Sortition Foundation Team

Brett Hennig

Dr Brett Hennig
Co-founder and Co-director

Brett is an author and activist. He co-founded and directs the Sortition Foundation, has written "The End of Politicians: Time for a Real Democracy", and his Ted.com talk "What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people" has well over a million views.

Keith Garrett

Keith Garrett
Co-director

Keith is promoting the use of Citizens' Assemblies with local politicians in Cambridge and grass-root initiatives like the Extinction Rebellion.

Peter Cross

Peter Cross
Co-director

Peter is involved with the "Citizens Convention on UK Democracy", the RSA's "Campaign for Deliberative Democracy", and in many other places wherever he can influence citizen participation through Sortition.

Philipp Verpoort

Philipp Verpoort
Co-director

Philipp is one of our local representatives in Cambridge and is committed to bringing the ideas of Citizens' Assemblies to the city, as well as spreading the idea globally.

Barnaby Jackson

Barnaby Jackson
Co-director

Barnaby is developing our growing online network of members and is promoting the idea of Sortition to local MPs in the UK and politicians in the US.

Ayesha Garrett

Ayesha Garrett
Co-director

Ayesha Garrett is a London-based graphic designer who works and volunteers for a wide range of NGOs and is contributing her many diverse skills to help us promote our campaigns and initiatives.

Sam Lord

Sam Dyer
Co-chief Administrator

Together with Tom, Sam is part of the staff administrator team that deals with organisational tasks, including memberships and correspondence.

Tom Lord

Tom Lord
Co-chief Administrator

Together with Sam, Tom is part of the staff administrator team that deals with organisational tasks, including memberships and correspondence.