Media Defence is managed by a professional secretariat based in London.
Alinda VermeerActing CEO
Lucy FreemanChief Executive Officer
Aishat IdrisFinance and Operations Director
Pádraig HughesLegal Director
Saba AshrafSenior Legal Officer
Naz KMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Ludilson ManuelFinance and Administration Officer
Joanna ConnollyLegal Officer
Emmanuel VargasLegal and Grants Officer (Organisations)
Hannah StoateTraining Manager
Dorothee ArchambaultDevelopment Director
Jasmine NehmeCommunications Officer
Carlos GaioSenior Legal Officer
Mimi-doo UdendehFinance and Compliance Officer
Obi OfokansiFinance and Operations Manager
Jeannette SmithFundraising Officer
Sophie GougeonGrants Officer (Individuals)
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.