Our People

Our Team

Working for a better tomorrow.

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Founding Director
Dorothea Hodge

Dorothea Hodge is a former Special Adviser to the Leader of the House of Lords. In a career spanning over 15 years in politics and corporate communications she has provided political counsel to most of senior UK politicians including the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, in addition to […]

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Associate Director
Sam Hardy

Sam has over a decade of experience in communications, specifically within a global development and business context. He is a former communications lead for Chatham House, the Bond INGO network, The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, and Arachnys Global Research. He has also worked for several years in the financial technology sector in London. Sam […]

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Associate Director
Nick Colwill

Nick Colwill has over ten years’ experience in policy and communications, and has worked in the UK Parliament, for a leading global think-tank, and recently supporting former Foreign Secretary David Miliband in his role as President and CEO of global charity, The International Rescue Committee. He has worked with a vast range of individuals and […]

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Business Manager
Tess Lundy

Hailing from a social care and housing background, Tess specialises in developing and embedding new business management practices. Tess manages the needs of a strong team and oversees facilities management and Office administration. A BSc (Hons) Information & Communication and a MA in Journalism means Tess employs strong writing & research skills within the business, […]

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Senior Consultant
Abigail Morris

Abigail focuses on African business and politics from the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Aequitas, she was an Associate at Veracity Worldwide – a global firm that obtains high-value and reliable information in the most challenging markets – where she supported business development activities across EMEA. She also helped facilitate the strategic expansion of […]

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Consultant
Jodie Gummow

Jodie possesses a diverse public interest background having worked for the United Nations Secretariat and various UN agencies including UN Women and the US Fund for UNICEF, as well as in government and in non-profits globally. An avid human rights advocate, Jodie holds a master’s degree (LLM) in public international law, specialising in international criminal […]

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Consultant
Kate Primrose

Kate has a background in policy analysis, research and strategic development.  She has developed a number of documents for public sector guidance, including briefings for senior government officials and government Ministers. She is an expert at stakeholder engagement and is adept at managing the competing needs of diverse groups. Kate has an interest in development, […]

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Junior Consultant
Katie Wand

Katie has a background in Development Studies, graduating from her MSc at SOAS in 2014. Prior to Aequitas she worked in policy and communications for a policy-based peacebuilding NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal. Katie holds an undergraduate in Psychology, Spanish & French, and has previously worked at Amnesty International and several smaller NGOs in London. She […]