Our Teams


Mike Royal: Co-Chief Executive

Mike is the Co-Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network UK. Mike previously led the Cinnamon Network Church Engagement Team. He is the former National Director & pioneer of Transforming Lives for Good (TLG). Mike lives in Birmingham, where he supports churches in community engagement. He is a Pentecostal Bishop and has been in ordained ministry for over 25 years.

Amanda Bindon: Co-Chief Executive 

Amanda is the Co-Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network UK. She has extensive experience of the corporate world. Amanda has worked for Esso, Jacob’s (part of Danone), Pizza Hut and subsequently led the Waitrose Marketing Department before joining Cinnamon.

The Cinnamon Network Board is Chaired by Martin Warner and meets termly to provide governance, financial oversight and strategic direction:

Board meetings are also attended ex-officio by Cinnamon’s Co Chief Executives:
  • Amanda Bindon (Co Chief Executive, Cinnamon UK)
  • Mike Royal (Co Chief Executive, Cinnamon UK)

Our Advisors Team is managed by Gareth Brown and are community development professionals who are available to advise church leaders, volunteers and congregations about their community engagement.

Church and Community Advisors

The Cinnamon Network Business Development and Grants Teamled by Paul Garratt are community development professionals responsible for research and learning.

  • Paul Garratt, Team leader
  • Angela Hardy, Fundraising
  • Martina Hunt, Fundraising
  • Kate Hutton, Impact
  • Michelle Savage, Micro-grants
  • Sean Tully, Fundraising
  • Katy Wright, Micro-grants

The Cinnamon Network Communications Team, led by Amanda Bindon are communications professionals who promote the activities of the network.

  • Amanda Bindon, Team Leader
  • Hellie Brunt, Projects
  • David Simmons, Comms & Research
  • Kate Sharma, Communications
  • Katy Wright, Events