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

Director

  • Chief Executive Officer – Jasmine O’Connor

Programme and Advocacy Team

  • Head of Programmes and Advocacy – Debbie McGrath
  • Africa Programme Coordinator (Mauritania and Tanzania) – Sarah Mathewson
  • Africa Programme Coordinator (Niger, Nigeria, Mali & Senegal) – Emmanuelle Tremeau
  • Africa Programme Officer – Kenza Ben Azouz
  • Asia Programme Manager – Sally Kilner
  • Asia Programme Officer – Rory Evans
  • Nepal Project Officer – Neelam Sharma
  • Business and Human Rights Manager- Chloe Cranston
  • Business and Human Rights Policy and Research Officer – Rocio Domingo Ramos
  • Senior EU Adviser – Helene de Rengerve
  • Safe Migration Project Officer – Leah Davison
  • UK & Europe Programme Manager – Kate Roberts
  • Researcher and Co-ordinator for the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group – Anna Sereni
  • International Advocacy Manager – Kate Elsayed-Ali
  • Policy and Monitoring Assistant – Ayomide Sotubo
  • Programme Funding Manager – Rod Leith
  • Programme Partnerships Coordinator – Sabrina Vashisht
  • Learning and Accountability Manager – Guido Quiroga
  • Programme Support Coordinator – Sylvia Roberge
  • Safeguarding Manager – Anna Moore

Fundraising and Communications Team

  • Head of Fundraising and Communications – Ryna Sherazi
  • Strategic Partnerships Manager – Major Gifts – Katherine Hart
  • Trusts and Major Gifts Officer – Finn Judge
  • Individual Giving Manager – Paul Sheehan
  • Corporate Partnerships Manager (Interim) – Duncan Wilbur
  • Communications Manager (Interim) – Andy Wasley
  • Fundraising and Communications Executive – Rebecca Chambers
  • Fundraising and Communications Assistant – Eliya Lucks

Administration and Finance Team

  • Head of Finance and Resources – Shane Carter
  • Finance Manager – Eunice Allan
  • Business Support Officer – Harpreet Garcha
  • Finance and Administration Officer – Denise Seudieu

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 @antislavery.org, e.g. a.name@antislavery.org. You can also call our main reception at 020 7737 9434 and ask to be connected.

 

The Board of Trustees

Trustees have overall financial responsibility and decision-making and meet 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.

Sunil Sheth (Chair)

Appointed by the board in August 2020, Sunil is a Senior Partner at Fladgate LLP heading its India desk and, until recently, also heading its Private Wealth Group and Inclusivity, Diversity and Respect programme. Sunil has chaired the disability rights charity Sense International since 2011 and been a trustee since 2004.  Sunil has been a trustee of One World Media Trust and a trustee of Victim Support, where he acted as Vice Chair from 2007-2010 and was also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.  Sunil is also a trustee of The Hospice Biographers, a charity which offers terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their pleasure and relief and for their families to hear their voices and memories for generations to come.  Sunil was also a Founder of the Society of Asian Lawyers, and was Chair of the organization for many years. 

Sunil is passionate about leveraging resources and influence to meet the needs of vulnerable people and has led major philanthropic efforts to do so.

Sunil enjoys  travel, theatre and sporting activities, and meeting and interacting with people from difference cultures and businesses.

Anti-Slavery International staff and trustees welcome Sunil’s valuable governance experience, business acumen and vision for the work of Anti-Slavery International. The appointment will be voted on by members at the upcoming AGM.

Sarah Hemens (Vice-Chair)

Sarah is Director of New Books in German, a multi-stakeholder project which promotes German-language literature in the UK, USA and across the world.  She previously worked in grants fundraising and communications in international human rights, working with institutional donors in Europe, the US and Africa and managing a communications and publications programme. She has also worked in housing and homelessness, biomedical research, the arts and international development. Sarah has also been Trustee and Chair of a membership organisation advocating for respect for human rights in tourism.  Sarah has an MA (Hons.) in German from Edinburgh University as well as a certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the London School of Economics.

Jennifer Harding (Treasurer)

Jen is a certified accountant (FCCA) with experience in financial management of SME’s prior to a move to the not for profit sector in 2015. She is currently Head of Finance at The Landmark Trust and in 2019 obtained a masters in Voluntary Sector Management. Prior to qualifying as an accountant Jen obtained a LLB in Law from Kings College London and studied human rights law at Birkbeck, University of London. She has held the position of honorary treasurer at Anti-Slavery International since 2017.

Roxanne Abdulali

Roxanne has over a decade of experience in international development programme management across Asia and Africa. She is also currently a senior manager with Development Pathways Ltd., an international development consulting company, and sits on the Board of Directors for Lanka Social Ventures, a social enterprise incubator in Sri Lanka. During her career, Roxanne managed a series of large rights-based socio-economic development programmes for organisations such as Oxfam GB and has extensive experience in work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, supporting the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised people.

Roxanne has for many years maintained a keen interest in anti-trafficking and slavery, and through her work in the fisheries and seafood sector in South East Asia, has had further exposure to issues around slavery and forced labour within business supply chains. She is excited to now have the opportunity to continue her support to anti-slavery initiatives as a Trustee for ASI.

Lucy Claridge

Lucy Claridge is Senior Counsel and Head of the Strategic Legal Response Centre at Forest Peoples’ Programme. Prior to joining FPP, Lucy was Director of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International, litigating and advocating human rights issues before international, regional and domestic bodies. She has also worked as Legal Director at Minority Rights Group International, focusing on strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity building to improve access to justice for minority and indigenous communities worldwide.

Casework include; challenging descent-based slavery before the African Child Rights Committee in MRG & SOS Esclaves v Mauritania, and contesting the political disenfranchisement of minorities in Sejdic & Finci v BiH before the European Court of Human Rights.

She is a Visiting Fellow at Bristol University Human Rights Implementation Centre and a trustee at Anti-Slavery International. Lucy is a qualified solicitor and graduate of University College, Oxford (Law, MA) and King’s College, London (International Peace and Security, MA). She was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year category at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017, in recognition of her role in winning leading human rights cases

Katy Dent

Katy has over 25 years’ experience of 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. More recently, she has provided HR consultancy advice to various charities including the RNIB and some YMCA organisations. Her career has also included ten years’ public sector experience as Human Resources Director of Arts Council England and HR Transformation Consultant for a London Borough. Currently she is HR Director for One Housing Group, a large London based housing association employing over 1500 people. 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.

Red Godfrey-Sagoo

Red has a long history of fighting social injustice. Her experience leading humanitarian organisations began as Director of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross. Whilst providing essential leadership during a host of national emergencies, she fully embraced the value of strong community relations and collaborations with diverse partners in order to serve the most vulnerable populations. This understanding further evolved under her leadership as Director of Community Services United Way and Director of Special Olympics. On returning to Europe from the USA, she established the Safe Passage UK programme for the refugee crisis across Europe whilst leading and supporting the complex closure of the Calais “jungle”.

Red’s commitment to basic human rights and gender equality, continues to be the driving force behind her current roles as CEO of the Sophie Hayes Foundation, a charity dedicated to survivors of human trafficking and as a trustee for UN Women UK.

Frances Morris-Jones

Frances is an experienced non-executive director with a background 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, where she was also formerly Interim Chair. She serves as an External Governor of Portsmouth University, where she is also on the Audit and Quality and Nomination Committees, a non-executive member of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee of the board of BSI Group, and a Trustee of the whistleblowing charity, Protect, where she is also on the Remuneration Committee. Prior to this, she was a NED on the Board of Det Norske Veritas (now DNV-GL).

She had an extensive and varied career with BP culminating in positions at Vice President level in the BP Exploration & Production segment; she then joined ConocoPhillips in 2008 and subsequently became Executive Director at 3Legs Resources, a shale explorer in Poland. She has a First-Class degree from Oxford University, where she was awarded a University Scholarship, and has followed an Executive Development programme at Stanford and Cambridge Universities. She is fluent in French and Italian.

Karen O’Connor

Karen O’Connor has 30 year’s global experience in broadcast and journalism, including Board and Senior Leadership roles in news and factual production in the BBC. She is a consultant and executive coach for leaders, teams and those experiencing change.

Tom Palakudiyil

Tom recently retired from his role as the Regional Director for South Asia at WaterAid, where he oversaw and coordinated WaterAid’s work in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. Tom also has over 25 years’ experience in the development sector in India and South Asia. Prior to joining WaterAid, he worked for Christian Aid, first as Country Director for India, and subsequently as Regional Manager for South Asia.

Tom has seen for himself the power of well-planned and well executed programmes to transform lives, and the credibility they bring to campaigns seeking to bring about lasting change – valuable experience and insight required to provide support and challenge, and make a meaningful contribution to the success and achievements of ASI’s goals and objectives.
Tom holds a PhD in Development Studies from the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia., Norwich. He has also taught at post-graduate level for over 10 years, including 5 years at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India.

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