Campaigns team

Andrew Neilson

Andrew Neilson
Director of Campaigns

Andrew Neilson leads the campaigns team. He was previously press and communications manager at the Howard League and was a government press officer for seven years. Andrew has a MSc in voluntary sector management from Cass Business School. 


Lorraine Atkinson
Senior Policy Officer

Lorraine is working on a joint programme of work with Centre for Mental Health to investigate suicide prevention in prisons.


Eleanor Butt
Policy Adviser

Eleanor monitors and advises on criminal justice policy. Her role involves writing policy documents, analysing inspection reports and tracking changes to the prison population.

Jenny Chambers
Policy Adviser (Youth Justice)

Jenny works on youth justice policy for the Howard League. She previously worked for the Youth Justice Board.

Barbara Norris
Events and Website Manager

Barbara organises and runs a number of events for the Howard League for Penal Reform including conferences, seminars, annual general meetings, lectures and fundraising receptions. She manages the Howard League's website and overall online presence. 

Rob Preece
Campaigns and Communications Manager

Rob handles media enquiries about the Howard League for Penal Reform and promotes its work.

A trained journalist with 10 years’ experience, he previously worked at a national newspaper website and held crime and political reporting roles at local and regional titles.