Rachel Firth
Rachel Firth
Managing Director

Rachel is the Managing Director of Global Office Consulting. With over 15 years experience working on national and international projects.

Rachel has been involved in policy formation for global health initiatives in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, supported in the development of national strategies for Maternal and Child Health in Africa, and delivered global campaigns and advocacy initiatives in the gender and global health space.
Rachel is an ongoing advocate for flexible working and gender equity in the work place.
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Goli Nili
Director of Operations

Goli is a Director at Global Office Consulting and a Barrister by training.

She has served as Executive Director of a leading arts charity for more than seven years and has contributed several articles to journals in the Middle Eastern art community. Prior to that she worked for an International Law firm for over ten years where she specialised in family, construction and property law.
Goli has a passion for mental health issues, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence. She is a passionate mentor for Wellbeing for Women Africa’s Youth Partners and takes great joy in helping them cultivate strong, evidence-based advocacy.
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Leanne Levers
Director of Advocacy & Communications

Leanne is a political scientist with a focus on human rights, justice reform, and gender equality.

She has worked as a Policy and Advocacy specialist across the UK and the Caribbean. She also co-founded a global platform called Dope Black Women, which provides digital safe spaces for Black Women to network, celebrate and inspire each other across the diaspora.
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Stephanie Stark
Account Director

Stephanie is a digital communications strategist who has been advising on and creating digital media campaigns for non-profit organisations, political campaigns and elected officials in New York and London for a decade.

Past projects have included campaigns for ensuring women's reproductive health rights are upheld during the Trump administration and to increase the amount of women honoured with historic blue plaques in London.

Stephanie writes about social issues and has been published in The Atlantic, VICE, Teen Vogue, Seventeen magazine and more. Her Master's dissertation, an analysis on how allegations of gender-based violence are perceived in the American electorate, is published in Political Studies Review.

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Roxanna Azimy
Senior Account Manager

Roxanna is a content writer and strategist who has led international advocacy campaigns for various NGOs and the EU.

While lobbying for sexual and reproductive rights at a political level, she travelled to Rwanda with a group of parliamentarians for 2018’s International Conference on Family Planning. She was also on the event management committee for the 7th International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme (IPCI) held in Ottawa in 2018, alongside UNFPA and Action Canada.

Having previously worked with various clients on a freelance basis, Roxanna has written speeches, articles, and books on behalf of activists, political figures, and academics in the field of human rights and health. She has also had articles published in various publications, and is managing editor of the online sociopolitical magazine, Euro Babble.

Roxanna holds a Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from King's College London and a Master's degree in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Paula Owino
Account Manager

Paula is an international development expert and an experienced leader with a background in public policy.

She is skilled in project management, strategic partnership development and data collection and analysis, with previous roles with the International Chamber of Commerce, ActionAid International and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Paula’s career aspirations stem from her upbringing. She is able to combine her exposure to both the African and European landscapes to provide valuable insight on key social issues such as economic and political inequalities.

Paula holds a BA in International Relations from Leeds University and a MSc in African Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Glen Dhliwayo
Senior Account Manager

Glen is a Policy Analyst and Communications and Digital Media Strategist. He has 10+ years of development work experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the youth sector, and democracy and governance.

Over the years, Glen has gained mastery in campaigning, advocacy, influencing and networking. On many instances, Glen has used his presence on radio and television to proficiently bring social and developmental issues to the centre of public debate and discussion. Glen also uses his social media micro-influencer status in partnership with development organisations, international agencies, and embassies to amplify their voice. He has spearheaded trending social media campaigns and strategies for different causes that include a sanitary pad-drive by National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ), and #GirlsTakeOverZW and #LetsTalkAboutIt in partnership with Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe that campaigned for gender equality and menstrual health management. Over the years, Glen has provided services in communications and digital media, training, and workshop facilitation. Glen also gives commentary and analysis to media houses on political and policy developments upon request.

In 2019, Glen was a recipient of the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office’s (FCDO) Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MA in Public Administration and Public Office at the University of York.

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Wallis Grant
Account Manager

Wallis is a communications professional who has worked across both government and the third sector, with a focus on health.

She holds an M.Sc in Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam where her research focused on the media's coverage of the Irish abortion debate prior to the referendum on the 8th amendment. Wallis is passionate about securing reproductive health and rights for everyone and has volunteered with organisations working in this space, both in the UK and in the Netherlands. In her spare time, Wallis is the host of the Feminist Futures podcast, a show exploring not only what kind of future we want but how we can get there."
Lauren Foley
Lauren Foley
Account Manager

Lauren Foley is a Feminist YouTuber and writer listed on Diversein's Inspiring Women Leaders List 2021 and is passionate about feminist communications.

She also facilitates gender equality, feminist video-making and LinkedIn workshops with a variety of organisations. She cares about explaining seemingly controversial topics in a digestible way and making feminism as accessible as possible.

Lauren previously worked for a Member of the European Parliament and cut her teeth in the social impact sphere working as an M&E and OD consultant with Organisation Development Support in Brussels.

Lauren holds a bachelor’s in Law from University College Cork and a master’s in Law and Economics from Utrecht University.

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Andy Bull
Creative Partner

Andy has been involved in the Creative industries from over 30 years. His experience ranges from branding through to TV commercial production and has seen him running creative consultancies both here and in the USA.

Through his career he has worked with a wide variety of organisations helping them deliver their stories across a broad range of media. He is also a very experience Production Director, specialising in broadcast and CGI, and has delivered some of the country's largest commercial and industrial CGI projects completed to date.

Now Andy has gone back to his Graphic design roots and specialises in helping smaller organisations to develop their communications whether that be print based or in the digital domain.

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Lauren Dobson-Hughes
Senior Strategist

Lauren Dobson-Hughes is an experienced strategist and advocate who began her career working in British and Canadian Parliaments.

She is a specialist in government relations, gender, health and rights. A former Executive Director of an international development organisation, Lauren currently provides advice and guidance on global health and gender equality strategies for change. She is past President of a Planned Parenthood, and is based in Canada.
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Sara Husseini
Senior Advisor

Sara is a strategic communications specialist with more than a decade of experience in international relations, diplomacy, and human rights advocacy.

Sara has served in a range of roles supporting philanthropic and social change organisations focused in or on the Global South, relating to gender, health, education, social innovation, and issues of social and political justice. Prior to this, she spent several years as an advisor to the Palestine Negotiations Support Project in Jerusalem, and the Palestinian Ambassador to Germany, engaging predominantly with international diplomats, parliamentarians, and journalists.

Sara currently serves as Director of the British-Palestinian Council. She holds a BA in German Studies and European history, an MA is Islamic Studies, and a PhD in Interfaith discourse, all from the University of Birmingham, UK.