Media Defence is managed by a professional secretariat based in London.
Carlos GaioChief Executive Officer
Pádraig HughesLegal Director
Dorothee ArchambaultDirector of Development and Programmes
Anne MutheeFinance and Operations Director
Yuri MarchenkoSenior Legal Officer
Wiebke HangstLegal Officer
Hannah StoateCapacity Building Manager
Hanna UihleinTraining Officer
Lauren MartinGrants Officer
Saara HonkanenSenior Grants Officer
Elisabeth WitchelNetwork Officer
Nefeli CusterFundraising Officer
Anoushka SchellekensCommunications Coordinator
Chloe PethickMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Luxsiya SivakumarHuman Resources and Operations Manager
Ayobami ChampionFinance and Operations Officer
Ludilson ManuelFinance Manager
Makuta KamaraProgramme Finance and Compliance Officer
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.