Baroness Caroline Cox
Founder and President
Baroness (Caroline) Cox became a Life Peer in 1982 for her contributions to education and has served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. Lady Cox now sits in the Lords as a crossbencher and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, and Burma.
Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, allowing her to obtain first-hand evidence of the human rights violations and humanitarian needs. Areas travelled include the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen; Karenni; Shan and Chin peoples in the jungles of Burma; and communities suffering from conflict in Indonesia. She has also visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes. Additionally, Caroline has been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.
In recognition of her work in the international humanitarian and human rights arenas over the past twenty years, she had been awarded the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; the prestigious Wilberforce Award; the International Mother Teresa Award from the All India Christian Council; the Mkhitar Gosh Medal conferred by the President of the Republic of Armenia; and the anniversary medal presented by Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland, at the 25th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity Movement. Lady Cox has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Doctorates by universities in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Armenia.
Chief Operating Officer
Eldred gained 18 years’ experience in International Relief and Development before joining HART. In 2013 he trained with Samaritans Purse (SP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and subsequently served on the SP Disaster Response Team in northern Iraq, Nepal and Bangladesh.
His early background was in international journalism, and he has fulfilled roles as Production Editor of The Tablet and Communications Officer for the Billy Graham Association.
David was a Chaplain in the Royal Navy and with the Royal Marines for twenty years before joining HART. David has previously worked on a voluntary basis for NGOs working in Africa. During his military service, he was able to liaise and work with NGOs in various countries in war-ravaged and rebuilding environments. He brings to HART the concern for logistics one would expect from that background; as well as training in trauma care and counselling.
Head of Finance
Anna, a Chartered Certified Accountant is our Head of Finance. As an Accountant she has extensive years of experience in the private and charity sectors. She worked for organisations including Accountancy practice. Anna is responsible for and leads HART’s finances. She is good at resolving problems quickly and has the ability and skills to work as a team member. She is particularly interested in the areas of Governance development and strategies of the organisation. Anna is committed to working for the protection of people facing humanitarian crises which is what initially attracted her to HART. Anna is also a member of the Public sector network panel and Harrow network panel of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Fundraising and Communications Executive
Lola was an intern at HART for 11 months before joining the team as Fundraising and Communications Executive. To date, Lola has raised more than £45,000 for emergency relief for HART’s overseas partners and continues to campaign and fundraise on their behalf, in and out of the office. Driven by a desire to help those without the capacity to help themselves, Lola started her international development career as a volunteer in Uganda for a microfinance charity in 2017. It was here that Lola saw first-hand the benefits of working with local people and organisations in order to create necessary and sustainable change. It was this experience that led her to HART and the rest is history…
EA to the CEO and Office Administrator
Ziallo wants to change the world one fundraising action at a time. She is passionate about giving back to society and is up for any challenge that would help towards this goal. She has supported a charity that raises awareness of girls’ rights in poorer parts of the world and ran a 10k for Cancer Research. She ran another 10k for HART on October 1st, 2017.