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Clare Algar


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

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.

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 of 38 Degrees. Previously Special Projects at Greenpeace and The Climate Group. First 12 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 and 38 Degrees. Active supporter of community and several social enterprises, including founding The Big Issue.



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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