Staff

Katharine Sacks-Jones

Director

Katharine became the inaugural Director of Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, in May 2015.  She brings 15 years’ experience working across policy, campaigns, public affairs and parliament. She is an expert in social policy and has a track record of influencing the policy, political and media agendas and bringing about policy change for marginalised groups including securing new primary legislation to protect private tenants whose landlords are repossessed; funding for homelessness services and programmes; and the prevention of specific benefit cuts. Before joining Agenda, Katharine led the Policy & Campaign team at Crisis. She has written extensively on issues around social exclusion including for the Guardian, Telegraph and New Statesman.


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 & Events Co-ordinator

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.