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
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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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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Senior Consultant
Harry Gregson

Harry is an expert in political campaigning having previously worked for the UK Labour Party. Over a 7-year career, Harry delivered successful campaign strategies at local, regional and national level, utilising demographic data to drive messaging and strategy. These campaigns created highly targeted, personalised content for campaign materials including digital advertising. His last role at […]

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Consultant
Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper has worked on a diverse range of African-related projects both in the NGO and commercial sectors. Most recently Emma was based in Lagos, Nigeria for a year where she worked with the Ministry of Solid Minerals to launch a West African Mining Summit to help position Nigeria as a serious mining destination. Whilst […]

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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 […]

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Executive Assistant and Business Manager
Sophie Campbell

Sophie supports the Founding Director and Senior Leadership Team at Aequitas to ensure the efficient running of the business. Prior to joining Aequitas, Sophie spent seven years at a global leadership development NGO, delivering projects across the Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently Sophie spent two years living in Johannesburg, South […]