Our Team

Adrian Marshall - Executive Director

Adrian Marshall

Adrian recently joined RTC in December 2014. Passionate about empowerment, Adrian has over 20 years’ experience of successfully leading partnerships, and recovery and development programmes in complex, conflict affected environments in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. As Executive Director, Adrian is responsible for the delivery of RTC’s work, supporting RTCs board of trustees and leading the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy.

Joan McGregor - Peace and Conflict Advisor

Joan McGregorJoan has been RTC’s Peace and Conflict Advisor since 2001 and has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the field of conflict transformation. Originally from South Africa, Joan was active in nonviolent resistance to apartheid and in social reconstruction during the post-apartheid era. Before joining RTC, she worked for ten years as a freelance trainer and organisational development consultant, focusing on community development, human rights and reconciliation within Southern Africa and internationally, with NGOs and community based organizations. As a Peace and Conflict Advisor, Joan designs and delivers consultancy work for practitioners of conflict transformation, development and humanitarian assistance in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Becky Wherrell - Programme Support Manager 

Rebecca WherrellBecky joined the RTC team in December 2006 as Programme Coordinator. After completing a degree in International Relations, Becky worked for voluntary and public organisations within disability support and refugee rights and is also a qualified youth worker. As Programme Support Manager, Becky is responsible for the development and coordination of UK and international programmes in West and East Africa, North Africa  and South-East Asia. She is also responsible for RTC’s marketing and communications.

Des Thomas - Finance Assistant 

Des joined RTC as an Accounts Assistant in June, 2015. Des has a wealth of experience working in the third sector and has volunteered for a number of charities. Des is a qualified engineer and worked for various engineering firms before undertaking financial training. Des is responsible for all the accounting and finance at RTC.

Charlie Lunn - Programme Officer 

Charlie in Sierra LeoneCharlie is the Programme Officer at RTC and has a MA in International Development from the University of Bristol. He is responsible for providing support on all RTC projects and consultancies. In his role, he participates in the research and development of projects   and undertakes monitoring and documentation to support overseas projects and consultancies. Charlie also assumes project coordination responsibilities and provides support for the consultancy team when necessary.

Emma Hutchins - Fundraising Officer

Emma joined RTC in October 2014 to work as Fundraising Intern and is now the RTC's Fundraising Officer. She graduated from Aston University in July 2014 with a BA in International Relations and Spanish, including a year abroad teaching English in Spain. Working at RTC will provide Emma with valuable practical experience, before she embarks on a postgraduate degree in the field of International Relations and pursues a career in the charity sector. Emma’s role at RTC involves applying for funding and researching new possible sources of funding.

Bethan Newman - Fundraising and Events Intern

Bethan joined RTC in March 2015 to work as our Fundraising and Events Intern. She is currently on a placement year as part of her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations, gaining valuable practical experience working in the charity sector. Following her graduation, she plans to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the field of International Development. In her role, Bethan works together with Emma applying for funding and researching new possible sources of funding.

Clara Maciver - Communications Intern

Clara joined RTC at the beginning of June 2015 after completing a degree in International Relations with French at the University of Birmingham. Clara has a keen interest in conflict resolution as well as the desire to pursue a career in journalism. In her spare time, Clara enjoys writing and publishing articles, and in 2012 was shortlisted for Amnesty International's 'Student Reporter of the Year Award' for an article that she wrote about human rights in Russia. Her position as Communications Intern will include communicating with a range of RTC's audiences, engaging their support and managing social media. 

Jeff Hamann – Learning and Administration Volunteer

Jeff joined RTC in August 2014. In his role as Learning and Administration Assistant he helps with the organisation and promotion of, and the recruitment for RTC’s Strengthening Policy and Practice Course.  Jeff is also undertaking an MSc in International Development at the University of Birmingham, with a focus on conflict and security and has a keen interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Rhianna Cary – Programme Support Volunteer

In August 2014 RTC also welcomed Rhianna to the team. Rhianna is currently providing valuable research support for RTC’s publications. Rhianna is volunteering with RTC whilst studying an MA in Translation, Writing and Cultural Difference at the University of Warwick. She is interested in pursuing a career in peacebuilding, ideally working in the field using her language skills.

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.