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.
Katrina Fairhurst a masters student in human rights at Goldsmiths University. Recently spent 4 Years in the Netherlands completing an international and European law. Since moving to London I have thrown myself into the political side of life, although Iam always looking for a morehands-onn way to help make a positive impact in the world. I Started working for Shout Out UK in 2015 due to loving the range of articles and voices being represented and gave since found a passion for working as their social media officer. One day would love to contribute to the articles but right now is just happy promoting all the great voices of Shout Out UK.
Head of Educational Technology
Lucie Spicer is a recent graduate of the school of History at Kent University. She spent her time at University volunteering as a Part-Time LGBT+ Officer. Whilst simultaneously delivering, coordinating and running workshops and sessions on the First and Second World Wars and history of medicine. Lucie is excited to work with Shout Out to help young people become politically engaged and have their voice heard by the establishment.
Business Development Officer
Ralitsa Raleva is a third-year bachelor student at King’s College London, where she is doing 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.
“In time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” – George Orwell.
Brendan Duggan is a film-maker and journalist. Born in Glasgow, Scotland he has been writing for Shout Out U.K. since November and now produces and edits the podcast “Voices”. Brendan believes that stories should be told to help inform, create an emotional response and influence the national conversation within our society.
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