who we are

Our people


Our team is made up of staff in the independent Start Network charity and the Start Programmes team (Start Fund, the Migration Emergency Response Fund, and the DEPP Innovation Labs) hosted by Save the Children UK.

 

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Christina Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne Lyne

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Sarah Klassen

Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Katie Tiller

Program Development Manager, Relief International, Start Fund Regional Advisor for Asia

Anna Farina

Risk Financing Operations Lead, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Christine Murphy

MEAL Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Michele Turner

Interim Operations and Compliance Manager

Erika Glanz

Director of International Operations and Emergencies, CADENA, Start Fund Regional Advisor for Latin America

Zofia Piotrowicz

Digital Officer

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

Clare Harris

Technical Lead, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

David Burt

Start Fund MEAL Manager

Leonie Le Borgne

Start Financing Facility Operations and Change Lead

Lucretia Puentes

Head of Funds

Emily Montier

Head of Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Helen James

Head of Communications & Digital

Edward Parkinson

Risk Analysis Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Cat Sneath

Head of People and Culture

Milli Cooper

Start Fund Officer

Adeola Adelakun

Business Analyst

Alessandra Podesta

Innovation Learning Manager

Amadou Diallo

Country/Regional Coordinator, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Amjad Ahmad

Disaster Risk Finance-Coordinator

Ana Marie Dizon

FOREWARN Philippines Coordinator (hosted by CARE)

Anna Wyatt

Resource Mobilisation Advisor, Start Fund Bangladesh

Ashraful Haque

Coordinator, FOREWARN Bangladesh Resilience and Risk Reduction Team (ICCCAD)

Bhavya Srinivasan

Network Development and Innovation Manager

Charlotte Bradford

Executive Assistant

Daniela Carlucci

Communications Manager

David Peters

Officer, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Sarah Barr

Learning Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Myriam Castañeda Solares

External Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Déocard Chirhalwirwa Murhambo

Communications Advisor - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Based with PADECO)

Eleanor Nderitu

Officer, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Elizabeth Rees

Senior Technical Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Ezequiel Aranda

Start Fund MEAL Officer

Farzana Ahmed

MEAL Coordinator Start Fund Bangladesh

Filipe Pereira

Compliance and Risk Officer

Hannah Reichardt

Senior Innovation Manager

Helen Guyatt

Head of Evidence and Learning

Irahyma Paredes

Head of Resource Mobilisation

Mahoo Lyimo

Membership Engagement Advisor

Marcus Rice

Researcher (maternity cover)

Marwa Tasnim

Partnership Officer National FOREWARN - Bangladesh

Max Wilder

Start Fund Senior MEAL Officer

Neil Townsend

Head of Innovation

Pindi Graham De Silva

Operations Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Rya Ducusin

Communications Advisor - Philippines (Based with Care Philippines)

Seheno Fanantenana Andrianiaina

FOREWARN Coordinator in Mandagascar

Tania Cheung

Senior Network Development Advisor

Vincent Henson

Due Diligence Manager

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