38 Degrees staff and volunteers work hard to make sure that our movement is as effective as possible. Staff and office volunteers write the emails that let members know about what 38 Degrees is getting up to, as well as making sure that the technology we use is working properly. Staff also draw on advice from other campaigning groups, experts and others to make sure we’re getting good information about the best way to make change happen.

The board of 38 Degrees exists to make sure that the organisation is financially stable and accountable to its members. The board meets a few times a year for updates on 38 Degrees’ finances, staffing, and membership, but it does not influence 38 Degrees campaigns. The members of the board have been chosen for their wide range of experience in campaigns, the voluntary sector, politics, law, and business. All board members are required to be transparent with any other interests they are involved with in accordance with our policy for managing potential conflicts of interest. You can view the board’s register of interests here.

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Cathy Warren

Campaigner

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Cathy Warren

Campaigner

Cathy is a campaigner at 38 Degrees. Her main passions are housing and fighting inequality.

In her spare time, she supports her local football team – and really likes candles!

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Jinan Younis

Intern

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Jinan Younis

Intern

Jinan interns at 38 Degrees. Her passions are feminism, intersectionality, and travel.

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Alistair Rooms

CBY Intern

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Alistair Rooms

CBY Intern

Alistair is a Campaigns by You intern, passionate about working with local people to help create the change they want to see.

Alistair has previously campaigned on refugee and migrant issues, setting up scholarships for refugees and finding homes to help resettle Syrian families.

When he’s not working for change, he enjoys running, going to the theatre and long discussions in the pub.

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Charlotte Gerada

Campaigner

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Charlotte Gerada

Campaigner

As Campaigner, Charlotte spends her time spotting campaigning opportunities and galvanises members to take action on issues they care most about. Outside of working hours, Charlotte carries on campaigning. Charlotte’s involved in campaigns fighting against cuts, discrimination and gentrification (among other things!) When she’s not thinking, doing or reading something political, you can find Charlotte at the gym lifting weights or cooking up a storm for friends.

Holly Maltby

Campaigns by You Intern

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Holly Maltby

Campaigns by You Intern

As a Campaigns By You intern, Holly spends her time working on local campaigns. She is passionate about making change in communities, and believes that everyone has the ability to make the world a better place.

When she’s not in the office, she’s walking her dog or dreaming about her future vegetable garden

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Emily Pulham

Campaigner

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Emily Pulham

Campaigner

Emily is a campaigner with an international background and a passion for LGBT+ equality and rights. When not working to make the world a better place, she can be found researching the history of the London Underground, growing food on her jungle-esque balcony, and wasting far too much time and money on football matches

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Georgie Laming

Organiser

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Georgie Laming

Organiser

Georgie organises people in taking offline actions – like meeting other members and meeting MPs.

She’s passionate about feminism, Gilmore Girls, and travelling.

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Lola Odelola

Software Engineer

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Lola Odelola

Software Engineer

Lola is a software engineer and poet; Nigerian-born, British-raised, she has a keen interest in diversity and inclusion, having started her own organisation that aims to encourage more black women and girls to get into technology. She runs a podcast and blog, as well as workshops and meet-ups.

She has also published two poetry pamphlets and was awarded the Poetry Book Society’s Autumn Pamphlet Choice.

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Maggie Chao

Campaigner

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Maggie Chao

Campaigner

Maggie’s a Campaigner at 38 Degrees. She spends her day-to-day working to empower people to enact change on the issues they care about. Originally from Canada, before coming to the UK Maggie spent a year abroad in Beijing wrapping up her Master’s research on square dancing. When she’s not ruminating about people power, she likes to cook (with varied results), go for long meandering walks, and watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air reruns.

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Denny de la Haye

Lead Software Engineer

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Denny de la Haye

Lead Software Engineer

Denny has been involved in political activism for over 20 years, and in software development for more than 30. He’s been combining the two for 15+ years, in a variety of projects.

His main political interests are civil liberties and social justice issues, but campaigning on a wide range of issues has left him feeling that we need to fix the system before we can fix anything else – which moves political reform activism to the top of his list.

In May 2010 he ran for Parliament as an independent candidate, on a platform of ‘direct digital democracy’.  He didn’t win back then, but since May 2016 he gets to help 3 million 38 Degrees members push for more people power in politics!

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Charlotte Woodworth

Campaigns Director

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Charlotte Woodworth

Campaigns Director

Charlotte is a Campaigns Director at 38 Degrees, running campaigns on everything from parks to social security. Her background includes campaigning on women’s rights (esp. economic equality and political representation), climate change and child poverty – social justice, people power and sustainability are her bag.

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Lorna Greenwood

Campaigns Manager

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Lorna Greenwood

Campaigns Manager

Lorna spends her time running campaigns and planning how to bring about the change that 38 Degrees members want to see. Lorna previously worked as a lawyer and campaigned on climate change. In her spare time, Lorna scours the internet for the latest podcasts and plans trips abroad.

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Rachel Diamond-Hunter

Campaigns Manager

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Rachel Diamond-Hunter

Campaigns Manager

Rachel spends her time thinking about campaigns, and working out how to win. Rachel previously worked as an activist/campaigner on Palestine, had a stint working in Parliament, and caused trouble in California on corporate campaigns. Outside of work, Rachel eats far too much cheese, gets involved with feminist and anti-racist activism, and tries to maintain her East London roots despite moving South.

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Sarah Joy McDermott

Operations Assistant

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Sarah Joy McDermott

Operations Assistant

Saray Joy assists with operations at 38 Degrees.

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Trish Murray

Campaigner

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Trish Murray

Campaigner

Trish works on the Campaigns by You team, which means she spends her time helping people across the UK run the campaigns that matter to them.

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Luke Ilott

Communications Assistant

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Luke Ilott

Communications Assistant

Luke works as a Communications Assistant with 38 Degrees. He’s previously campaigned as an environmental activist and charity fundraiser, as well as organising a campaign for more equal pay rates among staff at universities. Luke started as an intern with 38 Degrees in January 2016, and has been on the communications team since July.

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Tom Maisey

Assistant Campaigner

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Tom Maisey

Assistant Campaigner

Tom is an assistant campaigner at 38 Degrees – he likes to get involved in all kinds of projects and learn as much as he can.

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Gordon Maloney

Campaigner - Scotland

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Gordon Maloney

Campaigner - Scotland

Gordon is a campaigner for 38 Degrees based in the Scotland office in sunny Leith.

He has a background in campaigning on a wide range of issues, and is also involved in the Living Rent tenants’ union. He also likes terrible puns.

Louie Herbert

Local Campaigner

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Louie Herbert

Local Campaigner

Louie joined 38 Degrees in November of 2015. Having previously helping to found ACORN, a community union working on numerous issues from reforming the Private Rental Sector in Bristol to getting safer crossings for busy roads in London. He has also campaigned heavily on issues around militarism, austerity, the environment and detention centres. In his spare time he enjoys complaining about how much better Fish and Chips are in Yorkshire, feeling superior about not watching TV (because he just uses iplayer) and dressing up in gold to play ping pong.

Stewart Kirkpatrick

Head of Scotland

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Stewart Kirkpatrick

Head of Scotland

Stewart runs our operations and campaigns in Scotland, representing our members in Scotland’s unique social context. He has been editor of scotsman.com and caledonianmercury.com and was head of digital for Yes Scotland. In his spare time, he slogs up hills slowly, plays video games with his kids and watches Hibs with varying degrees of frustration.

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Rowan Pereira

Designer

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Rowan Pereira

Designer

Rowan is brand new to 38 Degrees, joining the team from Trillion Fund, where she worked as a digital publisher and graphic designer. Rowan is passionate about progressive change and people power. In her spare time she enjoys making illustrator wonderlands and going to gigs!

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Bryony Walker

Head of Offline Organising

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Bryony Walker

Head of Offline Organising

Bryony is extremely proud to be part of 38 Degrees! If you’ve got ideas for exciting events to campaign for a better world, she’s the person to get in touch with.

Laura Townshend

Communications Director

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Laura Townshend

Communications Director

Laura leads 38 Degrees’ communications strategy, working out the best ways to use the media and social media to make people power famous and help win campaigns. Previously, Laura ran media campaigns to raise the political profile of the housing crisis.  Outside of work, Laura spends her time swimming on Hampstead Heath and cycling up the hill to get there.

James Rees

Tech Director

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James Rees

Tech Director

James is a campaigner with a background in website building. Day to day he manages the 38 Degrees tech platforms and works with our developers to bring campaigns to life. If something goes wrong with the website it’s probably his fault.  James started as a volunteer at 38 Degrees in early 2011 and joined as a member of staff in February 2012. Outside of work he plays classical guitar and dances salsa.

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Robin Priestley

Head of Campaigns By You

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Robin Priestley

Head of Campaigns By You

Robin is a keen campaigner with a background in technology and design. Day to day runs the Campaigns by You part of our website. He writes campaign emails, manages the development of new technology and ensure the CBY team is helping members across the country win campaigns locally and nationally.

Robin comes from the best place in the UK, Essex. Prior to joining the team he used to be the creative manager for an independent cinema and has been actively involved in anti-arms campaigning and issues around corporate sponsorship and public space. Most famously he once tried to drive a tank into an arms fair, and challenged the government to a game of cricket on Parliament Square.

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Becca McCarthy

Member Information Officer

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Becca McCarthy

Member Information Officer

Becca moved to London from Newfoundland, Canada after spending a semester here during University. She works to make sure everyone who’s part of 38 Degrees has the best experience possible.

Beyond 38 Degrees, she likes to travel lots, drink coffee, and re-watch the same television shows on repeat.

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Amy Lockwood

Campaigns Manager

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Amy Lockwood

Campaigns Manager

Amy’s been at 38 Degrees for a couple of years now. She grew up in Oxfordshire but now lives in East London -and loves it. Outside of work, Amy’s a flautist and loves her colouring book.

Laura Kim

Operations Manager and Executive Assistant

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Laura Kim

Operations Manager and Executive Assistant

Laura’s main role is to support the team in everything they do. Hailing from Canada, her career thus far has included waitress, events planner, actor, theatre producer, driving a lorry that looked like a monster across Canada, and television production.  Over the last few years she’s made a conscious effort to work within the third sector including fundraising, corporate volunteering, and developing a variety of charities’ social enterprises. Outside of the office she loves to cycle, drink coffee and go to live gigs.

Blanche Shackleton

Campaigns Director

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Blanche Shackleton

Campaigns Director

Blanche runs many of 38 Degrees’ campaigns, as well as spending time promoting our work online, meeting with other organisations who share our priorities and talking to as many members as possible.  Before working at 38 Degrees, she worked at a healthcare charity and has spent time working in Parliament.

Bex Hay

Campaigns Manager

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Bex Hay

Campaigns Manager

Bex is a campaigns manager at 38 Degrees. She splits her day between writing emails, designing and managing campaigns. Bex has a background in corporate campaigning and previously worked at ShareAction, mobilising people power to make our financial system fairer. Outside of work Bex is usually watching, playing or talking about cricket.

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Madeline Carroll

Campaigns Director

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Madeline Carroll

Campaigns Director

Maddy’s job is to help the campaigning team run brilliant campaigns, through practical, strategic and moral support.  She has a varied background, with stints in forensic psychiatry, restaurant management, public relations, and green energy and carbon reduction campaigning. She loves ridiculously long cycling trips, roller skating and roast dinners.

Megan Bentall

Campaigner

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Megan Bentall

Campaigner

Megan has been at 38 Degrees for three years now! In her spare time Megan enjoys reading, singing, and pretending she’s a good cook.

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David Babbs

Executive director

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David Babbs

Executive director

David works with other groups, charities and individuals to build our people powered movement. Sometimes he talks about our campaigns on the TV and radio. David makes sure that our campaigns are led by our members and achieve real impact.

David has been obsessed with people power ever since the Iraq war in 2003. He went on the big march against the war, and hated it when the people who’d told him it wouldn’t make a difference were proved right. He’s been interested in ways of making people power count more ever since .

David grew up in Leicester, and now lives in East London. Outside work, he volunteers on a community project near where he lives and likes cycling, gardening and cooking.

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Alethea Warrington

In-Office Volunteer

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Alethea Warrington

In-Office Volunteer

Ali is volunteering part-time at 38 Degrees while working in Parliament. Outside work, she is involved in environmental activism and local politics. She also enjoys baking vegan things and drinking wine.

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Fiona Tanner

In-Office Volunteer

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Fiona Tanner

In-Office Volunteer

Freelance Makeup artist Fiona Tanner has had 14 years experience in makeup artistry and 10 in hair including Vintage Hair Styling. She has worked with some of the biggest brands in the beauty industry including Bobbi Brown and M.A.C. Throughout that time she has worked with celebrities in the music and television industries and on editorial and fashion shoots.  She now runs her own small business where she has learnt marketing, social media and wordpress website building. She is also a keen artist and photographer.  Having grown up with a mother who works in the NHS and an avid Guardian reading and well informed father she has a keen interest in politics and social change. She joined 38 degrees to use her many skills to help the team make a difference.

Clara Borgerth

In-office Volunteer

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Clara Borgerth

In-office Volunteer

I decided to volunteer because I got a bit tired with what is going on with the world and decided it was time to do something that made a difference! I graduated in Arts Management & Performing Arts in 2006 and have since worked in Music Publishing, currently looking to change for something more worthwhile.  Outside work I love to eat – especially cheese and tomatoes (it may even be an obsession) – adore flowers, reading and photography.

Andrea Cooper

Board Member

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Andrea Cooper

Board Member

Andrea Cooper is Head of Foundation for Liverpool Football Club. She moved back to her home town of Liverpool in 2015 to take this role – motivated by the potential for LFC and its 600 million global fans to make a positive contribution to the world. She was previously CEO of UpRising – a national not for profit organisation that supports young people from under-represented groups to achieve leadership positions in public life. Andrea started her career with Procter & Gamble developing commercial propositions for market leading brands such as Ariel, Pampers, and Pringles. She then worked for Common Purpose as Operations Director – a not for profit international development organisation, and the BBC as Project Manager for the £600m Digital Switchover Help Scheme and the £800m move to New Broadcasting House.

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Peter Tyson

Board Member

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Board Member

Nicola Reindorp

Nicola Reindorp

Board Member

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Nicola Reindorp

Board Member

Nicola has been campaigning for the protection of people in armed conflicts for more than 15 years. She’s worked for Oxfam International as the head of their New York office, with the UN in Rwanda, as a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and as an adviser to Avaaz. She co-founded the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, dedicated to preventing mass atrocities. She’s currently Campaign Director at Crisis Action, which catalyses coalition campaigns to protect civilians from Syria to South Sudan.

Henry de Zoete

Board Member

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Henry de Zoete

Board Member

Henry brings with him years of experience in government, consumer power and campaigning. He has previously worked for the think tank Reform, drove successful campaigns at Portland Communications, and was an adviser in the Department for Education. In 2014 Henry co-founded consumer collective The Big Deal, which uses people power to campaign for better deals. In its first year of operation The Big Deal saved British consumers over £4 million on their energy bills and exposed unfair and dishonest practices by the biggest price comparison websites, which led to a crackdown by energy regulator Ofgem.

Ben Brandzel

Board Member

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Ben Brandzel

Board Member

Founder and Director of OPEN (Online Progressive Engagement Network), an alliance of the world’s leading national grassroots digital campaigning organizations. He’s served as Advocacy Director for MoveOn.org and Director of New Media Campaigns and Fundraising for Barack Obama’s Organizing for America. He’s a founding board member and former Senior Campaigner at Avaaz.org and former Chief Founding Advisor for 38 Degrees, a role he’s also played with similar groups in several other countries.

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Clare Algar

Chair of the Board

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Clare Algar

Chair of the Board

Clare worked as a litigator in a commercial law firm for eight years, where she was made partner at the age of 28 and led significant pieces of civil litigation. Clare then made the obvious career progression from corporate law firm to human rights NGO: she moved to Reprieve in 2008 as its Executive Director.