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Oxfam spokespeople

Oxfam spokespeople are available for interview on a wide range of subjects. To arrange interviews on ISDN, Globelynx, Skype or in person, please contact the media unit.

Mark Goldring

is Oxfam's Chief Executive. He was Oxfam's country director in Bangladesh in the early 1990s before holding senior positions in DFID and UNDP. He has also served as chief executive of the UK's leading disability charity, Mencap, and Voluntary Service Overseas.

Penny Lawrence

is Oxfam's Deputy Chief Executive with specific responsibility for People and Change in Oxfam. She has more than 30 years experience in development and was previously Oxfam's programmes director overseeing programme teams in 60 countries.

Richard Corbett

Is Oxfam's Humanitarian Lead. He maintains oversight of Oxfam's response to emergencies around the world. Richard has led responses in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan and DRC before moving to a head office role at Oxfam. He has also been Chief Executive of Healthwatch Bucks and Reading Voluntary Action.

Tim Hunter

is Oxfam's Fundraising Director. He leads a team mobilising £100 million a year to support Oxfam's goals. He previously headed UNICEF's global fundraising team operating in more than 50 countries.

Matthew Spencer

Matthew Spencer is Director of Campaigns, Policy and Influencing, a role that covers all of Oxfam's key campaigns on inequality, rights in crisis, women's rights and food and climate justice. Matthew has 30 years' experience of UK and international environmental issues. Before joining Oxfam he was director of Green Alliance, head of government affairs at the Carbon Trust, and campaign director at Greenpeace UK. Matthew spent the early part of his career working on tropical forest conservation in Latin America. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

Nikki van der Gaag

is Director of Gender Justice and Women's Rights at Oxfam. She brings over 30 years of experience and a proven track record in shaping the debate on women's rights and gender justice in the UK and globally. She has worked with a wide range of organisations; from UN Women to the corporate sector, small local NGOs, donor organisations and the media. Nikki's latest books are NoNonsense Feminism: Why the world still needs the F-word (New Internationalist 2017) and Feminism and Men (Zed Press 2014).

Katy Chakrabortty 

Katy is Head of Advocacy at Oxfam. She leads the team focused on Oxfam's relationship with the UK Government and Parliament. Since 2009, Katy has played a major role in Oxfam's Even it Up campaign against inequality including leading work to highlight inequality at the World Economic Forum in Davos and supporting the advocacy of Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima. Her background is in political campaigning and parliamentary advocacy at the Electoral Reform Society, Amnesty International and DeHavilland.

Sally Copley

is Head of Policy, Programme and Campaigns, with oversight of Oxfam's campaigns on tax avoidance, economic inequality, climate change and rights in crisis. She also overseas Oxfam's programme work in the UK. She has previously worked for Save the Children, Stonewall, Shelter and the YWCA. Her first ever job was at an Oxfam shop.

Kirsty Davies-Warner

Kirsty Davies-Warner

is Head of Oxfam Cymru. She was previously Deputy Director at one of Wales' leading think tanks, the Institute of Welsh Affairs. As well as having been a local councillor in Cardiff since 2008, Kirsty has served as a Cabinet member for Health Social Care and Wellbeing. At Oxfam Cymru, Kirsty shapes and leads an integrated programme challenging poverty in Wales.

Jamie Livingstone

is Head of Oxfam Scotland. He is a former print and broadcast journalist and was most recently Political Correspondent for STV News. He joined Oxfam in 2011 as Campaigns and Communications Manager.

Ana Caistor Arendar

Ana Caistor Arendar

is Head of Inequality Policy and Campaigns, a role she job shares with Rebecca Gowland. In this role she oversees campaigns and policy work covering issues of tax justice, inequality and public services. She has previously worked for Oxfam in Latin America and the Caribbean based in Mexico, Bolivia and Haiti. On the latter deployment she worked on the humanitarian response following the 2010 earthquake. Ana has written and published a number of reports for Oxfam on inequality

Rachael Orr

leads Oxfam's programmes across England, Wales and Scotland, including delivering hard-hitting campaigns targeting poverty and inequality in the UK. Rachael joined Oxfam from Shelter, where she ran regional and national campaigns to change public opinion and Government policy on housing, welfare reform and poverty. She has also worked as a support worker and in hostels for homeless people.

Fionna Smyth

is Head of Humanitarian Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns for Oxfam. She oversees Oxfam's humanitarian campaigning to ensure the the rights of those affected by crisis. She has worked in development and human rights for 15 years for Oxfam, Amnesty and the UN.