The Staff Team
Head of Training
Anna believes that training spaces are places where real magic and transformation can happen. Experiencing it herself while on Training for Change’s 'SuperT', a 19 day training for trainers in Philadelphia, USA. Her job is to make sure all our trainings contain that magic! She came to Campaign Bootcamp after 6 years in the international climate movement training and supporting activist groups around the world. When not working with a group she is happiest walking in the hills around Sheffield where she lives, out on her bike, or with her head in a book. Anna works across programmes.
Fundraising and Partnerships Manager
Alexa is a freelance fundraiser, evaluator and grants manager. Her background is in fundraising for the voluntary sector, and research – with an emphasis on refugee issues and small community groups. Before joining Campaign Bootcamp she was a project manager at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and a fundraiser at Groundwork London. She lives in Hampshire and in her free time enjoys writing picture books and playing roller derby. Alexa works across programmes.
Senior Operations Coordinator
Bryony hails from the North-East and worked in operations for youth charities before joining Campaign Bootcamp in spring 2016. She describes her role as getting everyone to the right place at the right time with the right stuff doing the right thing. She enjoys cycling, cooking, eating and doing stuff around London that she couldn't do up north. Bryony works on the Bootcamps UK programme.
Nim Ralph is a community activist, trainer and facilitator. Nim has held a number of strategic roles in the anti-racist, LGBTQI, women’s and disability sectors. They co-founded QTIPOC London, Purple Rain Collective and are an inaugural member of the Edge Fund. Previous to this they co-founded So We Stand; an organisation linking environmental, social and racial justice in the UK. This won Nim an Olive Morris Memorial Award for activism and they were named a Guardian “Youth Climate Leader”. They also play the drums and love to lip-sync battle. Nim works on the Bootcamps UK Programme.
Johnny is the co-founder and Executive Director of Bootcamp. Johnny was a founding campaigner at 38 Degrees where he ran the Save our Forests campaign and the campaign to protect the NHS. After that he moved to Change.org to work with campaigns teams in 18 countries as Director of Campaign Innovation, and was Senior Campaigns Advisor at SumofUs.org until October 2014. Johnny works across programmes.
Pete has worked in community development and as a facilitator for the last 30 years. Supporting community groups to influence decision-makers he has worked across the UK, Europe and in South Africa. He has been very active with the wonderful campaign group Global Justice Now and is currently running Citizens Juries on health in Blackpool and Hate Crime in Blackburn. Pete is helping design the Everyday Activism programme.
Rosie specialised in work with young survivors of domestic abuse and their parents with for 7 years, and also teaches at university and works in evaluation for an 'apothecary to magical beings' in Rotherham (which has a real magic beanstalk and secret portal). She’s been involved with trade unions, housing campaigns, student politics, anti-fascism and feminist campaigning, and local issues in Sheffield - which is her favourite place in the world! Rosie works on the Everyday Activism programme.
Local Training Programme Coordinator
Sekai Makoni coordinates Campaign Bootcamp's local training programmes across the UK. She is passionate about Black Feminist politics, has campaigned with Sisters Uncut in their work to counter cuts to domestic violence services, is a trained action learning set facilitator and runs her own podcast 'Between Ourselves' a show that centres the voices of Black women in Europe. Sekai works across programmes.
Training Team Coordinator
Coordinating Brick Lane Debates, Sheri has spent the past few years organising trainings and participatory education for activists and young people with a range of groups across London. She has been particularly focused on intersectionality and inequality. Also working as a freelance trainer and facilitator, Sheri believes in training for people that is accessible, inclusive and dynamic is integral to create a movement that builds strength and empowers. Sheri works across programmes.
Sue was the England Director for Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme for 8 years and comes to Bootcamp with over 30 years’ experience of running and delivering projects in both the statutory and voluntary sector in the UK and Latin America. A passionate campaigner, Sue uses community development principles and practice to challenge injustice and be part of creating change with marginalised communities. Sue works on the Everyday Activism programme.
Trainer and Outreach Coordinator
Tamara-Jade has worked for a range of organisations focused on violence against women and girls, as well as in sexual health and anti-racism. She has also worked in education with young people from marginalised and minoritised contexts. Tamara-Jade is committed to power and privilege work both in the office and the training room, and as an activist. She takes an intersectional approach to her outreach work to ensure the cohort embraces difference. She is also a trainer at Bootcamp and coordinates mentoring. Tamara-Jade works on the Bootcamps UK programme.
UK Programmes Manager
Tara Mack is the former Director of the Education for Liberation Network, a national education justice network in the US. She helped start the organisation, developing it from an informal listserv of a few hundred people to a national network that connected more than 2,000 through convenings, publications, social media and resource exchanges. Before becoming director, she organised arts and media projects for low-income teens in New York and London. Tara works across programmes.
Yvonne has many years of financial management experience in the not-for-profit sector, both in the UK and the USA where she worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, Orchestra of St. Luke’s New York and the Royal Oak Foundation (American friends of the National Trust). She holds a Master’s Degree from the Scottish Conservatoire and in her other life is a classically-trained singer. Yvonne works across programmes.
Head of Finance
Suzi has just joined us at this exciting time, and brings with her a wealth of experience, 20 years of which have been in the charity sector, covering International, Health, Democracy, Journalism and Chldrens issues. Suzi likes to enable and engage her colleagues in order to demystify finance, thereby making a positive difference to financial literacy.
Henry Tinsley is a former chair of organic, Fairtrade company Green & Blacks Chocolate. He was a co-founder of campaigning group 38 Degrees, and is on the board of progressive blog Left Foot Forward. He is a trustee of Campaign Bootcamp, the Belu Foundation and Article 1, as well as the Tinsley Foundation, which he set up with his wife Rebecca. In the past he has served of the boards of ClientEarth, Carter Centre UK, Technoserve Europe, Network for Africa and Conciliation Resources.
Kaytee Ray-Riek is a consultant working with organizations to proactively create team cultures that work for everyone, and especially for marginalized people. Previously, she was a Campaigns & Training Director for SumOfUs, where she built a campaigns team that challenged corporate power across the globe. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, and they foster and train puppies destined to be service dogs. In addition to her work, she is a trainer, photographer, graphic designer, and local activist.
Rosemary Frazer is a passionate advocate for disability equality and has worked for over 25 years primarily developing policy and campaigns to improve the lives of disabled people and tackle discrimination. A wheelchair user with a life-long disability, who has worked at a range of Public and Voluntary sector organisations including the BBC, Mencap, RNIB, Macmillan Cancer Support and Scope. More recently she has developed accessible campaigns training courses and is currently Senior Manager with responsibility for stakeholder engagement at the Global Disability Innovation Hub.
Weldon is currently exploring how to make change through means beyond campaigning - principally social business in Kenya. Previously he was the first Change.org employee outside the US served as the Managing Director for Change.org Europe. Prior to that, he spent several years campaigning for international development and social justice at ONE, Ed Miliband's Labour leadership campaign, and the Democratic Party in the US. Weldon was lucky enough to take part in the New Organizing Institute's first ever digital organizing bootcamp in 2006.
Co-founder and Chair of Board
Tom is Head of Mobilisation at Save the Children UK, and previously worked at Bond - the UK network for organisations working in international development, Tearfund and Chrisitan Aid, where he led campaigns on a range of aid and development topics, as well as supporting campaigning organisations across the world. He blogs at thoughtfulcampaigner.org and is a keen observer of the rapidly changing trends in advocacy in the UK and beyond.
Manish has held a variety of roles in both the public and private sector over the past decade including running a successful financial services business based in Glasgow, working as a consultant advising on development, climate change, sustainability, bio-diversity and social enterprise across the globe. He has undertaken leadership roles within the social care sector in Scotland and his current role is within education where he is the Chief Executive of Strathclyde University Students’ Association.