People at Global Justice Now


Nick Dearden, director

Policy team

Dorothy Grace Guerrero, head of policy and advocacy
Heidi Chow, senior campaigns manager
Alex Scrivener, policy manager
Ed Lewis, policy and campaigns manager

Activism team

James O'Nions, head of activism
Laura Williams, northern organiser (Manchester)
Sam Lund-Harket, activism and events officer
Effie Jordan, activism officer
Guy Taylor, campaigns and activism manager
Rosanna Wiseman, youth activism coordinator

Scotland team

Liz Murray, head of Scottish campaigns
Jane Herbstritt, campaigns officer 
Ruth Wilkinson, events and communications assistant

Communications team

Jonathan Stevenson, head of communications
Oriana Lauria, digital communications manager
Radhika Patel, communications and campaigns officer 

Fundraising team

Sandra Wild, head of fundraising
Debby Boon, fundraising manager 
Eleanor Williams, fundraising officer 
Malise Rosbech, communications and fundraising officer

Resources team

Steven Thomson, head of resources
Martyn Barson, data processing officer
Angela Heasman, finance manager
Graham Whitehouse, ICT manager
Polly Moreton, resources officer 


Our council is a voluntary body elected by the members to oversee the governance of the organisation. The term of the current council is July 2018 to July 2021.

Nicola Ansell (chair)
Jean Blaylock
Josefine Brons
Adrian Lance (treasurer)
Eve Nortley (vice chair)
Martin Powell
Asad Rehman
Steve Rolfe
Susanne Schuster
Mary Steiner
Andrew Taylor (national secretary)
Louise Taylor


Alex Scrivener

Policy manager
Alex Scrivener

Alex is the policy officer at Global Justice Now.

Angela Heasman

Finance manager
Angela Heasman

Angela is finance manager at Global Justice Now, having joined in November 2010. She started work in the voluntary sector many years ago helping to run a small London housing co-operative. She has worked in a variety of financial management and accountancy roles, mainly for a large social housing and care provider. She has also worked for a small housing charity for Irish people in London, and prior to joining Global Justice Now, for Richmond Fellowship, a large mental health charity.

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Debby Boon

Fundraising and supporter engagement manager

Debby first joined Global Justice Now in 2011 as a campaigns and policy intern before going on to join the fundraising team as supporter services officer and later becoming our fundraising and supporter engagement manager. She graduated from the University of Sussex in 2005 with a degree in Social Anthropology with Development Studies before working for a number of teams at Brighton and Hove city council, including working with young asylum seekers and in Sure Start centres. She has also spent time living in France pursuing her interest in languages.

Dorothy Grace Guerrero

Head of policy
 Dorothy Grace Guerrero

Dottie joined Global Justice Now in January 2017. Her work as organiser, researcher/analyst, educator, and campaigner in social movements and NGOs spans almost 30 years. She works on and writes about climate change and energy issues, impacts of globalised trade and investments on people’s livelihoods in Asia, China‘s new role in the global political economy and other economic justice concerns. Originally from the Philippines, she has worked in the local, regional and international levels and has lived in The Netherlands, Germany, Thailand and South Africa.

Ed Lewis

Policy and campaigns manager
Ed Lewis

Ed is Global Justice Now’s policy and campaigns manager. He has previously worked with the network of local groups to maximise the impact of Global Justice Now’s campaigns and develop a culture of vibrant and effective activism. Ed comes to Global Justice Now after several years of working as a teacher in state education, during which time he has also been involved with various political education projects, including Demand the Impossible, a summer school on political activism for inner-city London teenagers.

Effie Jordan

Campaigns officer
Effie Jordan

Effie is a campaigns officer at Global Justice Now, having first come across the organisation when she was in the throes of moving abroad to work on programmes to combat poverty in Africa. Global Justice Now made her realise to her horror that much of the poverty there existed due to UK international policies. Effie then traded a life in the sunshine for life in the inner city and initially volunteered at Global Justice Now before moving into her current role. Effie has a Master's degree in Development.

Eleanor Williams

Fundraising officer

Eleanor joined Global Justice Now in 2015 as the fundraising officer. She previously worked at Survival International, which campaigns for indigenous peoples’ rights. She also worked at SOPHIA, a grassroots, rights-based NGO in northern India, which works with nomadic buffalo herders. Eleanor has a BSc in Anthropology from University College London, where she also campaigned against the trade of conflict minerals. In her spare time she volunteers at Room to Heal, a therapeutic community for refugees. She also likes hiking, cycling, ceramics and writing cringey poetry.

Graham Whitehouse

ICT manager

Graham is information and communications manager at Global Justice Now. After studying at Goldsmiths in the 1990s he spent a brief period teaching before moving into IT. Graham came to Global Justice Nowas a contractor and liked it so much decided to apply for a job. He has managed several large projects including the migration of Global Justice Now’s database to a SQL based CRM system and the complete rebuild of Global Justice Now’s computer network and phone system.

Guy Taylor

Campaigner manager (trade)
Guy Taylor

Guy joined Global Justice Now in November 2014 to focus on the campaign against TTIP. He previously worked for the Joint Council for the Welfare of immigrants and before that for anti-capitalist group Globalise Resistance. He has been tear gassed in nine different countries, has uncovered a police spy, and lives with his partner and young son in SE London.

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Heidi Chow

Senior campaigns manager
Heidi Chow

Heidi leads Global Justice Now’s pharmceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world. She has previously led and won the campaign to challenge the UK government's support for the New Alliance - an aid scheme that benefited corporations at the expense of Africa's small farmers. She has played an active role in the global movement for food sovereignty and in the development of the People's Food Policy.

James O’Nions

Head of activism
James O’Nions

James heads up the activism team, which helps our network of local groups to campaign and organises our main public events. James has a background in anti-globalisation and anti-war activism and has previously worked at the Campaign Against Arms Trade. He was also an editor of Red Pepper magazine for five years.

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Jane Herbstritt

Campaign officer, Scotland
Jane Herbstritt

Jane is Scottish campaigns assistant and works with Liz in Global Justice Now’s office in Edinburgh, giving a Scottish perspective to Global Justice Now campaigns. She works with Global Justice Now's Scottish local groups, organises events and writes the Scottish newsletter and other publications.

Before working for Global Justice Now, Jane worked for Scottish Environment Link as a parliamentary officer, and for the Scottish Civic Forum.

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Jonathan Stevenson

Head of communications

Laura Williams

Northern organiser (Manchester)
Laura Williams

Laura is Global Justice Now’s Manchester-based activism officer. She supports people taking action on global justice issues in the north of England. Laura previously worked on sustainability campaigns for the National Union of Students.

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Liz Murray

Head of campaigns, Scotland
Liz Murray

Liz Murray is head of campaigns and policy at Global Justice Now’s Scottish office. She works to strengthen Global Justice Now’s campaigns by adapting them to the Scottish context, lobbying Scottish MPs, MEPs and MSPs and working with Global Justice Now’s local groups in Scotland. Before Global Justice Now, Liz worked as a researcher at the Scottish Parliament and as a campaigner on environmental justice for Friends of the Earth Scotland. Liz previously worked as a campaigner on green economics and climate change for Greenpeace in the UK and in Australia and as a volunteer in Zimbabwe.

Malise Rosbech

Communications and fundraising officer

Malise joined Global Justice Now in July 2015. She also works as an editor and publisher of the feminist periodical, HYSTERIA, and has formerly been involved in The Women's Empowerment Project and the Feminist Library in London. Malise has a Master's degree in Contemporary Philosophy and Critical Theory and a Post-graduate Certificate in Development Studies. 

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Martyn Barson

Data processing officer

Martyn is data processing officer at Global Justice Now. He started working at Global Justice Now in 2009 as a resources volunteer. Prior to that, Martyn worked at St George’s hospital, Tooting and as a volunteer for the development charity Restless Development in Nepal working with young people. Outside of Global Justice Now Martyn enjoys mountain biking and claims to be Global Justice Now’s mass participation sports expert. 

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Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden, photo by Genevieve Stevenson

As director, Nick manages the staff team and resources on behalf of Global Justice Now's members. He is also the public face of the organisation. Nick started his career at War on Want where he became a senior campaigner. He went on to be corporates campaign manager at Amnesty International UK. As director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, he built strong relationships with campaigners in the global south. He helped win a new law to stop Vulture Funds from using UK courts to squeeze huge debt payments out of poor countries. Nick joined Global Justice Now in September 2013.

Oriana Lauria

Digital communications manager
Oriana Lauria - digital communications manager

Oriana is the digital communications manager at Global Justice Now, looking after the website, social media, emails to supporters and all things digital. She previously worked and volunteered for Greenpeace International and ActionAid UK, before joining Global Justice Now in 2016. 

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Polly Moreton

Resources officer

Polly is the finance officer at Global Justice Now. 

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Radhika Patel

Communications and campaigns officer

Radhika joined Global Justice Now in May 2017 as the communications and campaigns officer, working on things digital and corporations related. Before joining Global Justice Now she was the network and communications assistant at Stamp Out Poverty which oversees the Robin Hood Tax campaign. 

Rosanna Wiseman

Youth Activism coordinator
Rosanna Wiseman, Global Justice Now

Rosanna is part of the activism team at Global Justice Now, focussing on organising the Youth Network. Before joining the organisation she volunteered at Latin American Women’s Rights Service as an assistant policy co-ordinator. She has also been part of different collectives in London such as The London Latinxs and the Migrant Connections Festival. Rosanna has also participated in social movements across the world from the student movement in Holland to the protests in Brazil against FIFA.

Ruth Wilkinson

Events and communications assistant, Scotland

Ruth is the events and communications assistant at the Scottish office. She works with outreach, social media, and visual communication for Scottish and UK campaigns. Before working with Global Justice Now, she was a freelance designer for six years, and is a long-time campaigner for LGBTQ and disability rights. She holds a MA in illustration, with focus on the politics of representation, and in her spare time enjoys reading comics, dancing and writing long essays about feminism, disability, and the arts on her personal blog.

Sam Lund-Harket

Activism and events officer
Sam Lund-Harket

Sam organises some of Global Justice Now’s key national events and supports our network of local groups. Before joining the activism team, Sam worked in the campaigns team on climate justice and energy democracy. He is also involved in grassroots climate activism, including through Reclaim the Power and has lived and worked at Grow Heathrow, a community garden and sustainable housing project. 

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Steven Thomson

Head of resources
Steve Thomson's oldish portrait picture

Steve Thomson is head of resources at Global Justice Now, responsible for office admin, finance, HR, IT, data processing,  and a few other things which don't fit in anywhere else.  (Fortunately, Angela, Graham, Martyn and Polly do most of the work.)

In a former life, he was responsible for finance at Greenpeace UK, and amassed a large collection of vintage Penguins.

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