Co-founder and Co-Director of Restored
Mandy is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Restored. Mandy previously worked for Tearfund as their Programme Development Advisor for Gender. She combined her role at Tearfund alongside Co-Directing Restored for over two years. Mandy has travelled extensively over the last 20 years and has run gender & ending gender-based violence training across Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, Russia, SE Asia and the UK.
In 2011 Mandy won the Deloitte 'Women Who Rock' award for her work on gender equality and ending gender based violence.
Mandy has previously lived and worked in India and has many internationally published articles and case studies. There include the pioneering 'Gender, HIV and the Church' case study from work in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso which saw relationships transformed.
Mandy is passionate about seeing the church rise up to take action on ending violence against women and being a positive example to the world on healthy relationships. She encourages every individual to realise their full potential in life. Restored is the channel of that passion and energy. She originally comes from Southport, UK. In her spare time Mandy plays hockey for her local club, Richmond and volunteered as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics. Mandy attends St Stephen's Church in Twickenham.
Co-Director of Restored
Andrew took up post as Co-Director of Restored on 1st May 2018. He is passionate about the need to end violence against women and fervently believes that the Church has a vital role in 'taking the lead' and 'changing hearts and minds'.
Andrew is a qualified lawyer (a Solicitor and Notary Public). He has a wide legal experience having appeared as an Advocate in a number of courts and tribunals. For a number of years he was a Partner in a firm of Solicitors in Southampton.
From 2008 until 2012, Andrew was Chair of the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. In 2012, he became Deputy Vice President of the Law Society, Vice President in 2013 and served as President from 2014 until 2015.
As President, Andrew instigated and led a national 'Access to Justice' campaign focusing on issues of gender based violence. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness and lobby for changes in the law, together with increased Legal Aid funding. His work in this area was recognised nationally in 2015 when he was named by The Sunday Times/Debretts as being one of the 500 more influential persons in the UK.
Andrew has spoken widely on justice issues. He has, also, written extensively, including as co-author of the Theos publication "Speaking Up:Defending and Delivering Access to Justice" (2015) and "Justice Matters" (BMS World Mission, 2017).
Andrew is married to Lindsay, a Baptist Minister currently working for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He is a member of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford. He is an avid trail talker, having completed long-distance treks in a number of parts of the world including the GR20 (Corsica), the Haute Route (France/Switzerland) and the Overland Trek (Tasmania).
Carolina is the Office and Training Manager for Restored. She is passionate about working to make a difference in people's lives and particularly in challenging oppression, in justice and inequality. She has ten years of experience in the charitable sector in the UK, having previously worked for Latin America Women's Aid.
She has a Masters degree in NGO and Development Management. Carolina is a member of St Mary's Church, Hampton, where she plays a role in their leadership. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Jessica Stephenson Clarke
Jessica joined the Restored team in 2017 as Fundraising Executive. She studied Politics and International Relations at the University of York and later completed a Masters in Gender Studies with a special focus on the Middle East at SOAS, University of London. Jessica is passionate about seeing women reach their full potential and ending all forms of violence.
She worships at HTB Onslow Square, where she has undertaken their year long leadership course at Leadership College London.
Restored aims to have a sex-balanced/gender-equal Board. We also aim to have two under 25's, international representation & a survivor of violence. Our current Board meets these aims.
Jill McLachlan - Chair
Val Stevens - Treasurer
Babatope (Tope) Akinwande
Mike Duckering - Admin Support
Dave McGill - First Man Standing
Esther Sweetman - Survivors' Network
Peter Willson - First Man Standing
We have a number of volunteers working with us on training, events and admin. If you have a specific skill that you can offer Restored please get in touch. We are particularly keen to hear from survivors and men. Basic training is given to all volunteers.