Micah Gold is the founder and director of Mobilise Public Ltd. Micah set up Mobilise in 2005, with the purpose of providing practical and innovative solutions to the public and third sector.
Micah is an experienced senior consultant and facilitator. With a strong track record of enabling communities, he develops partnerships, influences and motivates at all levels of the organisation, and drives change. Micah is particularly skilled in developing innovative solutions within the public assets efficiency agenda, identifying better ways to use existing resources that maximise their benefit to communities.
Micah has led a wide range of projects in recent years delivering improvement and efficiencies for local authorities, housing organisations and the third sector, and supporting the development of communities, their assets and organisations. His work includes large-scale engagement and insight work, neighbourhood and decentralisation strategies and implementation, service development and evaluation, and partnership support and development, including Community Budget approaches.
Micah is a trustee of the Lambourne End Centre, a board member of Barnsbury Housing Association and helped build the not-for-profit education organisation, Limmud – now a global charitable company that promotes learning and cohesion in the Jewish community.
A native Liverpudlian, Micah holds degrees from the London School of Economics and University of Greenwich in Economics and Social Psychology and Youth and Community Work.
Russ is dedicated to furthering social and environmental impacts through robust evidence and access to financial capital. He works with charities seeking to evidence the outcomes they achieve, alongside those that seek to raise money from investors, rather than just donors.
His recent work includes an 18-month quantitative evaluation of an intervention to support families affected by parental substance misuse; evaluation of over a hundred social investment opportunities for various charitable trusts and foundations; working on alternative bridge financing models and catastrophe insurance models in the context of humanitarian emergencies with the START Network; providing financial advice on social investments to the Citybridge Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and many others.
Russ applies his financial services industry knowledge and experience to the problems of social impact investing, working with civil society organizations to help them to move forward their social investment strategies. Russ holds an award-winning PhD in computer science.
Over the last 20 years, Brendan has built a career as a place-based development advisor and nurtured a wide range of community partnerships across London boroughs and different sectors. As an experienced multi-disciplinary property professional and community organizer, he has worked with a range of developers and property businesses in London including Hamptons and Marsh & Parsons where he was associate director. For the last ten years, he has offered strategic development advice on London property to clients in the public sector, charities, developers, and investors in London regeneration projects.
In 2016 he completed his MSc in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility where he concentrated on community led regeneration. Subsequently he shifted his focus from the private sector to support capacity building for community groups, charities and social enterprises. His core expertise is in development of community led housing and Brendan is development and land associate at the London Community Led Housing Hub which is supported by the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority, as well as an advisor to the Irish Government on community led housing.
An early career as a publican honed his hospitality skills, and he excels in event management. In his voluntary work, he is a chair of governors at his local primary school and a founding trustee of Paradise Cooperative in Wandsworth. He works with several community groups in his local neighbourhood, and is a passionate advocate for sustainable communities, community wealth building and the climate emergency.
Principal Consultant - Evaluation & Young People
Julia joined Mobilise in 2012 and leads on many of Mobilise’s youth based projects. Julia is a senior JNC qualified youth work practitioner with 25 years experience of progressive front line delivery of targeted youth work. She is experienced in leading and delivering a range of targeted interventions including group work; workshops; training; experiential learning; residential and youth exchange programmes. Between 2002 and 2008, while working for Lambeth Council as the Brixton Town Centre Team Leader, Julia designed delivered and raised all external funding for the X-it, Gang Intervention Programme (Winner of The Guardian Public Sector for Services to Children Award 2007); and “X-it Online” (National Winner of “Actions Speak Louder than Words” Award 2007).
Julia is a highly experienced youth work manager and has worked with a number of local authorities and third sector organisations, understanding their systems, approaches and undertaking quality research. She leads on many of Mobilise’s research and evaluation projects, undertaking Rapid Evidence Assessments and horizon scanning ensuring our clients can benefit from best practice wherever it may be. She designs research tools and identifies innovative practice skilfully applying it to strategic review and service development projects.
Nina has a PhD doctorate and first class BA (Hons) degree in Geography from King’s College London. Her academic and research experience is in engagement, social housing, urban studies, and estate regeneration, and spans across London, Chicago and San Diego. Often overlooked in regeneration, her PhD dissertation explored how young people use and experience social housing and the impact of regeneration upon them. Nina has worked across sectors for almost two decades from grassroot to national charities and partnerships to undertake research, review and design services, and lead programmes to improve engagement, inclusion, and quality of life and places. Most recently, Nina was the resident engagement and social value lead for Kingston Council’s joint venture estate regeneration programme where their engagement work won the London Planning Award for Best Resident Engagement Outcomes. Nina joined Mobilise in 2023, bringing her strong research, strategic and analytical skills alongside excellent intrapersonal, communication and written skills, having published materials for a variety of audiences. She enjoys working with a wide range of people and organisations and works collaboratively, using co-design where possible, to improve services and outcomes while sharing experiences, learning and knowledge.
Deborah is an experienced consultant, with experience across the public and voluntary sectors. She joined Mobilise in 2018 and currently also works for the Cranfield Trust where she leads consultancy projects across a range of areas, supporting charities with business planning, organisational development, outcome evaluation, management and strategy. Prior to this Deborah spent over a decade in the Civil Service where she worked as a Senior Civil Servant in Cabinet Office and Department for Education leading policy development and change programmes. Deborah led the Government’s work on Early Years policy, led the programme to improve good governance across Whitehall and initiated the cross-government Diversity and Inclusion programme. Through the delivery of all of this work, Deborah has been used to continually building outcomes based thinking into all that she does.
Deborah brings particular expertise in organisational strategy, diversity and inclusion, governance and performance management. Outside of work Deborah is a longstanding trustee of Coram Life Education, the Vice Chair of a Primary School and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Sara is an experienced consultant providing support and analysis across a range of Mobilise projects. Her first career in journalism and writing gave her extensive skills in the written word, communications and getting key messages across. She has since developed significant experienced in local government, project and event management, and economic development. As a Town Centre Officer for the London Borough of Brent, Sara supported the delivery of a range of activities including event management, visiting markets, business networking, and LDA funded regeneration programmes in Wembley and Willesden. As a consultant she has led funding bids, provided project management support, developed street markets, supported a neighbourhood forum and capacity built business associations.
Associate Principal Consultant
Jasel is a project consultant and social value professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She has a proven track record of engaging with residents, businesses, community organisations, and the supply chain to ensure S106 employment, apprenticeship, and social value targets are achieved. Jasel worked in the arts education sector for 15 years prior to joining Here East in 2016 as their Head of Community and Partnerships. She developed and led on all social impact programmes and initiatives for the campus, forging strong partnerships with local boroughs, educators, businesses and industry professionals. She developed Here East first-ever scholarships and industry insights programmes and her lead on social impact won the organisation two RICS awards in 2021.
Since January 2022, Jasel has been advising high-profile businesses on community-led initiatives. Clients include Greater London Authority, Future of London, Countryside Partnerships, British Land and The National Portrait Gallery. In January 2022, Jasel joined as a Trustee to Badu Sports, a youth based charity developing and inspiring young East Londoners.
Amy is a driven and enthusiastic individual who is well read in Politics and International Relations. She has just completed a Postgraduate degree at the University College London in Russian and Post-Soviet Politics at grade Merit. Her breadth of knowledge on a wide range of policy issues, and her previous experience both in an MP’s office and a grass roots movement, has promulgated into a passion to support communities and improve the relationship between the state and the citizen – ambitions she applies to her role here at Mobilise. She has been at Mobilise for over a year and a half and has contributed to a variety of projects specialising in evaluation and review, business planning, project design and delivery, strategy development and much more. Her skills include critical analysis, report writing and effective communication which aids community outreach and engagement as well as building a rapport and professional relationships with clients.
Shiza is a proactive and highly adaptable researcher with experience in conducting robust, sensitive interviews. An excellent communicator, Shiza has experience leading research design, co-design workshops, interviews, and analysis on high street and town centre regeneration and creative industry policy areas. She is passionate about empowering local citizens, helping them to organise and strengthen shared communities. Most recently, Shiza has worked on Wandsworth Town's Property Partnership with Wandsworth Council, leading research on unlocking properties on the high street for community use as part of the town centre regeneration. Shiza has also written and contributed to policy reports in her role as Design Policy Manager at Policy Connect, a cross-party think tank. Shiza's ability to sensitively host spaces on critical and complicated issues, and to communicate them in an accurate and concise manner allows her to work with a variety of audiences and produce deeply analytical work. Shiza holds a MSc in Human Rights and Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her dissertation explored the relationship between state violence and necropolitics. Shiza is also a multidisciplinary artist, and has experience in interweaving her creative practice and academic practice.
Associate Data Analyst
Rahel is a data analyst who specialises in supporting social sector organisations with limited capacity or capabilities in research. Her vision is to empower social sector service providers to use the data available to them effectively to maintain and increase their social impact. Before freelancing, she has worked as Research Consultant at The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and Project Oracle for three years, and has a MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford