It takes an incredible team to make it work

Our team

We have teams based from our Sheffield office and hybrid working in London and across the UK . Our Board of Trustees come from around the UK and meet regularly in Sheffield. We work with a wide range of partners to achieve our aims. Our full list of partners can be seen below.

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Meet our amazing team

Senior Leadership

Laura D'Henin
Delivery & Operations Co-Director

Laura  oversees the day-to-day operations of the organisation and has overall responsibility for the delivery  of Hope for the Future’s core work supporting individuals and groups to have their voice heard.  She also oversees our paid partnership programmes.

Fundraising & Communications Co-Director

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Delivery and Operations

Charlie Fox
Research & Impact Coordinator

Charlie provides research support to our Policy & Engagement Officers, including researching MPs to produce lobbying strategies. He has particular experience with Scottish Parliament lobbying.

Adele Williams
Policy & Engagement Coordinator

Adele coordinates our Policy and Engagement team and has a wealth of experience in local Government, policy, campaigning, and engagement.

Fergus Lamb
Policy & Engagement Officer

Fergus supports constituents to engage their political representatives to take action on climate change. Contact Fergus if you, your community group or organisation is looking for support engaging your MP, council or mayor.

Apaar Mangat
Policy & Engagement Officer

Apaar supports constituents in building a relationship with their political representatives and engaging them on climate change. Contact Apaar if you or your organisation is looking for support in contacting and working with your MP or council.

Joe Godbold
Policy & Engagement Coordinator

Joe supports constituents to lobby elected representatives for climate measures. He is particularly interested in climate justice and a just transition, bringing a decolonial perspective.

Alfie Prothero
Policy & Engagement Officer

Alfie supports constituents in building a relationship with their political representatives and engaging them on climate change. Contact Alfie if you or your organisation is looking for support in contacting and working with your MP or council.

Joe Gascoyne-Thompson
Policy & Engagement Support Officer

Joe provides administrative support to our Policy & Engagement team.  His background is in arts management and theatre administration.


Sarah Walters
Fundraising Officer

Sarah’s background is 25 years as a trust and grants fundraiser. She writes small funding applications and works on Hope for the Future’s Friends scheme.

HR & Administration

Anne Dargue
HR & Admin Coordinator

Anne is responsible for Hope for the Future’s administrative and HR functions ensuring the smooth running of our operations. Her background is in charity administration.


Holly Langley
Communications Coordinator

Holly leads our communications.  Her background is in Museums and Heritage, Charity and local council.

Jamie Sims
Communications Officer

Jamie runs Hope for the Future’s social media, newsletter, and blog, as well as managing the website.


Jeanette Clifford

Jeanette’s background is in transport, education and local government and her interest in environmental issues spans more than forty years, shaped by a first degree in geography and a later Masters in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Jeanette wanted to work with Hope for the Future because it crosses political barriers to encourage meaningful action on climate and the environment.

Ben Skelton

As the Chief Executive of Dig Deep, Ben has have been at the forefront of transforming access to clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene for the last decade. Collaborating with the Kenyan government, local businesses and communities, to transform access to these vital services. Ben is alumnus of the Growth Project third sector leadership development programme, and has been awarded DChA by the ICAEW


We are seeking a new Treasurer with experience in oversight of all financial aspects of a small to medium sized charitable or non profit organisation.  You will advise non financial trustees and staff and ensure that HftF is on a firm financial footing now and into the future.

Tyrone Scott

Tyrone is an experienced Community Organiser, Campaigner & Climate Activist currently working as a Consultant for the Social Change Agency. Passionate about empowering communities to make change, Tyrone joined the HFTF board as it links his drive for tackling climate change and passion for engaging with democracy.

Jeremy Wight

Jeremy is a semi-retired public health doctor who now sees climate change as the biggest threat to the health and wellbeing of humanity. He is trying to use his skills and experience to do something about it.

Cristina Leston Bandeira

Cristina is a professor of politics at the University of Leeds and has worked on parliament and public engagement for 20 years. She is passionate about empowering people to enable change and she wanted to work with Hope for the Future to help achieve meaningful action on climate and the environment.

Bob Reitemeier

Bob spent four decades leading charities in Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom. His recent posts include Chief Executive of I CAN, Essex Community Foundation and The Children’s Society. He believes that enabling constituents to work together in convincing their MPs to take urgent action on climate change is a fundamental step in holding government to account.                    

Uday Vartak

Uday has well-rounded experience of Investment Oversight, Risk Assurance, and Governance within the Financial Services industry. He believes that climate risk is investment risk and is passionate about transitioning away from the present scale of climate risk.

Robbie MacPherson

Robbie is a political adviser at leading think-tank Green Alliance where he supports the coordination of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment. Previously, Robbie led Schools & Youth Outreach at Hope for the Future and digital communications at UK:100.