Jonathan Hill - Founder & Chair of The Board of Trustees
Jonathan is an inveterate traveller who has visited 114 countries - and seen a great deal of poverty along the way.
His professional career spans more than 25 years in the fields of journalism, corporate communications and public affairs - with experience ranging from non-profit and commercial start ups to the communications front-line of multinationals.
Born and raised on Merseyside, Jonathan holds an MA (Dist.) in Marketing Communications from Middlesex University and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, awarded by the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing. He's also a qualified journalist and PR practitioner.
Jonathan is the author of Marketing in the Dark, which examines how multinationals communicate in the "media dark regions" of developing nations - research for which ultimately led to the charity being formed.
Richard Owens - Secretary
Richard's career spans nearly two decades, beginning in local radio with the BBC, before moving into public relations, initially with Greater Manchester Police.
Since then, he's held a number of communications-related roles in the public and private sector, covering northern England and Scotland. In 2012, he set up Enkindle, a training and consultancy business advising non-profit and faith groups.
Richard has lived in Southport for over 20 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Southport-based charity, Compassion Acts.
He holds a degree in politics from the University of Liverpool and a Postgraduate Certificate in Communications Management from Thames Valley University.