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Board of Trustees

Mark Beer OBE (Chair)

Mark is an experienced Chairman and non-executive board member. Having worked in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, with his work covering those geographies, Africa, Asia and the Americas, Mark has a good grasp of working internationally. Mark is a graduate of Oxford University, is a UK qualified solicitor, and is President of the International Association for Court Administration, which is committed to improving the rule of law around the world. Mark has spent the last 10 years developing an independent English language, common law court in the Middle East and was involved in the establishment of the first Court affiliated pro-bono scheme in the region, the first small claims tribunal and other initiatives designed to enhance access to justice.

Josephine Richardson (Treasurer)

Jo is head of research at a sustainable finance NGO, supporting fixed income investors to consider climate and nature loss risk in their portfolios. Prior to that she worked in investment banking in a selection of credit trading and risk management roles.She is an experienced charity trustee and treasurer, supporting small and mid-sized charities aligned with her values. She is particularly excited in the role that litigation will play in accelerating the re-pricing of financial markets.
Jo has a MA in Maths and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Lucinda Hardwick

Lucinda is Head of Business Development at Big Issue Invest, where she leads on income generation by securing partnerships, developing future programmes, and undertaking strategic planning. She is also the SMT lead for inclusion. She has an extensive background in high value corporate, statutory and foundation fundraising in the social investment and human rights sectors. Lucinda was previously Development Lead at UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. This followed on from her work as Head of Fundraising for ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) where she increased turnover by 60%. Prior to this she worked in the national development team of Freedom from Torture and led the fundraising department of the Refugee and Migrant Centre. She founded and ran her own social enterprise and has also worked as a fundraising consultant to a range of charities, social enterprises and start-ups. She has a postgraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Birmingham and has studied human rights, the law of international organisations and peacekeeping.

Ian Matthew Kysel

Ian Matthew Kysel is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School where he co-directs the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic and is a founder and director of the International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative. He has published academic work in a number of U.S. law review journals as well as peer-reviewed journals and has written several human rights reports; his opinion articles have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. He previously held appointments at the University of Oxford, as a Plumer Visiting Research Fellow at Saint Anne’s College and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, and at the Georgetown University Law Center, as the inaugural Dash/Muse Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Law. He has argued or participated in litigation before U.S. immigration, federal and state courts as well as international tribunals. He has provided testimony to various legislative bodies and executive or international commissions. He currently also serves on the Board of Ithaca City of Asylum (one of two U.S. affiliates of the International Cities of Refuge Network), the advisory committee of Human Rights Watch’s Children’s Rights Division and is a co-organizer of the ACLU’s national Youth Justice Network. Kysel holds an LLM in Advocacy, with distinction, a JD, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a BA, with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Swarthmore College.

Stephen Aulsebrook

Stephen is Senior Advisor at global independent investment bank, Moelis & Company, having been a Managing Director for 14 years since 2010. He has over 40 years of European investment banking experience, with extensive networks across EMEA, North America and Asia. Stephen is also a Special Advisor at Williams Nicolson, the independent corporate communications and change management consultancy. In addition, he is a Board Trustee of the David Riddell Memorial CIO, which was established in 2021 to promote mental health awareness, destigmatise mental illness and prevent suicide. Stephen is a LLB graduate in law of Leeds University and a barrister, having been called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1981. He is passionate about promoting international human rights and the rule of law and holding powerful actors to account for human rights violations, regardless of fear or favour.

Helen Moulinos

Helen’s cross- sector career spans three decades with specialisms in innovation, change, governance, human rights, financial stewardship, and strategy. She is a not-for-profit charity Chief Executive and human rights campaigner. Helen additionally serves as the Vice Chair of the Board with Amnesty International UK, and as a Board Trustee at Civil Liberties Trust. Helen’s passion is to empower people to live independent lives, embrace the power of diversity, and persuade powerful institutions to drive societal change towards a fairer equitable society.  Helen is the founder of the Gender Justice UK Campaign and has served as a civil society volunteer for 34 years. Helen holds a Masters in Finance from the City University of New York, a Bachelors degree in Creative Studies from Hofstra University, and is currently pursuing a second Masters degree in International Affairs at King’s College London.

Gabriella Smith

Gabi brings over a decade of communications expertise to GLAN, spanning the public and private sector across a number of current affairs issues. Currently serving as the UK Lead at the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC), she specialises in shaping public discourse around climate policy. Prior to working on climate change issues, she focussed on counter extremism.

Gill Thomas

Gill is an experienced trustee and board member across numerous sectors from women’s rights and International development to housing and education. As a qualified solicitor, she represented numerous public bodies particularly national and local health organisations on major strategic projects. In the last decade, Gill has been responsible for establishing the governance directorate of a NHS Trust, the legal function of an international development charity and the legal department of a start up company. Gill is currently a witness support volunteer and works with small and medium size enterprises seeking to commercialise globally university based research. Gill has a masters from McMaster University Hamilton and a D. Phil in history from the University of Sussex.

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