & Design Lead

Megan is our in-house design lead and a British Podcast Award nominated audio producer. Megan’s passion for audio began with a love of the fantastical and a childhood happily narrated by Stephen Fry. She now channels that creativity into everything she does both visually and in audio. She can often be located (in a rare moment of quiet) in the back of a yoga studio, on the football pitch playing midfield or out at a ‘big arty frolic’. 

Amber Bateman

Producer & Concept Lead

Conversation starter and multimedia fan of the podcasting kind, Amber has been finessing the art of small talk since making the transition from Environmental Geologist to Podcast Producer. Along the way, she’s worked as a mental health worker, customer service champ and now uses this intuitive ear when producing compelling audio. A committed vegan [citation needed] Amber’s on an unrelenting quest to find London’s best pizza. During lockdown, you could find Amber catching up on Real Housewives and developing her dance skills though numerous Tiktok trends.

Charlotte Newing

Partnership & Brand Lead

Charlotte first joined the company as an intern straight out of Bristol University, she then went on to work in Journalism and Publishing, before re-joining Mags as a fully-fledged team member. Charlotte works closely with potential clients and partners to make sure Mags delivers the best solution possible. She has a killer handle on the podcast industry landscape. Outside of work, Charlotte loves to settle into a Real Housewives marathon or head to the spin studio.

Alisha Dandridge

Marketing Lead

Alisha has a background in multi-channel marketing. Having previously worked for global fashion brands, she brings her industry knowledge to the audio world including brand marketing, strategic partnerships, and consumer engagement. When she’s not raising awareness, and growing listener figures for a number of podcast shows, Alisha can be found snapping model portraits on her 35mm film camera, going for long walks (preferably with a dog), and shopping for quirky jewellery.

Kelsey Bennett

Kelsey Bennett

Supervising Producer

Kelsey’s Scottish accent has been her bread and butter as she’s worked as a voiceover artist for the last decade. Podcasts pulled her in a few years ago and now she’s excited to be working on both sides of audio production. Nothing is more satisfying for her than kick starting a project and being the organiser! If she’s not plugged into some form of audio, you’ll probably find her roaming around her beloved Highlands, eyes glued to a tennis match or belting out the songs at a music festival with her pals.

Charles Tomlinson

Audio Engineer

A seasoned digital creative and experienced audio engineer with more than 10 years experience in digital production, Charles brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to each edit and recording. Time spent working with everyone from tiny tech startups to huge government agencies means Charles is happy working on any project, no matter the size or challenge! When he’s not setting up microphones or fiddling in Pro Tools he spends his time writing music, cycling and trying to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough…