our team

We are proud of the experienced and expert people within our team. We work together to end modern slavery by empowering, equipping and influencing others to bring about positive and transformational change.

We all hope that one day our work is no longer needed; that by working with communities, business, governments and other organisations we can stamp out slavery for good.

“I am a positive quote from the Chair of Trustees, Rosey Hurst”

Rosey Hurst

our senior leadership team

Our CEO and three directors together make up our Senior Leadership Team. They’re responsible for day-to-day decision making and leading our teams.

our trustees

Our board of Trustees work together to set our strategic direction. They ensure we stay true to our mission and values. The board of Trustees is led by our Chair, Rosey Hurst.

Levison Wood, Patron

our patron and ambassadors

We’re lucky to have dedicated patrons who support our work and help spread the word. Whether it’s attending an event or speaking up on social media, our Patrons generously give their time to Unseen.

our partners

We know that we can’t tackle modern slavery alone. So to achieve our vision we work with partners across business, government – local and central – and public services.

our impact

Since Unseen began in 2008, we have helped almost 800 people with their recovery and rehabilitation after modern slavery.  

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about us

about us

Our mission is simple: to put an end to slavery for good. We do this by supporting survivors of modern slavery and trafficking and work collaboratively with our partners to put an end to exploitation.

work for us

work with us

We are proud of the expertise and experience of everyone in our team. We’re working together to end modern slavery and bring about positive and transformational change.

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get involved

Whether you’re hosting a tea party or joining together with friends to run, walk or cycle for Unseen, you’ll be fundraising for people who are in real need of your help. 

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Justine Currell

As I came to understand more about the issue, including through a visit to an Unseen safehouse, I knew I needed to do more to stop this abuse and exploitation.

For the last five years of my Civil Service career, I was the Modern Slavery Senior Policy Advisor in the Home Office and led on development of the Modern Slavery Act, including the transparency in supply chains provision and business guidance.

I joined Unseen to lead the development of the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline, and Unseen’s work with businesses. I am regularly called upon to present at national and international conferences and use my experience of working with Ministers to influence other governments internationally to take action to address modern slavery and, in particular, business supply chain issues.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, music, reading and travelling.

Andrew Wallis

What ultimately compelled me to act was a report on how people from Eastern Europe were being trafficked through Bristol airport to the USA. Kate Garbers, who went on to be an Unseen Director, and I wrote to all the city councillors, MPs and the Police Chief Constable challenging them on the issue. The challenge came back to us: this city needs safe housing for trafficked women. And so Unseen began.

But we never wanted Unseen to be just about safe housing. We wanted to end slavery once and for all, and that remains our driving focus.

I chaired the working group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report “It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to Fight Modern Slavery”. This is now acknowledged as the catalyst behind the UK’s Modern Slavery Act of 2015. It was a great honour to be awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours that year. On the other hand, I’ve also been described as “the loveliest disrupter you could ever hope to meet”.

This job has taken me from building flat-pack furniture for safehouses, to working with businesses to address slavery in supply chains, to delivering training, raising awareness and advising governments around the world.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my dog Harley, cooking, supporting Liverpool and Yorkshire CC, music (I’m a former DJ) and endurance events such as the Three Peaks Challenge and Tribe Freedom Runs – which I vow never to do again. Until the next time.