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.
Chief Executive Officer
Johnny is the co-founder and CEO 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.
Head of UK Programmes
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.
Head of Finance
Suzi brings with her a wealth of experience, 20 years of which have been in the charity sector, covering International, Health, Democracy, Journalism and Children's issues. Suzi likes to enable and engage her colleagues in order to demystify finance, thereby making a positive difference to financial literacy.
Sophie Yates Lu
Prior to joining Campaign Bootcamp, Sophie worked at Positive Money in Campaigns and Fundraising. Sophie has a background is in team management, operations, and events, gained in the corporate sector before leaving to work in not-for-profit sector. A keen feminist campaigner, she has also worked with 38 Degrees, is a Survivor Ambassador for Refuge, and has sat on an advisory panel for Women's Aid. She has also organised a number of free non-profit community events in London, including an intersectional feminist festival.
Bailey is a Campaign Bootcamp 14 grad, arts assessor and creative programmer who has supported queer and trans communities in cities such as Seattle, Toronto and London. At the root of Bailey's work lies campaigning and activism for social equity through three themes: programming and evaluation, art activism and mentorship, education and inclusion. Prior to Campaign Bootcamp Bailey worked with the Arts Council England, Roundhouse, Girls Rock Toronto and Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Fundraising and Evaluation Manager
Kayleigh left journalism to work in the third sector after being moved by the passion and effectiveness of charities in the UK. Prior to joining Campaign Bootcamp she worked as a fundraiser for national homelessness charity Crisis, managing income growth across different income streams from digital and mass participation events to individual giving and fundraising in memory, as well managing as profile building and volunteering opportunities. In her spare time Kayleigh volunteers with and mentors young people in skill-building roles, currently with girls aged 7-11 with Girlguiding UK.
Jade has worked for a range of organisations including The Challenge, O2 Think Big and most recently as a Programme Manager for London Football Journeys, where she managed the young women and girls programme that promotes gender equality in football. Prior to this she spent six months volunteering in Kenya and Cambodia, mentoring entrepreneurs to start their own business and supporting young children in rural communities. Jade is passionate about LGBT rights and social integration and enjoys organising music events in her spare time to raise awareness for various causes.
A highly motivated and result oriented professional with MBA in finance, who has over five years of experience with successful finance team. I am Very much passionate about doing something for community and have been working with nonprofit organisation as a finance assistance which works towards equality in the society by focusing on the inclusion of minority groups. I have experience of working with charitable organisations in India as well as UK and I am always keen on utilising my finance skills for noble causes.
Nazmeen has spent 13 years working in the charity sector, including for Save the Children, The Children’s Society and a local Children’s hospice in the Midlands. With a background in Social Policy and Youth and Community work, Nazmeen spent her youth rebelling against everything her mum taught her about sewing, cooking and being the best she could be and now spends her adulthood trying her best to do all three! “Everything that motivates me now is because of my childhood experiences and my upbringing and I am incredibly grateful for that.”
Grace has been working as an activist, advocate and educator for a decade, with a background in mental health, disability and youth rights. She has held positions with multiple mental health organisations and movements. Grace’s activism focusses mainly on tackling the social determinants of poor mental health, seeing mental health as something that is cultural, political and social, not just medical. Graduating from Bootcamp 10, Grace is passionate about ensuring that activism is accessible to everyone. When she isn’t campaigning you can find her painting and looking after plants.
Celine is from a small town in the Loire Valley. She first came to the UK to perfect her English, then fell in love with London, the celebration of diversity in people, culture and food. Celine has over twenty years of experience of working at St. Paul’s Cathedral – from managing the finances of four trusts which fundraise for and make grants to the Cathedral, to managing the VAT and Gift Aid for the Cathedral to working with the Works Department on multi-million pound budgets to maintain, refurbish and add to the fabric of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Karen is a trainer, facilitator and consultant, previously working at the NUS as a Campaigns Assistant and Rethink Mental Illness on the Time to Change campaign. She founded POC In Nature, a space for people of colour to explore the healing power of nature, and is Co-Founder of support group Black Woman Heal United Kingdom, for women of African descent. Karen is a lay member of Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and is interested in activist self-care, healing justice, alternative spiritualities, and intersectional, trauma-informed approaches to mental health.
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.
Head of Operational Support
Alex comes from managing operations and logistics for Crisis at Christmas. Before that, he worked on the London Olympics, and spends his spare time managing charity and community music festivals. Alex makes sure that everyone else at Campaign Bootcamp has the tools and support they need to maximise their impact. When he isn’t working, Alex is usually thinking and talking about food, music or US politics.
Senior Fundraising Coordinator
Anu has worked and volunteered at a grassroots level in the third sector in the UK and India for over a decade. She has campaigned for LGBT+ issues, feminist issues including violence against women and girls, social justice and racial equality. Prior to joining Campaign Bootcamp, Anu worked at a Rape Crisis Centre in a Fundraising and Communications role. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local breastfeeding support organisation in York and runs workshops on dismantling racism, raising children to be anti-racist, and also does facilitation work.
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.
Joshua is an artist, writer and political organiser whose work intersects across political struggles. He has been involved in various movements including Occupy and Black Lives Matter. Joshua has spent time studying and travelling abroad to learn and understand more about radical political traditions, for example in Balochistan, Kurdistan and Mauritius where his family hails from. He uses writing, film, music and direct action to educate, agitate and organise toward social change. Joshua is an experienced facilitator and this will be his fifth time facilitating at Bootcamp.
Jamie C. Schearer studied Political Science, North American Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She has been politically active since 2011. Her specialist fields are racial profiling, community development as well as national, European and international networking. Beyond that, she is passionate about intersectional feminism. She is a Co-founder and General Coordinator of the European Network of People of African Descent – ENPAD. The network is a European wide transnational network that brings together Black political organisations.
Tamara-Jade is the Lead Facilitator on camp, and this will be her 11th time working on the residential programme. Outside of Bootcamp, Tamara-Jade is an in-house trainer at the Black feminist gendered violence-focused organisation Imkaan. She also freelances as a social action trainer and facilitator supporting a range of groups, from grassroots to larger NGOs, to have difficult conversations about strategy, putting intersectional politics into practise and about power. Tamara-Jade also is an illustrator and graphic recorder.
Esmat is a committed campaigner and community activist, with a keen interest in diversity, intersectional feminism and social mobility. She is the Director of Operations at the Patchwork Foundation, and previously worked at Citizens UK leading a national Commission exploring barriers to participation in public life for Muslims in the UK. Esmat has an extensive background in PR, comms and community engagement, and she serves as a strategic advisor for a number of charities and community organisations.
Foyez is passionate about amplifying the voices of marginalised communities. He grew up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which has a profound impact on his life. It was what inspired him to campaign, running a grassroots campaign to get mental health education on the national curriculum. His areas of interest include diversity and self care in campaigns, people power, digital campaigning and children and young people's campaigning. He currently campaigns at Save the Children UK working on child rights in conflict.
Henry Tinsley is a former chair of organic, Fairtrade chocolate company’ Green and Blacks and spent much of his career in the food industry. He was a co-founder and director of the campaigning group 38 Degrees, and is on the board of progressive blogs Left Foot Forward and Scram News. He is a trustee of the Belu Foundation as well as the Tinsley Charitable Trust which he set up with his wife Rebecca. In the past he has served on the boards of ClientEarth, Carter Centre UK, Technoserve Europe, OPEN, 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.
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.
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.
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 Christian 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.