Meet the Team

Peter Willis


Peter co-founded WhatCulture back in 2006, looking after the murky behind the scenes depths of advertising, hosting and development. If you’ve ever liked a font you’ve seen on the site, he definitely spent three weeks choosing it.

Matt Holmes


Matt co-founded WhatCulture in its earlier form - as film blog - as a direct response to Superman Lives being terrible in 2006. Since then, the Editor-in-chief has overseen major expansions and development, including his brainchild, the WWE section.


Adam Clery

Chief Operating Officer

Adam arrived at WhatCulture with a murky history of publishing magazines, running websites, and lecturing his supposed wisdom to the region's university students. The thinking man's Simon Gallagher.

Laura Holmes

Executive Assistant

In 1972, a crack Executive Assistant was sent to prison by a military court for a crime she didn't commit. She promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Newcastle underground. Today, still wanted by the government, she survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find her, maybe you can hire... Laura Holmes.

James Hepple

Head of Recruitment

Born in Sunderland, James learned his craft in Leeds and London, bouncing around the BBC and various Post-Production Houses before returning to the North East to stake his rightful claim as WhatCulture Fifa World Cup Champion. He also handles recruitment, edits videos and manages the main WhatCulture YouTube channel.


Andrew Pollard

Content Producer

Chatterer of stuff, writer of this, host of that, Wrexham AFC fan.

Scott Tailford

Games Editor

Scott has been WhatCulture's Games Editor since 2014, and in that time he's kindled a few bonfires, been yelled at by his genetically identical twin and thwarted an evil tyrant’s reign with a shovel. It’s been said that no one truly understands the entire Metal Gear Solid universe, but he laughs long and hard into the face of such detractors. Nanomachines, son.

Benjamin Richardson

WWE Editor

Benjamin A. Richardson was born in 1987 and is still not dead. Despite styling ostentatious white specs, having a musical taste set firmly in the 1800s, and attempting his own translation of À la recherche du temps perdu, he insists he isn't an 'insufferably pretentious twit'. He is, though. And a flag fan, or 'flan', if you will. Coincidentally, Benjamin lives alone. He's also King Of Belgium.

Ewan Paterson

Comics Editor/Presenter

WhatCulture's very own Comics Editor. Cats, comic books and spaghetti westerns are my thing. Talks about stuff @EwanRuinsThings

Michael Sidgwick

Content Producer

Former Power Slam Magazine scribe and author of Development Hell: The NXT Story - available NOW on!

Michael Hamflett

Content Producer

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash). Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, new AEW storylines or the new WWE push they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.

Jen Gallie

Content Producer

Jen is WhatCulture's resident expert on both the world of Disney, and the fantastical output of Universal Studios. On a recent visit to Los Angeles, she was forced to break up a bar fight between [name redacted for legal reasons] and [name redacted for legal reasons] from HBO's Game of Thrones.

Andy H Murray

Senior Wrestling Reporter

WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter, Presenter and Editor. Formerly Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @andyhmurray.

Josh Brown

Content Producer/Presenter

Writer. Mumbler. Only person on the internet who liked Spider-Man 3. Likes to be called John.

Gareth Morgan


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...

Audio / Video

Kris Thompson

Video Editor

Sometime in 2004, Kris decided to edit a video for a laugh. Well, the joke was on him it seems because now he has to come to WhatCulture and do it every single day. All that's really changed in that time is that now he exports to YouTube instead of a VHS. Yes, an actual VHS, that's how long he's been honing his craft.

Jules Gill


Jules joined WhatCulture in 2016 and since then the amount of fires in the office seems to have risen in direct contrast to the number of pets going missing around the Gateshead area. Well versed in editing/presenting/stealing writers content and not giving them due credit, he can be found floating between all of's YouTube channels picking fights, usually with his son Ewan chasing in his wake.

Phil Chambers

Video Editor

You can find him over on the wrestling channel presenting news and podcasts, hunkered behind his computer editing all your favourite videos and running the Kayfabe News channel on YouTube. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @PhilMyChambers

Adam Wilbourn

Presenter/Bloody Good Quiz Master

Lanky, specky, ginger bloke who loves all things wrestling, football and quiz related. The man who invented the #BloodyGoodQuiz.

Adam Nicholas

Video Editor/Presenter

Never had the makings of a varsity athlete. Produces content for WhatCulture Wrestling and talks himself hoarse about a talking horse on Podcast Horseman.

James Peart

Video Editor

Lover of Dark Souls, Horror Movies but most of all Anime & Manga. Spends too much time (and money) collecting figures/statues. Self-crowned best desk at WhatCulture

Ben-Roy Turner

Video Producer

Resident Evil Aficionado. Video Games & Fried Chicken are my passions. Occasionally some Wrestling. I used to work in Film & TV, but now I Write, Edit & Present for this website and its Youtube Channels.

Dan Durkin

Video Editor

WhatCulture Comics video editor. Likes The Beatles more than James Dowse.

Joe Johnston


Neo-noir enjoyer, lover of the 1990s Lucasarts adventure games and detractor of just about everything else. An insufferable, over-opinionated pillock.

James Dowse

Video Editor

Video Editor and WhatCulture Music Manager, I've been told I like The Beatles too much

Amy Rapeer

Presenter / Video Editor

WhatCulture's shortest contributor (probably). Lover of cats, baked goods and Netflix Originals.