THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ROAD TO PARITY
Jonathan Hill - Founder and Chairman
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 international affairs - with experience ranging from non-profit and commercial start ups to the 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 the author of Marketing in the Dark, which examines how multinationals communicate in the "media dark regions" of developing nations - royalties from which help fund The Road to Parity.
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.