The Fairness Foundation is delighted to welcome its new Head of Communications, Bex Gilbert, who has started this week.
Bex spent the first part of her career as a journalist, working as a reporter and features writer for newspapers and then working in TV on a range of programmes, from political discussion shows to documentaries and entertainment.
In 2009 she joined the British Red Cross as a press officer and worked her way up to Head of News, leading the media team during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Afghanistan crisis and, most recently, the conflict in Ukraine.
Bex is passionate about fairness in society and about creating platforms and opportunities for the voices of people from a diverse range of backgrounds to cut through and influence the world of policy-making.
Bex said: “Throughout my career as a journalist and in charity communications I’ve always tried to do one thing – get powerful human stories in front of those with the power to change things for the better. In such a politically polarized and troubled world, with growing inequality and too many people affected by the compounding effect of different crises, I think fairness is a vital lens through which to view both the problems in our society, and the potential solutions. I’m really excited about being part of the project to influence this important conversation about the very nature of what we value and how we want to live.”
Will Snell, Chief Executive, said: “I’m really pleased that Bex is joining the team to help us to reach and influence new audiences and to boost the Fairness Foundation’s profile and impact. She brings a huge amount of experience from both the media and the non-profit sectors and I’m very much looking forward to working with her.”