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Revd Tom Jackson
Chief Executive

Tom Jackson is the founder and Chief Executive of Resurgo Trust. A former litigation lawyer and entrepreneur, he was co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice think tank in Westminster. Tom holds an MBA from Henley Business School and is a Church of England minister at Holy Trinity Brompton.

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Jo Rice
Managing Director

Jo Rice is Managing Director of Resurgo, and founder of the Spear programme. Prior to Resurgo, Jo’s background was in corporate coaching and she is passionate about embedding a coaching culture into organisations. Through Resurgo, Jo works with a range of high-profile businesses and charities, and is a trustee of International Justice Mission UK.

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Ali Bateman
Chief Operating Officer

Ali joined Resurgo from Tearfund, where he was formerly Head of Marketing Strategy. He has a wealth of experience managing fundraising, marketing, and data insight teams. Before that he worked as a Management Consultant at Bearing Point. He was moved to pursue a career in the charity sector after spending time in India and seeing extreme poverty first hand.

Iona Ledwidge
Head of Coaching

Iona is an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited coach who trained at the Academy of Executive Coaching.  She oversees the Spear programme and its coaching team. Iona also manages Resurgo’s Coaching for Leadership programme, training business leaders to adopt a coaching approach in their management style.


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Geraldine Payne
Head of Philanthropy

Geraldine Payne joined the team in May 2014. Geraldine has over twelve years’ experience working in fundraising within both national and international charities. Prior to joining Resurgo, Geraldine headed up the Trust team at UNICEF UK.

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Steven Cotton
Head of Northern Hub

Steven joined Resurgo in 2012 as a Spear coach for the West London centres. He was then Centre Manager at Spear Camden, before moving to work with corporates. He studied Management at the University of Sheffield and has worked in recruitment and the field of employability since then.

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Julia Grant
Head of Major Gifts

Julia has over ten years’ experience working in both the national and international charitable sectors as well as in the publishing industry. Prior to joining Resurgo Trust, Julia worked with major donors and corporate partners at an international development agency.

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Luke Watson
Head of Impact

Luke joined as a Spear Centre Manager for the Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush and North Fulham centres in September 2010, before becoming Resurgo’s Head of Impact in 2014. He studied as a Biologist at Southampton University and Imperial College London, and worked as a conservation Biologist in Switzerland and the Brazilian Amazon. Luke then moved to a secondary school in South West London, where he taught Biology for five years.

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Julia Evans
Head of Media & Communications

Julia has over ten years’ experience in the charity sector, having worked across communications, marketing and advocacy. Before joining the team in 2015, she was Innovation Manager at World Vision. Julia has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds.

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Andrew Davies
Head of Ventures

Andrew has substantial business, legal and investment experience, having worked as a corporate and commercial solicitor at Slaughter & May and investment manager in private equity and mutual funds.  Andrew is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder and has a Ba (Hons) in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University and a Master of Laws (LLM) from LSE.