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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2009 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2010 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2011 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2012 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2013 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2014 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2015 4 Sam Deere, Thomas Sittler, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2016 5 Marcin Kowrygo, Sam Deere, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2017 5 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2018 6 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2019 6 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2020 7 Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2021 10 Grace Adams, Jasper Hartong, Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2022 11 Grace Adams, Jade Amos, Jasper Hartong, Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2009-01-01 1 Toby Ord
2010-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2011-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2012-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2013-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2014-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2015-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2016-01-01 3 Sam Deere, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2017-01-01 5 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2018-01-01 5 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2019-01-01 6 Julia Wise, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2020-01-01 5 Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2021-01-01 7 Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill
2022-01-01 10 Grace Adams, Jasper Hartong, Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman, Marcin Kowrygo, Pablo Melchor, Pablo Melchor, Toby Ord, Tomás Magalhães, William MacAskill

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
17 17 0 Alex Savard, Andrew Leeke, Ben Chugg, Dominika Krupocin, Faiz Surani, Floris Wolswijk, Geetanjali Basarkod, Greg Gianopoulos, Heather Heckman, Jo Duyvestyn, John Patrick Addison, Julia Wise, Julian Hazell, Katy Moore, MF Mika, Michael Townsend, Surbhi Bharadwaj
2009-01-01 18 1 0 Toby Ord
2009-11-01 19 1 0 William MacAskill
2015-02-01 20 1 0 Sam Deere
2015-08-01 21 1 0 Thomas Sittler
2015-10-01 20 0 -1 Thomas Sittler
2016-01-01 20 1 -1 Sam Deere Sam Deere
2016-03-01 21 1 0 Tomás Magalhães
2016-04-01 22 1 0 Marcin Kowrygo
2016-07-01 21 0 -1 Sam Deere
2017-01-01 22 1 0 Julia Wise
2018-02-01 23 1 0 Pablo Melchor
2020-01-01 22 0 -1 Julia Wise
2020-07-01 24 2 0 Luke Freeman, Luke Freeman
2021-05-01 25 1 0 Pablo Melchor
2021-07-01 26 1 0 Jasper Hartong
2021-11-01 27 1 0 Grace Adams
2022-02-01 28 1 0 Jade Amos

List of people (32 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Thomas Sittler Intern 2015-08-01 2015-10-01 intern [1]
Toby Ord Founder 2009-01-01 [2]
William MacAskill Co-Founder 2009-11-01 [3], [4]
Luke Freeman Head of organization 2020-07-01 [5]
Julia Wise President 2017-01-01 2020-01-01 [2]
Julia Wise Advisor advisor [2]
Sam Deere Director of Communications 2015-02-01 2016-01-01 [6]
Sam Deere President and Technical Director 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 [6]
John Patrick Addison Developer [2]
Floris Wolswijk Volunteer volunteer [2]
Faiz Surani Volunteer volunteer [3]
MF Mika Volunteer volunteer [3]
Andrew Leeke Volunteer volunteer [3]
Dominika Krupocin Volunteer volunteer [3]
Heather Heckman Volunteer volunteer [3]
Greg Gianopoulos Volunteer volunteer [3]
Jo Duyvestyn Volunteer volunteer [3]
Ben Chugg Volunteer volunteer [3]
Surbhi Bharadwaj Volunteer volunteer [3]
Geetanjali Basarkod Volunteer volunteer [3]
Katy Moore Copy Editor [3]
Alex Savard Design Director [3]
Julian Hazell Content & Research Associate [3]
Jasper Hartong Technical Product Manager 2021-07-01 contractor [3], [7]
Luke Freeman Executive Director 2020-07-01 full-time [3], [8]
Michael Townsend Researcher [3]
Grace Adams Head of Marketing 2021-11-01 full-time [3], [9]
Pablo Melchor Pledger 2018-02-01 [10]
Pablo Melchor Ambassador 2021-05-01 [10]
Marcin Kowrygo Founder & Organizer of the Polish chapter 2016-04-01 [11]
Tomás Magalhães Chapter Director 2016-03-01 [12]
Jade Amos Donor 2022-02-01 contractor [13]

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