Our Team

Professional - Passionate - Pioneering

We exist to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.



“We’ve brought together a multi-disciplinary team to combat a complex crime which has a profound impact upon its victims.

Our highly experienced staff  are bringing expert care and innovative strategies to their work with victims, partner organisations, law enforcement and government. I’m incredibly proud of the work they do each day.”

Ben Cooley
Chief Executive Officer

Our Global Executive Team

Experienced Leadership Committed to Ending Slavery

Graham Simmons Chief of Staff

Neil Wain International Programme Director

Anne-Lisbet Lindal International Marketing and Communications Director

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson International Development Director

Steve Thomas Director of Finance & Administration

Board of Directors

Peter Elson (Chairman)

Chris Dacre    Paul Davis

Allan Gibson    Natalie Grant

Gareth Henderson    Wendy Taylor

Martin Warner

“For me it did start by going across the world but now it’s turned into realizing that it’s just about going across the street. There is need all around us.”


Natalie Grant, Co-Founder, Hope for Justice (Intl.)
on ending human trafficking in our generation.

Our Heritage

A global partnership to end slavery

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Abolition International

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, US, Abolition International worked to bring an end to sex trafficking & exploitation through education, empowerment, and quality restorative care.

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Hope for Justice (UK)

Based in Manchester, UK, Hope for Justice (UK) worked to rescue and assist victims of modern-day slavery, supporting the prosecution of traffickers and campaign to protect victims.

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Transitions Global

Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Transitions Global worked to restore the lives of young girls rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia, through the power of a dream.