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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


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 plus 20 from each of Africa, India, China and Latin America - 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 2019 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 Communications Ltd. (UK Co No: 11928448) 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

Founder



Tony is the Founder of the Listen Campaign 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.

Chris Spurgeon

Chief Financial Officer



Chris is the CFO of Listen Communications Ltd and has over 30 years executive experience. Starting out as a qualified Chartered Accountant he soon became the Financial Director of the television division of Chrysalis Group PLC, comprising 10 production

Frank Furlan

Global Chief Merchandising Officer



Frank is the Global Chief Merchandising Officer of Listen Communications Ltd. He has over 30 years executive experience in consumer goods working in the US and internationally and he’s spent 12 years working and residing in the UK and Switzerland

Scott Graves

Head of US Entertainment Partnerships



Scott Graves is the Head of US Entertainment, assisting Tony across many areas of the media campaign. Scott has 20 years executive experience in e-commerce and DTC Merchandise Sales. He spent 15 years doing A&R for Sony Music, Warner, and Virgin

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.

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.

Carolyn Miller CBE

Advisor



Carolyn is an advisor for The Listen Charity and has over 30 years’ experience as a senior leader in international development. She was Chief Executive of the global health charity Merlin for over 8 years having spent 14 years at Save the Children UK

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.

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 Founder



Gillian is the Executive Personal Assistant to Founder Tony and Company Secretary. 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 Listen. She started her career managing an independent music store in New Zealand then worked in marketing, sales, event management and production in London.

AB Moosa

Consultant



AB is a Consultant to 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 Listen Media Campaign Co. SA Ltd and manages Amani Africa (Pty) Ltd, the current exclusive corporate sponsorship agent to the Listen Campaign in South Africa for 2017-2018.

Ditabe Chocho

Director LMCCSA



Ditabe is a Director of the Listen Media Campaign Co SA (Pty) Ltd. As a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with a master’s degree in financial management from SOAS University of London he started his career in the Audit department of PWC in SA

Sivan Pillay

Executive Producer, South Africa



Sivan is an Executive Producer of The Listen Campaign in South Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in the music and television industry.

Preeta Singh

Director of Commerce, India



Preeta is The Listen Campaign’s commercial director in India and has over thirty years of experience working with regional, national and international brands.

THE LISTEN CHARITIES TRUSTEES

Bruce Mauleverer QC


Bruce is a trustee and Chair of The Listen Charity and he is a former Deputy High Court Judge of the United Kingdom and has wide expertise in international law. Bruce practised at the Bar in England

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.

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.

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.

Listen is from the Producers of nine global media campaigns harnessing the power of entertainment