Meet the team

We are proud to have Michele Hawthorne as our patron.

Trustees: Tim Napper (Chair), Gilly Hall, Marion White, Colin Hardicre, Mike Wilson, Lily Newman and Sam Ward.

Rosemary HackDirector
Having worked in various places around the world (including the Middle East, Asia and India), Rosemary returned to the UK after living the past 23 years in S. Africa, where she founded and led AIDSLink International.

She is passionate about tackling issues of injustice and oppression, especially those around gender and believes that challenging some of the deep beliefs and theology that lie below the surface is a vital part of this.

Rosemary took on the leadership of Press Red in the midst of what is possibly the greatest challenge to our generation and is committed to growing Press Red into a movement that helps change hearts and minds across the world.

She has a Masters in Transformational Development from Eastern College in Australia.

Michelle BucknorDeputy Director
For the last 30+ years, Michelle has been leveraging her knowledge, experiences, and expertise in operational leadership roles within the corporate/commercial space, focusing on the human factor, process improvements, and collaboration to increase an organisation’s reach.

Michelle is passionate about interacting with people and developing meaningful, impactful, and collaborative relationships.

Michelle joins the team working alongside Rose to continue to progress the intervention measures Press Red uses to raise awareness, educate, and hold the relevant people, particularly leaders and members within the Church; to have a zero-tolerance stance towards the mistreatment of females in any form and to represent Jesus first and foremost in what we say, what we do and how we live in this matter.

Annalisa ToccaraHead of Campaigns, Policy and Communications
With a degree in Theology and a MA in International Public and Political Communication, Annalisa Toccara is the Head of Campaigns, Policy and Communications at Press Red and an award-winning cultural producer, TEDx speaker and journalist.

In 2020, Annalisa received the ATHENA SCR International Young Professional Leadership Award and became a finalist in the Inspiring Women of Sheffield awards.

Annalisa has a passion for bringing love, hope, restoration, and joy to those around her.

Hannah GuardYouth Projects Director
Hannah has always been passionate about making a stand against injustice and joined the Press Red team in 2017 to help sound the alarm and remove the silence surrounding so many issues of violence against women. From human trafficking, female genital mutilation and domestic violence oppression come in so many different forms; and Hannah believes that together we make a difference.
Matthew Britton Youth Projects Director
Professional actor, writer and theatre director with over twenty five years industry experience. Matt has performed and facilitated theatre and drama across Europe, working in theatres, festivals, schools, prisons and the wider community. He led In Yer Face Theatre Co for numerous years in partnership with The Message Trust.

Matt first became involved with the issue of violence against women when he worked as an applied drama practitioner within ‘domestic violence’ probation groups. His introduction to Press Red was creating and performing the awareness theatre piece, ‘Control,’ highlighting coercive control tactics.

Emma MouldPA
Emma Mould is Manchester based singer- songwriter, artist, evangelist and activist for Women’s rights.

Emma uses music and media to share the love of God and communicate through stories and songs.

Emma is passionate about the issue of violence against women, and believe things desperately need to change in our world, in our lifetime to break the cycle of abuse and oppression against women and girls.