Jim Williams

Founder & CEO

Jim is a wannabe climber, board game designer, and amateur photographer. He’s terrible at all three, but hides it with his boundless enthusiasm. He’s much better at building organisations, having been in leadership positions in a variety of start-ups since 2008. Most notably, he founded and build a socially-oriented media company in Pakistan, and grew it to 150 staff and a multimillion turnover in four years. Now he’s happy to be home!

Kevin McNamara

Social Media Manager

Kevin is a campaigner who is enthusiastic about empowering people and giving them opportunities to change the world. He has worked on a number of campaigns from local government through to the European Parliament. Kevin runs Hatch’s social media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Max Arnold

Video Lead

Max is a video producer and director who has made documentaries and crafted video campaigns for the likes of the BBC, the Liberal Democrats, Spotify and Gumtree. He loves to explore the way in which video styles and formats can cross-over to challenge audiences and create new meaning.

Monica Ogola

Digital Volunteers Manager

Monica is the Digital Volunteering Manager for Hatch. She recently obtained a master’s degree from City, the University of London with a focus on democracy, the internet, and moral reasoning. Monica now works for a publication covering policy issues and best practice for all professionals working to improve the chances of children, young people, and families in the UK.

Nathalie Murphy 

Film Maker

Lauren Ray

Data Lead

Laura Yates

Lead Writer

Tristan Summerscale

Head of Digital


Laura Gordon, Intl Development Strategist

Laura worked in international development in Africa and the Middle East before going into politics. She is interested in finding new ways to engage liberals all over the country to challenge our political system and bring change at local and national level.

Mark Pack, Assc. Director, Teneo

Mark’s literally written the book on how to win elections, in between eating chocolate. He now consults with global clients on how to handle crises and how to embed digital expertise across organisations. He is also Hatch’s data protection guru.

Paul Hienkens, Fintech Entrepreneur

Paul is a commercial leader in the Commodities and Fintech sectors, supporting founders and directors of small business/start-ups and helping build people-focussed organisations while growing revenue and profit. He is a Dutch national and proud father of two.

Phil Thorne, COO of Quorso, a frontline hospitality scale-up

Sarah Lewis – Chair of Trustees

Sarah works with business and non-profit leaders to help them and their organisations play a positive role in society. She previously worked across communications, campaigns, advocacy and public affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank and Xynteo. Sarah is particularly passionate about building teams and taking proven ideas to scale.

Simon Curtis – Partner, Haynes & Boone



Charleen Cannone, former MD of Virgin Sports & Hatch Strategy Advisor

Colin Mansell, founder of RED Academy & Hatch Strategy Advisor

Ian Kearns, former Director of IPPR & Hatch Innovation Advisor.

John Duggan, Tango brand originator & Hatch Brand Advisor

Phil Geraghty, founder of and Hatch Tech Advisor

Tristan Summerscale, Global Head of Digital Delivery for the Economist, and Hatch Digital Lead


We’d love to hear from you. The best way to get in touch directly is at our emails above, or if you’re not sure who to contact then use and your message will find the right person. Or if you want to drop by for a cup of tea, you can find us in Clerkenwell, London.