About Us

We move people to act on the most pressing issues of our time.

We have a team of 10 and a network of fantastic collaborators.

Together we have proved time and again that when we set our minds to it, there’s just about nothing we can’t achieve.

Everyone on our team is here because they want to work for change, not profit. That’s why we’ve been a cooperative from day 1.

Our members decide who leads our organisation, together we set priorities and draw ethical lines. We believe in leadership so we’re not 100% flat – but we believe that leaders should be challenged and replaced from time to time by the people they lead.

Jana Mills (he/him)

Founder

Looking at the world as it is and the opportunities for my children slipping away, I want to change it. To change it, we need a progressive movement that’s working effectively and working at Small Axe lets me contribute towards that goal.

Dana Airapetjana (she/her)

Head of Campaigns

I come to work every day because of a productive anger at the world as it is. But also a desire to be a part of the engine that changes it. Being part of Small Axe is being part of an empathetic, critical and talented team that feels the same way and helps me be a better ally.

Damiaan Melis (he/him)

Senior Designer

Every day I get to create ambitious brands and creative communications for progressive social causes and people-powered movements. My work at Small Axe lets me build the infrastructure to empower a new generation of progressive grassroots political leaders.

Rosalba Ellis (she/her)

Middleweight Designer

I believe that design can – and perhaps should – be used as a force for good, and I am driven by creating work that has a direct and measurable impact. I am lucky to work in a unique environment where design and campaigning are highly integrated, with the two constantly informing and pushing each other to create the most powerful and successful campaigns and movements.

Neha D'Souza (she/her)

Campaign Manager

The world we live in is in need of a radical overhaul. From the climate crisis to racial inequality, the challenges we face demand bold new ways of thinking. At Small Axe I’m proud to be a part of an exceptional team, working on campaigns to reverse school funding cuts and fix the NHS. I won’t stop hustling until we build a fairer society for us all.

Radhika Patel (she/her)

Senior Creative Campaigner

From the people around me to the books on my shelf, stories have shaped my political understanding. So I’m proud to be part of a creative and strategic team that gives agency to the stories that matter – those that shift the status quo and challenge power head on.

Katrina Quinn (she/her)

Head of Operations

As one of the original members of Small Axe I’ve seen firsthand the passion and dedication of the team to bring about change, which is what brought me back after a few years away. I’m especially interested in human connection and community and hope to support Small Axe’s work from the inside out.

Nki Nafisa Jones (she/her)

Creative Campaigner

I’ve always wanted to be part of a progressive movement that knew how to tap into the stories and culture that add colour to our perceptions of the world around us. That’s why joining Small Axe has been such a rare and exciting opportunity: we’re not afraid of getting our hands dirty doing the hard work of campaigning, while never losing the creative spark that sets movements alight and changes societies.

Mona Soussi-Tafraouti (she/her)

Creative Campaigner

I always wanted to contribute to systemic change, that's what first drew me to international development and led me to campaigning. As part of the campaigns team, I am proud to support the work of Small Axe in amplifying social movements to drive the change which is needed for people and planet.

Paris Daniel (she/her)

Design Intern

I want to use my time at Small Axe to help however I can, it's a great opportunity to create design work that is made to have a positive impact and to make real changes in current world issues.

Join the Team

We’re always on the lookout for passionate people with a drive to change the status quo. You can find our latest vacancies here:

Current Job Openings

Who we work with

We partner with courageous causes to build a better future for everyone. We don’t work with corporations, we don’t do CSR and we don’t extract profit from non-profits.