Graham Moore

Graham Moore grew up in difficult and challenging circumstances on a tough Merseyside council estate but went on to become a successful secondary school teacher for 15 years before leaving teaching to found humanutopia in 2004. Graham’s main role was to create, pioneer and deliver humanutopia’s wonderful family of programmes. Over the past 17 years he has delivered these courses to over 400,000 young people and 40,000 adults in schools in the UK, Holland, Colombia & the US. As a dedicated father of four grown up children, he and his wife home schooled all their kids for 8 years and he has a deep commitment and vision for the holistic development of all young people. Having been an integral driving force in the creation of the Heroes Foundation – he remains deeply committed to supporting young people beyond school age.

Carlo Missirian

A husband to Tam and a very proud father of three beautiful people. Carlo and his wonderful wife fostered for over 11 years in Brighton and Hove.

As a Co-Founded Humanutopia and the Partnership Director for over 16 years Carlo is immensely proud of the journey and hugely grateful for everything he experienced, especially working alongside Graham to help create such an amazing organisation in Humanutopia. He will always advocate and support the work and impact of Humanutopia and is looking forward to working as a Trustee to support the sustainability and next steps of development for the heroes through the The Heroes Foundation.

Prior to Humanutopia, Carlo was a PE teacher for 11 years in two Brighton schools finishing at Dorothy Stringer High school as a Director of Sport and Senior Leader, strategic lead on Cross curricular and wider community engagement.

Carlo is a very keen sportsperson and was honoured to be awarded a Lifetime Vice Presidency by Brighton and Hove Hockey Club for my contribution to the club. He still tries to play, although much slower these days, enjoy captaining the vets team and coaching the youngsters.

Thomas Abrams

Thomas Abrams is a consultant at New Philanthropy Capital, a think-tank and consultancy for the social sector. He advises charities, funders and government on how to improve their impact through measurement, evaluation and strategic planning. Prior to this, Thomas worked in a start-up social enterprise getting migrant women into the labour market, in the House of Lords supporting a peer on their youth mental health agenda, and in strategy consulting. Thomas has an MSc in Social Policy from the LSE.

Seva Phillips

Seva works in the world of social impact investment – using money to generate a positive social and financial returns. He is currently responsible for Nesta’s social investment funds in the arts, culture and creative industries.

Seva previously worked at The Young Foundation, where he supported early-stage social ventures tackling inequality in education, and helped to develop policy recommendations promoting impact investment across the EU. Prior to this, Seva managed a portfolio of social investments at CAF Venturesome, a leading UK-wide social investor. Outside of work, Seva supports social enterprises in an advisory capacity, particularly around strategy, raising investment and theory of change development. He is interested in ideas and actions that can bring about positive social change, financial modelling and the arts in all their forms.

Justin Huges

Justin Hughes has been engaged in an advisory role with humanutopia for 5 years. He is a strategic adviser, author and speaker who helps senior leadership teams perform.  Previously, Justin was a military fighter pilot with the UK Royal Air Force, becoming the Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, with whom he flew over 250 displays worldwide.

Justin has an MBA and recently completed a thesis on the threat to international order posed by cryptocurrency, for an MSt in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.  He is the author of The Business of Excellence, published by Bloomsbury.

Kimberly Ballantyne

Kimberley is from New Zealand originally and lives in Brighton. She was homeschooled for her primary school years and is now motivated by creative learning experiences that encourage young people to find their own path toward work, employment and their future. Kimberley works with closely with trainers and learners, and has managed learning programmes for organisations around the world including the African Development Bank, Better by Design and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, British Council, Hivos, Inter-American Development Bank and Nesta.