Media Defence is managed by a professional secretariat based in London.
Alinda VermeerChief Executive Officer
Aishat IdrisFinance and Operations Director
Pádraig HughesLegal Director
Sabah ASenior Legal Officer
Laura McCartanMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Ludilson ManuelFinance and Administration Officer
Emmanuel VargasLegal and Grants Officer (Organisations)
Hannah StoateTraining Manager
Dorothee ArchambaultDevelopment Director
Carlos GaioSenior Legal Manager
Obi OfokansiFinance and Operations Manager
Jeannette SmithFundraising and Communications Officer
Sophie GougeonGrants Officer (Individuals)
Makuta KamaraProgramme Finance and Compliance Officer
Olga GrygorovskaLegal Officer
Julie ReintjesCommunications Assistant
Hanna UihleinProject Assistant
The trustees believe board diversity is an imperative. They believe gender parity is a priority, alongside ethnic and geographic diversity, as well as the lived experiences of board members, with regard to the issues that Media Defence seeks to tackle.
The Board pledges to take the necessary measures to achieve this, and to support diverse participation.