Meet the Team

Get to know the team who make the Renaissance Foundation Programme happen!


Sat Singh

Sat is the CEO and founder of Renaissance Foundation and started the charity following his personal experiences in his youth. Consequently, Renaissance Foundation aims to support young people facing similar challenges. Before starting RF, Sat studied Art History at Goldsmiths College. Outside of his work with RF Sat is a passionate Arsenal fan and his favourite radio show is Desert Island Discs. He currently specialises in developing new partnerships for the charity and looking at its future strategy and development. 

FAVOURITE RF MOMENT: Meeting Richard Williams at Wimbledon in 2007!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix
Pure Garage, The Ministry of Sound
2001, Dr Dre


Corey Samuel

Corey has been working with Renaissance Foundation since 2011. He originally started as a Media Intern prior to studying Film and Broadcast Production at London Metropolitan University. He then joined the staff as the Media Manager in 2014. Since starting at RF, he has set up RF’s YouTube account, as well as co-creating the #MLK50 project. As well as working at Renaissance Foundation, Corey has worked at a glasses boutique in East London, a chocolate shop and factory, and in designer womenswear. His current specialism is expanding our content production and delivering workshops.

FAVOURITE RF MOMENT: Seeing Malala win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014!

Maggot Brain, Funkadelic
Malibu, Anderson .Paak
Leviathan, Mastodon


CLaire Arnott

Claire joined Renaissance Foundation in November 2018 after working in several charities, including NSPCC and Marie Curie.  She has been really inspired by the supporters she has met, as they know the difference their money, time and expertise has in supporting RF and, more importantly, the huge impact that has on the young people we work with.  She is particularly ambitious to grow our support base and strengthen our operations so we can support many more young people. Her current specialism is in Fundraising and Office Operations.

FAVOURITE RF MOMENT: Meeting all of the incredible funders who support RF!

White Ladder, David Gray
Singles, Future Islands
Ta Dah, Scissor Sisters

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Rachael Edwards-Coutts

Rachael is the Youth Programme Manager of Renaissance Foundation. Rachael has previous experience working in several charities and in education helping people who are disabled by society and at risk of not being in employment, education or training. Since Joining RF she has been inspired by the diverse range of opportunities our young people have access to and the difference the programme has made to young people's lives. Rachael is passionate about improving social mobility and helping young people to reach their full potential.

FAVOURITE RF MOMENT: Meeting Lewis Hamilton and listening to the challenges he has overcome to get to where he is today.

3 ALBUMS THAT INSPIRE ME: The Epic, Kamasi Washington  Cole Porter Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald Good Nature, Turnover

Support Volunteers

Rose Deshmukh

Executive Support and Communications Intern

Jaden Navjee

Programme Support Intern

Josh Ames Blackaby

Social Media and Communications Intern