Meet the Team


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.

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.


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.

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.