Media contact details | ActionAid UK

Media contact details


For all media enquiries during office hours, please contact one of our team below. Out of hours, please call 07753 973 486.

  • Richard Grange, Head of News
  • Juan Leahy, Senior Media Officer
  • Leslie Sinoway, Senior PR Officer
  • Susan Alderson, Celebrity Coordinator

Richard Grange

Head of News

Richard Grange

Richard Grange is Head of News at ActionAid. Prior to joining ActionAid he spent more than a decade as a journalist and film-maker at BBC Panorama and BBC TV Current Affairs and worked on a number of award-winning documentaries. He continues to assist with occasional investigations at ActionAid.

Mobile: +44 (0)7716 178114
Twitter: @GrangeRichard

Juan Leahy

Senior Media Officer

Juan Leahy

Juan works in the News Team leading on tax justice.

Juan joined ActionAid after three years working on media and policy for Mary Creagh MP, supporting her work as a Shadow Secretary of State. Prior to that he worked in several media and policy roles for Labour politicians.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3122 7942

Mobile: +44 (0)7834 216 458
Twitter: @JuanLeahy

Susan Alderson

Celebrity Coordinator

Susan Alderson

Susan Alderson leads ActionAid's work with celebrities and other high profile personalities, enlisting their support and developing and maintaining strong positive relationships so that their reach and public standing can raise ActionAid's profile.

Susan worked in PR in Scotland before joining the ActionAid media relations team in 1995.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3122 0632

Mobile: +44 (0)7921 231874
Twitter: @SusanMearns