Staff

Jemima Olchawski

Chief Executive (maternity cover)

Jemima joins Agenda from the Fawcett Society, where she was Head of Policy and Insight, leading work on local government, gender equality in the workplace and challenging gender norms and stereotypes. Jemima has led public policy for a London borough and was previously a Director at the Fabian Society. Jemima brings over a decade of experience in policy and campaigns on equalities and social justice and will lead Agenda as we embark on an exciting new phase as an independent charity with a refreshed strategy.


Katharine Sacks-Jones

Chief Executive (on maternity leave)

Katharine 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. Katharine currently co-chairs the Women’s Mental Health Task Force at the Department of Health and Social Care. She has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post and New Statesman as well as sector and specialist publications.


Lisa Jones

Communications & Campaigns Manager

Lisa is a trained journalist and before joining Agenda, 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, a graduate certificate in history and recently completed an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society at Birkbeck, University of London.


Jess Southgate

Policy Manager

Jess has worked in policy, research and service-user lead campaigns in the voluntary sector for over ten years, with a focus on gender, youth and justice. Most recently she lead on research and policy development into girls’ experiences of public sexual harassment for Plan International UK. She has a Masters in Gender from the LSE and is a Griffins Society Fellow. She is a Trustee of Clinks, formerly Women’s Breakout, and volunteers with Opening Doors London.


Connie Muttock

Policy and Communications Officer

Connie joined Agenda following five months in Brussels, where she was an intern on the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee in the European Parliament. She studied English at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she was the college’s Women’s Representative Officer, getting involved in student activism and politics.