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.

Sumit Sharma

Producer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…
 

Emma Williams

PR Executive

London born and raised, Emma has over 12 years of experience in PR, creative production and guest booking and has worked right across the entertainment sector from securing TV, print, radio & online coverage for the likes of Nile Rodgers, James Vincent McMorrow, Gabrielle & Steven Bartlett to handling creative production for Elle & Square Mile to campaign artwork for Barry M, Berghaus and Huawei. Emma offers high profile guest booking and research for TV shows and podcasts. She’s also an identical twin, they both share the same love for marmite, cats and fringes.