38 Degrees staff work hard to make sure that our movement is as effective as possible. We 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. 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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Michael Bailey

Campaigns Intern

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Michael Bailey

Campaigns Intern

A recent Politics and International Relations graduate, Michal has a passion for all things political. Michael previously worked with members of Parliament and the Electoral Commission to publish a book, aimed at encouraging young people to vote in 2010 general elections. He has also campaigned on issues related to widening participation and social justice.

Outside of work, Michael is a keen traveller, photographer and blogger. He enjoys nothing more than getting lost in a random city in some far-flung region of the world. He’s also a big fan of Afro-beats and Dancehall music.

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Mae Dobbs

Digital Marketing Manager

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Mae Dobbs

Digital Marketing Manager

Mae is digital campaigner and marketer with nearly a decade of experience in politics. She has worked digital strategy for over 30 Congressional races, a presidential campaign in the US, a Parliamentary campaign in the UK, and a social issues campaign in the Middle East. She has also led on digital strategies for the UK Royal Family, the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. 

In her free time, Mae loves to bake, play tennis, and support Brentford FC.

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Thomas McKenzie

Member Services Assistant

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Thomas McKenzie

Member Services Assistant

Thomas is a Member Services Assistant at 38 Degrees, so he spends lots of time talking to members, as well as helping people who want to start their own petitions!

This is a change in direction for Thomas who previously worked as an adult psychotherapist and also as an adolescent mental health specialist in schools and the NHS.

Outside of work, Thomas loves to travel and is a huge music fan.

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Chloe Lawson

Campaigner

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Chloe Lawson

Campaigner

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Amy Power

Operations Assistant

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Amy Power

Operations Assistant

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Anna Finnegan

Executive Assistant

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Anna Finnegan

Executive Assistant

Anna is the Executive Assistant to Campaigns Directors Ellie and Charlotte, as well as to Interim Chief Executive, Judith. Prior to 38 Degrees, Anna worked in classical music as an Artist Manager. Music has always played a big part in her life: outside of the office, Anna loves to sing and is a longstanding member of the London-based chamber choir, Canticum. She is also cricket-mad and loves participating in team sports generally!

Judith Brodie

Interim Chief Executive

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Judith Brodie

Interim Chief Executive

Judith is an interim charity chief executive, and consultant focusing on strategy and change, finances and fundraising, and stakeholder communications and relationships. Most recently, she was Interim CEO of Bond, the UK network for organisations working in international development, and previously as interim CEO led Beating Bowel Cancer into merger with Bowel Cancer UK.

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Sana Yusuf

Campaigns Intern

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Sana Yusuf

Campaigns Intern

After doing lots of campaigning during her time at University, Sana did a stint at Amnesty UK working on a campaign to empower refugees through football. She’s super passionate about Human Rights and Housing issues and enjoys walking tours, ramen and fluffy cats.

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Faye Brookes

Member Services Assistant

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Faye Brookes

Member Services Assistant

Faye is a Member Services Assistant at 38 Degrees. Before joining the team Faye studied Anthropology and has a background working in research. Outside of work, Faye loves a good read and is learning to be a bell ringer.

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Tracey Royal

Office and Executive Assistant

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Tracey Royal

Office and Executive Assistant

Tracey has recently joined 38 Degrees as an executive assistant to 2 Directors, Bex and Laura, she is also responsible for looking after the office.
When she is not working, she loves spending time with her daughter cooking, shopping and frequent visits the cinema. She also loves listening to rare groove music.

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Tom Morton

Campaign Technologist

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Tom Morton

Campaign Technologist

Tom has been programming computers since the age of 10, and has campaigned against the Iraq war, and for workers’ rights. He moved to 38 Degrees from a career in various tech startups, so that he could combine these two interests.

When Tom is not staring at computer code, he likes to hill walk, take the dogs to the beach, play classical guitar and listen to drum & bass.

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Cindy Xie

Campaign Technologist

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Cindy Xie

Campaign Technologist

Cindy is a Software Engineer who is originally from New York City. Having dabbled in code sporadically while pursuing a different career back in New York, she finally decided to take the leap into the world of code after relocating to London. When not writing code, Cindy can be found exploring her other interests which include cooking, travelling, and trying to convince her husband to get her a french bulldog.

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James Hulme

Campaign Technologist

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James Hulme

Campaign Technologist

James spends his days in front of a computer screen, writing code and fixing bugs.

When not sat in front of his computer screen James can be found on his bike cycling around the Lothians.

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Molly Boydon

Campaigner

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Molly Boydon

Campaigner

After graduating from university Molly managed youth development projects where she focused on building relationships between young people and local charities. She has campaigned on a number of issues including gender equality and social justice.

She loves teaching and practising yoga, exploring new places and donuts.

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Mike Matters

Campaigner

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Mike Matters

Campaigner

After graduating from university in Australia, Mike joined 38 Degrees as a Campaigns Intern in February 2018. He has previously campaigned for more sustainable food and agricultural systems, and also run workshops is schools facilitating discussions on gender equality.

Outside of work he loves nothing more than to get out of the city to go rock-climbing or trail-running.

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Heather Campbell

Bookkeeper

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Heather Campbell

Bookkeeper

Heather is our bookkeeper and office baker. She has been part of 38 Degrees from the very beginning and has enjoyed seeing us grow in to the amazing organisation we are now.
Heather is originally from Doncaster but came to London to attend Imperial College and never went back. She now lives in Surrey with her family and numerous dogs and cat. She mainly works from home but comes in to the office regularly and is always welcome, especially if she brings in her signature veggie sausage rolls.

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David Innes

Campaigner for Campaigns by You

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David Innes

Campaigner for Campaigns by You

David is a 38 Degrees Campaigns by You (CBY) campaigner from Essex and is passionate about the national health service and equality.  Outside of work David regularly attends sporting events and music gigs, actively gets involved in anti racism and environmental issues and spends far to much of his time trying to justify another slice of pizza.

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Ellie Gellard

Campaigns Director

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Ellie Gellard

Campaigns Director

Ellie directs some 38 Degrees campaigns and works on promoting our work and our members priorities, so that we can win on more of the issues we care about. Before joining the team, she led campaigns for children’s charities and was an advisor in Parliament.

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Jess Hodge

Campaigner

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Jess Hodge

Campaigner

As a Campaigner at 38 Degrees Jess works across a range of our campaigns. Her background is in health campaigning, but she’s also done lots of frontline work in areas such as homelessness and food poverty.

She’s passionate about feminism, The thick of it and her dog, Paddy.

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Andrew Sibley

Campaign Technologist

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Andrew Sibley

Campaign Technologist

Andrew is a Software Engineer, and spends his days writing code, investigating bugs, and helping campaigners with tech.

He has a Computer Science degree and previously spent many years working as a software developer at an online retailer. Now he combines his coding skills and interest in politics & people power at 38 Degrees.

In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, going to gigs & festivals, and attempting to rock climb.

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Ruby Earle

Campaigner

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Ruby Earle

Campaigner

Ruby is a Campaigner at 38 Degrees. She has campaigned on a range of issues including tax justice, universal credit, and migrants’ rights.

Outside of work she loves climbing mountains, playing football, and eating pizza.

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Zoe Thomas

Member Services Coordinator

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Zoe Thomas

Member Services Coordinator

Caerphilly-born Zoe is a Member Services coordinator with a background in psychology and research. Zoe is passionate about public services, intersectional equality, and mental health. Outside of work you can find her lifting weights at the gym, browsing a clothing sale, or making her way through an amazing new TV show.

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Mia Obertelli

Lead Video Producer

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Mia Obertelli

Lead Video Producer

Coming from a background in online video production, Mia’s job at 38 Degrees is to produce video content that will help us to reach more people and win campaigns. When she’s not working, she can be found making theatre, watching Buffy, and dog-spotting.

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Cathy Warren

Campaigns By You Manager

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Cathy Warren

Campaigns By You Manager

Cathy is Campaigns by You Manager 38 Degrees. She loves supporting 38 Degrees members to run campaigns on everything you can imagine.

In her spare time, she supports her local non- league football team, rides around on steam trains – and really loves BTS!

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Holly Maltby

Campaigns Manager

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Holly Maltby

Campaigns Manager

As a campaign manager Holly spends her time working on all sorts of campaigns – mostly about protecting the environment. She is passionate about making change in communities, and believes that everyone should get a chance to have a say on the most important issues.

When she’s not in the office, she’ll be found in her brand new garden.

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Maggie Chao

Campaigns Manager

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Maggie Chao

Campaigns Manager

Maggie 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 cooking, going for long meandering walks, and weightlifting.

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Denny de la Haye

Campaign Technologist

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Denny de la Haye

Campaign Technologist

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’, and since May 2016 he’s been helping millions of 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

Head of Campaigns

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Rachel Diamond-Hunter

Head of Campaigns

Rachel spends her time working out how to win campaigns, leading great teams and empowering 38 Degrees members to give their money to issues they care about. Rachel previously campaigned on Israel-Palestine, had a stint working in Parliament, and lived and worked in California and Egypt. Outside of work, Rachel lives for cheese and bagels, a core part of her Jewish identity. And likes getting involved in feminist and anti-racist stuff.

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Trish Murray

Head of Campaigns

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Trish Murray

Head of Campaigns

Trish is a Head of Campaigns at 38 Degrees. She spends most of her time campaigning on the NHS and helping 38 Degrees members have impact at Westminster.

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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.

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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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Laura Townshend

Campaigns, Growth and Income Director

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Laura Townshend

Campaigns, Growth and Income Director

Laura directs 38 Degrees campaigns and leads our response to Brexit. She’s also responsible for the organisation’s financial health and growth. That means planning the most impactful ways to spend generous donations from 38 Degrees members, and working out how to make 38 Degrees a bigger and even more effective movement. Before this, Laura ran media campaigns at housing charity Shelter to raise the political profile of the housing crisis. Outside work she likes wild swimming, cycling, cooking, and has spent the last four years as a volunteer mentor for young people growing up in care.

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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 a small town in Newfoundland, Canada a few years ago. She works to make sure everyone who’s part of 38 Degrees has the best experience possible.

Beyond 38 Degrees, she loves to travel, cook, read, and look at other peoples’ dogs in parks.

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Laura Kim

Head of Operations and Executive Assistant

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Laura Kim

Head of Operations 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.

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Bex Hay

Tech Director

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Bex Hay

Tech Director

Bex splits her day between leading the tech team, 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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Megan Bentall

Campaigns and Projects Manager

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Megan Bentall

Campaigns and Projects Manager

Megan has been at 38 Degrees for four years now! Before that she used to tour manage bands. In her spare time Megan enjoys reading, singing, hanging out with her dog, and trying to convince people to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack.

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Zoe Laycock

Board Member

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Zoe Laycock

Board Member

Zoe is a senior marketer, with a relentless professional commitment to authentic, positive online engagement and customer experience.

She applies her extensive marketing expertise across building online communities, product marketing, content creation, advertising, entertainment / sports marketing, and digital marketing. In short, launching new stuff and driving growth, engagement and loyalty.

Zoe has over 12+ years of successful digital leadership experience working for startups, notable tech companies, Bauer Media Group, DMG Media and Edelman; in addition to leading prominent public sector egovernment and smart cities transformation initiatives.

Zoe is passionate about in disruptive tech for good and tech that drives positive change. Zoe can be found lurking around the internet at @firestartr

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Richard Lackmann

Board Member

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Richard Lackmann

Board Member

Richard has more than 30 years of experience in financial and general management leadership in commercial and not for profit entities. He has worked as a COO, CFO and Director/ Trustee in number of organisations in the UK, USA and Africa. Since stepping down from full time employment in 2017, Richard has joined the board of Doteveryone as their Treasurer, mentored senior finance professionals and consulted on strategy and financial management.

Buki Obayiuwana

Board Member

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Buki Obayiuwana

Board Member

Buki is a Qualified Accountant and Management Consultant with over 17 years experience advising Senior Executives on how to improve the operational performance of their organisations. She is a Director at Baringa Partners LLP, a mid-sized full service Consulting firm, where she acts as Head of Finance Transformation Practice for Insurance clients and People Lead for the Insurance sector. She is also the Treasurer and a member of the Parochial Church Council at St John the Baptist Church. Buki is both a mentor and a coach; she is passionate about diversity as well as developing and empowering people of all personalities and backgrounds in the workplace.

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Srabani Sen

Chair

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Srabani Sen

Chair

Following a 30-year executive career which included being the CEO of three non-profits, Srabani set up a consultancy in 2014 specialising in leadership, organisational development and senior executive coaching. She is passionate about social justice and has spent much of her career campaigning for a better deal for the most vulnerable people in the UK.  Srabani has 25 years’ Board experience. As well as being chair of 38 Degrees, she is also chair of children and young people’s charity The Winch. Srabani was awarded an OBE for her services to children and young people.

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Peter Tyson

Board Member

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Peter Tyson

Board Member

Social business and development adviser. Grant director at the Roddick Foundation, previous head of global franchising for the Body Shop International.