Founders

The Dot Project founders are Annie and Catherine.  Our complementary skill sets and experience offer a breadth of experience across the private and public sectors and a shared responsibility to increase purpose through technology to strengthen organisations and human connections.  People first.

Catherine Ainsworth

Catherine Ainsworth

Founder

Catherine has a background in international development and specialist expertise in developing and delivering digital strategy and solutions in large international projects with complex user needs. As an experienced project designer, Catherine has proven experience in leading effective programme cycle management, grants and contract management, donor liaison and information management within the United Nations, non-governmental organisations the private sector. Catherine is skilled in working with organisations to align digital strategy to the organisational mission and vision.  Contact Cat cat@thedotproject.co

Annie Legge

Annie Legge

Founder

Annie has worked in the tech sector in for over 20 years across a variety of sectors within digital agencies, large multinational corporations, SME's and not-for-profit organisations, both in the UK and internationally. Skilled across research, business analysis, digital strategy, programme delivery, events and training, Annie ensures digital decisions are driven by stakeholder needs and managing culture change to support sustainable implementation. Annie loves to build connections and relationships with a sense of neutrality and empathy to grow the conversation. Contact Annie annie@thedotproject.co

Associates

The Dot Project Associates are a team of specialists who co-create our unique approach and are involved with the delivery of our projects.  We also have a wider network of freelancers and organisations to support specific project needs.

Debbie Forster

Debbie Forster

Associate

Debbie has worked extensively across the public, private and third sector for over 20 years, leading a range of SME and start-up organisations.  She has an established reputation in digital, education,  innovation and staff development. Formerly Co CEO of Apps for Good, she grew this award-winning start-up charity to reach 75,000 young people (50% female) in just 5 years. She received an MBE in January 2017 for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development.  WISE named her Woman of the Year for 2016 and Computer Weekly has consistently named her as one of the "25 Most Influential Women in UK IT" since 2014.  Debbie is an executive coach and freelancer, and is a director or advisor to a range of third sector organisations.

Rosie Walford

Rosie Walford

Associate

Rosie is a leadership coach and facilitator who helps people find their vision for positive impact, and align in creative collaboration. Formerly Strategic Planning Director in a London advertising agency, Rosie loves to draw out the essence of an organisation’s contemporary purpose. Her interests in lateral thinking and whole-system collaboration led her to develop innovation hubs worldwide. Unfulfilled by generating ideas for ever more soap powder and cars, she transferred her skills to social and environmental organisations like Friends of the Earth and Comic Relief. Through The Big Stretch Rosie's way of coaching uses time in nature to help people pinpoint their social and environmental potential, and to develop ideas for implementing regenerative change through their skills and sectors. A highly experiential facilitator, Rosie works with individuals at points of transition, in social enterprise incubators, leadership programmes and leadership teams.

Dorothy Atcheson

Dorothy Atcheson

Associate

Dorothy is a leadership coach, a team coach and a coaching supervisor with more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications for both the private and public sector. She has been leading teams and coaching and mentoring individuals in leadership and communications for many years - in the UK and internationally. Her clients are often driven achievers in the creative industries, spanning NGOs and charities, commercial companies, government organisations and cultural institutions. Dorothy is specially trained and certified in organisation and relationship systems coaching (ORSC) with CRR Global. Through systems coaching and facilitation, she helps her clients navigate the challenges of the wider organisational and relationship systems they are part of, developing people, and contributing toward more effective relationships and communication between them, and in the workplace. She works with individuals, partnerships, teams and groups in everything from managing and communicating change and aligning around values and vision to handling diversity and resolving conflicts. Her particular areas of interest include enhancing confidence, self- awareness and impact, improving communication and relationship skills and building resilience in times of stress or change.

Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris

Associate

Hannah is an experienced UX architect with a background in digital marketing and communications within the international development and sustainability sector. Hannah worked with Fairtrade for many years where she worked in Kenya managing a digital strategy to improve producers access to markets through the development of a web based profile database - open for traders to search. Whilst in Kenya she also worked for an educational media company developing digital tools to help farmers gain access to agricultural price information and knowledge. More recently Hannah has undertaken a Masters degree in Social Psychology at LSE to build on her qualitative and quantitative research skills in support of her career within UX.