Our Team

Professional - Passionate - Pioneering

We exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.


“I’m privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead our amazing charity that is changing lives for the better each and every day. We have great ambitions to reach even more countries with our shared vision to change lives and end slavery. I know that I am blessed with exceptional colleagues in every single role and location in which Hope for Justice operates with the commitment and capability to reach our goal together.”

Tim Nelson

Our Global Executive Team

Experienced Leadership Committed to Ending Slavery

Elaine Jones Chief Operating Officer

Neil Wain International Programme Director

Neil Cossey Chief Financial Officer

Donovan Palmer Chief Strategy Officer

Craig Prest Director of Digital & Communications

Liz Taylor Executive Assistant to Tim Nelson, CEO

Our Country Leadership

Maggie Crewes Cambodia Director

David Wald Ethiopia Director

Sondre Høysæter Norway Director

Florence Soyekwo Uganda Director

Richard Schoeberl US Investigations Team Leader

Paul McAnulty UK & Europe Programme Director

Moses Wangadia Uganda Programme Director

Dereje Zeleke Ethiopia Programme Director

Global Senior Leadership Team

Steve Thomas Director of Finance & Administration

Helen Sharp Head of HR

Ben Slaymaker Head of Operations & Risk

Patrick Proctor Head of Programme Operations

Tim Ogdon Head of Partnerships Operations

Adam Hewitt Head of Digital & Communications

Marc Stanton Slave-Free Alliance Director

Laura Levy Head of Learning

Richard Bradley Head of IT & Solutions

Marie Popko Head of Events

Michelle Gillan Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL)

Board of Directors / Trustees

Peter Elson (Chairman)

Allan Gibson    Natalie Grant

Chris Almond    ‘Foluke Ajayi

Robert Camp    Ian Pettigrew

Talita Bentley    Stephen Illingworth

Stein Magnus Olafsrud    Mike Brock

“For me it did start by going across the world but now it’s turned into realizing that it’s just about going across the street. There is need all around us.”


Natalie Grant, Co-Founder, Hope for Justice (Intl.)
on ending human trafficking in our generation.