Our People



Hannah Feldman 

Hannah is Senior Project Manager for Sponsor Refugees. Hannah joined Citizens UK in September 2017, having completed her MA in Social Development at University of Sussex. Prior to this, Hannah was Community Fundraiser for Restore, a mental health and employment charity. She has worked in various roles for charities based in the UK and further afield, including Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Thailand, and refugee charity Young Roots in Croydon. Hannah first became involved in Community Sponsorship as a volunteer, and is Co-Chair of Waltham Forest Community Sponsorship group. You can contact Hannah here


Kimie Riis Frengler

Kimie joined Sponsor Refugees as Project Officer in February 2020. She holds an MSc Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After a few years of internships and volunteering with an NGO in Northern India, Kimie spent several years in the private sector in India and France before deciding it was time to return to the charity sector. Upon return to London in November 2019, Kimie began mentoring a young Afghan refugee girl which made community sponsorship of refugees an obvious choice of work. You can contact Kimie here.



Jonathan Cox

Jonathan is the Deputy Director of Citizens UK and Lead Organiser for Citizens Cymru Wales. He began his organising career as Coordinator for the Independent Asylum Commission, which culminated in a nationwide campaign to end the detention of children for immigration purposes.  

Jonathan holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Durham and an MA in Community Organising from Queen Mary, University of London, where he co-led a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Organising course.  He is an Associate Lecturer at Newman University, Birmingham, who now accredit Citizens UK’s training.  

Jonathan previously worked in Westminster as a Researcher to an MP and Government Minister, and then as Parliamentary Officer for a leading refugee charity.