A small band of rebels disrupting the world of work
Dom Jackman

Dom Jackman

Co founder

Dom escaped a career in Management consultancy to start Escape the City back in 2010. Dom is currently steering the Escape the City ship. He is connecting with big friends who are aligned with our mission and purpose to build a platform to enable 1,000,000 people to transition into fulfilling work.

Skye Robertson

Skye Robertson

Head of the Escape School

Skye leads our Escape School and is working to create the best career change & startup education on the planet. Before joining Escape, Skye worked at national enterprise campaign Startup Britain and think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs, traveling across the country designing initiatives to help support entrepreneurial ambitions across the UK. In her spare time she is a Business Advisor on Facebook’s She Means Business campaign and sits on the advisory board of The Entrepreneurs Network, a think tank working on entrepreneurial policy.

Lauren Welch

Lauren Welch

Head of Escape School Admissions

Before joining Escape, Lauren enjoyed an exciting career in publishing and PR. Lauren escaped the hustle and bustle of the PR world to join the school, managing all aspects of recruitment for our Escape School programmes. Between sales and admissions, Lauren makes sure our members receive the most practical and inspiring career change content that’s out there. In her spare time, Lauren is also an amateur in sewing and is a trustee of a local charity.

Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts

Happiness Officer

Jim has escaped from Law, Finance and a drone business that was struggling to get off the ground. He flew back from Costa Rica to join the Job Board team and is currently focused on marketing opportunities to the Escapee community.

Pete Blunden

Pete Blunden

Job Board - Customer Service / Operations

Pete escaped a career in hospitality and retail, to join Escape to help our 7,000+ Employers use our Job Board to help find talented professionals who want to do something different.

James Macdonald

James Macdonald

Special Projects Assistant

James escaped working in a financial call centre to join Escape in 2018, and has taken on a variety of projects since! He loves helping people escape mundane, corporate jobs and follow their passions! James’ academic background is Politics and International Relations, having recently completed an MA in Human Rights at Kingston University. Outside helping people change careers, James comprises 1/5th of the band Hear Lies.

Matt Trinetti

Matt Trinetti

Escape School Faculty

Since escaping Consultant Management for IBM, Matt has spent the last 5 years as a facilitator, writer, publisher, and speaker helping people work purposefully. Matt helped found The Escape School in 2014 and has since helped hundreds find a new career direction and move into new areas of work.

Iris Smyth

Iris Smyth

Escape School Faculty

Iris left behind a career as a corporate marketer 5 years ago to pursue her love of helping others. Since then Iris has become a life coach, Certified Professional Coach (iPEC), and the founder of The Wellscene, the game-changing secret London workout. Her superpowers are helping people understand their values, skills and career options, start businesses with little startup capital, and overcome fear in transition.

Pelin Turgut

Pelin Turgut

Escape School Faculty

Pelin coaches for creative professionals and teaches worldwide supporting individuals who seek to bring more of who they are to their creative projects, businesses and lives. Her interest is always in exploring the stories that shape us and the stories we have yet to inhabit that bring greater joy and ease. In her former life she was a correspondent for Reuters, TIME magazine and The Independent for more than a decade before going on to co-found !f Istanbul, the popular international independent film festival.

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Escape School Faculty

Ed is a serial entrepreneur, Tedx speaker, and startup guru. Having founded 3 businesses over the last 10 years, his businesses have spanned digital service, food systems (FoodTrade) and platforms for democracy (Represent.me). His startup superpowers include: building purposeful businesses, helping founders build resilience, and hacking online projects together in a very short amount of time.

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