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 is an APA Bronze Award-winning Sound Designer Producer and is 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!). 

James Norman-Fyfe

Head of Production

James is an award-winning audio obsessive with years of production and commissioning experience to his name. After a stint producing radio programming for millions of listeners with some of the UK’s most well-known broadcasters, he most recently sat in the senior leader team of a commissioning unit that delivered thousands of hours of audio, visual and social content every year. James now leads the audio production team at Mags – and away from work, he can be found completing a postgraduate politics degree in the evening or watching reality television shows set on super-yachts. 

Sumit Sharma


Since making the transition from Digital Marketing to Podcast Producer, Sumit has immersed himself in the world of audio. His love affair with the medium began 12 years ago when as a young whippersnapper, he interviewed music’s biggest stars. He is driven by creating content that can leave a legacy. When he’s not knee-deep in wav files, you can find him digging for vinyl records, producing music documentaries, or watching re-runs of The West Wing.

Charlotte Newing

Head of Commercial

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

Head of Marketing

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.

Ruth Prada

Content Manager

Ruth is our Content Manager – and she loves to find ways that different pieces of media can tell a story! Having a background in creating content for small businesses, she loves working within close-knit teams to bring out the best in them. Starting her own candle business in lockdown 1.0, you can usually find her making candles in her studio, or on the dance floor dancing to some trancey/techno beats.

Ryan Nile


Podcasts combine the two things Ryan loves most, real life stories and audio. Coming off the back of an extensive list production and songwriting credits in the music industry, Ryan discovered the storytelling power of podcasts in 2014 and fell in love with how stories can uniquely be told with a podcast. Never one to deny a creative calling, Ryan started his own podcast in 2018. Loving the more human side of the conversation, he stepped behind the mic to delve deeper into what makes a podcast resonate with so many. 

When not listening to ANOTHER Arsenal podcast (COYG!)…. Ryan focuses on his mission to ‘Amplify and Elevate’ the true potential in stories, ideas and people – to really make a positive shift in both audio and in life.

Rowena Henley

Producer & Development Producer

Rowena is a producer with an obsession for storytelling. Having first become hooked on podcasts in 2014 (thanks mainly to Serial and No Such Thing As A Fish), it took her eight years to make the leap from written journalism into audio. Rowena is an avid theatre-goer and a quiz show enthusiast. Her greatest passions in life include her cat Pearl, a perfectly poured Guinness, and Lao Gan Ma’s crispy chill oil.

Alice Homewood

Creative Producer

Alice has spent the last few years making radio documentaries and podcasts for the likes of Spotify, Parcast, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. Before moving into the audio world Alice wrote and directed TV commercials which taught her how to tell a story in thirty seconds, so producing a thirty-minute podcast feels downright luxurious. When she’s not working Alice can be found sitting in a pub garden, swimming in the sea or gardening really badly.

Laura Williams

Production Assistant

Laura’s love of audio began in a community radio station, where she co-hosted a weekly morning show that celebrated the power and influence of female pop music. Having had a few career twists and turns since then, she’s delighted to be leaping into an audio career in a team whose interests align with where her journey started – celebrating women. When not at work, Laura can usually be found cooking and/or eating pasta, or watching Bend It Like Beckham for the 4000th time.

Christy Callaway-Gale

Junior Producer

Christy started out making podcasts about academic research, finding that her background in languages and linguistics brought life to the waveforms on screen. Self-taught, she built her own small freelance practice in audio, while working in Communications teams learning how to reach different audiences. Christy is excited to move in-house and be part of a team she was inspired by at the International Women’s Podcast festival. When not wearing headphones, Christy can be found at a comedy event, trying (and failing) to finish writing a short story, or watching a film at the local community-owned cinema.

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…

Giulia Ciccolella

Marketing Executive

Giulia joined Mags after graduating from Goldsmiths University in 2021. As someone who has a huge interest in democratising the media industry and getting stories out that otherwise would not be heard, Giulia loves promoting a variety of podcasts as part of her role at Mags. Outside of her role, you can find Giulia working on ekō magazine, a creative platform for migrants that she founded whilst being at uni; or in her free time, Giulia loves to travel and go to music gigs.