Gemma first joined Conciliation Resources in January 2011, as Executive Assistant. She has a background in the humanitarian sector, working at The British Red Cross supporting health and social care programmes in Central Asia and carrying out deployment administration for ICRC delegates. Prior to joining Conciliation Resources, Gemma worked at Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War. Previous voluntary experience includes roles with the student support service Nightline and at a landmine museum in Cambodia. Gemma has a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict and Development from the Open University.