Thomas Coombes is from Ireland. He is a human rights strategist and global communications expert, who has developed an approach called Hope-based communications to help civil society groups find new ways to talk about their work.
Thomas left his role as Head of Brand and Deputy Communications Director at Amnesty International this summer to focus on Hope-based communications because he believes progressive movements need to work together to promote shared values. He has spent fifteen years working in political communications for the Berlin-based anti-corruption NGO Transparency International, the European Commission in Brussels and global PR firm Hill & Knowlton. He is a mix of Irish, British and French and lives in Berlin with his Dutch partner.
Read more about Thomas’s work at Hope-based communications and a guide to the approach here.