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PoC Staff

Gary Allison LLB MBA – Director, full-time

Gary joined PoC as Director in July 2018 following 25 years of legal practice in South Africa and England. Having supported various NGOs and charities over the last four decades, Gary served as a trustee, and latterly, as Vice-Chair, of PoC from 2001 to 2013. With an MBA from Warwick University, which focussed on the charity and professional services sectors, Gary brings a commercial approach and passion for increasing the work of PoC in meeting the acute needs of prisoners of conscience in the UK and internationally. 

Kirsty Bennett BA – Grants Manager, part-time

After completing a degree in Modern African and Middle Eastern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Kirsty volunteered with the UNHCR.  She also holds a Diploma in Social Anthropology from Birkbeck University.  Kirsty joined PoC in April 2002 where she assesses, researches and processes grant applications.

Rachael Tyndall – Communication & Administration Manager, part-time

Rachael joined PoC in 2001, following a year-long world trip, prior to which she had worked as a PA in London. Rachael also managed a drop in centre for French speaking refugees and asylum seekers in London. In addition to running the office and being in charge of donor relations, she also co-ordinates the volunteer programme.