MONDAY 6 MAR 2023 2:00 PM


Five new members join I Have A Voice’s board, bringing a breadth of experience across industries.

I Have A Voice (IHAV) has appointed five new board members, bringing experience from across areas including communications, public affairs, financial and education.

The new members include Angela Dickinson, a teacher, parliamentary teaching ambassador and councillor; Ben Stetson, associate director at Weber Shandwick; Eric Hampel, CFO at Tribe Technology Group; Rachel Clamp, founder and director at Ardesey Ltd and board member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; and Robin Granger, GK Strategy executive chair.

 “The appointment of such high calibre Board members is testament to the importance of IHAV’s mission - to make sure people with a breadth of lived experiences are involved in political decision-making and policy formation,” says Rebecca Deegan, IHAV chief executive and founder.  I can’t wait to work alongside and learn from each of them in the coming months and hopefully years.”

"GK and I have always felt passionately about diversifying the pool from which we in public affairs recruit,” says Granger. “It is this diversity that makes a difference and strengthens politics and our democracy. We are proud to have supported IHAV from the start, and I am excited to continue working with Rebecca ad her team as a member of the board.”

The five new faces join IHAV’s board as it extends the reach of its industry-wide mentoring scheme and prepares the launch of a new research project into political literacy with European think tank 89 initiative.

IHAV launched in 2020 to equip young people from all walks of life with the tools to speak up and act on the issues that matter to them and their communities. IHAV supports several youth-led social action projects and works with the policy and public affairs sector to get young people into paid employment.