Meet our team of change makers!
In our work we believe that the people who are most affected by a problem should be the ones most involved in finding an appropriate solution. This means that the people we work with are the most important part of our team on any specific project. The decisions we make at United Edge must be informed by our clients.
As we grow we aim to continue this philosophy so that we can cultivate leadership without hierarchy, independence without silos and cooperation without acquiescence. We keep a flat structure, and we invest in our people. This keeps us current, responsive and effective.
Our team are deeply passionate, highly skilled and widely experienced. Most importantly we practice what we preach. Our work isn’t 9-to-5. It's how we live our lives -- every single day.
We regularly bring in support from specific experts, designers, change makers and researchers, but here are our full-time team.
Having first built his expertise in programme design and child rights, Daniel specializes in participatory approaches, client-led programming, capacity building, training, and monitoring and evaluation. He is deeply passionate about systemic change, social justice and critical thinking. Daniel has worked with partners as varied as governments, child and youth groups, the UN, academic institutions, activists, INGOs and affected communities. He is a strong advocate for exploring alternative models to development and is particularly interested in alternative economics and shared ownership initiatives, as well as radical conservation and rewilding.
Frances is an expert in operationalising and bringing to life strategies for social change. Having worked with a large number of charities and other initiatives in the social justice and youth sectors for over 15 years, she brings a wealth of experience to the United Edge team on project management, programme quality and partnership building. She is a leader in inclusion and participatory decision-making and inspires the building of integrity in teams and organisations.
Jessica is deeply passionate about work in which she can create a greater sense of meaning and purpose. She has a background in human rights and communications and uses her expertise to connect organisations with their audiences. Jessica has worked with NGOs, start-ups, and businesses to transform their messages into meaningful visual stories. This includes working on a Plastic Free Awareness Week campaign and crafting a successful Kickstarter campaign. Jessica’s passion for storytelling stems from her love of writing, and she enjoys writing poetry and working on her novel in her spare time.
Matt specializes in facilitating cooperation and partnership between change makers as well as strategy development, learning and accountability. In a career spanning six continents and thousands of years (from publishing ancient Aramaic texts to designing learning strategies of the future), Matt has a varied social science research background and drive for impactful communication. He has supported the work of numerous social change organisations, from grassroots community groups to large networks of the world's leading humanitarian agencies. He is passionate about humanitarian action, progressive policy making, financing reform and innovation, as well as vegan living.