Sophy Kershaw
Communications specialist Sophy has 30 years’ experience in publishing.

From her first job as a copywriter at Oxford University Press, to her latest as Publishing Manager at Overseas Development Institute, she has commissioned, written and edited literally millions of words. After 10 years in magazine publishing, Sophy decided to take a career break. After gaining a National Certificate at Merrist Wood, Sophy spent a year volunteering at the Chelsea Physic Garden. 'It was a wonderful period of learning and healing,’ she says.

It was a wonderful period of learning and healing.

For the past 15 years she has been working for leading charities including Shelter and Christian Aid, as a writer and editor. But that interest in Thrive endured, and at last she has the time to get involved.