Team

Systemic Justice has a small core team working to develop the organisation. We also work with a number of collaborators to help carry out our initial activities.

If you’re interested, please have a look at how you might be able to join us.

Nani Jansen Reventlow, Founder

Photo: Soho House / Thomas Chéné

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Founder

Nani Jansen Reventlow is the Founder of Systemic Justice. Nani is an award-winning human rights lawyer specialised in strategic litigation at the intersection of human rights, social justice, and technology. She has more than 15 years of experience as a litigator.

Prior to setting up Systemic Justice, Nani founded and built the Digital Freedom Fund, an organisation that advances digital rights through strategic litigation in Europe.

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Dr Patrick Williams

Head of Research

Dr Patrick Williams is Systemic Justice’s Head of Research. Patrick oversees our research on priorities for strategic litigation on racial, social, and economic justice in Europe as well research related to our litigation projects.

Dunya Kamal

Head of Communications

Dunya Kamal is Systemic Justice’s Head of Communications. A communications strategist and human rights lawyer with several years’ experience, Dunya oversees all aspects of our external communications, including website, social media, press, and campaigns.

Jonathan McCully

Head of Legal

Jonathan McCully is Systemic Justice’s Head of Legal and oversees our legal projects and litigation work. He has nearly a decade of experience working on human rights litigation, as well as designing and facilitating the production of resources for building knowledge around strategic litigation.

Adolphine Umukobwa

Co-head of Operations

Adolphine Umukobwa is Co-head of Operations alongside Andreas (below). Adolphine has a demonstrated history of working in non-profit operations and administration. She is a passionate infrastructure builder who enjoys creating, streamlining, and simplifying processes and believes that an inclusive office culture and healthy organisational dynamics lead to operational success. She has worked for organisations like The Africa Center, Resolve to Save Lives, and Open Society Foundations.

Andreas Reventlow

Co-head of Operations

Andreas Reventlow is Co-head of Operations alongside Adolphine (above). He has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade in a variety of programmatic and operational functions. Andreas and Adolphine jointly oversee all aspects of our operations, including finance, administration, human resources, and IT, and they support organisational development and governance work as well. Sambal, Systemic Justice’s mascot, is also pictured.

Christy Carter

Strategic Partnerships Lead

Christy Carter is Systemic Justice’s Strategic Partnerships Lead. Christy is a Senior Global Philanthropy Consultant and Coach with more than 15 years of experience in mobilising private capital for positive social and environmental change across the world. She has worked with organizations like Greenpeace International, the Global Futures Laboratory, and US political campaigns.

Mariam Camilla Rechchad

Legal Projects Coordinator

Mariam Camilla Rechchad is Systemic Justice’s Legal Projects Coordinator. Mariam comes from a multidisciplinary background researching, monitoring and advocating around issues of equality and access to justice. She has several years of experience supporting communities and legal practitioners in designing, implementing, and coordinating legal projects on racial, social, and economic justice.

Diana Arce

Community Adviser

Diana Arce is an activist, artist, and researcher, centring intersectional anti-racist practices in her work. She teaches, lectures, writes and leads workshops worldwide and creates campaigns, participatory and community engaged art. She is cohost of the monthly airing, global antifascist radio show, Like It Is

Sidra Zabit-Foster

Coordinator

Sidra Zabit-Foster is an experienced project coordinator with a background in grassroots organisations that hold feminist, abolitionist and anti-border solidarity at their core. She is a law graduate and holds a Master’s degree from SOAS in Gender Studies and Law.

Collaborators

Abir Ghattas

Abir Ghattas is the Director of Information Security at Human Rights Watch. She is an information security expert and human rights activist, and is one of the co-initiators of the feminist participatory radio HammamRadio. Abir advises Systemic Justice on developing and managing our information security.

Fabiola Mizero

Fabiola Mizero is an organisational development and anti-oppression consultant. Fabiola supports Systemic Justice in setting up its governance structures and organisational practices that will support creating a healthy and inclusive workplace.

Systemic Justice also works with Aniesha Obuobie, Mahin Bhabutta, Rana Kuseyri, and Lucia Saborio Perez who provide support as student researchers.

Board

Our Board consists of the Founder of Systemic Justice, Nani Jansen Reventlow, Uma Mishra-Newbery (Chair), Sarah Chander (Secretary), Belinda Dewnarain (Treasurer), and Mpanzu Bamenga. Fatou Tevette is a former Board member. 

Former team members and collaborators

Adi Kuntsman

Dr Adi Kuntsman is a Reader in Digital Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Adi worked with a team of researchers to support Systemic Justice in identifying harms and opportunities for strategic litigation on racial, social, and economic justice in Europe.

Emeka Nwankwo

Emeka Nwankwo is a PhD Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University. Emeka worked with a team of researchers to support Systemic Justice in identifying harms and opportunities for strategic litigation on racial, social, and economic justice in Europe.

Danella Campbell

Danella Campbell is an Associate Lecturer and PhD Researcher in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Danella worked with a team of researchers to support Systemic Justice in identifying harms and opportunities for strategic litigation on racial, social, and economic justice in Europe.

Sonaksha Iyengar
Sonaksha is a fat, queer and disabled illustrator, graphic recorder and designer. They use art to contribute to and participate in social justice movements. Sonaksha supported System Justice by doing graphic recording for our 2022 European roundtables.
Kennedy Walker

Kennedy Walker is a social justice trainer, facilitator, and coach who has worked across many issues including climate justice, community land ownership, housing rights, and more. Kennedy supported System Justice by leading the design and facilitation of our 2022 roundtables.

Zahra Dalilah

Zahra Dalilah is a black feminist from South East London with a background in grassroots political organising and facilitation, currently working in philanthropy as a donor organiser. Zahra worked with Kennedy Walker (above) on our 2022 roundtables.

Join us

As we continue to build Systemic Justice, we will be looking for more collaborators and new colleagues to join our team. If you’re interested, please have a look at how you might be able to join us.

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