Caroline Robinson co-founded FLEX with Claire Falconer in 2013 and has been working in the anti-trafficking field for over a decade. Prior to establishing FLEX she led international policy advocacy for the Global Alliance against Traffic in Women. She has also worked as a political advisor in both the UK and Afghan parliaments. Caroline is a founder and Editorial Board Member of the Anti-Trafficking Review journal and sits on the board of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Bridie France is working to develop FLEX's global networks to combat labour exploitation, coordinates FLEX research on labour abuses and labour exploitation and leads on FLEX’s communication output. Prior to working at FLEX Bridie worked as a Project Coordinator at a major publishers and has previously volunteered with various organisations supporting women's rights and LGBT rights.
Lynda provides financial support to FLEX as an independent consultant. Lynda is a qualified Chartered Accountant and trained with BDO. After leaving BDO in 2004, Lynda has worked in the not for profit sector initially as a Finance Manager for a Fairtrade charity, Twin and since 2011 as an independent consultant to a number of charities. Lynda has a wealth of experience in preparing SORP accounts and project reporting for major donors (EU, Comic Relief, DFID). Lynda has acted as a project consultant to the International Division of the British Red Cross and currently works with a portfolio of smaller charities.
Leticia Ishibashi assists with FLEX's projects and operations. She has experience providing assistance to trafficked persons seeking asylum, conducting research, and developing projects to counter trafficking for labour exploitation. Prior to joining FLEX, Leticia worked supporting the engagement of grassroots organisations in human rights mechanisms in Thailand. Leticia holds a Masters Degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.
Linn Aakvik manages FLEX's programmes. Prior to joining FLEX, she worked in the Ethical Policy department at BBC Worldwide, focusing on labour standards in the organisation’s supply chain. Linn worked closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) as an intern at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN in Geneva and volunteers with an organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers. She holds an MSc in Global Migration from University College London.
Meri Åhlberg carries out research for FLEX. Prior to joining FLEX, she worked for the ILO in Southeast Asia on labour migration issues, conducting research, policy advocacy, and capacity building, with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Meri has an MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University.