Cat is the founder and director of We Own It. Here's the story behind why she set up We Own It. Cat ran a successful local rail campaign in Bristol before working at Campaign for Better Transport for three years where she lobbied nationally on behalf of bus and train passengers. She has also worked for a credit union and a sustainability consultancy. Cat studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.
Matt is a campaigner at We Own It. After periods spent living abroad and working with international NGOs, Matt came into campaigning through local anti-austerity campaigns and the #NoTTIP campaign, which he remains involved with. Matt's also studying for a Msc in Globalisation and Development at SOAS, focusing on privatisation and international trade and investment.
Biba Maya Randle-Caprez
Biba is a communications assistant at We Own It. She is an undergraduate student studying English Literature and Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University. She is currently writing her dissertation in political philosophy. She has been interested in politics since she started a recycling campaign in school and later campaigned for human rights issues in college. At We Own It, she hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of public services amongst young students.
Fran is the finance director on our Board. She works as Chief Operating Officer for a youth organisation in London. Before this she worked in local government, for a small consulting firm and a think tank. She has been a Green Party member and activist for some years, and has particular interests in climate change, social justice and things which only excite local government geeks.
George sits on our Board and has a particular focus on campaign strategy and media. He works at the New Economics Foundation think tank, helping campaigners for social and economic justice to develop their knowledge and skills. Previously he worked as a trade union officer and community organiser, building popular support for public ownership of the railways and against cuts to local train and bus services.
Max sits on the Board of We Own It. He was trained as a lawyer in New Zealand, has worked as a strategy consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, and is now a writer and researcher based at All Souls College in Oxford. Away from campaigning and activism, he enjoys dancing, music, and movies.
Tany has many years’ experience as a writer, trainer and public engagement specialist. In recent years, she has specialised in organisational development and major gift fundraising and is now working in climate change. She took her BA in Social Anthropology and History at the University of Cape Town. Outside of work, she spends large amounts of time digging, and every now and again is rewarded with an organic vegetable.
Clifford sits on our Board and is also one of our advisors. Clifford is director of progressive design agency Social Spark, and has founded or co-founded a series of online campaigns including MyDavidCameron, False Economy and Who Funds You.
We're also lucky to have Peter Lefort producing our videos, Angus Fisher helping out with infographics and Rich Lott from Artful Robot stitching together the technology that runs the website.