Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Lorraine Briffitt

CEO

Lorraine has worked in Reading for almost 20 years, in roles ranging from one-to-one contact with complex client groups, to management and directorship of teams and projects.ย  At Connect Reading, she brings her network of relationships and connections to help build Connect Reading’s positive impact on the Greater Reading area.ย  Lorraine is also the Chair of Reading City of Sanctuary, a Board Trustee of Beyond the Streets and a Community Advisor to the Thames Valley Police for the Reading area.

Jed Roylance

Comms & Events Manager

Headshot of Jed

Jed graduated from university last year, where he got involved with various societies to help with the smooth running of events and videos done throughout the years. He also has a background in customer service which has helped his teamwork as well as his ability to support and connect with others. He enjoys playing trombone, listening to a wide range of music, and organising long walks across the country.

Daanish Afzal

Operations Coordinator

Daanish calls Reading home, having lived here his entire life. He joined the Connect Reading team at the end of June. Before coming to us he completed an apprenticeship at American Airlines. It was whilst he was there that he received recognition for his hard work when he received the Above & Beyond badge. He is also an associate at a charity in Pakistan that supports orphans, offering housing and employment opportunities.

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