Our staff

David Johnson – Chief Executive

David joined our team in July 2015 after eight years working in South Africa, where he brought together NGOs specialising in sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and conservation. He is the founder of a successful media campaign, Too Much Too Many, which focussed on population and sustainability issues. David is passionate about environmental issues, is a qualified Game Ranger and prior to working for us, David advised our Population & Sustainability Network member, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, on integrating sexual and reproductive health actions within their conservation programmes. David is a former solicitor and has practised law in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and South Africa (where he ran his own practice and represented numerous trusts and NGOs on legal, strategic and fundraising issues).

Rosemary Massouras – Director of Training

Rosemary imageRosemary joined the Trust in June 2002 when her first task was organising the Valedictory Day for Professor John Guillebaud. She brought with her wide experience from a number of different roles including advertising, recruitment, running a giftware manufacturing company and as a care-home operator. In the intervening years she has managed all aspects of training events and conferences and helped to maintain the esteemed reputation of the Trust in the training of medical professionals in the field of contraception and sexual health.


Carina Hirsch – Advocacy & Projects Manager

Carina joined our team in June 2015. She holds postgraduate degrees in Economics and Public Management. Prior to working with us, Carina worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, carrying out research and implementing projects on women’s empowerment in agriculture and food security in several West African countries and India. Carina has substantial experience collaborating closely with women’s organisations. Carina has also advocated for rural women and sustainability issues in various international policy making forums as Policy Officer at the World Farmers’ Organization.


Kathryn Lloyd – Programmes & Operations Manager

Kathryn joined our team in September 2013, after working in training and quality improvement at CAFCASS, a child safeguarding agency. She has experience in project and event management, data analysis, fundraising and CMS. She holds a BSc in Human Geography and an MA in International Development from the University of Leeds. Kathryn brings six years’ experience of volunteering in the charity sector in the UK and Ethiopia on women’s rights and development issues, the environment and women’s empowerment.


Dr Sue Mann – Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant

Sue Mann is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Medical Expert in Reproductive Health at Public Health England. She has worked for many years in SRH in a global context in a clinical, academic and teaching capacity.  In the last five years she has been working on a project aiming to improve the post partum care for women and their babies in Kenya, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Mozambique. In 2016 she started working with us as a consultant, assisting on the strengthen of our projects in Africa.


Dr Chelsea Morroni –Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant (South Africa projects)

Chelsea Morroni has lived and worked in southern Africa for nearly 20 years. She directs the Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative, is a medical advisor to the Botswana Family Welfare Organisation, a special advisor to the Botswana Ministry of Health Family Planning Programme and provides family planning training and mentorship for the Trust at our South African project sites. Chelsea has a BA in social anthropology from Harvard University, an MPH and medical degree from the University of Cape Town, an MPhil and PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare from the UK Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.


Karen Newman – Policy & Advocacy Consultant

Karen worked for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) between 1982 and 2003, focusing on policy and governance issues, with a special responsibility for sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was one of the main architects of the IPPF Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Since 2003, Karen has carried out a range of consultancy work and between 2003 and 2010, Karen was a member of the WHO Gender & Rights advisory panel, which she co-chaired from 2007.