Our Team

Sue Cook – Chief Executive

Sue Cook joined the Junior Achievement team in October 2009 as Chief Executive. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Sue has held senior posts both here on the Island and in the UK and previously worked for more than 20 years in the recruitment industry. She has helped hundreds of young people to get their first step on the career ladder. With her wealth of experience of the local jobs market she provides that all important link between education and employment.

Sue can be contacted by e-mailing sue.cook@jaiom.im


Joy Spence – Senior Programme Manager

Joy Spence joined Junior Achievement in November 2010 as Programme Manager. Prior to working for Junior Achievement Joy worked for 11 years for Hamblin Recruitment where she was a Senior Recruitment Consultant, having previously spent 17 years in the island’s travel industry.

Working alongside fellow Programme Managers Lisa and Antoinette, Joy recruits and trains volunteers and liaises with Secondary Schools.

Manx-born Joy, a former Ballakermeen High School student, holds CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) associate membership and has been a Youth Worker in the island for more than 30 years.

Joy can be contacted by e-mailing joy.spence@jaiom.im


Lisa Morris- Senior Programme Manager

Lisa Morris joined the Junior Achievement Team early in 2015 having already had experience with Junior Achievement as a volunteer. Lisa co-ordinates and delivers the secondary programmes across the island.

Lisa has lived in the Isle of Man for 17 years and has a background in accountancy and finance. As a mother of four, Lisa is also very used to the logistical and organisational demands of working with young people! As such, she is a great asset to the team at Junior Achievement.

Lisa can be contacted by e-mailing lisa.morris@jaiom.im



Antoinette Taylor – Volunteer Manager

Antoinette Taylor joined the JA team in September 2017, intially as our Primary Programme Manager.

In May 2022 she was promoted to the role of Volunteer Manager, a role which has been funded by the Manx Lottery Trust.

Antoinette joined Junior Achievement after returning to the workplace after 10 years. Mother-of-three Antoinette, who lives in Douglas is originally from Northern Ireland, has a background in the finance sector and recruitment industry.

Antoinette can be contacted by e-mailing antoinette.taylor@jaiom.im

Lucy Nelson – Assistant Primary Programme Manager

Lucy can be contacted by e-mailing lucy.nelson@jaiom.im








Nikole Cervantes – Digital Assistant

Nikole Cervantes Zamora joined the Junior Achievement Team in February of 2022 as our digital assistant. Nikole is a psychologist originally from Costa Rica.

Nikole is responsible for the management of Junior Achievement Isle of Man’s social media and general engagement.

Previously, Nikole worked for the Isle of Man Government on projects related to sustainability and community engagement. It was her passion for youth empowerment and connecting with people that brought her to our team.

Nikole can be contacted by emailing nikole.cervantes@jaiom.im



Below is a list of our Charity Trustees

Mrs. S. Cook
Miss G. Yeowell
Mr. J.A.A. Lucas
Mr. C.J. Gledhill
Mr. S.P. Nicholas
Ms. T.L. Leahy
Mr. D. Hester
Mr G. Templer
Mr. N.J. Collins