About us

A vision for a better world

Our vision is a world where drug policy promotes health, protects the vulnerable and puts safety first.

To achieve this, we educate the public and policymakers on effective drug policy; we develop and promote viable alternatives to prohibition; we provide a voice for those directly affected by drug policy failures; and we support policymakers and practitioners in achieving positive change

Our current system of drug prohibition fails everybody. That is why we believe currently illegal drugs should be legally regulated through a system of risk-based licensing.

In addition to our long-term goal, we work actively to support pragmatic changes to drug policy that can save lives today. These include police diversion schemes, overdose prevention centres and drug safety checking.

Drug policy harms affect people across society. Through our Anyone's Child campaign, we provide opportunities for people with personal experiences of drug policy failures to be heard.

Our supporters

We are grateful to all our supporters: from the hundreds of individuals who donate what they can to the trusts and foundations who provide us with larger grants.

We are fortunate to be supported by grants from:

Our policy on working with industry

We value our independence, and we make a determined effort to avoid conflicts of interest. We do not represent any stakeholders in the drug policy arena, beyond the individuals and communities who are directly affected by drug policy failures. For this reason, we have clear guidelines on how we manage relationships with industries that stand to make profit from drug markets of any kind.

Our team

Staff

Dr James Nicholls
Chief Executive Officer
james@transformdrugs.org

@JamesTDPF

Jane Slater
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Campaign Manager (Anyone's Child)
jane@transformdrugs.org

Steve Rolles
Senior Policy Analyst
steve@transformdrugs.org

@SteveTransform

Martin Powell
Head of Partnerships
martin@transformdrugs.org

@MartinTransform

Ben Campbell
Communications Manager
ben@transformdrugs.org

@BenTransform

Ester Kincová
Research and Policy Officer
ester@transformdrugs.org

@EsterKincova

Harvey Slade
Research and Policy Officer
harvey@transformdrugs.org
@HarveySlade

Cora Fern
Anyone's Child Coordinator
cora@transformdrugs.org

Mary Ryder
Anyone's Child Coordinator
mary@transformdrugs.org
@maryder93

Trustees

Jane Hickman
Chair - Finance Committee

Nina Edmonds
Treasurer - Finance Committee

Howard Jacobs
Finance Committee

Rowan Miller
Fundraising, Diversity and Digital Committees

Dr Yewande Okuleye
Fundraising, Diversity and Digital Committees

Hannah Slater
Digital Committee

Vicky Unwin
Fundraising, Diversity and Digital Committees

Annual
reviews

To find out about all our work, read our latest annual reviews.