Our spokespeople


Our press team will be happy to arrange interviews for you with representatives from our country programmes wherever possible. If you're interested in speaking with a Marie Stopes International spokesperson please contact the press office via email: press@mariestopes.org or phone: +44 (0)20 3219 8005.


John Lotspeich, Global Director of Communications

John Lotspeich has 20 years’ global communication experience, including journalism, research, and publications in both the public and private sectors.

His work in communications has been centred on health policy and NGO programmes with a focus on global health.

He has specialised in cross-cultural communication throughout his career, and has worked on assignment in positions in London, Paris, Delhi, Nairobi, Chicago and New York, as well as project experience in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, and work with the WHO and other multilateral NGOs.

He has always recognised the power of communications to deliver policy change, and spent nearly two years in Brussels working on health system and development projects with European institutions, particularly the Commission and the European Parliament.

This, and involvement with HIV/AIDS policy advocacy in Europe, led to a his specialising in public health and social marketing communications and international media relations.


Genevieve Edwards, UK Communications and Policy Director 

Genevieve Edwards has two decades' experience in voluntary sector communications. 

She's worked on domestic and international briefs for organisations including Save the Children, NCH Action for Children and Terrence Higgins Trust where she was Executive Director of Communications, Fundraising & Health Improvement before joining Marie Stopes International in April 2013.