Nicola Macbean, Director

Nicola founded The Rights Practice in 2002 and is the former Director of the Great Britain-China Centre. She was educated at the University of Cambridge, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University and London University. She has an LLM in Human Rights and degrees in social anthropology and economics of education. Nicola has been an Independent Custody Visitor and was a Trustee of BOND, the UK membership body for NGOs working in international development (2008-14).

Sophie Cornford, Programme Manager 

Before joining the Rights Practice in 2011, Sophie was the International Development Manager in the International Office of St John. She has also worked as a Programme Officer for Voluntary Services Overseas in China and in the Beijing office of the British Council. She has a degree in Politics and East Asian Studies from Newcastle University.

C M Abdul Muyeed, Finance Manager

Muyeed joined The Rights Practice in May 2021, bringing decades of experience in accountancy within the non-governmental and public sectors. He has worked in a wide range of charities supporting international development and human rights. Muyeed has a higher degree in accounting and finance and is an ACCA (finalist).