Trish Davidson founded Unchosen in 2007, having learnt that slavery not only continues to exist across the world, but that it is also widespread in British communities.
Determined to change this reality, Trish decided to draw on the emotionally engaging qualities of film to raise awareness of Modern Slavery across the UK and Europe.
Trish’s determination and commitment to raising awareness of Modern Slavery have been widely recognised. Most recently Trish was awarded a ‘Points of Light’ Award by Prime Minister David Cameron, to recognise her outstanding contribution to the community. She was given ‘An Extraordinary Women’ award for ‘Personal Contribution’ in 2009, in 2012 the Human Trafficking Foundation presented her with the Marsh Award at its media awards ceremony at the House of Commons and in 2013. The Independent on Sunday included her in their ‘Happy List’ of people who have started charities and given huge amount of time volunteering.
Trish retired in 2014, and the enthusiastic Unchosen team continue the work she started.
Camilla Brown joined the Unchosen team in 2012 and became CEO in 2014. Camilla’s anti-slavery sector career began in 2002 working for ‘Free the Slaves’ in the USA followed by 8 years at ‘Kalayaan’ providing advice and support to migrant domestic workers. At Unchosen, Camilla was responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the charity and was the driving force behind Unchosen’s Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competitions. Camilla left a growing Unchosen in August 2015 to focus on her career as a psychotherapist.