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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 and the co-founder of 90up, a creative and influencer agency. 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 and 90up with high level political, campaigns and communications experience on some of the most successful campaigns with some of the world’s biggest cause brands.

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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.

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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.

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Valerie Oladeinde
Senior Account Manager

Valerie is a well-versed PR account manager, 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 x 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 of mental health in the UK.

Valerie Oladeinde
Senior Account Manager

Valerie is a well-versed PR account manager, with experience in various sectors such as technology, music, entertainment and sport.

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Cordelia Kretzschmar
Account Director

Cordelia is an highly experienced communicator with a track record of success in both charity PR and television journalism. A specialist in building high-impact campaigns with purpose.

Cordelia Kretzschmar
Account Director

Cordelia is an highly experienced communicator with a track record of success in both charity PR and television journalism. A specialist in building high-impact campaigns with purpose.

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Alex Jones
Account Director

With a background heading up communications functions across trade unions, think tanks, charities and membership associations, Alex is passionate about inspiring and mobilising activists with training, tools and support from the grassroots up - turning awareness into action to bring about lasting change.

 

Alex Jones
Account Director

Alex brings more than a decade’s experience leading high-profile, high-impact campaigns for mission-driven organisations, delivering award-winning people-powered change strategies.

 

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James Ward
Editorial Lead

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
Editorial Lead

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.

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Saskia Kerkvliet
Account Manager

Saskia Kerkvliet is a creative PR and Social Account Manager with track record of delivering high impact campaigns for a range of international clients from across the public, not-for-profit, higher education and commercial sectors. She has a diverse mix of in-house and client-facing experience, which includes delivering the international public relations strategy for the World Design Capital Taipei 2016 on behalf of the Taipei City Government and World Design Organisation, launching a Taiwanese tea startup on Kickstarter, and building out communications channels for Decolonising SOAS. She recently completed an MSc in International Politics at SOAS and turned her dissertation on multinational corporate tax avoidance and global tax governance reform into a comic published on The Nib. Alongside her special interests in tax justice and decolonisation, her secret superpower is fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

Saskia Kerkvliet
Account Manager

Saskia is a creative PR and Social Account Manager with a track record of delivering high impact campaigns for international clients.

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Skye Redman
Senior Account Executive

Skye works across the editorial and PR teams, her eye for detail ensuring quality in everything from press outreach to ghostwritten content. She has worked with clients across the non-profit sector and is passionate about her work having a positive impact.

Drawing on her background in BBC radio, she is also 89up's in-house audio producer, creating original podcast content for 89up and our clients. She is responsible for editing Little Atoms, the UK's longest-running arts and culture podcast, as well as bespoke podcast series for clients including Marie Stopes International and Nurmara.

“With our attention being constantly pulled in so many directions, I work to tell stories that cut through that noise, whether that’s a client’s idea or an issue that needs to be heard.”

Skye Redman
Senior Account Executive

Skye is an experienced broadcast journalist now specialising in editorial, PR and podcasts.

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Charlotte Evans-Young
Senior Account Executive

Charlotte has worked for agencies in both London and Los Angeles, giving her an understanding of the industry at an international level. She has worked with clients from a range of industries, including the public, non-profit, tech and lifestyle sectors, securing coverage in publications from The Mirror to Marie Claire and Billboard.

In both her professional and private life, she is passionate about helping those working towards the greater good. She has a particular interest in reproductive rights and housing and homelessness.

 

Charlotte Evans-Young
Senior Account Executive

Charlotte's PR experience spans London and LA, giving her an international understanding of the industry.

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Samantha O'Brochta
Senior Account Executive

Samantha is a senior account executive with an experienced background in creative digital and social media, working with multiple popular online media publications, brands, and celebrities.

Samantha O'Brochta
Senior Account Executive

Samantha is a senior account executive with an experienced background in creative digital and social media, working with multiple popular online media publications, brands, and celebrities.

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Lewis Redmond
Junior PR Account Executive

Lewis is an ambitious Junior PR Account Executive with an eye for detail and a natural pliancy enabling him to inject any project with a unique dose of creativity and energy.

His personal and professional mission of giving a voice to the voiceless and shedding a light on the overlooked has seen him engage with everyone from local food bank volunteers to members of foreign royal families.

Being part of Northern Ireland’s peacetime generation, he knows better than most how important 89up’s aim of making the world a more open, pluralistic and democratic place is. It is with this unwavering spirit that he approaches every aspect of his work.

Lewis Redmond
Junior PR Account Executive

Lewis is an ambitious Junior PR Account Executive with an eye for detail and a natural pliancy enabling him to inject any project with a unique dose of creativity and energy.

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Niamh McGurk
Policy Researcher

Niamh is a policy researcher who recently gained a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Her academic interests centre around issues of migration, particularly the impact of climate change and the plight of climate refugees.

She is also interested in widening access to Higher Education. In both her private and professional life Niamh is committed to supporting good causes and has a strong background in charitable fundraising
having been shortlisted for National Student Fundraiser of the Year. 

Niamh McGurk
Policy Researcher

Niamh is a policy researcher who recently gained a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

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Leo Gibbons
Public Affairs Executive

Leo is a political researcher with a flair for public affairs, having spent three years working in UK Parliament before joining 89up.

He represented Great Britain at the Junior European Parliament and is currently a local councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham. His campaigning experience and his understanding of local and national government assists the team in strategy and development.

"Plato once said that the price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. By using data and insights to find out what makes people tick, we make sure that people care about your campaigns. We ensure we are never ruled by evil men."

Leo Gibbons
Public Affairs Executive

Leo is an experienced political researcher with a flair for public affairs.

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Tom Mauchline
Director of Campaigns

He specialises in projects that bring digital and public affairs together. Creating communities, messages, and content, that shift opinions, and make lasting change.

Tom Mauchline
Director of Campaigns

Tom Mauchline is an experienced campaigner working with big brands across the not for profit, business, and government sector.

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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 is passionate about creating campaigns that people care about, not just notice.

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Stevie Grieves
Account Manager

Stevie is a creative social and content Senior Account Executive 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
Account Manager

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

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Caroline Noerkjaer
Senior Account Executive

Caroline is a PR and social account executive with a mixed background in journalism and the not-for-profit sector. Both in-house and freelance, she has created campaigns for NGOs on topics ranging from sexual rights to refugees’ education. A strong storyteller across formats, her background also includes working in a newsroom and on investigative tv documentaries in national Danish media outlets. 

She always has an eye for the bigger picture and brings her understanding of all sides of the table into her work at 89up.

Caroline Noerkjaer
Senior Account Executive

Caroline is a PR and social account executive with a mixed background in journalism and the not-for-profit sector.

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Sam Thomson
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
Video producer

Sam is a videographer, producer and editor specialising in documentary style storytelling for charities and campaigns.

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Ruth Fajemirokun
Social Executive

Ruth has worked for some well-renowned global publications, including Vice and The Sun, having graduated and trained as a journalist.

She specialises in social media and its different subcultures and producing content for various platforms.

Ruth Fajemirokun
Social Executive

Ruth specialises in social media and producing content for various platforms.

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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.

 
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Jenna Cox
Designer

Jenna is a motion graphic designer, producing animations and graphic design work.

Jenna Cox
Designer

Jenna is a motion graphic designer and animator.

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Alice Hoglund
Digital Account Manager

Alice is a skilled project lead 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 Hoglund
Digital Account Manager

Alice is a skilled project lead who works across 89up's entire digital offering. 

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Dylan James
Drupal Developer

He has more than 10 years experience delivering large-scale custom Drupal sites for government, universities and business.

 

Dylan James
Drupal Developer

Dylan is a Drupal developer and author.

 

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Facundo Arias
Head of Web

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 Drupal as a CMS/Framework.

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

Facundo Arias
Head of Web

Facundo is a web developer, front-ender, back-ender and Drupal senior developer.

 
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Hal Chadwick
Senior Python Developer

He likes to explore the tech world and read up on as many services and libraries as possible, believing there is often a better tool for the job. Previously, working in languages like C++, Tcl, and Ruby, he has settled on Python due to its strong readability and versatility in application.

 

Hal Chadwick
Senior Python Developer

Hal is a developer with a focus on everything Python, systems architecture and devops.

 

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Martin Barnard
Senior Developer

Martin has over twenty years of experience in programming and problem-solving with many years working for a major European casino. A full-stack developer working mainly with Python and Linux, he’s well-placed to lead our technical team. 

Martin Barnard
Senior Developer

Martin is our senior developer with over 20 years of experience involving Linux, devops and Python programming.

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Rob Davis
Drupal Developer

Rob works on functionality for our clients' websites, applying Drupal technology and also connecting them to our other products and external systems to provide overall solutions.

He has worked on many Drupal-based web solutions, for everyone from well-known organisations in the arts, government and public sector, charities and scientific sectors, as well as commercial enterprises.

He is a passionate advocate of Open Source and contributes in developer communities by supporting events, editing videos of talks and contributing code and documentation.

"I'm driven by the empowering and transformative effect of software for good in the world. Ever-changing technology is enabling us to realise new possibilities."

Rob Davis
Drupal Developer

Rob is a web developer, working from the under-the-bonnet - back-end & DevOps - through to where people interact with a site - the front-end.

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Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy

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
Director of Advocacy

Sashy directs our advocacy unit and is our in-house counsel. He has a wealth of experience working with charities, not-for-profits and international NGOs.

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Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People

Ruth is our head of people and operations.

Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People

Ruth is our head of people and operations.

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Tim Jackaman
Chairman

Tim is the Chairman of the 89up board of directors.

Tim Jackaman
Chairman

Tim is the Chairman of the 89up board of directors.

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Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny is the editor the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists/

Little Atoms has been broadcasting interviews with leading writers from the worlds of science and the arts for 10 years.

 

Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny is the editor the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists.

 
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89up, The Sandwich, 10 Clothier Street,
London, E1 7AX.
Switchboard: 0203 411 28 89
Out of hours press line: 0203 2 89 89 01
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