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Neal Lawson

Neal has been helping to lead Compass since its formation in 2003. He is more focused than ever on how to make big transformative change happen. He works on strategy, relationships, funding and fronting Compass.

Frances Foley

Frances rejoined Compass in May 2020 as Deputy Director. She is currently drawing together the different strands of Compass’ work to make the organisation fitter, sharper and more focused. She draws her energy from the versatile and varied Compass family which is always imagining, building and connecting.

Lena Swedlow

Lena joined Compass in November 2021 as Campaigns and Projects Officer. She is works on planning and powering Compass’s campaigns, and getting election ready to Win As One. If you want to get involved in Win As One, please get in touch at lena@compassonline.org.uk, or if you’re interested in getting active locally you can reach out to a local group near you. 

Harry Gold

Harry joined in December 2022 as our Media and Press Officer and has been focussed on generating national and regional media interest to help spread the progressive message ahead of the next general election. Do reach out if you have any thoughts, ideas or suggestions – I’m always happy to hear from our members and supporters! You can email him at harry@compassonline.org.uk.

Peter Dowson

Peter joined Compass in May 2023 as our Membership and Fundraising Manager. He has been working on growing our membership to make sure we can achieve even more in the future, and secure the change we need. He is always interested to talk to our incredible members to hear how we can do better and to utilise their passion and drive. His email is peterdowson@compassonline.org.uk

Luke Hurst

Luke joined Compass as Local Campaigns Organiser in October 2023, and works to support the growth and activity of our national network of Compass local groups. He is passionate about building pressure for a Good Society at the grassroots, and empowering local people to fight for transformative change. To get involved locally, head to our local groups page or reach out to luke@compassonline.org.uk.


Click here for more information about the members of Compass’ Board.

Other opportunities 

Compass depends for all we do on a large network of individuals and organisations, so we’re always glad to hear from people who’d like to work with us. We also have Local Groups all over the country, who work to reproduce and develop what we do on a local level. Find out more about Local Groups here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: info@compassonline.org.uk


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