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

Leonie Le Borgne

Anticipations Partnerships Advisor

Melina Koutsis

Coordinator, MERF (Tunis)

Fatima Khonat

Communications Manager, Start Fund

Kat Reichel

Head of Network Development & Engagement

Sarah Klassen

Crisis Anticipation Technical Advisor, Analysis

David Burt

Senior MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Lucretia Puentes

Start Fund Programme Manager

Michaela Larson

MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Edward Parkinson

Crisis Anticipation Officer

Clare Harris

Senior Technical Disaster Risk Adviser, Start Labs

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

Neil Townsend

Head of Innovation

Pindi Graham De Silva

Start Fund Officer

Megan Lilley

Crisis Anticipation Partnerships Adviser

Vincent Henson

Due Diligence Platform Manager

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Emily Montier

Start Labs Manager

Daniel Squire

Programme Officer, MERF

Annemarie Poorterman

Senior Network Development Advisor

Sarah Barr

Anticipation Learning Advisor

Susana Nino

Finance Manager

Chaitali Chattopadhyay

MEAL Manager

Anne Noirhomme

Start Fund Officer

Helen James

Head of Communications & Digital

Cat Sneath

Head of People and Culture

Bhavya Srinivasan

Network Development and Innovation Manager

Emma Flaherty

Adviser and Project Manager, Anticipation

Christine Murphy

Start Fund Officer

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