Tom Jackson

Chief Executive Officer
Tom Jackson is the founder and Chief Executive of Resurgo Trust. A former lawyer, he has been actively involved in neighbourhood transformation for over ten years. Tom was also a co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice.

Jo Rice

Managing Director
Jo Rice is Managing Director of Spear and SpearHead. Jo designed and ran the first Spear programme in Hammersmith in February 2004 and since then has overseen the development the project. Jo developed her passion for coaching while working as a personal development coach for a corporate change management consultancy supporting a range of blue-chip clients in Central London.

Alastair Bateman

Chief Operating Officer

Ali joined Resurgo in February 2016 in the new role of Chief Operating Officer. Formerly Head of Marketing Strategy at Tearfund, Ali has a wealth of experience managing fundraising, marketing, and data insight teams. Before that he worked as a Management Consultant at Bearing Point but was moved to pursue a career in the charity sector after spending time in India and seeing extreme poverty first hand.

Iona Ledwidge

Director of Coaching
Iona oversees the training and development of the 30-strong coaching team at our eight Spear centres across London. She previously worked as a Centre Manager on Spear, and now heads up the overall running of the programme. She is also responsible for designing and delivering the coaching programmes for Resurgo’s external clients, including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.

Iona studied English at Nottingham University and worked as an actress before moving into the charitable sector. She is also a qualified counsellor and has been running a private practice for seven years.

Julia Grant

Julia Grant joined the team in October 2011. Julia has over six years’ experience working in both the national and international charitable sectors as well as in the publishing industry. Prior to joining Resurgo Trust, Julia was employed as a Major Donor and Corporate Partnerships Executive at International Development Agency, Tearfund.

Emily Armitstead

Director of Employer Engagement
Emily joined the team in 2010. She was previously a headhunter with the executive search firm, Forrester Partners. She has worked on senior-level searches across a range of geographies and sectors.

Geraldine Payne

Director of Partnerships
Geraldine Payne joined the team in May 2014. Geraldine has over eleven years experience working in fundraising within both national and international charities. Prior to joining Resurgo Trust, Geraldine headed up the Trust team at UNICEF UK.