Meet the staff

To contact each member of staff listed below by email please use the following: firstname.lastname [@] unlockdemocracy.org.uk

Director: Alexandra Runswick

Alex is responsible for the overall running of the organisation, and is also the main spokesperson. Alex often gives evidence to select committees. She has particular expertise in equality and human rights.  Full bio available here.

Phone +44 (0) 20 7239 9052 Twitter: @alexrunswick (please note this is a personal account)

Campaigns and Digital: Sam Coates

Sam oversees our campaigns to bring power closer to people and supports Unlock Democracy's local groups network. He makes sure we're responding to every opportunity in the political world to bring us closer to winning our campaigns.

Policy and Communications: Sarah Clarke

Sarah develops policy for Unlock Democracy and ensures new developments and campaigns are effectively communicated to members, stakeholders, and the media. Please contact Sarah directly with any media enquiries. 

Finance: Arti Vyas

Arti is responsible for the day to day finance work, including the preparation of the annual budget, regular management accounts and the year-end accounts.

Membership and Database: Tim Rouse

Tim looks after our members, maintaining our membership system and making sure that members have the information they need on what Unlock Democracy is doing and how they can get involved.

Office and Properties Manager: Simon Howard

Simon ensures the smooth running of our office, manages our IT and communication systems and works with the director to manage the two properties owned by Rodell Properties Ltd. Please contact Simon for any queries regarding Rodell Properties Ltd. 

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443


Meet the Council

You can contact and find out more about the elected team here