Never Such Innocence is made up of a close-knit team dedicated to engaging children and young people across the world with the centenary of the First World War through the creative arts.

Lady Lucy French OBE,
Founder and Chief Executive

Maddie Messenger,
Programmes and Engagement Manager


Lucy Kentish,
Director of Operations

Eleanor Stephens,
Programmes and Engagement Manager


We are fortunate to work with inspirational colleagues to deliver Never Such Innocence and Songs of the Centenary to communities across the United Kingdom.

Marty Longstaff,
Teacher and Artist in Residence

Elly Preston,
Graphic Designer

Bethzienna Williams,
Teacher and Artist in Residence