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.
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.
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 a background working in education in a variety of contexts and is a lead trainer at Bootcamp. 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 also coordinates the mentoring programme. Tamara-Jade works on the Bootcamps UK programme.
Ishah is an anti-violence practitioner who is particularly interested in intersecting issues that affect women and girls. Ishah has over 15 years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector, providing direct support to women and girls, with a particular focus on violence against BME women, migrant’s rights, the asylum and criminal justice system. She has been responsible for strategic development work and campaigning across the UK in the ending VAWG (Violence against Women and Girls) movement and has been involved in both grassroots activism and UK legal case law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a British-born Mauritian with mixed heritage. I create things, like music, writing, film, photography and delicious food. I cultivate things, like joy, friendships, patience, solidarity, prosperity and lasting social change.
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.
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.
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.
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.