The Justice for Colombia National Management Committee

The Justice for Colombia National Management Committee meets regularly throughout the year and is responsible for overseeing all of JFCs work as well as for agreeing new campaigns and other initiatives.


The current members of the Committee are

  • Christine Blower, General Secretary, NUT
  • Dr Mary Bousted General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lectures (ATL)
  • Spencer Wood Partner, OH Parsons Solicitors
  • Maire Daley National Executive Committee, University and College Union (UCU)
  • Nick Derbyshire National Executive Committee, Communication Workers Union (CWU)
  • Gareth Davies President, Community
  • Frank Doran MP Secretary of the Parliamentary Trade Union Group
  • Gary Fabian Trustee, Nick Burdon and Denis Blockley Memorial Fund
  • Steve Gillan General Secretary, Prison Officers Association (POA)
  • Sam Gurney International Officer, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Billy Hayes, General Secretary, CWU
  • Sally Hunt General Secretary, University and College Union (UCU)
  • Mike Jenkins Partner, Leo Abse & Cohen Solicitors
  • Jonathan Ledger, General Secretary, Napo
  • Paddy Lillis Deputy General Secretary, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW)
  • Tosh McDonald Executive Committee, ASLEF
  • Ivan Monkton, National Executive Committee, Unite
  • Bryan Nott, Partner, Simpson Millar
  • Paul Noon General Secretary, Prospect
  • John Rimmer Senior Vice-President, NASWUT
  • Bert Schouwenburg, International Officer, GMB
  • Alison Shepherd, UNISON
  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, NUJ
  • Joanna Stevens Partner, Thompsons Solicitors
  • Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
  • Gary Willis International Officer, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)


Non-voting members of the Committee are

  • Brendan Barber the President of Justice for Colombia and the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Richard Howitt MEP a Vice-President of Justice for Colombia and a Labour Member of the European Parliament
  • Mariela Kohon the Director of Justice for Colombia
  • Tony Lloyd MP a Vice-President of Justice for Colombia and a Labour Member of the Parliament
  • Lord John Monks, a Vice-President of Justice for Colombia and a Labour Member of the House of Lords
  • Frances OGrady a Vice-President of Justice for Colombia and the Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC)