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Founded in 2014, Purpose’s office in London is based in Clerkenwell.

The London office serves as a hub for both European and International projects including the See Now campaign to end avoidable blindness, the Help Britain Breathe initiative, and a European digital rights campaign.

We partner with some of the leading non-profits and foundations including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, WaterAid, Oxfam, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Send us a note at london@purpose.com

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Gautam Raju

Partner & Managing Director, Purpose Europe

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Gautam Raju is passionate about how technology can be used to create social change. Gautam is a Partner & the Managing Director of Purpose Europe and leads a number of projects across Kenya, India, and the US. Gautam joined Purpose from Oxfam International, where as Head of Digital Campaigns he headed the digital worldwide influencing strategy – an ambitious agenda to build the digital campaigning capacity of Oxfam and partners.  There, he took on campaigns from Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, working with in-country teams, partners, and coalitions to mobilize around issues on land, climate change, inequality, and humanitarian crises. Under Gautam's leadership, the digital worldwide influencing strategy has mobilized of 2.5 million supporters around the world and built tools and resources that were accessible to over 2,000 partners.  Before joining Oxfam, Gautam co-founded OurSay.org – an independent organization started by a team of young people passionate about harnessing the power of social media to revitalize critical participation in democracy.  He has also worked on public policy and external relations for Teach For Australia and in the Australian public service.

 

Gautam has a Master's in International Development and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Arts (Advanced Chinese Mandarin). In his spare time, Gautam loves to cook, travel and play the bass guitar. He is a native of Melbourne, Australia and has lived in Shanghai, New Delhi and London.

Daniel Hale

Senior Campaign Director

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As Senior Campaign Director, and co-lead of the Purpose Climate Lab, Daniel drives our climate work across the world.

With a background in community-based and faith-based campaigning, as well as non-profit management and leadership, he makes sure Purpose’s climate campaigns deliver across the political spectrum from hyper liberal to deeply conservative.

Daniel’s campaigning with Purpose includes our work with Catholics in Poland and Brazil, Evangelical Christians in Brazil and Australia and Muslims in Indonesia and the UK. He led our work with communities of colour in London, nature friendly farmers in Cornwall, rural women in Poland, and even renewable first-movers in Bulgaria.

His portfolio includes leading the development of a major global campaign for Bloomberg Philanthropies, election-focused campaigning for Environmental Defense Fund, and climate disinformation campaigning for the KR Foundation. His private sector clients include IKEA and Capgemini.

Before arriving at Purpose, Daniel led the campaigning at Catholic development agency CAFOD, driving action on net zero and refugee rights by reaching a younger and more diverse audience. He ran ActionAid UK’s successful women’s rights campaign. Daniel also co-founded a youth empowerment non-profit.

Daniel holds a PhD in geography from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Open University. He’s a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Pope Francis once met Daniel at the Vatican. And despite living in Central London he’s surprisingly outdoorsy.

Nicolas Goudy

Head of Office, France

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Nicolas is the Head of Purpose France. Earlier in his career, Nicolas was the Managing Director of the McKinsey France Foundation, specialized in the socio-professional integration of young people coming from disadvantaged areas. Nicolas then joined the Cabinet of the High Commissioner for Employment and Business Engagement as Business, Inclusion & Social Impact Minister Advisor,  alongside French Ministers of Labor, Employment and Insertion. He thus had the opportunity to lead both the French President Macron program Les entreprises s'engagent and the territorial deployment of the French government economic recovery plan

Before that, the subjects of social impact and entrepreneurship were already the main drivers of Nicolas' commitments, first as a social entrepreneur, founder of Hacktiv.org, a web platform for citizen engagement, and then close to the President of the Groupe SOS, to develop projects aiming at building an inclusive, just and sustainable society. Throughout all these experiences, he had the chance to work with many structures and people, from the public, private and associative sectors, who defend the rights of the most fragile for a better society.

Nicolas is the recipient of several prizes throughout his career, such as La France s’engage Laureate, from the former French President Hollande, named as Les 30 Glorieux (30 under 30) from Europe 1 and had the opportunity to speak about youth and civic engagement in a French TED Talk.

Nicolas is passionate about social entrepreneurship, public mobilization and, more broadly, the development of social impact projects. He is particularly attached to the themes of equal opportunities, territorial development, and access for all to culture.

Nicolas has a double education in both public and private management, at Pantheon University in Paris and then at EDHEC, a top-ranking French Business school diploma, including two years abroad in Sweden & Thailand.

Nicolas grew up in a small village of 300 inhabitants in the countryside of southern France and comes from a large Portuguese immigrant family of 35 cousins. He loves theater, cinema, writing, traveling, and is interested as an amateur in making short films/ documentaries.

Sara El Dabi

Head of Office, Europe & Senior Creative Director

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As Head of Purpose's Europe Office and Senior Creative Director, Sara El Dabi brings together her experience in creating impactful campaigns with team management and development. Sara oversees human resources, staff welfare & culture, office management, and diversity, equity  & inclusion for Purpose's Europe team.

In her creative role, Sara takes on multi-dimensional responsibilities within the creative team as an art director, graphic designer, creative strategist and producer, merging attention to detail and innovative execution. She is passionate about delivering conceptual reasoning and in-depth research, working right from the inception of a project to its completion. Working as lead creative, Sara brings a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit to tell stories and solve problems. At Girl Effect, Sara launched a number of youth-led brands and digital platforms, whilst nurturing and empowering other creatives in Malawi, Ethiopia and India.

Sara received her MA in graphic design from Central St Martins and previously ran her own company and creative collective for 10 years, working with clients like Nike, BBC, Vans and Urban Outfitters. This diverse and talented creative network continue to inspire her.

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Aleksandra Lekszycka

Project Manager

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Aleks is an energetic, people person who supports the Purpose Climate Lab team as a Project Manager. Aleks’ forte lies in networking, creativity and critical thinking. Her focus is set on the “big picture” and her life goal is to leave the world more sustainable than it is now. Aleks believes that by uniting people, this can be achieved. 

With her early passion for the entrepreneurial ecosystem and technologies, she co-founded an event student organization START Warsaw and managed an innovation festival called Berlin TechON. Later, she reprioritized her values and chose to focus on projects that solve environmental issues. Before joining Purpose, she pinpointed the problem of smog in Poland and together with the START Warsaw team decided to organize STOP Smog event series, whose aim was to raise the entrepreneurial activity towards the problem of air pollution.

Currently, Aleks is also working on Projeks, a community blog, where she presents self-made sustainable products, alternatives to the industry. All projects are accompanied by a process walkthrough and open source data from research. The aim is to inspire more sustainable solutions and cradle-to-cradle mindsets.

Aleks graduated with a BA major in Animation from PJAIT in Warsaw, only to realize that 12 hours of daily screen time isn’t really her thing. She then decided to pursue her passion of entrepreneurship in Berlin. She graduated GEM with a MSc of Entrepreneurship in 2020.

Aleks has the energy to conquer all challenges, and will move mountains to reach her goal. Her strategy in forming bonds is openness, empathy and joke cracking. Aleks’ vocation is surfing (although she isn’t great at it.)

Andrew Tobert

Campaign Manager

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Andrew looks at the world as problems to be solved. He loves thinking about root causes and possible solutions. Then he makes them happen.

Before Purpose, Andrew was running campaigns at Save the Children, Greenpeace, Unite the Union and 38 Degrees. In that time, he managed a global campaign from the hull of a boat, organised a sit-in of a public toilet, and was denounced from the floor of the House of Commons.

Andrew went to the University of Manchester, and has a Maths degree. It’s as fun as it sounds.

Outside of work, Andrew volunteers at a helpline (he’s a good listener); he studies how people think and he’s always doing his best to never leave Hackney.

Anna Siewiorek

Senior Campaigner

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As a Senior Campaigner at Purpose Climate Lab, Anna works both strategically and creatively to support innovative climate and public mobilization campaigns in Poland. At work, she uses her professional experience from advertising, non-governmental organizations and marketing. Anna believes that creative communication and understanding of the audiences is a key to success in building social change.

Anna holds a BA in Media Management and an MA in Law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She also studied abroad in the Netherlands and Singapore. Anna gained experience as a long-term volunteer and intern, among others at Amnesty International and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Poland.

Prior to joining Purpose, Anna worked as a PR specialist and communication specialist focusing primarily on the digital world, cooperation with influencers and producing creative visual content. She spent 3 years building an engaged online community around one of the largest foundations in Poland dedicated to helping adults with intellectual disabilities.

Outside of work, Anna is an avid traveler with 70 visited countries on her list, using photography as a tool to capture the brightest moments and people on her way. Time between journeys she spends at home with her old doggo, the Beast.

Gabrielle Choo

Creative Director

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As Creative Director at Purpose, Gabrielle takes on a number of responsibilities across the creative team: copywriter, art director, creative strategist and producer. Merging her multi-hyphenate background with a passion for craft, Gabrielle spearheads conceptually led, thought provoking creative across multiple channels. With a background in London’s leading advertising, creative and digital agencies, Gabrielle brings her wealth of experience to Purpose to help solve problems and champion creative excellence.

Guy Porter

Data Scientist

As a Data Scientist at Purpose, Guy supports online research and analysis projects. He is passionate about working to address challenges relating to trust in the digital age and using this knowledge to help tackle today’s challenging social issues.

Guy joined Purpose from Avaaz, where as an Anti-Disinformation Researcher he worked as part of the team responsible for a Europe-wide investigation into networks of disinformation online. 

He is currently studying for an MA/MSc in Digital Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. When not at Purpose or studying, he loves to exercise but only the kind that takes him somewhere - long country cycles to the coast or a wild swim.

Hannah Sharpe

Associate Campaign Director

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Hannah comes to campaigning from a background in the creative sector. As an Associate Campaign Director and Campaign Lead at Purpose EMEA, she combines these disciplines; collaborating with creative partners and practitioners to bring about culture change on social issues.

At Purpose, Hannah strives to test innovative campaigning approaches. These include sending a ‘censorship robot’ and flash mob choir to the European Parliament, coordinating an Internet blackout with a range of major global tech platforms, supporting the development of a digital artwork allowing children to advocate on climate, and commissioning a series of craft workshops on the most taboo menstrual health topics. Her campaigns have increased awareness of air pollution, changed behaviours to stop the spread of online misinformation, and contributed to legislative updates on period equity and digital rights.

Before Purpose, Hannah worked for over 10 years in non-profit arts organisations including charities, museums, galleries and publishers such as the Chisenhale Gallery, Art Monthly, Raven Row, Phaidon Press, Crafts Council and University of the Arts London. During her time in the southern hemisphere, she also worked for Macquarie University in Sydney to deliver vaccine communications. Hannah graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art and Central Saint Martin’s in Fine Art degrees.

Ilinca Balan

Global Program Manager, Purpose Climate Lab

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As Global Program Manager, Ilinca is responsible for managing the Climate Lab’s global portfolio of work. In close collaboration with the Lab’s leadership and in-country teams, she ensures that Purpose Climate Lab's projects deliver high impact through high-quality project design, timely and on-budget implementation, accurate measurement and reporting.

Prior to joining Purpose, Ilinca worked at the global think-tank ODI, where she led the operational, financial and project management coordination of its research programmes, including oversight of the Project Management team. She has experience with policy work as well, notably on energy for the European Commission in Brussels and on EU affairs at the British Embassy in Bucharest, alongside hands-on experience in project design and delivery at the EU Delegation in Nigeria.

Ilinca has a BA in International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, and a MA in European Studies from the College of Europe.

Ilinca loves swing dancing, baking and crime series. She bought a bike during the first lockdown and has been recently using it to explore the West Sussex countryside.   

Isobel Bruce

Digital Campaigns Director

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Isobel is the  Digital Campaign Director at Purpose London, who specialises in digital communications and content. She brings a wealth of knowledge from nearly a decade working in digital roles across the private and public sector. At Purpose she has worked on a range of clients, including LEGO Foundation, Freedom From Torture and as part of Purpose Climate Lab, finding innovative ways to connect with audiences with engaging content and messages.

Previous to her role at Purpose, she worked as a Creative & Digital Strategist at WPP agencies, such as VMLY&R and Ogilvy, with clients like Baileys and Alpro, launched Mental Health at Work, a digital initiative with Mind and The Royal Foundation, and spent three years devising ways to immerse the great British public in the cinematic worlds of Secret Cinema through social media and digital as a pre-narrative producer. In a past life, she lived in New York for five years, working to bring theatre in development to unusual locations across Brooklyn. The thread that connects this broad experience is a passion for story-telling and connecting with people in a meaningful way.

Isobel has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, an MA in Theatre from LIPA, and a diploma in Psychoanalysis from the Tavistock and Portman Trust. In her free time she sings in a chamber choir, consumes media and writes; she has written two TV pilots and has just started her first novel.

Jana Petterson

Associate Director of Project Management

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Jana is an Associate Director of Project Management and Project Management Lead at Purpose EMEA, working on the UN Verified programme. She brings her expertise in project management and love of leading teams, ensuring the delivery of high quality projects whilst building a strong and positive team culture.

She has 15 years industry experience and has led many multidisciplinary teams delivering a wide range of successful projects from campaigns, platforms, websites, apps, OOH, videos, product design. Her career started at VCCP followed by Isobar and Tag Worldwide, where she delivered work for global brands such as SONY, HP, Unilever and Asus. After that she spent 7 years in a start up tech agency working alongside the owner in growing the business.

Her personal life is all about her 2 year old daughter and they have lots of fun together going out and about and meeting up with other families. In another life she enjoyed travelling the world and sampling the latest craft beers around London.

Kate Norgrove

Diretora, Laboratório de Mudanças Climáticas da Purpose

Kate Norgrove é diretora do Laboratório de Mudanças Climáticas da Purpose, liderando uma equipe global e trabalhando com parceiros para acelerar a transição rumo a um planeta mais limpo e sustentável. Kate passou os últimos quinze anos trabalhando em campanhas voltadas a questões que vão do controle internacional de armas à União Europeia, com particular interesse e expertise no apoio ao desenvolvimento de organizações de impacto que trabalham para fazer a diferença no mundo.

Antes de entrar para a Purpose, Kate trabalhou como chefe global de campanhas na WaterAid, onde conduziu iniciativas para atingir uma meta de desenvolvimento sustentável para água e saneamento (que fora acordada entre 192 países na ONU em setembro de 2015). Antes disso, viveu e trabalhou em Dakar, no Senegal, onde coordenou as campanhas e o trabalho político da Oxfam na África Ocidental, cobrindo oito países – entre os quais Nigéria e Gana –, realizando trabalho relacionado ao conflito no Chade e à segurança alimentar em Níger e Mali. Kate também trabalhou com a Save the Children, a UNICEF e a Plan International, entre outras, e realizou ações de mídia em frente à sede da ONU, se vestiu de cocô na Quinta Avenida em Nova Iorque, recriou uma rua vitoriana em frente às Casas do Parlamento em Londres, inaugurou banheiros em Delhi, organizou um show imenso em Joanesburgo e coordenou a “Lesson for life”, campanha que atingiu 12 milhões de crianças no mundo todo.

Kate se formou na Cambridge University, obtendo seu diploma em literatura inglesa. É londrina de coração e hoje vive com seu marido e três filhos. Quando não está aproveitando o tempo com eles, geralmente pode ser encontrada correndo ou podando as rosas no seu quintal pequenino mas jeitoso em Londres.

Kieran Todd

Creative Associate Manager

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Kieran joins Purpose as a Creative with 5 years design experience. He’s a passionate problem solver with specialisms in brand & identity, ideation and UX.

Prior to joining Purpose, Kieran has worked with large scale global brands, such as Unilever & Disney, start ups, and everything in between. Through a variety of mediums and data where possible, he loves crafting beautiful and engaging concepts.

Out of hours you’ll more than likely find Kieran immersed in an in-depth conversation about music or at the driving range, working on his ever so shaky swing.

Lee Stobbs

Creative Staffing Manager

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As a seasoned industry professional with a proven track record in creative services management, Lee brings substantial industry experience, having working integrally with some of the worlds biggest brands. Lee is passionate about working efficiently and has a resolute desire to succeed. His instinctive ability to map a logistical route to success has allowed him to devise innovative workflow soilutions proving demonstrable efficiency gains throughout his career.

Prior to joining Purpose, he has helped amongst others, both Jaywing and IMAHome improve utilisation by creating and continually refining processes.

Away from work, Lee can usually be found enjoying hiking, mountain biking, the gym or rugby-sadly, only watching these days!. He has also been a volunteer ranger of Sustrans for over 20 years, and regularly spends time maintaining a small section of the 12,000+ miles of signed routes across the UK.

Manuela Mürrle

Associate Strategy Director

Manuela works at the intersection of strategy and creativity, with a focus on brand development and sustainable business models. At Purpose, she helps shape campaigns, brands, and organisational models from an analytical standpoint. She has worked on campaigns in Kenya, India and the EU across avoidable blindness, youth participation in governance, and freedom of expression. 

Before joining Purpose, Manuela contributed to the  development of a citizen engagement hub in Colombia for post-conflict integration. Prior to entering the world of social impact, she worked as a brand strategy consultant for major Latin American corporations, identifying stakeholder insights and integrating compelling narratives into corporate strategies, in order to better connect brands to target audiences.

When not at Purpose, she can be found advancing her personal project to transform civic spaces in Colombian territories that are affected by violence. 

Manuela holds a Masters in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons – The New School and a Bachelor in Service Design with a focus on Business and Social Psychology. She has lived in Bogota, New York City and London, and speaks English, Spanish and German.

Maria Sidawi

Associate Project Manager

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Maria is an Associate Project Manager at Purpose. She delivers projects for the world's leading nonprofits, philanthropies, and companies — managing the day-to-day communication and operational aspects of Purpose’s projects and COVID-19 Lab. With a background in marketing, Maria combines her 3 years of project management experience working for a digital marketing agency and a not-for-profit to her role. 

Covid-19 highlighted pre-existing inequities and social issues which  gave Maria the push to pursue a career change into social impact. Based on her lived experience as a first generation British Syrian, when the pandemic hit Maria knew she wanted to make a difference to address social issues, inequality and catalyse systemic change using her skills for social good. 

Before joining Purpose, Maria worked in the Communications, Operations and Recruitment & Inclusion Services teams for an award-winning not-for-profit empowering young people from under-represented communities and supporting employers to diversify their workforce and build inclusive work environments. Prior to this, Maria worked in the Client Services team for a digital marketing agency working on projects for gaming and technology clients including Logitech, NVIDIA and Blue Microphones.

Maria has lived most of her life in the UK but has also lived in Saudi Arabia for 7 years and loves travelling. In her spare time Maria loves to visit art exhibitions.

Petra Said

Associate Manager, Impact, Measurement & Learning

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Petra joins the Purpose team as an Associate Manager for Impact, Measurement and Learning. In her role, she makes sure that good quality data is at the heart of Purpose’s and partners’ strategic decision-making.
 
She has got prior experience in evaluation and impact measurement by working for Masonic Charitable Foundation, a large UK grant-maker supporting individuals in crisis and funding charities improving lives of disadvantaged children and young people and socially isolated and lonely older people. She also worked at the Economic Development Office of the City of London Corporation, where she monitored and evaluated initiatives focused on employability of young Londoners and Responsible Business practices of SMEs in London. 
 
Petra who is originally from Slovakia, graduated from the University of Sussex with MA in Conflict, Security and Development. 
 
When not working, Petra spends her time outdoors with her husband and their son (English weather permitting!) She also enjoys cooking and baking. 
 

Ravneet Bains

Visual Designer

Ravneet is a Visual Designer that has a passion for ‘design for change’ and focuses on exploring creative solutions in which we can tackle important issues. She specialises in editorial design, UX design, brand & identity and animation, which she has implemented across various campaigns at Purpose.

Before joining Purpose, Ravneet studied at the Arts University Bournemouth where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. As a designer she focused on creating work which is both striking and is able to evoke numerous emotions of the public to create a lasting impression.

When Ravneet is not working she enjoys being outdoors and exploring new surroundings on her bicycle! She also be found creating makeup looks in her bedroom. Follow her on Instagram to see more @Ravneetbains

Rickie Marsden

Associate Creative Director

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Rickie is an Associate Creative Director at Purpose EMEA working with the creative teams to bolster creative ideation and campaign thinking paired with a passion for craft. He specialises in copywriting and behavioural change campaigns. 

Prior to joining Purpose, Rickie worked his way through top London advertising agencies and helped turn around the reputation of smaller independent shops. 

His thought provoking work for charities such as NSPCC/Childline, LGBT Foundation and Papyrus have seen him win numerous industry awards from Cannes Lions through to D&AD pencils.

Rickie graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a B.A. in Advertising. When not at work, you’ll often find Rickie baking, painting, starting a new hobby or hating coriander. 

Sam Jackson

Global Paid Media Manager

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Sam's work as Global Paid Media Manager has him identifying where paid media approaches work best and how to implement them most effectively, leveraging a suite of web tools to research, operate and evaluate his campaigns. To support this work, Sam has a background in digital media and marketing and has spent seven years working at the intersection between digital communications and the social impact space.
 
Before Purpose, Sam coordinated digital media and communications efforts within the counter-misinformation space, helping projects within Eastern Europe for the UK and US Governments. Previous to that, Sam has led digitally-focussed petition-driving and fundraising projects for numerous charities, including Amnesty International UK and British Heart Foundation.
 
Sam graduated with a B.A. in Politics from University of Hull.
 
Out of hours, Sam spends his time planning his next backpacking trip, listening to some obscure jazz-hip hop fusion or possibly discussing - at great length - the best ways to brew filter coffee.

Sarah Byers

Senior Program Manager

Before joining Purpose, Sarah worked for Her Majesty's Government (Civil Service) in the UK. Sarah was instrumental in the successful passage of the Charities and Social Investment Bill in the House of Lords. And for the two years prior, she worked within the coalition Government for the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. 

In her Senior Program Manager role at Purpose, Sarah uses her varied and deep skills in project management, event planning, and administration. Sarah carries a BA degree in International Relations and Modern History from the University of East Anglia, which served in spurring on her interest for international and humanitarian development. 

Sarah is a strong believer in recognizing mental health as a global issue and tries to champion this message as much as possible. Sarah has run the Brighton Marathon 2016 and a half marathon in order to raise money for Mind, a mental health charity in the UK, and she also worked with mentally and physically disabled children in a respite centre in New York in 2011. 

Simon Burt

Associate Strategy Director

Simon is an Associate Strategy Director & Strategy Lead at Purpose EMEA, and has over 9 years experience in advertising, marketing and strategic communications working across both private and public sector clients. His breadth of experience covers creative and media strategies whilst tackling some of the biggest issues facing humanity today. In his time at Purpose, Simon has managed to reposition a well-known global health brand in need of a refresh, create a holistic and innovative approach to employee and customer engagement with IKEA and build a highly targeted public mobilisation campaign to encourage adherence to public health guidelines in South Africa.

Simon's previous role was as a strategist at M&C Saatchi World Services, a strategic and creative consultancy (part of the M&C Saatchi network agency). Here he focused on work in the Middle East and North Africa tackling issues around extremism, violent extremism and counter-terrorism. Projects included communications interventions around deradicalisation in the Sahel and the securitization of young Iraqi men vulnerable to the divisive narratives of violent extremism by leveraging the influence of community gatekeepers. His specific focus was on the planning and placement of communications products to reach desired audiences, a job made even more challenging in the closed and immature media markets the projects were operating in.

Simon started out working at Publicis' agency Starcom as a media planner and junior strategist. Here he learnt the intricacies (and pitfalls) of strategy from research to audience understanding to delivery. Clients such as Samsung and Yahoo helped sharpen his toolkit and accelerated his learning.

When away from work Simon, much like the family dog Otis, can be found chasing a ball around a playing field whether it be football, basketball, golf or cricket!

Sofia Mutinelli

Strategy Manager

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As a Strategy Manager at Purpose, Sofia Mutinelli brings together life sciences expertise, branding & innovation experience and her commitment to sustainable development. With a background in psychology, she taps into human truths to decode society and craft compelling strategies that advance social and environmental purpose.

Before joining Purpose, Sofia journeyed her way through unconventional research methods to study how people and businesses perform. She specialised in the Psychology of Waste and worked on social research projects, which have been featured in scientific publications. In her previous role as Senior Strategist & Sustainability Lead for a brand and innovation consultancy, she led large-scale innovation and cultural projects and launched strategies within Health & Wellness, Tech, Food & DEI with global brands. Fusing mindfulness for the emergent culture with passion for social impact, she led the initiative of integrating the UN SDGs as a strategic framework and business proposition.

Sofia, originally from Italy, holds a Bachelor in Psychology with Behavioural Economics and a Master’s degree in Psychology of Economic Life. In her spare time, Sofia loves writing and sipping coffee with friends - loyally to her Italian self.

Sonia Sheta

Partnerships Director, Europe

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As Partnership Director, Sonia Sheta brings a wealth of communications experience from a creative, business and social impact perspective.   At Purpose she leads the development of relationships with potential partners and clients and is a member of the London Leadership team

Previously Sonia had a successful career in advertising where she became the first person of colour to join the Board of a large London agency.  She spearheaded campaigns for government and businesses alike, building long-term relationships with clients along the way, as well as heading up the department, training and mentoring staff.   She went on to set up her own consultancy working in that middle ground between business and good causes.

Sonia graduated from Southampton University with a BA in Classics and studied Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre.

 
She is passionate about ancient civilisations and fancies herself as a bit of an intrepid explorer.

Sophie Hollows

Associate Director of Impact, Measurement & Learning

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Based in Berlin, Sophie is Associate Director of Impact, Measurement & Learning (IML) and IML Lead at Purpose EMEA, and works on projects in Germany, France and the UK. Focusing on campaign strategy, she has participated in projects for the Gates Foundation and the UN, among others, and has helped to set up the Purpose Climate Lab in France. 

Prior to joining Purpose, Sophie worked in the development sector, concentrating on evidence-based programme design; monitoring and evaluation; and thought-leadership strategies. With the British Council she spent two years in Mexico City and a further two in Islamabad, and subsequently consulted for a range of organisations in the arts and education sectors, including UNESCO, Save the Children and Arts Council England. 

She has a BA (Hons) in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge and a MSc in Education (International and Comparative) from the University of Oxford. She speaks English and French fluently, and good Spanish. 

Outside of work, Sophie loves trawling Berlin’s flea markets and vintage stores. She has a growing collection of Risograph, silkscreen and lithograph prints from around the world.

 

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