Media Defence is managed by a professional secretariat based in London.
Alinda VermeerChief Executive Officer
Pádraig HughesLegal Director
Nicola Mwase-VumaFinance and Operations Director
Dorothee ArchambaultDevelopment Director
Carlos GaioSenior Legal Manager
Sabah ASenior Legal Officer
Wiebke HangstLegal Officer
Hannah StoateTraining Manager
Hanna UihleinProject Assistant
Sophie GougeonSenior Grants Officer
Saara HonkanenGrants Officer
Laura McCartanMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Jeannette SmithFundraising and Communications Officer
Julie ReintjesCommunications Assistant
Helen Robinson PoveyFinance Manager
Makuta KamaraProgramme Finance and Compliance Officer
Ludilson ManuelFinance and Administration Officer
Elisabeth WitchelNetwork Coordinator
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.