David Johnson – Chief Executive
David joined us after eight years working in South Africa, where he brought together NGOs specialising in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), women’s rights and conservation. He is the founder of a successful media campaign, Too Much Too Many, which focussed on population and sustainability issues. David is passionate about environmental issues, is a qualified Game Ranger and prior to working for PSN, advised PSN member, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, on integrating SRHR actions within their conservation programmes. David is an experienced lawyer and has represented numerous trusts and NGOs on legal, strategic and fundraising issues.
Carina Hirsch – Advocacy & Policy Manager
Carina joined us in June 2015. She holds postgraduate degrees in Economics and Public Management. Prior to joining PSN, Carina worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations carrying out research and implementing projects on women’s empowerment in agriculture and food security in several West African countries and India, collaborating closely with women’s organisations. She has also advocated for rural women and sustainability issues in various international policy making forums as Policy Officer at the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO).
Kathryn Lloyd – Project & Communications Manager
Kathryn holds a BSc in Human Geography and MA in International Development from the University of Leeds. Prior to joining us in 2013, Kathryn worked for CAFCASS in the quality improvement team, focusing on project and event management, data analysis, and content management. Kathryn volunteered for many years in the charity sector in the UK and Ethiopia on women’s rights and development issues, the environment and women’s empowerment.
Dr Sue Mann – Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant
Sue Mann is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Medical Expert in Reproductive Health at Public Health England. She has worked for many years in SRH in a global context in a clinical, academic and teaching capacity. In the last five years she has been working on a project aiming to improve the post partum care for women and their babies in Kenya, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Mozambique. In 2016 she started working with us as a consultant, assisting on the strengthen of our projects in Africa.
Karen Newman – Policy & Advocacy Consultant
Karen worked for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) between 1982 and 2003, focusing on policy and governance issues, with a special responsibility for sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was one of the main architects of the IPPF Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Since 2003, Karen has carried out a range of consultancy work and between 2003 and 2010, Karen was a member of the WHO Gender & Rights advisory panel, which she co-chaired from 2007.