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Clare Algar

Chair

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.

Ben Brandzel

Director of New Media Campaigns and Fundraising for the Democratic Party and Organizing for America (succesor organization to the Obama campaign). Former Advocacy Director of MoveOn, Adviser to GetUp, Campaign Director and Founding Board Member of Avaaz and North Carolina Online Campaign Director for Barack Obama. Consultant to NGOs and progressive political parties globally.

Paul Hilder

Vice-President of Global Campaigns at Change.Org. Former   Director of Campaigns at Oxfam GB. Former Campaigns Director of AVAAZ.org, which he helped launch, and Co-Founder of international affairs website openDemocracy.net. Paul has worked on democracy, conflict resolution, governance and civil society organising in the UK and around the world, including with the Young Foundation. He is the author of Contentious Citizens (2007), a study of people-powered campaigning in the UK.

Gemma Mortensen

Chief Executive of Crisis Action. Worked previously in human rights posts  for the ICC, for the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York and for the European Commission in Geneva and Sudan. She has reported and produced for radio and TV and written on international affairs.

Peter Myers

Co-founder - OneHundredMonths.org. Director - enoughsenough.org. Formerly Special Projects at Greenpeace and The Climate Group. First twelve years of career in corporate finance.

Benedict Southworth

Chief Executive of the Ramblers. Has spent 20 years campaigning internationally on the environment, development and human rights. Started his career at Friends of the Earth in the UK. Former Director of the World Development Movement, Director of Amnesty International's international campaigns, Head of Greenpeace International's climate campaign and Campaigns Director for Greenpeace Australia-Pacific.

Gordon Roddick

Co-founder of The Body Shop International. Active supporter of community and several social enterprises, including founding The Big Issue.

 

IN MEMORY

Anita Roddick (1942-2007)

We would like to acknowledge that the development of 38 Degrees comes out of the spirit of and owes a great deal to the legacy of Dame Anita Roddick.


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