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Meet The Team

A tightly run ship requires a trusty crew! In addition to the expert instructors who students will interact with on their courses, these are the people that run Point Blank HQ. 

Rob Cowan CEO

Has dish named after him at local curry house. He's the one on the right...


  • Curry
  • Man U
  • Ibiza
  • Walking the dog
  • 70's reggae

Jules Brookes Managing Director

The Consultant of Brunei.


  • Playing guitar
  • Boxing/UFC
  • French & Italian cuisine
  • Evolution 
  • Art

Jesse Rogg Head of PBLA

Owner of cute dog. And Mack Sennett Studios.


  • Music
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Meditation
  • Virtual Reality

JC Concato Creative Director

Hotshot producer. Amazing accent.


  • Cappucino
  • Tournedos Rossini
  • Bordeaux
  • Vintage stuff
  • Exciting sounds

Lavinia Burrell Accounts

International Woman of Mystery.


  • Summer
  • Gritty Dramas
  • Walthamstow
  • MaltEaster Bunnies
  • Popular Music

David McHugh School Manager

Collector of rare echo units.


  • Lovetone Pedals
  • Jazzmasters
  • San Francisco
  • Primavera
  • Bloody Mary Ketchup

Terri Merricks Programme Manager

Summer breeze in the office...


  • Pizza
  • Ghost stories
  • Garlic
  • Dystopian fiction
  • Haribo

Marcin Zemczak Digital Developer

He can make!


  • Goth & Industrial music
  • Video games
  • Scale models
  • Hiking & snorkelling
  • Ale!


Carly Hordern A&R/Presenter

  • Music
  • Yoga
  • Hugs
  • Sunshine
  • Quattro Formaggi Pizza

Mr Bristow Head DJ

Half man, half vinyl.


  • Turntablism
  • Biscuits
  • Making music
  • Car boot sales
  • Table tennis

Anwar Hamad Admissions Manager

Knows his stuff. Knows your stuff too.


  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Techno
  • Netflix
  • Chillin

Matt Stewart-Evans Head of Marketing

Eats stats for breakfast.


  • Piano
  • Ambient stuff
  • Sunshine
  • Winning (any sports)
  • Surfing

Scruffy Facebook Editor

Doggy Einstein. Office flirt.


  • Scruffy bites
  • Lily's Kitchen treats
  • Lying on my back
  • Having my tummy tickled
  • Sniffing other dog's bottoms

James Humby Video Director (GCSE)

Turn on, zoom in, phase out.


  • Delirium Tremens (the beer, not the condition)
  • The Beatles
  • Martial Arts
  • Lo-fi soulful alternative psychedelic indie dad-rock funk
  • Alan Partridge

Yasmin Nicholas-Smith Reception/Admin


  • Jamaica
  • Bob Marley
  • Summer Festivals
  • Cocktails
  • Sunday Roast covered in Mint sauce

Ski Oakenfull Content Development Manager

Musical genius. Technical boffin.


  • Onsens
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Tempura California Rolls
  • Roland Sh101s
  • Adam Buxton Podcasts

Phil Ramocon Instructor

Songwriting legend. Played with Marley.


  • Rice and peas and chicken
  • Snapper fish
  • Sci fi
  • White wine
  • The lydian mode

Clare Selby Programme Administrator



  • The seaside
  • Karaoke nights
  • Blue cheese (on virtually anything)
  • Being in bed
  • Playing wind instruments of various shapes and sizes

Louis Simonon Blog Writer


  • Techno/Dub/Punk/Jazz-Funk/Disco
  • Fried Chicken
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Classic Motorcycles
  • My Fender Precision


John Coleman Course Advisor

Old school Blarney.


  • Thai food
  • Snowboarding
  • Live music
  • Red wine
  • Stand up comedy

Luc Bennette Course Advisor

Electronic music and fine wine specialist.


  • Arsenal Football Club
  • Digging for Records
  • Victorian Pubs with garish carpets.
  • Mum’s Home Cooking
  • Fine wines

Piotr Adamus Deputy School Manager

Deputy Dawg.


  • Miami Heat
  • Tech N9ne
  • Timbaland
  • PS4
  • Akai MPC

Gordon Sweeney Head of Education

Writes courses between DJ gigs.


  • Maidenhead United
  • Making music at 4am
  • Walking faster than other people
  • Meetings
  • The moment that both my kids are finally asleep

Kris Ziolkowski Content Development Officer

Silent but deadly.


  • Beer!
  • Music Technology
  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Old skateboarding videos
  • Cycling

Hart Thorson US Course Advisor

Son of Thor. Relevant prior experience.


  • Electronic Music
  • Punk Rock
  • My Boston Terrier Eddie
  • Swedish Fish
  • Pizza

Raytheon Orion Videographer


  • Museums with really old things
  • Constellations
  • Deep sluggish droney delay pedals
  • Looking for answers on the internet
  • Ayahuasca

Ricky Vianello Studio Assistant


  • Techno
  • Experimental
  • Modulars
  • Drums
  • Pasta

Arran Wylde Studio Assistant


  • Basketball
  • Family
  • Trip Hop / Chillout
  • TV & Film
  • Ukraine

Contact us

  • UK: 020 7729 4884
  • INT: +44 20 7729 4884
  • USA: 323 282 7660