Robert Blood, founder and managing director
Robert is considered one of Europe's leading experts on NGOs and activism. He was inspired to create SIGWATCH after spending his earlier career advising companies on managing reputational risk, when he observed how much more effective campaigning groups were at strategizing and communicating. Robert has since built SIGWATCH into the world's leading research and strategy consultancy on understanding the impact and potential of activism.
Charlotte Moore, director, head of research & insight
Charlotte is a linguist and activism specialist, with experience researching and writing about activist campaigning tactics across a broad range of issues. She graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures (Arabic and Spanish) and wrote her first-class dissertation about emerging grass-roots feminist activism in Argentina and its links to the country’s cultural and historical context. Charlotte spent time living, working, and, studying in Argentina, Morocco, and Spain, before settling in London to work with SIGWATCH.
Arpita Raj, publications manager
Arpita is a former journalist who worked in Bangalore for several years in both print and digital news. She recently completed an MSc in Development Studies at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, focusing on policy analysis and development practice. She has an English literature degree from Delhi University.
David Hamon, research associate
David joined SIGWATCH after completing an MSc in International Public Policy at UCL, where he specialised in the dynamics of social conflict and change. Originally from London, he spent seven years working and studying in Nuremberg, Germany, graduating with a BA in Philosophy and German. He has experience in diverse fields including market research, teaching, and sales, and has published academic articles in literary studies. David is fluent in German, and is learning Russian and Chinese.
Catalina Becerra, analyst
Catalina is a qualified attorney from Colombia, where she advocated for victims of state-perpetrated human rights violations, as well as practising as an in-house commercial attorney. She is a specialist in public international law, with a focus on the intersection of business and human rights. She recently completed an LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she completed her dissertation on human rights clauses imposed on foreign investors in international investment agreements. Catalina is fluent in English and Spanish and learning French and Portuguese.
Richard Blood, senior editor & production supervisor
Richard trained as a Chartered Accountant, and has worked in banking, engineering, retail, B2B communications and freight-forwarding insurance brokering. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant on quality management, including a spell at Denton Hall solicitors, and as a manager/analyst for Manifest proxy voting agency. Richard has a degree in Business and Commerce from Birmingham, UK.
Tom Warden, foreign language editor
Tom is a specialist in foreign language research and analysis, having spent over 12 years in the business information sector in a variety of content and management roles. His particular area of expertise is fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and he has spoken and written extensively on innovation and packaging trends. Tom holds a modern languages degree from the University of Leeds, UK.
Nathan Anderson, North American editor
Nathan earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Arizona. After graduating, he taught high school advanced placement classes in government and English literature and provided college counseling and test preparation consulting. Nathan speaks Spanish and has worked as a translator for non-profits and businesses serving Spanish-speaking communities in Arizona and the Washington DC area.
Ben Warburton, business development
Ben is a graduate of the University of East Anglia with a BA in History of Art. He is proud to be dyslexic and sees it as adding a unique quality to the way he works. After graduating he went on to work for the adult educational college, City Lit where he supported their Art Department. He also has experience working with e-commerce company Apatchy.