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Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity
Listen Charity


The Listen Campaign will use the power of creative artists, the media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world's vulnerable and disadvantaged children.




Each year The Listen Campaign will use the power of 80 internationally celebrated creative artists from film, music and the arts combined with the power of media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world's vulnerable and disadvantaged children. It will pay special attention to those children who suffer from the scourges of poverty, disease, pollution and climate change, war and exploitation. The annual global media campaign will launch in 2018 and use a unique platform combining new, traditional and social media, to build a worldwide community of supporters who will participate by Listening, Creating, Sharing, Thinking, Recruiting, Promoting, Buying, Donating, Advocating, Investing and Celebrating.

In its first decade the campaign aims to double the world’s media coverage of the problems faced by vulnerable and disadvantage children and the projects that alleviate these problems, by providing $4bn worth of media exposure. This is delivered within an integrated child focused campaign of News, Promotions, Documentary Series, Features for TV and Cinema, a Global Broadcast Concert Event and 52 weeks per year of Online and in Social Media content altogether reaching an audience of 500m people. Children will talk in safety and with dignity about the problems they face and celebrate projects that have helped them. Over the decade Listen’s proactive, global community should grow to 35m people and along with Listen’s audience they are expected to donate $100m per year making $1bn of new funding for Children’s projects in a decade.

The Listen Charity will provide grants, loans and investments to children's charity projects and social enterprises that aim to alleviate the problems vulnerable and disadvantage children face. These projects will be designed to improve children's physical, psychological and emotional health, to raise the quality of their nutrition, education, shelter, play, creativity and economic prospects and to protect their rights as defined in the UN Convention on The Rights of The Child. The Listen Charity will be efficient, open and accountable. It will report back to donors and the Listen community on the impact of its investments and will do so quickly, frequently and with transparency.

The Listen Campaign will be run by two media companies running in tandem with The Listen Charity and its associates: Listen Media Campaign Co. UK Ltd (UK Reg No 10303964), Listen Media Campaign Co. SA Pty Ltd (SA Reg No 2014/239160/07) The Listen Charity (UK Ch Reg No 1079446) The Listen Charity South Africa (SA Reg No 2016/492837/08) The Listen Charity USA (US Reg No 412233890).  

Our team


TONY HOLLINGSWORTH

Chief Executive Officer



Tony is the CEO of the Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd and is a key world figure in the use of popular culture as a campaign tool for causes. Tony has 36 years of experience in producing starting out in 1981 with Glastonbury Festival.

Caroline Brown

Chief Financial Officer



Caroline is the Chief Financial Officer of the Listen Media Campaign Co UK Ltd. She has over 15 years’ experience driving strategic growth and leading high performing teams in the professional services, technology, media and software sectors.

ANGUS MARGERISON

CHIEF OF STAFF



Angus is the Chief of Staff of the Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd and has 40 years of broad experience in Film and TV commissioning and distribution, Record Company management, Video on Demand and Digital Asset Management Systems.

Lesley Saville

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER



Lesley is Chief Marketing Officer of the Listen Media Campaign Company Co UK Ltd and has over 25 years experience in marketing & sponsorship. Most recently she worked on The Global Cities Business Alliance bringing global business & global cities together

Joanna Montgomery

Head of Digital and Social Engagement



Joanna is Head of Digital and Social Engagement for the Listen Media Campaign Company Co UK Ltd. She has 15 years’ experience in Digital Entertainment and Lifestyle Marketing, working for media giants including the BBC, AOL, Bauer Media Group, Sky TV

Stuart Clenaghan

Director LMCCUK



Stuart is a Non-Executive Director of the Listen Media Campaign Co UK Ltd. He is a former investment banker with Lehman Brothers and UBS.

Harriett Brand

Music Consultant



Harriett is the chief music consultant to the Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd and has 4 decades of senior experience in the music industry. She was SVP of Business Development for the world’s largest record company Universal Music Group

Bonnie Pietila

Producer



Bonnie is a Producer for the Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd.

Chris Spurgeon

Consultant Financial Modeller



Chris consults to the Listen Media Campaign Co UK Ltd on financial modelling.

Ambassador Abdul Minty

Advisor



Abdul is an advisor to The Listen Campaign and has over five decades of high level experience in international campaigning, political affairs and diplomacy.

David Bull CBE

Advisor



David is an advisor to The Listen Campaign and has 32 years experience as the CEO of various not-for-profit organisations. He started with Oxfam in the UK as a public affairs officer then moved to Kenya.

James Brasher

Advisor



James is an advisor to the Listen Campaign and has over five decades of high level experience as chief strategist and advisor to key global figures and major NGOs and philanthropic institutions.

AB Moosa

Director LMCCSA



AB is a director of the Listen Media Campaign Company SA Ltd and has been involved in the Film and Cinema business for 25 years. He started by joining his father in the management of the Avalon Group, South Africa’s largest and oldest cinema company

Tashinee Moodley

Director LMCCSA



Tashinee is a director of the Listen Media Campaign Company SA Ltd.

Martina Della Togna

Acting General Manager



Martina is the Acting General Manager for the Listen Media Campaign Company SA Ltd and has over 24 years of experience as a producer of award-winning feature documentary films with South African filmmakers and visual artists.

Jerry Mpufane

Advisor LMCCSA



Jerry is an Advisor to The Listen Media Campaign SA Ltd and has over 20 years experience in marketing promotion and brand management, holding executive-level positions in both agencies and multinational corporations.

Thuy Nguyen

Senior Researcher



Thuy is the Senior Researcher for the Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd. She has spent the past four years in Geneva working for the United Nations at the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

Richard Crossland

Director of LARC



Richard is a Director of Listen Artists’ Rights Company, a subsidiary of the Listen Charity. Richard has worked in the arts, media, entertainment and heritage sectors for 35 years. As a musician he has been a writer, performer and conductor

Sheryl Trinh

Producer why Listen



Sheryl is the Executive Producer of two features documentaries within The Listen Campaign. She has 20 years experience in the TV production industry overseeing production, company operations, development, funding, financing and strategy.

Gillian Durden

Executive PA to CEO



Gillian is the Executive Personal Assistant to the CEO Tony and Company Secretary of The Listen Media Campaign Co UK Ltd. She has over 25 years experience in the media and music industries having worked for three UK record labels Decca, V2 and Universal

Erin Lally

B2B Marketing Manager



Erin is managing B2B marketing for The Listen Media Campaign Co UK Ltd. Erin started her career managing an independent music store in New Zealand then worked in marketing, sales, event management and production in London.

Hannah Shoesmith

Team Assistant



Hannah is the Team Assistant at the Listen Media Campaign Company Co UK Ltd. She has a BA in Sociology and Social Policy, and a Master’s Degree in Public Sociology. Previously, Hannah worked for the UK NGO “Belong”

THE LISTEN CHARITIES TRUSTEES

Bruce Mauleverer QC


Bruce is a trustee and Chair of The Listen Charity and a retired barrister (Queen’s Counsel), having been in practice for 30 years.

Lord Peter Hain


Peter is a trustee of The Listen Charity and has been involved in politics for 40 years. He served in various positions in the UK government between 1999 and 2010

Professor Ruchira Gupta


Ruchira is a trustee of The Listen Charity and has campaigned for over 30 years to demand a world in which no human being is bought or sold.

Molly Bingham


Molly is a trustee of The Listen Charity and is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and journalist.

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi


Geraldine is a trustee of The Listen Charity and has 24 years of high level experience in government and international affairs. Geraldine is a South African politician who has most recently served as

Martin L. Kingston


Martin is a trustee of The Listen Charity South Africa and is the CEO of Rothschild South Africa and a global partner of Rothschild Global Advisory.

Steven Saltzman


Steven is a trustee of The Listen Charity and has more than 30 years of experience in the media, radio and exhibition industries.

Scott Lanphere


Scott is a trustee of The Listen Charity and an American private equity professional with 25 years of experience. Scott has worked with Advent International, Deutsche Bank, Saudi Arabian Investment

Yvonne Bezerra de Mello


Yvonne is a trustee of The Listen Charity and a well-known Brazilian social activist. Yvonne founded the Uere Project in Rio de Janeiro.

Vuyiswa Sidzumo


Vuyiswa is a trustee of The Listen Charity South Africa and has over two decades’ experience in grant giving and the monitoring and evaluation of donor-supported programs.

Nazeer Cassim SC


Nazeer is a trustee of The Listen Charity South Africa and has 37 years experience in law. He started as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal.

Eka Williams


Eka is a trustee of The Listen Charity South Africa and has over two decades worked on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in several sub-Saharan African countries.

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