Ben Brandzel
Ben is the Executive Director of OPEN (Online Progressive Engagement Network), a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy, a USA-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organisation incorporated in the State of California.

OPEN is an association of people-powered digital campaigning organisations around the world. 38 Degrees is a founding member organisation in the UK.

38 Degrees pays an annual fee to OPEN to support their operations, as well as participate in the network in other ways, such as hosting and contributing financially to the 2015 annual global summit as well as a learning development tool for staff.


Andrea Cooper

Andrea is currently Director at the Liverpool FC Foundation.  It is unlikely there would be a conflict of interest or commercial transaction with 38 Degrees.

She is additionally a Trustee for FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) which is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, they use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.

Henry de Zoete
Henry is the founder and CEO of The Big Deal, a company which combines industry expertise with a commitment to people-power and consumer rights. 38 Degrees works with The Big Deal in a contracted partnership for our energy switching campaign.​

The decision to partner with The Big Deal was taken prior to Henry joining the board. Henry has agreed to absent himself from any future discussions or decision relating to 38 Degrees’ partnership with The Big Deal, in accordance with our Conflict of Interest policy. For further information about the Switch campaign in 2015, please click here.

A close relative of Henry’s is an employee of PLMR Ltd. Henry is not involved in any way in the commissioning of work between PLMR and 38 Degrees.

Nicola Reindorp
Nicole is currently Campaign Director at Crisis Action.  It is possible Crisis Action staff could second staff or have staff seconded at 38 Degrees.  No commercial relationship would be envisaged.

A close relative of Nicola’s owns the Gusto Restaurant in Nerja Spain.  It is unlikely Gusto would ever trade with 38 Degrees.

Nick Anstead
Nick is employed by the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is unlikely the LSC would ever trade with 38 Degrees.

Peter Tyson
Peter is also on the board of The Hub Kings Cross. This is a community made up of social businesses addressing challenges both locally and globally.  38 Degrees may, on occasion, use the Hub’s venue for hire however it is unlikely there would be a conflict of interest with 38 Degrees.

Peter is additionally a board member of Belu Water, a social enterprise that donates all its profits to Wateraid.

Ruth Davis
Ruth is the Deputy Director of Global Programmes of the RSPB and a board member of RE 100, Common Good Foundation, and Greener UK. No commercial relationship with 38 Degrees would be envisaged with any of the organisations Ruth is involved with.

Srabani Sen
Srabani is the Chair for the charity The Winch. No commercial relationship with 38 Degrees would be envisaged.