CEO & Founder
Matteo Bergamini is the Founder and CEO of the youth network Shout Out UK, a company he set up at 22. The network has grown rapidly, securing a variety of projects, from the high-profile Channel 4 Youth Leaders’ Debate to the creation of a Political and Media Literacy Course for schools across the UK. A dedicated promoter of Political Literacy amongst young people, Matteo has won a number of awards for his entrepreneurship and work in political education. He has a BA in Politics & History, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law.
Diana Aganey, to use the words of someone older and wiser, is a “poet, philosopher and journalist”. Having finished her studies at St Andrews University, she now prefers to dedicate her time to writing while exploring herself and the world around her.
Head of Educational Technology
Lucie Spicer is a graduate of the School of History at Kent University. She spent her time at University volunteering as a Part-Time Welfare Officer. Whilst, simultaneously delivering, coordinating and running workshops and sessions on the First and Second World Wars and History of medicine. Lucie, quickly realised that there was a gap of knowledge in the school curriculum when it comes to Political Literacy. She is very excited to work with Shout Out UK to help young people become politically engaged and have their voice heard by the establishment.
Head of Policy & Stakeholder Relations
Ralitsa Raleva is a graduate King’s College London, where she has done a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Prior to coming to London, she studied in Germany, where she became actively involved in community and charity work in her school. In her first year of university she became interested in civil participation and its effects on democratic life. This is one of the reasons why she wanted to join Shout Out UK — to promote political education and engage young people from early onwards in political and associational life.
Project & Communications Coordinator
Olive is really excited by Shout Out UK’s mission to inspire young people to get engaged with politics because she sees this as foundational to a healthy democracy. She believes everyone can find politics interesting and should not be afraid to ask questions. She has recently completed a master’s degree in Religion in Global Politics at SOAS and loves thinking deeply about issues that affect our society. Her undergraduate degree was in Religion and Theology at the University of Bristol. In between her degrees she worked for an education charity in Cambodia.
Aaron Roach Bridgeman
Aaron is a presenter on the Sky 1 series What’s Up TV covering everything in youth culture from fashion, current events, arts and events, comedy, and music. As well as working for ‘What’s Up’ Aaron made his name as the main presenter for SB.TV where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. As well as presenting and contributing to entertainment shows, Aaron has a passion for making documentaries and finding interesting and compelling stories especially social and political ones. He has displayed this in the 6 productions he has presented for Channel 5.
Board of Directors