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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
PR Director

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
PR Director

Sarah-Jane has twenty years of PR experience, developing and delivering hard-hitting campaigns for leading brands.

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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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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 has a wealth of experience working with charities, not-for-profits and international NGOs.

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Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People & Ops.

Ruth is Head of People and Operations with over 20 years of experience within the energy, finance, music, media and creative industries. Ruth has a strong reputation and proven ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. She oversees all operational activity in the agency and thrives on helping the 89up team succeed in their day to day roles

Ruth Emblin-James
Head of People & Ops.

Ruth is Head of People and Operations with over 20 years of experience within the energy, finance, music, media and creative industries.

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mim@89up.org

Mim Pippard
Account Director

Mim has led campaigns for consumer brands across a range of sectors from FMCG, alcohol and travel to consumer tech, property and start-ups. Her big agency experience has seen her work with celebrities and influencers for a range of lifestyle brands such as Google, YouTube, Ford and Johnnie Walker.

Mim Pippard
Account Director

Mim’s experience spans both UK and global accounts, working across events, PR and influencer marketing for some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

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valerie@89up.org

Valerie Oladeinde
PR 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
PR 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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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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Saskia Kerkvliet
Senior Account Executive

Saskia Kerkvliet is a creative PR and Social Senior Account Executive 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
Senior Account Executive

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

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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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Charlotte Evans-Young
PR 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
PR Account Executive

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

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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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Stevie Grieves
Senior Account Executive

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
Senior Account Executive

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

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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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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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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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Alice Hoglund
Digital Project Executive

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 Project Executive

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

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facundo@89up.org

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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mansi@89up.org

Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
Developer

Mansi has worked in both public and private firms and has multicultural work experience. She has worked as a programmer/DevOps in fields from Bioinformatics to Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Agriculture and Meteorology. She has experience as a programmer/Devops working mainly with Python, Postgres, mysql and linux.

Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
Developer

Mansi is our developer with experience in Python, SQL and Linux.

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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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Martin Barnard
Technical Development Lead

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
Technical Development Lead

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

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josh@89up.org

Josh Feldberg
Social Media Consultant

Josh in an entrepreneur and digital strategist who this year exited Rentify, the startup he co-founded in his kitchen in London 7 years ago. He's also spent over a decade working with some of the world's leading brands including HP, O2 and McDonald's, as well as for leading global politicians, foundations and the British government. Amongst other things, in his role as head of digital for 89up.org he is working for the British government as an advisor to its inquiry into Fake News.

“I help organisations take control of their marketing by putting data and insights at the centre of their campaigns.”

Josh Feldberg
Social Media Consultant

Josh is an entrepreneur and digital marketing nerd who’s spent over a decade working with the world’s biggest brands, government, not-for-profits and politicians.

 
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tracy@89up.org

Tracy King
Production Consultant

Tracy King is a producer who has worked with some of the world’s leading science communicators, including Commander Chris Hadfield and Tim Minchin.

Tracy is a computer games expert - with a monthly column in Custom PC magazine. Tracy is currently working on a free educational resource for schools to promote women in STEM and other sectors and is writing a book on medicine. She has worked with major science and educational organisations including EUMETSAT, UCAS, and ENCODE.e.

Tracy King
Production Consultant

Tracy King is a producer who has worked with some of the world’s leading science communicators.

 
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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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Caroline Criado-Perez
Campaigns Consultant

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner.

She is published across the major national media and regularly appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator.

Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published by Portobello in 2015 and was chosen by Bridget Christie as one of her books of the year in the Guardian.

She is currently working on her second book, which will be about the gender data gap. Caroline has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and is completing an MSc in Gender at LSE, focusing on behavioural and feminist economics. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award, and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

Caroline Criado-Perez
Campaigns Consultant

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. 

 
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