Alex Greaves

LDN Holidays Team Leader

Alex is the overall leader of LDN Holidays and the LDN staff team. Prior to heading up LDN Holidays, Alex worked in the Civil Service across departments and jobs covering local growth, personal tax, family support, Brexit, COVID-19, and employment support – ask him about hugging or public toilets if you want to make him smile. He loved going on Christian activity holidays growing up and is excited to give the same opportunity to young people in London today. 

Alex and his wife Naomi have lived in and around Shepherd’s Bush in West London since 2015. Outside of work, the early days of parenthood keep them both busy enough. (!) When the opportunity arises, Alex will take the chance to slink off to a coffee shop and indulge in some creative writing.

Nick Margesson

Junior Holidays Team Leader

Nick leads the LDN Junior Holidays and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Before Joining the LDN team, Nick was the Assistant Head (Pastoral) at Aldro School in Surrey where he taught Religious Studies and coached rugby. Previously he was the Youth and Children’s Worker at two London churches. Nick has been going on Christian activity holidays every year since he was 11 and has been involved as a holiday leader in a variety of different settings.

Nick is married to Eleanor and they have two teenage children. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Nick enjoys watching sport, eating good food and relaxing with a great novel.

Philly Simpkin

Staff Worker

Philly studied English and History at Dundee university before working in the City in Human Resources for an American Investment bank. She has also worked in a primary school in central London and has most recently been working alongside her husband at their church.

Philly is married to Richard and has two teenage sons. Philly has been known to complete the couch to 10K, but is also very good at 10K to couch. In case you were wondering, Philly is short for Phillippa.

Grace McMorrow

Staff Worker

Grace grew up in London and has been coming along to LDN since 2015. She has just returned to the big smoke after spending four years in Oxford. She will miss wild swimming and having friends within a 10 minute walk, but is very excited to be back in London and in closer proximity to her dog.

Steph Parker


Steph grew up in South West London and studied Psychology at university. She is a keen baker with a particularly good recipe for Oreo fudge. She’s the odd one out in the staff team as she doesn’t drink tea or coffee!

Ella O'Donoghue


Ella grew up in London before moving to Exeter to study Theology. Although sad to leave the beaches of Devon, she is excited to come back to London. She enjoys playing tennis and cooking – which is much easier in her home kitchen than at uni!

Kieran Moore


Kieran grew up in Bromley, went to school in Croydon and then went to study Physics at Oxford University, where he spent four years perfecting the art of approximations. He enjoys ultimate frisbee and playing his clarinet. He is also a keen hiker and camper, although climbing Snowdon without using the train still needs to be ticked off.