Our Team

Our Executive Team provides strategic and operational support to help achieve The B Team Mission.

Charlotte Blommestijn

Cause Strategist, Climate

Charlotte’s strategic insights on climate and capital markets inform how we address barriers to the economic transition to net-zero by 2050.

Charlotte Blommestijn

Cause Strategist, Climate

Charlotte’s strategic insights on climate and capital markets inform how we address barriers to the economic transition to net-zero by 2050.

In her role as Cause Strategist, Charlotte ensures that The B Team Leaders are positioned to maximize climate ambition at or through the most strategic moments—including through public engagement, global fora and industry mobilization. Charlotte also helps build and scale a movement of corporate director champions that are ESG and climate competent and is scoping how The B Team can support the transformation of the capital market system to be sustainable, inclusive and creating value for people and planet in the long term.

Emily Bonta

Editorial Producer

Emily focuses on communications, content development and management across The B Team's owned and operated platforms.

Emily Bonta

[ She / her ]

Editorial Producer

Emily focuses on communications, content development and management across The B Team's owned and operated platforms.

As The B Team’s Editorial Producer, Emily produces and manages content for the organization’s social media channels, website, newsletter and more working closely with our Cause and Leader teams. Her background in the nonprofit sector spans roles in strategic communications, development, corporate partnerships and events.

Charlotte Burson

Strategic Partnerships

Charlotte focuses on cultivating strategic partnerships and strengthening the long term sustainability of The B Team.

Charlotte Burson

[ She / her ]

Strategic Partnerships

Charlotte focuses on cultivating strategic partnerships and strengthening the long term sustainability of The B Team.

Charlotte plays a lead role in the Strategic Communications and Partnerships team to strengthen the engagement of our partners and donors, and manage The B Team’s development efforts. With more than 10 years experience working across the nonprofit sector, Charlotte brings a breadth of experience and passion for advancing social justice to her work.

Holly Dunham-Dye

Engagement Catalyst

Holly organizes our Leader convenings, oversees Leader team engagement, and drives The B Team's work on eradicating modern-day slavery.

Holly Dunham-Dye

[ She / her ]

Engagement Catalyst

Holly organizes our Leader convenings, oversees Leader team engagement, and drives The B Team's work on eradicating modern-day slavery.

In her role as Engagement Catalyst, Holly develops and delivers high-level, strategic convenings and acts as the touch point for our Leader teams. She also leads our work on eradicating modern-day slavery and in 2018 developed a guide of actions for CEOs to take to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery. Her background in human rights spans gender policy, worker protection and refugee support and advocacy.

Anna Gowdridge

Lead, 100% Human at Work

Anna heads up the 100% Human at Work Network, focused on driving a better future of work for humanity.

Anna Gowdridge

[ She / her ]

Lead, 100% Human at Work

Anna heads up the 100% Human at Work Network, focused on driving a better future of work for humanity.

The 100% Human at Work Network has been developed in partnership with Virgin Unite. As the Network Lead Anna engages with businesses around the world to define and develop solutions and action focused on the future of work. Her background lies at the intersection of the business and not for profit world, and includes strategic ‘people’ roles, not for profit management and program leadership and development.

Anna Heckenlively

Engagement Strategist

In her cross-cutting role, Anna develops stakeholder engagement strategies to amplify impact and catalyze systems-change solutions at scale.

Anna Heckenlively

[ She / her ]

Engagement Strategist

In her cross-cutting role, Anna develops stakeholder engagement strategies to amplify impact and catalyze systems-change solutions at scale.

A founding team member since 2013, Anna’s work has focused on building The B Team’s global community and cultivating strategic partnerships. With her integral guidance, The B Team continues to grow and accelerate the movement of purpose-driven and principled leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers working to make business a force for good.

Emily Hickson

Cause Strategist, Climate

Emily galvanizes business leadership on climate in support of a just transition to a Net-Zero Economy.

Emily Hickson

Cause Strategist, Climate

Emily galvanizes business leadership on climate in support of a just transition to a Net-Zero Economy.

Emily helps run our 2020 climate campaign, focusing on getting key countries and sectors to step up their ambition and action. She also leads The B Team's just transition program, which works with businesses and their workers so as to ensure the decarbonization process maximizes opportunities and creates decent green jobs. Prior to The B Team Emily worked for Climate Action Network (CAN), coordinating NGOs at the UN Climate Talks and for Crisis Action, an NGO working to protect civilians from armed conflict.

Robin Hodess

Cause Lead and Director, Governance

Robin leads our work on improving corporate governance, preventing corruption, responsible tax practice and protecting civic rights.

Robin Hodess

[ She / her ]

Cause Lead and Director, Governance

Robin leads our work on improving corporate governance, preventing corruption, responsible tax practice and protecting civic rights.

As Governance Director, Robin engages companies in efforts to prevent corruption and improve corporate governance, contribute to responsible tax practice and protect civic freedoms. She also helps drive our strategic planning and incubation of new work, drawing upon her two decades of leadership, advocacy and research experience across transparency, accountability and social justice.

Annabel Lee Hogg

Cause Strategist, Governance and Human Rights

Annabel leads on building private sector support for the protection of human rights and helps develop strategy across our governance work.

Annabel Lee Hogg

[ She / her ]

Cause Strategist, Governance and Human Rights

Annabel leads on building private sector support for the protection of human rights and helps develop strategy across our governance work.

In her role as Cause Strategist, Annabel manages strategy development for human rights policy and anti-corruption focusing on civic rights protection, ending anonymous companies, tax and sustainable development and open government. She has ten years of experience working in research, policy analysis, international politics and strategy development.

Ruth Jones

Lead Collaborator and Chief of Staff

'Right-hand' to the CEO, Ruth drives our mission through her work on Leader and partner engagement, strategic planning and team building.

Ruth Jones

[ She / her ]

Lead Collaborator and Chief of Staff

'Right-hand' to the CEO, Ruth drives our mission through her work on Leader and partner engagement, strategic planning and team building.

Ruth joined The B Team in 2015 to advance the Net-Zero by 2050 work and drive business engagement around the Paris Climate Agreement. Now in her role as Lead Collaborator and Chief of Staff, Ruth works closely with our CEO/Chief Change Catalyst, our Leaders and across teams to develop and deliver the organizational strategy. A communications and stakeholder relations professional, Ruth came to The B Team having led the development and delivery of Climate Week NYC working with global business, government and thought leaders including John Kerry, Tim Cook, Tony Blair, Ban Ki-moon, François Hollande and Prince Albert II of Monaco. Immediately prior to this role Ruth was a co-founding director of a communications agency.

Robert Karanja

Engagement Catalyst, Africa

Robert is focused on building an ecosystem of leaders and partners geared towards responsible business leadership on the African continent.

Robert Karanja

Engagement Catalyst, Africa

Robert is focused on building an ecosystem of leaders and partners geared towards responsible business leadership on the African continent.

In his role as Africa Lead, Robert is responsible for managing B Team engagement across the continent including recruiting progressive leaders, strategic partnerships and relationship management. His background in program management spans roles in program development, strategy, financial inclusion and economic development.

Ewan Livingston

Cause Strategist, Governance

Ewan leads on responsible tax and contributes to the organization’s anti-corruption and human rights efforts.

Ewan Livingston

Cause Strategist, Governance

Ewan leads on responsible tax and contributes to the organization’s anti-corruption and human rights efforts.

As a Cause Strategist focused on Governance, Ewan leads the organization’s work to raise the bar on responsible corporate tax policy and practice. He joined The B Team after serving as Head of Corporate Partnerships at ActionAid—a human rights NGO—and working in both political consultancy and the UK Parliament.

Dinah McLeod

Cause Lead and Director, Workplace Equality

Dinah leads The B Team’s efforts on equality in the workplace focusing on diversity and inclusion, gender balance, and human rights.

Dinah McLeod

[ She / her ]

Cause Lead and Director, Workplace Equality

Dinah leads The B Team’s efforts on equality in the workplace focusing on diversity and inclusion, gender balance, and human rights.

Dinah McLeod is Cause Lead and Director of The B Team’s Workplace Equality cause, managing The B Team’s response to a range of social and human rights-related issues. Before joining The B Team, she was the Deputy Director of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission and Director of strategic development at ODI, the UK’s largest development research institute. She has also held a number of senior sustainability roles in the private sector, including with BT, Novartis and Allianz.

Jameela Raymond

Cause Strategist, Governance

Jameela drives new norms of integrity, responsibility and accountability in the private sector, with a focus on anti-corruption.

Jameela Raymond

[ She / her ]

Cause Strategist, Governance

Jameela drives new norms of integrity, responsibility and accountability in the private sector, with a focus on anti-corruption.

Jameela leads the organization's work on cleaning up public procurement and uses her background in anti-corruption to sustain and advance our existing efforts to end anonymous company ownership. She brings a wealth of expertise in global anti-corruption efforts with a particular understanding of the challenges of reform implementation as well as the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to affect change.

Leah Seligmann

Cause Team Lead and Director, Causes and Climate Teams

Leah leads the cross-cause strategy and climate work for The B Team.

Leah Seligmann

[ She / her ]

Cause Team Lead and Director, Causes and Climate Teams

Leah leads the cross-cause strategy and climate work for The B Team.

In her role as Cause Team Lead, Leah is responsible for integrating the strategy across The B Team Causes. She heads up the Climate team, which is focused on delivering a just transition to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050. Leah comes to The B Team from the private sector where she was Chief Sustainability Officer for a Fortune 200 energy company. Prior to that, she worked on sustainability strategy with multinational companies in the retail, Agriculture, IT, metals and mining sectors.

Kate Ormiston Smith

Lead Resources Curator

Kate oversees the financial and non-financial resources of the organization, and plays a key role in our governance.

Kate Ormiston Smith

[ She / her ]

Lead Resources Curator

Kate oversees the financial and non-financial resources of the organization, and plays a key role in our governance.

As the Lead Resources Curator, Kate ensures the financial and non-financial sustainability of the organization and works to maintain smooth internal processes, as well as supporting strong governance structures in her role as Company Secretary, drawing from her background in professional services.

Callie Strickland

Cause Strategist, Gender Equality

Callie leads The B Team's efforts to advance gender balanced, diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Callie Strickland

[ She / her ]

Cause Strategist, Gender Equality

Callie leads The B Team's efforts to advance gender balanced, diverse and inclusive workplaces.

In her role as Cause Strategist, Gender Equality, Callie works to ensure workplaces are gender balanced, inclusive and representative of the diverse and ever-changing world that we live in. She is passionate about gender equality and how it intersects with other social and environmental concerns.

Halla Tómasdóttir

CEO & Chief Change Catalyst

On a quest to make business a force for good, Halla is not only our CEO but also our Chief Change Catalyst.

Halla Tómasdóttir

[ She / her ]

CEO & Chief Change Catalyst

On a quest to make business a force for good, Halla is not only our CEO but also our Chief Change Catalyst.

As a business leader, board director, mother, entrepreneur, investor and presidential candidate, Halla has always been convinced that business as usual is no longer an option. She now inspires our Leaders, staff and partners to collectively catalyze the change we want to create in this world.

Tyler Zang

Communications

Tyler specializes in communications, media and brand strategy to help deliver The B Team mission.

Tyler Zang

Communications

Tyler specializes in communications, media and brand strategy to help deliver The B Team mission.

Bringing her background in digital media, advocacy, audience development and partnerships, Tyler works across The B Team to create opportunities for community building and storytelling. Tyler leads our communications team work on behalf of a growing movement of progressive leaders who are committed to creating inclusive economies, mitigating climate change, protecting the environment, fighting corruption and safeguarding human rights. Immediately prior to her role with The B Team, Tyler served as Partnerships and Audience Editor for a digital news organization.