With an English father and an Argentine mother, Gordon has always had one foot either side of the Atlantic. After qualifying as an engineer he worked in Chile, followed by further periods in the UK and overseas in Africa. Working in Peru for six years during the 1980s, both with the government and churches, he was present at the meeting when the ministry of ‘Paz y Esperanza’ was launched under the umbrella of the Evangelical Council of Peru (CONEP) in 1984. Little did he think that more than 30 years later he would still be involved with them. Returning to the UK he became the Head of Region for Latin America & the Caribbean for Tearfund UK for 17 years, working with church leaders and Christian NGOs in many countries. Peru and PyE were high on that list. Retiring in 2007 he joined forces with Graham Gordon to launch the UK arm of PyE and continues as a Trustee with responsibilities for communications with supporters and local churches. Married to Angela who shares the interest in Latin America and who was for many years a Trustee of the mission Latin Link.
Graham is Director of Paz y Esperanza UK, helping to set it up in 2011. He worked with Paz y Esperanza in Peru from 2003-9. Initially this was in the San Martin Office working with indigenous communities and campaigns for greater environmental protection. He then moved to Lima to focus more on national advocacy around indigenous rights and truth and reconciliation as well as working with the church in Latin America. In the UK he has worked for many years in public policy within international development organisations and is currently Head of Policy at CAFOD. He is married to Ali with two young daughters Apphia and Isla.
Suzanne developed a passion for Latin America at a young age and started learning Spanish aged 12. She first travelled to Latin America aged 16 when she did an expedition to Bolivia. She has since lived in Ecuador, Chile and Nicaragua and travelled across South and Central America. Suzanne holds a first class BA Joint Honours degree in Hispanic Studies and Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham University. She completed a post-graduate NCTJ journalism qualification and has worked as a newspaper journalist and risk analyst. She currently lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters and has been a trustee of Paz y Esperanza UK since 2013.