Katharine Sacks-Jones


Katharine became the inaugural Director of Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, in May 2015.  Prior to joining Agenda, Katharine led the Policy and Campaigns team at Crisis. She has 15 years’ experience working across policy, campaigns, public affairs and parliament. Katharine regularly speaks at conferences and in the media and has written extensively on issues around social exclusion including for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and New Statesman. Katharine is a trustee of the TDS Charitable Foundation.

Lisa Jones

Communications & Campaigns Manager

A trained journalist, Lisa has spent the past few years focusing on women and girls’ rights. Before joining Agenda, she was in the media team at Plan International UK and also volunteered at Womankind Worldwide. Lisa started her career as a newspaper reporter, before joining Five News and later the BBC as a national television news producer. Lisa has a degree in anthropology from UCL and recently completed an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society at Birkbeck, University of London.

Azaan Akbar

Administration and Events Coordinator

Azaan is a recent BA Philosophy graduate from the University College London. Prior to joining Agenda, Azaan has worked for the BBC, working as a freelance producer on the BBC Asian Network and as a researcher for BBC News. Azaan was also the Member of Youth Parliament for Barking & Dagenham in 2010-11, where he worked on youth unemployment and representation.