Account management team

thomasina_ward_150px.pngThomasina Ward – director of business development

Thomasina is The Key’s director of business development, helping the business grow across and within the education sector.

Working her way up through technology solutions company WebBased, Thomasina was promoted to Managing Director in 2010, running the company to continued success.
WebBased merged with The Key in 2016 and Thomasina brings to The Key a wealth of expertise in online, system and business solutions, along with a deep knowledge of the benefits these bring to customers. With the experience of designing and implementing online solutions to over 700,000 users, Thomasina is relishing being part of The Key.
She says: “Knowing that I am making a contribution to ensuring children have the best start in life is extremely rewarding, knowing that my mix of technical and business background is making a difference in education is something I am passionate and excited about.”
In addition to holding a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Computer and a Diploma in Computer Science, Thomasina was a 2015 Women’s Venus Awards semi-finalist for the Digital Media and Online Business Award.


Ben Hardy – account manager

Ben previously worked as manager of a leisure company in Skegness and is an advanced open-water scuba diver. Ben holds a BA in geography from Newcastle University.



Anna Chuchulskaaccount management administrator anna_chuchulska_circle_150px.png

Anna previously worked as an Admin and Accounts Manager in the horticultural industry. She holds an MA in  law, an MA in political science in resolving political and social conflicts and an MA in management in investment management and real estate. At The Key she supports the account managers with daily tasks, and admin work.


chris_murphy_circle_150px.pngChris Murphy- account manager

Chris graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013  with a degree in sport and exercise science. He is a fully qualified gym instructor, and worked in the health and well-being field before joining The Key. Outside of work, Chris enjoys playing cricket, reading and watching westerns on repeat.


​Isabelle Weston Goodman- junior account manager 

Prior to joining The Key, Isabelle completed an internship at Cancer Research UK, working within the High Value Supporter Partnerships team.  Whilst at University, Isabelle was a mentor to a group of sixth form pupils at a local school in Newcastle and was a telephone fundraiser for the University's Alumni Fund campaign.


Emma Temperley – regional business development manager 

Emma joined The Key in August 2015. After graduating from the University of Newcastle with a BA (Hons) in accounting and finance, Emma went on to work as a recruitment consultant. She specialised initially in permanent sales recruitment and then in education recruitment, where she worked her way up to branch manager. This involved working with schools across the primary, secondary and special educational needs sectors. Emma has a passion for running and has completed the Great North Run on a number of occasions. She also enjoys travelling and spent two summers working at a summer camp in America.




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