About Us

89up was founded with a clear mission: to create a powerful integrated communications agency for the world's most important causes.

We are now the number one agency in Europe for cause communications.

We help the good guys achieve great things.

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Mike Harris
CEO

Mike is the founder and CEO of 89up, Europe's first and biggest impact agency for civil society and non-profits. He is also the publisher and owner of Little Atoms, an award-winning magazine distributed globally and a podcast and online magazine enjoyed by a global audience of millions.

Mike has excellent political and media connections, with a strong knowledge of the workings of government and international bodies. His campaign experience delivering cross-party support for a new parliamentary bill; international human rights advocacy work engaging Hollywood celebrities that forced 3 banks to stop selling government bonds to support a dictatorship, leading the press and strategy for an Oscar-winning film, the exposure of lobbyists work for corrupt regimes and supporting the launch of multiple grassroots political movements.

Mike Harris
CEO
Founder of 89up with high level political, campaigns and communications experience on some of the most successful campaigns with some of the world's biggest cause brands. Profile
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sj@89up.org

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Sarah Jane Rumford
Managing Partner

Sarah-Jane Rumford develops and delivers hard-hitting campaigns for leading brands. charities and NGOs. and innovative start-ups. This has seen her building brands, leading consumer behaviour change campaigns, managing vast integrated marketing and content creation campaigns and transforming reputations in times of crisis. An intuitive strategist and sharp creative mind, Sarah-Jane is a powerhouse when it comes to delivering results.

"I know what grabs media and consumer attention, what makes a headline and what will deliver results. I continue to think differently and create fresh campaigns which surprise, excite and inspire. I can turn my hand to any subject, having worked for clients as diverse as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department of Health, Coca-Cola, Waitrose, Microsoft, GSK, Nesta and the Toyota Mobility Foundation".

 

Sarah Jane Rumford
Managing Partner
Sarah-Jane has twenty years of PR experience, developing and delivering hard-hitting campaigns for leading brands. Profile
REJ
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ruth.emblin-james@89up.org

Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People and Operations

Ruth is Head of People and Operations. She has over 20 years of experience within the energy, finance, music, media and creative industries. Ruth is an extremely personable character who thrives on helping people. Her mission is to create a safe, welcoming and enjoyable working environment for all staff where she can develop and drive people forward across the company.

Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People and Operations
Ruth is Head of People and Operations at 89up. Profile
Jonathan
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jonathan@89up.co.uk

Jonathan Shakhovskoy
Creative Director

Jonathan has worked at the creative end of communications for the last 8 years delivering social, content and experiential campaigns for big commercial brands, international NGOs and political campaigns. He previously worked in the music industry creating albums for artists such as U2, Amy Winehouse and Shakira. He is passionate about creating campaigns that people care about, not just notice. He is a skilled campaign strategist with a wealth of digital understanding.

Jonathan Shakhovskoy
Creative Director
Jonathan has worked in creative and digital industries for more than two decades, and has a strong track record in delivering campaigns that people care about, not just notice. Profile
Tom M
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tom@89up.org

Tom Mauchline
Director of Campaigns

Tom Mauchline specialises in projects that bring digital and public affairs together. He works to create communities, messages, and content, that shift opinions and make lasting change.

Tom Mauchline
Director of Campaigns
Tom is an experienced campaigner working with big brands across the not for profit, business, and government sector. Profile
Sashy
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sashy@89up.org

Sashy Nathan
Legal Counsel

Sashy is General Counsel and directs our advocacy unit 89up Thinks, which produces insights on political and legal problems. Recent reports include press regulation, Brexit and EU rights and the compliance of international football governance with human rights. Sashy is also the co-founder of Commons, the not-for-profit law firm, having previously practised at Bindmans LLP, specialising in criminal cases with an international and human rights element.

Sashy Nathan
Legal Counsel
Sashy directs our advocacy unit and has a wealth of experience working with charities, not-for-profits and international NGOs. Profile
Valerie
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valerie@89up.org

Valerie Oladeinde
Associate Director

Valerie is a well-versed PR senior account director, with experience in various sectors such as technology, music, entertainment and sport. Predominantly working with clients in the technology start-up space, she worked on an array of international campaigns including Mozilla's The Glassroom and New Balance's Liverpool FC kit launches as well as securing coverage in the likes of Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, The Guardian, TechCrunch and BBC News. In her spare time, Valerie writes music and events reviews and is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health in the UK.

Valerie Oladeinde
Associate Director
Valerie is a PR Associate Director, with experience in sectors such as technology, music, entertainment and sport. Profile
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cordelia@89up.org

Cordelia Kretzschmar
Senior Account Director

Cordelia Kretzchmar is a highly-experienced PR professional with a strong background in media campaigns that move people to action, and change the way we think. As Head of PR for Oxfam, Cordelia helped shape the charity’s Inequality and Climate campaigns as well its campaign for more sustainable consumerism, Second Hand September. A former senior television news correspondent for ITV and the BBC, Cordelia brings a journalist’s perspective to the way clients tell their stories.

Cordelia Kretzschmar
Senior Account Director
Cordelia is a highly experienced communicator with a track record of success in charity PR and television journalism. A specialist in building high-impact campaigns with purpose. Profile
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claude.moraes@89up.org

Claude Moraes
Director of European Affairs

Claude Moraes was MEP for London between 1999 and 2020 until the UK formally left the European Union. With his election to the European Parliament in 1999, Moraes became London’s first BAME MEP. During his time in Europe, Moraes was elected as Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and was Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) where he played a key role in shaping GDPR legislation. Following the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance, Moraes was appointed Rapporteur for the Parliament Inquiry into Mass Surveillance and led the European Parliament Inquiry into Facebook in 2018. 

Claude Moraes
Director of European Affairs
Claude was MEP for London between 1999 and 2020 until the UK formally left the European Union and understands the inner workings of the European Parliament. Profile
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alice@89up.org

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Alice Elna Höglund
Senior Account Director

Alice is a skilled project director who works across 89up's entire digital offering. She’s experienced in working with a wide range of organisations, ensuring clear goal setting and smooth project processes for all involved stakeholders.

Alice Elna Höglund
Senior Account Director
Alice is a skilled project director who works across 89up's entire digital offering. Profile
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stevie@89up.org

Stevie Grieves
Senior Account Director

Stevie is a creative social and content Account Director with an agency background and experience working with world leading brands. 

Having graduated from a competitive grad scheme at an Omincom agency in creative strategy, Stevie worked with corporate brands such as Ferrero, Philips, Western Union and AB Foods on their messaging, specialising in accessing high-value b2b audiences. She worked to help define the creative direction of the agency’s outputs by leading creative new-biz sessions and loves creative, actionable solutions to brand challenges.

Stevie Grieves
Senior Account Director
Stevie is a creative social and content Account Director with an agency background and experience working with world leading brands. Profile
Padraig Reidy
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padraig@89up.org

Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director

Padraig Reidy is a writer, editor and campaigner who has worked across a range of media.

Padraig has written for publications from the Sun to the New Statesman, as well as ghostwriting for leading figures in the worlds of media, human rights and advocacy. His career in campaigning started at New Humanist magazine, where he was deputy editor, before moving on to become senior writer at Index on Censorship and then editorial director at 89up, where he oversees all our published output as well as editing Little Atoms, our acclaimed podcast, website and magazine.

“Everything I do is about helping ideas get the attention they deserve - whether that’s a fresh way of thinking about politics, a great scientific advance, a valued principle to be upheld, or an important piece of art. We’re here to celebrate and spotlight the people who do good.”

Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director
Padraig is a writer, editor and campaigner who has worked across a range of media. Profile
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saskia@89up.org

Saskia Kerkvliet
Account Director

Saskia Kerkvliet an experienced public relations specialist overseeing integrated campaigns with a razor sharp attention to detail on day-to-day account management. Her specialist focus areas are climate change, economics, financial regulation, human rights and technology, with clients including Sunrise Project, Finance Watch, Make My Money Matter and the Internet Society. She holds an MSc in International Politics from SOAS.

Saskia Kerkvliet
Account Director
Saskia is a creative PR Account Director with a track record of delivering high impact campaigns for international clients. Profile
Caroline
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caroline.n@89up.org

Caroline Noerkjaer
Account Director

Caroline is an integrated Senior account manager working across 89up’s offerings. She has previously been both in-house and freelance for NGOs as well as worked in a newsroom and on investigative tv documentaries in national Danish media outlets. As an account lead, she always has an eye for the bigger picture and thinks across disciplines to make sure a campaign has the highest possible impact. She also dives deep into data analysis and is one of our experts on social listening.

Caroline Noerkjaer
Account Director
Caroline is a senior PR and social account manager with a mixed background in journalism and the not-for-profit sector. Profile
Luke
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luke@89up.org

Luke Rossiter
Head of design

Luke is a graphic designer and head of design at 89up. Luke has completed design projects in branding, print, web, UX, illustration and animation for organisations ranging from international brands to charities and tech startups including London Design Festival, Age UK, Alcon, Boehringer Ingelheim, GMB Union, NHS, and Red Bull.

“For me visual communication is all about providing people with positive and memorable experiences, the kind that catch their attention and holds it for long enough for you to tell your story.”

Luke Rossiter
Head of design
Luke is a graphic designer, providing us with leading branding, print, web, UX, illustration and animation design. Profile
Facundo
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facundo@89up.org

Facundo Arias
Senior Developer

He is in the middle of the front-end and back-end. As front-ender, he is expert in the use of HTML, CSS layout and programming with JavaScript. As back-ender, he studies and develops the content structure, programming in PHP and WordPress and Drupal as a CMS/Framework.

“The Internet is a world without frontiers. Websites are the way for the people to get in”

Facundo Arias
Senior Developer
Facundo is a web developer, front-ender, back-ender, WordPress and Drupal senior developer. Profile
Dylan
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dylan@89up.org

Dylan James
Senior Drupal Developer

Dylan James has more than 10 years experience delivering large-scale custom Drupal sites for government, universities and business. He has also published books on Drupal development.

Dylan James
Senior Drupal Developer
Dylan is a Senior Drupal developer and author. Profile
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Babatunde Williams
Associate Director of Insights

Babatunde is a policy analyst who is passionate about implementing user led change

Babatunde Williams
Associate Director of Insights
Babatunde is a policy analyst who is passionate about implementing user led change Profile
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Kaitlan Bachan
Junior Designer

Kaitlan is a junior designer with a passion for digital illustration and animation. She also loves delving into traditional stop motion animation.

Kaitlan Bachan
Junior Designer
Kaitlan is a junior designer with a passion for digital illustration and animation. She also loves delving into traditional stop motion animation. Profile
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Lilo Schiffbauer
Junior Social Executive

Lilo is a Junior Social Executive at 89up. They have previously worked in education, teaching languages, while cultivating their passion for social activism. They have volunteered with several LGBT+ charities in both the UK and in Italy, focusing on providing support through media production and communications.

Lilo Schiffbauer
Junior Social Executive
Lilo is a Junior Social Executive at 89up. They have previously worked in education, teaching languages, while cultivating their passion for social activism. They have volunteered with several LGBT+ charities in both the UK and in Italy, focusing on providing support through media production and communications. Profile
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Nancy Collins-Burgess
PR Account Manager

Nancy is a PR account manager working across a selection of 89up’s accounts. She has previously worked in-agency with a range of public and private sector clients, as well as different charities and NGOs. More recently, she worked at a London Borough Council specialising in community outreach and engagement.

Nancy Collins-Burgess
PR Account Manager
Nancy is a PR account manager working across a selection of 89up’s accounts. She has previously worked in-agency with a range of public and private sector clients, as well as different charities and NGOs. More recently, she worked at a London Borough Council specialising in community outreach and engagement. Profile
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Hannah Craft
Integrated Senior Account Manager

Hannah is an Integrated Senior Account Manager who unites her passion for progressive causes with a strategic approach to achieving their aims. She is a seasoned campaigner specialising in impact-driven PR and digital supporter mobilisation, having worked on a broad range of campaigns in her native Australia spanning trade unions, environment, legal aid, social housing and domestic violence prevention. Prior to joining 89up, Hannah worked for a London PR agency managing clients in the education sector.

Hannah Craft
Integrated Senior Account Manager
Hannah is an Integrated Senior Account Manager who unites her passion for progressive causes with a strategic approach to achieving their aims. She is a seasoned campaigner specialising in impact-driven PR and digital supporter mobilisation, having worked on a broad range of campaigns in her native Australia spanning trade unions, environment, legal aid, social housing and domestic violence prevention. Prior to joining 89up, Hannah worked for a London PR agency managing clients in the education sector. Profile
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Sneha Sivanand
PR Manager

Sneha, PR Manager at 89up, combines over seven years of global communications expertise with her recent MA in Global Media from King's College London. Her diverse experience encompasses the government, corporate, and consumer sectors, underscored by significant roles at APCO Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather. At APCO, she managed communications for Abu Dhabi's government technology arm, and at Ogilvy, she was instrumental in leading the World Expo Dubai 2020 campaign. Her skills in strategic planning, media relations, and crisis management, along with her experience in the Middle East and international markets, uniquely position her to drive 89up's PR strategies effectively.

Sneha Sivanand
PR Manager
Sneha, PR Manager at 89up, combines over seven years of global communications expertise with her recent MA in Global Media from King's College London. Profile
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Liv Meads
Resource and Office Manager

Liv is a people-oriented Resource and Office Manager with a passion for helping teams work together collaboratively and individuals achieve their potential

Liv Meads
Resource and Office Manager
Liv is a people-oriented Resource and Office Manager with a passion for helping teams work together collaboratively and individuals achieve their potential Profile
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jack@89up.org

Jack Beckett
Senior Consultant

Jack has agency experience of over five years working on some of the largest planning applications in London as well as a background in political campaigning.

Jack Beckett
Senior Consultant
Jack has agency experience of over five years working on some of the largest planning applications in London as well as a background in political campaigning. Profile
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sue.williams@89up.org

Sue Williams
Creative Lead

Sue is a multi-disciplinary creative lead, experienced in conceiving and delivering content and campaigns for global broadcasters, brands, and charities. She is passionate about storytelling and creating impactful creative solutions that deliver meaningful engagement.

Sue Williams
Creative Lead
Sue has devised and produced end-to-end integrated content and campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the UK, including Channel 4/Boxplus, Netflix, SU2C, O2 and Battersea. Profile
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helen@89up.org

Helen Davies
Senior Account Manager

Helen works on the AIM team as an Account Manager.

Helen Davies
Senior Account Manager
Helen works on the AIM team as an Account Manager. Profile
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Bhups Sidhu
Drupal Developer

Bhups is a WordPress and Drupal Developer working in the Labs team, he has years of experience in web design and full stack development.

Bhups Sidhu
Drupal Developer
Bhups is a WordPress and Drupal Developer working in the Labs team, he has years of experience in web design and full stack development. Profile
Sam Thomson
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sam@90up.co.uk

Sam Thomson
Senior Video producer

Sam is a videographer, producer and editor specialising in documentary style storytelling for charities and campaigns. Before joining 89up, Sam worked as a freelancer on projects for Sense, Hestia, the European Commission and the NSPCC, to name a few.

He's also earned credits on four award winning feature length documentaries and has presented and filmed Panasonic camera tutorials for a leading UK photography retailer.

 

Sam Thomson
Senior Video producer
Sam is a videographer, producer and editor specialising in documentary style storytelling for charities and campaigns. Profile
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jenna@89up.org

Jenna Cox
Designer

Jenna Cox is a motion graphic designer specialising in illustration and animation. She has worked on several campaign projects producing uniquely designed UX and illustration based animations as well as lending a hand across all design fields within the company with experience in web, print and branding work.

Jenna Cox
Designer
Jenna is a motion graphic designer and animator. Profile
James Ward
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james@89up.org

James Ward
PR Consultant

James Ward has worked on campaigns for high-street brands, tech start-ups, charities and academic institutions. He is a published author and has written for the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal among many other outlets. He is the founder of the annual Boring Conference and presents the BBC's Boring Talks podcast.

“A crucial ingredient in successful PR is the ability to make unexpected connections and links between unlikely subjects, and to find compelling ways to weave them together through storytelling. I believe that there are always fresh ways to approach subjects with creative thinking and simple, yet original, ideas.”

James Ward
PR Consultant
James has worked both in-house and agency side on campaigns for a range of high-street brands, tech start-ups, charities and academic institutions. Profile
Danielle
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danielle@89up.org

Danielle Smith
Senior Designer

Danielle is a digital designer with a passion for creating impactful designs that have a positive impact on society for her clients

Danielle Smith
Senior Designer
Danielle is a digital designer with a passion for creating impactful designs that have a positive impact on society for her clients Profile
Alice Heath
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alice.heath@89up.org

Alice Heath
Account Manager

Alice is an enthusiastic senior project executive, assisting in content and account management and creative work within the labs team

Alice Heath
Account Manager
Alice is an enthusiastic senior project executive, assisting in content and account management and creative work within the labs team Profile
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Julie Perrault
Account Manager

Julie has a background in European Union Public Policy, with an MSc from the London School of Economics. She has experience working in a Brussels public affairs agency, and now works across the AIM and PR teams in an integrated role, supporting in policy research and communications.

Julie Perrault
Account Manager
Julie has a background in European Union Public Policy, with an MSc from the London School of Economics. She has experience working in a Brussels public affairs agency, and now works across the AIM and PR teams in an integrated role, supporting in policy research and communications. Profile
Julia
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julia.vinogradov@89up.org

Julia Vinogradov
Senior Account Executive

Julia works across the PA and PR teams supporting in policy research, media outreach and communications.

Julia Vinogradov
Senior Account Executive
Julia works across the PA and PR teams supporting in policy research, media outreach and communications. Profile
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Sambhaviy Kumaresan
Account Manager

Sambhaviy is a BASc Global Sustainable Development graduate from the University of Warwick. She has had experience working with M&C Saatchi KL and many notable South-East Asian NGOs.

Sambhaviy Kumaresan
Account Manager
Sambhaviy is a BASc Global Sustainable Development graduate from the University of Warwick. She has had experience working with M&C Saatchi KL and many notable South-East Asian NGOs. Profile
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Melisa Tourt Unal
Senior Account Executive

Melisa works in the PA team assisting in outreach, research, and content development

Melisa Tourt Unal
Senior Account Executive
Melisa works in the PA team assisting in outreach, research, and content development Profile
Chloe
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Chloe Pilling
Senior Account Executive

Chloe is currently working in the AIM team whilst she completes her post graduate degree in MSc International Public Policy at Queen Mary University.

Chloe Pilling
Senior Account Executive
Chloe is currently working in the AIM team whilst she completes her post graduate degree in MSc International Public Policy at Queen Mary University. Profile
Yiannis
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yiannis@89up.org

Yiannis Baboulias
PR Account Executive

Yiannis has worked for international media outlets like Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, the LRB, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, LITTLE ATOMS and others for over a decade, and has an extensive research and advocacy background on refugee issues and the far-right, with an EU-wide perspective.

Yiannis Baboulias
PR Account Executive
Yiannis has worked for international media outlets like Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, the LRB, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, LITTLE ATOMS and others for over a decade, and has an extensive research and advocacy background on refugee issues and the far-right, with an EU-wide perspective. Profile
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Gabriel da Silva-Leigh
Designer

Gabriel is a junior designer with a background in web design, UX/UI design and illustration, and a passion for environmental affairs. He loves creating inclusive designs that excites clients and exceeds clients expectations.

Gabriel da Silva-Leigh
Designer
Gabriel is a junior designer with a background in web design, UX/UI design and illustration, and a passion for environmental affairs. He loves creating inclusive designs that excites clients and exceeds clients expectations. Profile
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Carmen Ghazi
PR Account Executive

Carmen is a BA International Development graduate with experience in journalism and think tanks. She is extremely passionate about crafting compelling narrative for worthwhile causes

Carmen Ghazi
PR Account Executive
Carmen is a BA International Development graduate with experience in journalism and think tanks. She is extremely passionate about crafting compelling narrative for worthwhile causes Profile
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Isabel Fleming
Senior Account Executive

Isabel has an MA in Contemporary British History, specialising in menstrual history, and was previously involved with charities working against educational inequality. She is now working across the AIM and PR teams, in an integrated role

Isabel Fleming
Senior Account Executive
Isabel has an MA in Contemporary British History, specialising in menstrual history, and was previously involved with charities working against educational inequality. She is now working across the AIM and PR teams, in an integrated role Profile
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Chanelle Joseph
Junior Videographer

Chanelle is our Junior videographer with a background in portrait photography. She loves creating moving image content that connects with people's hearts and minds, exceed clients expectations. Her experience spans across sustainability and creative sectors.

Chanelle Joseph
Junior Videographer
Chanelle is our Junior videographer with a background in portrait photography. She loves creating moving image content that connects with people's hearts and minds, exceed clients expectations. Her experience spans across sustainability and creative sectors. Profile
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khalif@89up.org

Khalif Anuar
Account Executive

Khalif is a MA International Relations & Management graduate, specialising in the circular economy and conflict analysis, from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has had experience with many notable non-profits such as Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and Feeding the Needy (FTN).

Khalif Anuar
Account Executive
Khalif is a MA International Relations & Management graduate, specialising in the circular economy and conflict analysis, from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has had experience with many notable non-profits such as Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and Feeding the Needy (FTN). Profile
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Daniela Villalobos
Digital Account Executive

Dany helps the Labs team projects run smoothly to clearly tell our clients’ stories. As a Designer, she strives to create engaging products that encourage people to do good for others.

Daniela Villalobos
Digital Account Executive
Dany helps the Labs team projects run smoothly to clearly tell our clients’ stories. As a Designer, she strives to create engaging products that encourage people to do good for others. Profile
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Conor O'Brien
Account Executive

Conor has a background in public policy, with an M.Sc from the London School of Economics. He works in the AIM team, supporting public affairs and the European Union.

Conor O'Brien
Account Executive
Conor has a background in public policy, with an M.Sc from the London School of Economics. He works in the AIM team, supporting public affairs and the European Union. Profile

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