Melinda is a volunteer for the charity Beauty from Ashes, which describes itself as a place of sanctuary and healing for people who are going through any kind of loss, trauma or bereavement. She has 18 years of experience in various forms of Christian counselling and prayer ministry and is dedicated to working with people who are traumatised and hurting, regardless of their faith, sexual orientation, gender or race.
A fully qualified Craniosacral Therapist, she also runs a clinic in Kent. Melinda believes it was her own experiences of sexual violence that drew her to train in this particular discipline, which is based on a profoundly gentle and respectful approach to working with the body.
Andy started his career straight after school by working as an Engineering Design Apprentice. After completing an HND in Computing, Andy spent the next few years working in IT consultancy, project management and IT management. In 1998 he joined Price Waterhouse in London as an IT Security Consultant.
Andy was admitted into Partnership on 1 July 2006 and is now the Lead Partner for the International Aid Development Consulting practice in PwC. Working primarily with the Department for International Development (DFID) and other international donor organisations, they use the Global network of PwC member firms and associated subject matter experts to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world. Andy is also part of a team that is responsible for the development and delivery of Leadership, Culture and Talent programmes within PwC and with clients, with a focus on helping individuals to be the best that they can be, and helping our clients create working environments that encourage people to be the best that they can be.
Andy co-developed a programme called 'Building Strength in Leaders', a programme which leverages both positive and cognitive psychology to help leadership teams build strength in preparation for and following traumatic business change. Andy is also the sponsoring Partner for the firm’s inclusive business network, GLEE@PwC. He is also a School Governor and a Trustee of Diversity Role Models.
Emma became a Trustee of Action Breaks Silence after being inspired by the work that Debi and her team were doing in India in 2013, and attending a self-defence workshop which released her "inner warrior". She has travelled and volunteered in Asia and Africa, and believes wholeheartedly that the potential of a country can never be fully realised if any part of its society is not safe from harm, nor fully respected and valued for their contribution and their talents.
Emma is committed to equality and diversity, and is a media litigator at leading law firm, Mishcon de Reya.