Our team



Claire Bonham
Executive Director
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Felix Langley
Administrative Assistant and PA to the Director
Maija Linnala
User Engagement Lead & Project Manager
Romina Lopez
Project and Communications Manager
Andrew Williams
Finance Manager

Project and Research Consultant
Aoife O’Mahony
Project Associate
Webmaster, elearning platform developer, Communication Manager

Daisy Nobes
Research & Project Intern
Yewande Ogunjimi
IARS Intern
Priya Kang
Research and Policy Intern
Sidrah Sethi
Research and Project Intern
Roxy Orloff
IARS Intern
Jude Thomson
IARS Intern
Daniel Shlosberg
IARS Intern
Ginny Dezern
Communications Intern
Madalina Merlusca
Project Management Assistant
Hannah Upton
Project & Communications Intern
Daniel Wilcox
Research & Communications Intern
Khadijah Khan
Research & Communications Intern

Dr. Theo Gavrielides
Founder & Strategic Leader

He is an international expert in human rights, criminal and restorative justice including victims’ rights. He acts as an advisor to the Council of Europe, UN, EC and a number of governments. Dr. Gavrielides is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University and the Founder and Director of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All). Previously, Professor Gavrielides was the CEO of Race on the Agenda. He also worked at the Ministry of Justice as the Human Rights Advisor of the Strategy Directorate. He holds a PhD in law, a Masters in Human Rights and an LLB. He is a human rights lawyer and the author of many books and peer review articles.

Emily Poyser

Emily is a communications expert and has spent much of her career working in international development. She is now based in London following many years working overseas, including in Afghanistan and Tunisia. She currently works for the UK Cabinet Office overseeing communications projects. Prior to that she held media roles at UNICEF UK, the UK Prime Minister's Office, and the UK's Department for International Development.


Rossana Rocchini

Rossana is a Global Chartered Management Accountant with 20+ years-experience working in Fortune 100 corporations.  In 2019, she left Coca-Cola after working there for 16 years in various finance capacities and in various countries around the world.  At the same time she moved to London and decided to dedicate part of her time to giving back to a world that had given her so much.  Rossana enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, exercising, is an avid reader and a self-described “podcast junkie”. 


Simon Goldhill

He is the Founder and Director of Strategy at Metamorph Group Limited, set up to acquire existing high street law firms and transform the delivery of consumer legal services in England & Wales. His has been a practicing solicitor for over 20 years and and is highly experienced in strategic business. In addition, he has over 15 years of board level experience in educational charities.

Vanessa Bianchi

Vanessa has 15 years of experience in programme management at the international level, having worked with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the European Commission in Brussels, and Save the Children in London, driving social impact, business development and shaping iNGO-private sector partnerships. Passionate about sustainability and about making a difference, she currently supports the transition to Net Zero at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 


Laura Rofe
Trustee for the Women’s Advisory Board

Laura  is Australian and has been living in London for over 8 years now. Over the course of her career she has worked in the financial services sector, an industry that is known to be very male dominated. From here her passion for diversity and female empowerment grew and so did her involvement in supporting this cause. Over the years she has been involved with many charities as well as mentoring programmes supporting young people with a focus on women. More recently she launched an internal mentoring programme at her company to support women and help improve gender diversity within the company. 

Richard Elliot

Richard has lived in South London for the last 20 years. He is delighted to join the Board having just retired from the University of London where he led on Strategy, Planning, Performance and Risk. He brings extensive experience in these areas from a successful career in public sector management and consultancy with the Local Government Association, Local Authorities and the Audit Commission. At the University he was also involved in developing new partnership arrangements between academic institutions in London, Paris and the United States. He has a Masters in International Relations from Sussex University, is a passionate believer in international co-operation particularly at the civil society level and is active in pro-european movements.

Ruby Halabi

Simon Israel
Sir George Newman
Trevor Philips OBE

Olivia Willers
Amanda Blackhurst
Madalina Merlusca
Ama Yarboi
Anna Pierce

Joshua Eden
Ekerette Ewang Sampson
Agnes Miseta
Ned Staniland
Madalina Merlusca
Annika Heinrich

Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network, UK
Dr. Daniel Briggs
Faculty Member, European University of Madrid, Spain
Dr. Darren Sharpe Sharpe
Dr. Debarati Halder
Dr. Jason Schaub
Dr. Neil Chakraborti
Dr. Sabine Selchow
Dr.Panagiotis Pentaris
Karen Miner-Romanoff, Ph.D., J.D.
Prof. Dr John Winterdyk
Prof. Charles MacLean
Prof. Vasiliki Brouskeli