Meet the Team

Editorial

Richard Addis — Chairman & Editor in Chief

Richard was Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Executive Editor of the Daily Mail, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Express, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail of Canada and Weekend Editor of the Financial Times. He then launched his own consultancy advising media groups in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East before launching The Day in 2011. In 2009 he wrote an award-winning book on the financial crisis with Stephen Green of HSBC.

Amy Fox — Deputy Editor

Amy’s journalism career began in the back rooms of her university union, where she eventually rose to be editor-in-chief of her student newspaper. She spent a couple of years learning to knit at a crafts magazine before moving to the big city, and she is delighted to be covering such a wide range of stories for The Day. She especially loves anything about science, feminism or Taylor Swift. Her spare time is spent roaming the streets of London in search of the perfect brunch.

Katherine Chafin — US Editor

Katherine's interest in storytelling and education developed while studying architecture. After teaching at her alma mater, and working in communications for various startups, she's now a happy member of The Day USA team. A proud resident of Brooklyn, NY, despite her love of wearing sneakers without socks, every fall she's the one hoping this coming winter will be the snowiest one yet.

Tutu Tyutyunnik — Creative Director

Originally from Siberia, where bears unicycle and people swim in frozen lakes, Tutu came to the UK in 2008. She creates all the illustrations and design for The Day, draws the daily cartoon Short Epics, and climbs mountains.

Alex Dudok de Wit — Writer

After interning for a range of magazines in Paris and Tokyo, Alex returned to London to work as an editor at Time Out. Taking some time out to focus on his writing, he ended up in the offices of The Day — and never left. He is passionate about cinema, Japan, and above all Japanese cinema. Aside from journalism, he also programmes the odd (in both senses of the word) film screening in London.

Richard Foord — Writer

Richard spent most of his university days scribbling away, whether as deputy editor at The Oxford Student newspaper, or contributing to student magazines. After a year spent studying Renaissance literature, and brief spell in documentary distribution, Richard found his way back into journalism at The Day where he loves writing about international affairs, literature, and cricket (or preferably a combination of the three). Time not writing is mostly spent planning camping trips.

Toby Maxtone-Smith — Writer

The youngest member of the team, Toby’s journalism career started by reviewing school plays and co-editing the school magazine. He worked for a variety of websites and publications before joining The Day at the start of 2015. He loves writing about politics, history and sport, and in his spare time can be found roaming around England by train following the football clubs of Brentford and Chelsea respectively.

Jim Heppell — Copy editor

Jim was fortunate enough to learn Greek and Latin at school — before it went out of fashion — and study Classics at university. Since no professional football team snapped him up, he later became an accountant working in financial departments. He is now happy to be checking The Day’s output before you read it. His greatest love, outside the family: literature and affairs current and historical. With three sons, a favourite book is Lord of the Flies.

Publishing

Sam Austen — Commercial Director

Sam enjoyed a fast track career in the heady world of magazine advertising at IPC Media for 15 years working across household names such as Woman’s Weekly, Now and Look. She swapped the power suits and long lunches for wellies and picnics to bring up her two very energetic young boys. Sam is incredibly passionate about ensuring all subscribing schools maximise their use of The Day and incorporate its wealth of resources fully into the school curriculum.

Anne Wettern — Finance Director

Anne trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in London, and after qualifying joined the multinational Brooke Bond Group. She once worked in Tanzania for their tea estate company, where part of her duties involved a machine gun escort to collect the cash for a payroll for 500 workers. Despite the excitement of the multinational world, Anne was drawn to the broader commercial involvement offered by smaller companies, and now works as The Day's Finance Director.

Bobby Jack — Head of Technology

With over a decade of experience in online development, Bobby has worked for the charity Save the Children and the international publisher, John Wiley & Sons. He is descended from two generations of headteachers, so his career path was decided at an early age: anything but teaching!

Bethan Williams — Commercial Manager

Bethan enjoyed education so much that she stayed in university for as long as possible. When she finally had to leave, she joined The Day three hours after handing in her MA dissertation. She loves introducing new schools to The Day and making sure that as many people as possible know about the great work that we do. In her spare time, she is a retired rugby player who enjoys cooking and being very Welsh. Her dream in life is to own a basset hound called Shirley Bassey.

Catherine Vale — School Support Manager

Catherine has been a part of The Day and The Day Explorer teams since February 2017, working closely with our subscribing schools to help them really make the most of the service. She began her career working as a travel writer in Paris, and later headed back to the classroom to complete an MA in journalism. She drinks a lot of tea, and has spent recent weeks petitioning her colleagues for an office dog.

Ollie Bazeley — Education Team

Ollie joined The Day as part of the education team after finishing his degree in French and German. His spare time is mostly spent in a pub in south east London, but he is also a capable musician, playing piano, clarinet and saxophone. His favourite things include dogs, compassion and sugar — in no particular order. He has always believed that opening the minds of young people is instrumental in making social change, so he is very excited to be working for The Day.

Alex Gilbert — Education Team

After completing his degree in Journalism and English Language, Alex spent a year completing an internship in a small production company based in South West London. After doing some travelling around Europe and America, he joined The Day in 2018 as part of the Education Team. In his spare time Alex likes to write, watch football and play video games.

Lisa Mudzikisi — Education Team

Originally from Zimbabwe, Lisa's family have always instilled in her the importance of education. After obtaining her degree in Biological sciences, she sought to find an environment which worked to develop the wider community. Her journey has led her to The Day where she has found a home and some passionate compadres. Her spare time is spent picking up (and possibly reading) good books, watching live music, cooking, and best of all eating.

Katie Braithwaite — Customer Champion, The Day Explorer

Katie spent a year teaching History in a country boarding school, before joining The Day in September 2017. An avid traveller, she is never happier than when outdoors with a rucksack — her latest adventure took her trekking in Colombia. When not on a different continent, she follows her passion for music by singing and playing the cello. To relax, she loves to unwind with a good book and a cuddle with the world’s greatest cat: Teeny TigerLily.

Sophie Cattell — Office Manager

After travelling the world and spending some time as an office manager at an estate agent, Sophie and a friend struck out on their own to set up a handmade upholstery company, Wittle Design. Now she also spends two days a week organizing the offices at The Day, making sure it is kept in full supply of coffee and fresh flowers. She enjoys tennis, skiing, and cooking exciting food inspired by the great Ottolenghi.