Our Team

Dave Humphries

CEO

Dave moved to Portsmouth in 1992 when, having joined Hampshire Constabulary he was posted to Fratton Police Station. Following thirty-years police service, almost two thirds of which was served in Portsmouth, Dave retired from the force early in 2022 as a Chief Inspector. During his time in the police Dave’s roles have included Custody manager for Portsmouth, Neighbourhood Inspector for Waterlooville, Chief Inspector for Portsmouth South and Head of Hampshire Local Policing Support as well as Project Manager for several programmes.

On leaving the police Dave worked for CASCAIDr, a specialist adult social care legal support charity and has also supported local carers through work with another charity, Carers Together Hampshire.

Dave was born and grew up in Salisbury and is a keen Pompey supporter. He held a season ticket for several years, until he found he was policing more games than watching. In his spare time Dave is a keen photographer & runs a small wedding photography business.

Dave is married to Karen, has a daughter Matilda, step-children Mollie and Joe, and a mad chocolate labrador Ruby. Joe has a severe learning disability and requires full time care. Dave says caring for Joe has its challenges but also keeps him grounded and reminds him of what is important in life.

Dave says thirty years police service and his work in respect of learning disability have given him a strong focus on making a difference for others. Dave is excited to be joining Shaping Portsmouth as CEO and to continue making a difference as well as helping to make Portsmouth the UK’s number one waterfront city in which to invest, live, learn, work & visit.

Dave Humphries

Chief Executive Officer
Head and sholders photo of Steff Jones in front of Portsmouth Guildhall

Steff Jones

Operations Manager

Steff Jones

Operations Manager

Steff grew up in Wales but has called Portsmouth ‘Home’ for the past two decades. He has a 20-year background in Events and Hospitality management in the city since originally moving here for his degree in 1999, studying for a BA in History and Politics at The University of Portsmouth. Before this, Steff qualified in his ESOL Certificate in teaching to speakers of other languages, at The University of Cambridge.  

Steff brings a diverse background in Operations and Infrastructure event management, running large-scale public events and festivals. With a strong background in Hospitality, he has been successful in both startup and turnaround management roles. 

Steff is a keen cyclist and can often be found out and about on the roads, trails, and gravel of the South Coast and further afield. Working up to taking a cycling tour of Northern Italy!  

Steff has worked with local partners and companies such as Victorious Festival, Cafe Henry Ltd, The Belle Isle Southsea and Chichester 

Steff joined us in May 2023, bringing a wealth of experience to lead Shaping Portsmouth’s events department. Leading from the front with all event planning and delivery for every confirmed event.  Ensuring all event processes are in place for the whole team to follow and execute whilst pushing the benchmark for our current success in past events.  

Marian Oshodi-Glover

Business Lead & Marketing Support

Marian has recently completed her master’s degree in Digital Business Management at the University of Portsmouth as an international student from Nigeria, graduating in July 2023. Prior to her time in Portsmouth, Marian obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and International Studies in Nigeria. 
 
Marian’s decision to study in the UK Stems from her recognition of its global standing as one of the world’s leading destinations for higher education. She was particularly drawn to the UK’s diverse and multicultural society, which fosters a vibrant and inclusive learning environment. The University of Portsmouth captured her interest due to its Industry-relevant curriculum, strong Industry connections, state-of-the-art technology facilities, and its location near the seaside—a reminder of her hometown, Lagos, Nigeria. Her time spent in Portsmouth has nurtured a deep affection for the city.  
 
Her professional background includes a wide range of experience in marketing, local government, retail and the police force, in Nigeria and America. These diverse experiences have equipped her with valuable skills and a well-rounded perspective.

Marian Oshodi-Glover

Business Lead & Marketing Support
Marian has already achieved significant success in her career, having been promoted to the role of Business & Marketing Coordinator, only 7 months after joining the organisation. 
She looks forward to putting her previous experiences to use in this new role, as well as all the new and exciting opportunities, experiences, and connections that await her in the future.  
 
In her spare time, Marian enjoys going for walks along the seafront, exploring different destinations, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. With a huge love for fashion, technology, business, and social media, Marian gives a vibrant new energy to our already talented team.

Kirsty Hill

Education & Community Lead

Kirsty Hill

Education & Community Lead

Born in Cardiff, raised in the beautiful city of Portsmouth. Kirsty has worked in Portsmouth for many years due to her service in the Royal Navy where she came to join her first ship at the age of 17. Kirsty quickly fell in love with the seaside city and decided to set up home here where she now lives happily with her son Ralph and bulldog Hugo.
 
Being a Female Veteran in Portsmouth is something that she finds great pleasure in due to the large number of Veterans who provide a community of support if called upon. Kirsty takes great pride of her service in the Royal Navy.
 
Kirsty is joining us from the Mental Health and Wellbeing sector where she has extensive experience in both the Charity and NHS sectors. Kirsty’s passion for mental health stems from her own lived experiences, she proudly uses this to deliver and provide support to all those that she has worked with. She hopes to continue her passion as a mental health advocate within her new role at Shaping Portsmouth.

Kirsty spends her spare time being a “football mum” and exploring the city with her son. They both have a love for travel and visiting new places and of course the occasional trip back to South Wales which Kirsty misses and thinks fondly of. Kirsty’s passion for people and music has introduced her to the Volunteer sector, where she works closely with a not-for-profit mental health organisation. A community of music lovers, using music as a platform to encourage people to open up and engage in conversation about mental health and wellness. So, she can be found hanging out a festival or gig or hopping on a flight out to Ibiza to support at music retreats spreading the word about Mental Health.

Matt Farmer

Marketing & Comms Lead

Matt has lived in Portsmouth for his whole life, only leaving to go to university in Stafford, where he received a BSc (Hons) in Digital Film, Animation & 3D Technology.

On returning to Portsmouth Matt joined the office team at Express FM, assisting with recording and editing audio, creating graphics and logos, and managing their website, before moving over to Shaping Portsmouth in June 2013.

Matt manages the Marketing and Communications for Shaping Portsmouth, maintaining and creating content for the website and weekly newsletter, writing copy for news stories about the organisation and our programmes, creating graphics and branding, and ensuring our content and communications follow our marketing strategy.

In September 2021, Matt completed an MA in Illustration at the University of Portsmouth.

Matt enjoys reading, board games, and LEGO, and doesn’t draw as often as he should. In 2022 he welcomed his first child into his growing family.

Matt Farmer

Marketing & Comms Lead

Robyn Jacquest

Partnerships Manager

Robyn Jacquest

Partnerships Manager

Robyn relocated to Portsmouth from The Midlands in 2008 and very quickly fell in love with the city where she now lives with her three young children Lilia, Frankie and Vinnie and two miniature sausage dogs.
 
Robyn has a comprehensive background across senior operations, projects and sales within the Property Sector and Recruitment Industry where she has managed complex multi-property projects and consistently built and maintained successful and enduring relationships across a diverse portfolio of clients.
 
In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and training in the gym when she can.
 
Robyn is excited to be joining the team and is looking forward to continuing and growing the excellent work of Shaping in our amazing city.

Suzan Win Latt

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Burma (Myanmar), Suzan is an international student, currently pursuing Master in Construction Project Management at the University of Portsmouth. She takes pride in calling the city her second home as Portsmouth gave her a significant breakthrough in her educational and professional career growth. Being an outstanding achiever awardee, she held her bachelor degree in Civil Engineering also from the University of Portsmouth.

Suzan has experience in diverse management sectors especially relating to human resource management, task planning and organizing events. She has worked for many international communities, contributing as a middle ground communicator, facilitating as a lead for administrative works. A fun fact about Suzan is she has been a debater and debate coach for several years. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and walks along the seafront.

Suzan Win Latt

Office Administrator

Imogen Habry

Programme Assistant

Imogen Hambry

Programme Assistant