News / 23 July 2020

Kate Garbers moves on from Unseen

Kate Garbers, one of the founding directors of Unseen, is moving on from the charity. In this film Kate reflects on more than 10 years of fighting modern slavery.

Kate first learned about modern slavery and human trafficking while working as a volunteer in Ukraine. On returning to the UK "the issue wouldn't leave me alone", she recalls.

It was not long before she set up Unseen with current CEO Andrew Wallis, and began working with victims and survivors of modern slavery.

The future

Kate will not be leaving the sector for good, however. She'll continue to work as an Ambassador for Unseen and in an advisory capacity for the charity. She is also writing a book on modern slavery.

Says Andrew Wallis: "Kate is a dear friend and colleague who has worked tirelessly to stamp out modern slavery and deliver support for victims and survivors.

"She has successfully campaigned to get the Government to improve their response to modern slavery, and she is still influencing and guiding policy.

"Without her, Unseen would not be the force it is today, and she will be sorely missed. However, she is not disengaging from the issue and I am delighted she has agreed and will be an active Ambassador for Unseen going forward.”

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