Anti-Slavery staff at annual Freedom Conference
Anti-Slavery International staff at our annual Freedom Conference


  • Director – Dr. Aidan McQuade
  • Chief Operating Officer – Val Floy

Programme and Advocacy Team

  • Head of Programme and Advocacy – Debbie McGrath
  • Africa Programme Manager – Sarah Mathewson
  • Africa Programme Officer – Emmanuelle Tremeau
  • Asia Programme Manager – Sarah Mount
  • India Project Officer – Sameer Taware
  • Domestic Work Programme Officer – Mariela Gonzalez
  • UK and Europe Programme Manager – Klára Skrivánková
  • UK and Europe Programme Assistant – Louise Eldridge
  • Researcher and Co-ordinator for the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group – Vicky Brotherton
  • International Advocacy Manager – Kate Elsayed-Ali
  • Statutory Funding Manager – Rod Leith
  • Programme Funding Officer – Paola Narracci
  • Learning and Accountability Manager – Laoise Ní Bhriain

Fundraising and Communications Team

  • Communications Manager – Jakub Sobik
  • Trusts and Foundations Manager – Leanne Werner
  • Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager – Dr. Anna Shepherd
  • Individual Giving Officer – Leon Hubert

Administration and Finance Team

  • Head of Finance and Administration – Nat Ehigie-Obano
  • Executive Assistant/Membership Support Officer – Susan Moore
  • Facilities Manager – David Assersohn
  • Management Accountant – David Johnson
  • Finance Officer – Gynel Moyo

Contact our members of staff

The email address of Anti-Slavery International staff is their first initial followed by a dot and then their surname followed by, e.g. You can also call our main reception at (+44) 207 501 8920 and ask to be connected.


The Board of Trustees

Trustees have overall financial responsibility and decision-making and meets six times a year in addition to Board Members’ attendance to the Governance, Human Resources and Finance subcommittees. The Treasurer plays a key role and chairs the Board’s Finance subcommittee, which has specific remits for Financial Performance and budget control and compliance, key financial risks, accountability and information, efficiency and Value for Money; it produces regular reports to the Board, and makes recommendations on financial matters, including financial controls.

Tanya English (Chair)

Tanya is an experienced senior manager, with over 10 years’ experience at executive director and board level at homelessness charity St Mungo’s. Her experience ranges from fundraising, communications, marketing, policy, public affairs, research and the arts. She has worked within grant making and programme delivery organisations and has considerable experience of working with board members, as a board level manager for over 20 years with experience of board change management programmes and good governance. She is also a trustee of the Fulham Symphony Orchestral Society charity, and an experienced Quaker committee member.

Malcolm John (Vice-Chair)

Malcolm has worked as the External Funding Manager for Harrow Council and as a social policy adviser to National Grid Transco for five years, advising on community investment and corporate social responsibility. He has been a trustee of St Christopher’s Fellowship and of the Novas Scarman Group, a social housing landlord, a Vice-Chair of Nacro and Chair of PATH National who support BME people into management positions. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Young Harrow Foundation, a second time member of the BBC Children in Need London and South East Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Emma Snow FCA DChA (Acting Treasurer)

Emma is an interim charity director, most recently Chief Operating Officer at Oasis. Emma has previously worked at Shelter, Terrence Higgins Trust and the Refugee Council.

Julia Brandreth

Julia is the Head of Communications and Campaign Promotion at the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Prior to this she worked for over 10 years as a trade union organiser, and the last four of those for Battersea & Wandsworth TUC (partner organisation of the Workers’ Beer Company).

Lucy Claridge

Lucy is Legal Director at Minority Rights Group International (MRG), where she manages the legal department. Her work uses strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity building to improve access to justice for minority and indigenous communities worldwide.  Before joining MRG in 2009, Lucy was Legal Director at Kurdish Human Rights Project, where she managed a caseload before the European Court of Human Rights concerning human rights violations.  She has also spent several years in private practice, worked at Liberty and as Deputy Director of the London-based British Irish Rights Watch. Lucy is a graduate of Oxford and King’s College London.

Katy Dent

Katy has over 20 years’ experience of providing Human Resources leadership in a range of not-for-profit organisations, including homelessness charities Centrepoint and St Mungo’s Community Housing Association; international aid NGO MERLIN and the Southbank Centre.  She has over ten years’ public sector experience as Human Resources Director of Arts Council England and HR Transformation Consultant for the London Borough of Barnet.  She has been a Trustee for a variety of counselling, health and arts charities. Currently she sits as an Employment Tribunal Panel Member and is a Fellow and member of the HR Leaders’ Network of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Tom Fyans

Tom is currently Director of Campaigns and Policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, where he has strategic oversight of the advocacy and policy functions. Prior to that, he was Head of Campaigns (interim) at ActionAid UK, a development charity and is also the former Head of Campaigns at Amnesty International UK.

Nicholas Griffin QC

Nicholas is a barrister whose involvement with Anti-Slavery International began after he read about the shocking fate of one of India’s “stolen” children (a girl the same age as his daughter). He was a member of the Modern Slavery Bill Evidence Review Legal Steering Committee. The review was commissioned by the Home Secretary to review the evidence base for what was to become the Modern Slavery Act 2015. He retains a keen interest in the domestic and international rules and laws concerning all aspects of modern slavery.

Sarah Harrington

Sarah is on a career break as she raises her young children. Her background is in international fundraising and communications in a broad range of fields including international human rights, humanitarian aid, opera, housing and homelessness and medical research. Sarah has an MA Hons in German from Edinburgh University and a certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the London School of Economics. She was also a Trustee and Chair of a human rights organization campaigning for better tourism.

Catherine Mahony

Catherine has worked in relief and development for over 14 years, covering programmes in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. An experienced manager, she directs humanitarian responses, currently in Cameroon with the IRC (International Rescue Committee). Catherine has worked with major INGOs, including Oxfam, Caritas and MAG (Mines Advisory Group), supporting partner-led and directly implemented projects in programme management, campaigns, advocacy and institutional funding.  Catherine holds an MA from the University of York in Post-War Recovery Studies and a BSc from the LSE in International Relations.

Gillian Morris

Gillian is an experienced charity Chief Executive. She is CEO of The Froebel Trust and was previously Chief Executive of My Voice London, a small charity that worked to help disadvantaged children and young people in south London to improve their life chances. She has extensive leadership and governance experience in the third and public sectors including as a Council Member of the South London Learning and Skills Council, the body that funded all post-16 education and training across South London.

Frances Morris-Jones

Frances is a non-executive director with experience in the international energy sector. She is currently a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director on the Board of the Oil and Gas Authority; a Governor of Portsmouth University, a Member of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee of BSI Group, and Trustee of Public Concern at Work. Prior to this, she was a NED on the Board of Det Norske Veritas (now DNV-GL), and reached senior leadership positions in Exploration at BP, joined ConocoPhillips in 2008 and subsequently became Executive Director at 3Legs Resources, a shale explorer in Poland.

Karen O’Connor

Karen O’Connor has worked in journalism and programme making around the world for more than 30 years. She held senior positions running daily news, current affairs, investigations and then factual production in the BBC, and is now a media consultant, documentary executive producer, mentor and charity volunteer.



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