John Jackson is a professional public engagement strategist and author with twenty years experience of running major international campaigns. He has had extensive involvement at every level of public advocacy: working in areas of conflict, lobbying senior level government and launching high profile campaigns.
He was co-founder and Director of the Burma Campaign UK, Vice President of Social Responsibility at MTV International, Head of Campaigns at Christian Aid and a Senior Strategy Director at Purpose (a social enterprise that builds new movements).
He has helped in the development of some of the key campaigns of recent years: Burmese democracy, landmines, poor country debt, child bonded labor, world bank/IMF reform, low wage workers' rights and housing rights.
John has worked with: Amnesty International, WWF, Russell Brand, Global Witness, Fire Brigades Union, Purpose, The Syria Campaign, Transparency International, World Wide Web Foundation and Integrity Action among many others.
He has been interviewed extensively by international broadcast media (including BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News, the Today Programme and Sky). And published in the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Huffington Post and Prospect magazine, among others.
John is co-author of Small Acts of Resistance: How Courage, Tenacity and a bit of Ingenuity can Change the World (Sterling Publishing, 2010).