Lichfield Live is published by Lichfield Community Media C.I.C., registered with Companies House. Our board of directors oversees our activities and brings relevant experience to help us make the right decisions in staying true to our community-focused aims.
Founder & Editorial Director
Brought up in Burntwood and living in Lichfield for the past 15 years, Ross has worked in journalism since leaving school. Having started his career at the Lichfield Post, he went on to enjoy a career with one of the country’s largest newspaper publishers, eventually becoming responsible for newspaper websites across the Midlands. After moving into journalism education, Ross launched The Lichfield Blog which later became Lichfield Live. He continues to be the editor of the site.
Paul is a journalist and editor with 30 years experience in the industry and is Group Editor for a magazine publisher. He has lived in Lichfield for 17 years, likes to cycle the quiet lanes of Staffordshire alone and enjoys rugby (Wales, Cardiff Blues and Lichfield RFC in that order).
Brought up in Lichfield, Kat has worked for various local and national charities over the past 12 years with a focus on community engagement. Now raising her own family in Lichfield and with an interest in supporting local initiatives, Kat is pleased to be a part of Lichfield Live.
As a WordPress developer for most of his career, Phil has provided technical support to Lichfield Live since the beginning. He also brings experience from his day job where he works with news publishers large and small from across the world.
Joanne is a chartered accountant with three decades of commercial and financial experience across a variety of business sectors. She has lived in Lichfield since 2006 and served as a councillor from 2018 to 2023.
Could you join our board?
We’re looking for members to increase the breadth of knowledge and experience we have on the board. Specifically we’re interested in anyone with experience in commercial operations and sales & marketing as well as anyone who feels they have relevant skills and experience that could help our social enterprise to thrive. Get in touch.