Who we are

Zoë Blackler is Kairos’s founder and director. She is a journalist, editor and climate activist. Her journalism has been published by The London Review of Books, The Guardian and The New York Times among others. She has an MSc in Social Anthropology from University College London.

Charlie Waterhouse, our designer, is the founder and creative director of award-winning identity specialists This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, a director of The Brixton Project, and a director of the Brixton Pound, the world’s first local currency in a major city.

Our advisory panel

Lisa Appignanesi, former Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts and visiting director at King’s College London

Tom Brookes, CEO of Global Strategic Climate Communications

Madeleine Bunting, writer and former Guardian columnist

Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, CEO and business writer

Vivek Kumar, Executive Director of legal charity Justice Base and consultant with the Department for Culture Media and Sport

Joy Lo Dico, journalist with the Financial Times and founder of Trouble Club

Andrew Riddington, Independent financial and commercial advisor, specialising in community interest companies

Ed Saperia, Director of Newspeak House

Our funding

Kairos launched in October 2022 with a start-up grant from The Open Society Foundations.

Our legal entity

Kairos Counter-Club CIC (company number 14215769) is a not-for profit community interest company registered with the UK’s Companies House.

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