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 Team

Experienced Leadership Committed to Ending Slavery

Rob Allen

Rob Allen
Chief Operating Officer

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson
Director of Development

Graham Simmons
Chief of Staff

Neil Wain
International Programme Director

Dave Rogers
US Program Director

Athena Pond

Athena Pond
Director of Survivor Care Support

Anne-Lisbet Lindal
Marketing & Communications Director

Sondre Høysæter
Norway Director

Joshua Bailey
Cambodia Director

Sola Long

Sola Long
Legal & Social Work Director (Cambodia)

Sorida Sbong

Sorida Sbong
Operations Director (Cambodia)

Elaine Gordon
Director of Strategic Partnerships (US)

Ngin Sam Onn
Shine Operations Director (Cambodia)

Andrea Bailey
Career & Education Director, Cambodia

Dy Sokchan
Lighthouse Operations Director (Cambodia)

Phillipa Roberts

Phillipa Roberts
Legal Director (UK)

Ben Cooley CEO

Board of Directors

Peter Elson (Chairman)    Natalie Grant
Chris Dacre    Paul Davis
Allan Gibson    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.