Our Team

Our People


Danielle Turkov

Founder and Executive Director

dturkov@tfip.org

Danielle’s creative passion and specialist experience in political engagement provide the binding thread so vital to TFIP’s vision and success. Before founding TFIP, she advised the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief, liaising with the European External Action Service, and spearheaded many projects on radicalisation. This, combined with her involvement in providing a platform for women, youth, religious minorities and refugees sparked her vision to revitalise creative mediums to empower socio-political progress. Danielle's desire is to see films used as visual policy briefs, propelling emotional, lasting narratives.



Amy Shepherd

Global Impact Director

ashepherd@tfip.org

Amy leads TFIP's global strategy and every aspect of impact campaigns. She brings a wide range of legal and policy experience to TFIP, having worked in the UK, The Philippines and at the EU on justice issues spanning prisoner rights, modern slavery, free speech, freedom of religion or belief and digital rights and data privacy. Her vision is for film to creatively inspire collaborative policymaking at national, regional and international levels.



Cliff Wilson

Vision, Risk and Strategy Expert

cliff@advanceforward.eu

Cliff has extensive experience in professional skills training, business and political strategy as well as film marketing. A Professional Coach, he also works supporting staff development and goal achievement.


Flore Beaumond

Executive Assistant

flore.beaumond@tfip.org

With a background in human rights, Flore has mostly worked in institutional contexts, following projects related to child protection in Mauritania, organising trainings for foreign diplomats in Brussels and conducting research on digital development and biodiversity conservation at the European Commission. She has gained experience in the social entrepreneurship sector in the NGO Ashoka in Japan. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'Beasts of the southern wild' by Benh Zeitlin reminded Flore to see the global picture of interlinked issues and to be aware of her own individual responsibilities.



Jonathan de Leyser

Strategic Advisor

jonathan@tfip.org

Jonathan has worked in European and British politics since 2013. He has been an advisor on human rights, trade and foreign policy, and previously worked with Danielle at the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'Four Lions' by Chris Morris spurred Jonathan to campaign for more accurate and positive understandings of the peaceful majority of Muslims in Europe



Phoebe Okoya

Film & Policy Intern

Phoebe.okoya@tfip.org

Phoebe is a recent graduate of History and International relations passionate about film and social justice. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'Òlòtūré' by Kenneth Gyang prompted Phoebe to learn more about trans-Atlantic sex trafficking and find ways she could support victims



Yik Kei Leung

Impact Fellow

yikkei.leung@tfip.org

Yik Kei is a Geography undergraduate from Hong Kong, enthusiastic to make a positive change in the world. Passionate about the power of film, Yik Kei has worked with various charities and organisations on a range of issues from sustainability to education. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'The Killing Fields' by Roland Joffé led Yik Kei to campaign and fundraise for education in rural Cambodia


Niya Namfua

Impact Fellow

niya.namfua@tfip.org

Niya is studying History and International Relations at King’s College London. She is passionate about inclusivity, intersectionality and the amplification of minority voices. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'I Am Not Your Negro' by Raoul Peck influenced Niya to write her dissertation on the American Civil Rights Movement and explore different perspectives to better understand the complexity of race relations in America, but also more globally


Ella Norman

Impact Fellow

ella.norman@tfip.org

Having completed her second year abroad at SciencesPo Paris, Ella is in her third and final year studying International Relations at King’s College London. She is particularly passionate about climate injustice and data privacy. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'The Hate U Give' by George Tillman Jr. energised Ella to advocate for justice and equality for BIPOC communities and participate in a a local protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement


Advisory Board - new announcements coming soon...


Dr Dwayne Menezes

Advisory Board Chair

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Dwayne co-founded TFIP and was the early driving force behind its excellent relations with policy makers in the UK and beyond. He is also the Founder and Director of two London-based think-tanks, Human Security Centre (HSC) and Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), that together manage vast international academic, policy, NGO and media networks and work regularly with the Commonwealth, UN, EU, OECD, Arctic Council, Nordic Council and other intergovernmental bodies as well as member governments.













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