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Our People

Media Defence is managed by a professional secretariat based in London.

Carlos Gaio

Chief Executive Officer

Pádraig Hughes

Legal Director

Dorothee Archambault

Director of Development and Programmes

Anne Muthee

Finance and Operations Director

Yuri Marchenko

Senior Legal Officer

Sabah A

Lawyer

Raissa Carrillo

Legal Officer

Wiebke Hangst

Legal Officer

Hannah Stoate

Capacity Building Manager

Hanna Uihlein

Training Officer
Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin

Senior Grants Officer

Elisabeth Witchel

Network Officer

Nefeli Custer

Fundraising Officer

Anoushka Schellekens

Communications Officer

Chloe Pethick

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Luxsiya Sivakumar

Human Resources and Operations Manager

Ayobami Champion

Finance and Operations Officer

Ludilson Manuel

Finance Manager

Makuta Kamara

Programme 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.

Maria Teresa Ronderos (Chair)

Colombian Investigative Journalist

Catherine Anite

Executive Director, Freedom of Expression Hub (Uganda)

Steven Finizio

Partner, WilmerHale

Caroline Frost

Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster

David Jones

Head of Transformation and Systems, Science Museum Group
Galina Arapova

Galina Arapova

Director and Senior Media Lawyer, Mass Media Defence Centre (Russia)

Peter Hyde

Chief Operating Officer, ICNARC

Chivonne Preston

CEO, British Dyslexia Association

Victoria Dean

Chief Executive, Portland
Elizabeth Rivera

Elizabeth Rivera Rivas

Director of Marketing and Communications, Mission Telecom

Governance Documents

Articles of Association

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Certificate of Incorporation

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Charity Registration

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Audited Accounts

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2015

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2016

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2017

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2018

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2019

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2020

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Media Defence Audited Accounts
2021

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Media Defence Audited Accounts
2022

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