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

Alessandra Podesta

Senior Innovation and 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)

Andy Morgan

HR Manager

Anna Farina

Risk Financing Operations Lead, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

Ashraful Haque

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

Bill Owiti

Technical Projects and Salesforce Lead

Casey Pearson

Researcher, Evidence & Learning

Celetia Acheampong

HR Coordinator

Charlotte Bradford

Executive Assistant

Christine Murphy

MEAL Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Clare Harris

Interim Head of Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

David Burt

Start Fund MEAL Manager

David Peters

Officer, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Déocard Chirhalwirwa Murhambo

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

Edward Parkinson

Risk Analysis Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Eleanor Nderitu

Officer, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Elizabeth Rees

Technical Lead, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Emma Cazou

MEAL Officer

Filipe Pereira

Assurance Advisor

Heather Brown

Researcher, Evidence & Learning

Helen Guyatt

Head of Evidence and Learning

Helen James

Head of Communications & Digital

Irahyma Paredes

Head of Resource Mobilisation

Joana Villaflor

Head of Network Development

Katarzyna Khider

Head of Finance

Leonie Le Borgne

Start Ready Programme Manager

Lia Gonzalo

Associate (Philippines), Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Lucretia Puentes

Head of Funds

Mahoo Lyimo

Membership Engagement Advisor

Mariana Lara Valencia

Start Fund Programme Officer

Marwa Tasnim

Partnership Officer National FOREWARN - Bangladesh

Max Wilder

Start Fund Senior MEAL Officer

Mazen Alhousseiny

Training and Capacity Development Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Mica Lam

Operations Officer

Michele Turner

Operations and Compliance Manager

Milli Cooper

Technical Partnerships Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Mohammad Fhakrul Islam

Partnership Coordinator, Start Fund Bangladesh

Mousumi Gupta

Start Fund Regional Advisor for South Asia

Mwikali Mutune

Communications Manager

Myriam Castañeda Solares

External Affairs and Advocacy Lead

Nafisa Rudmila

Start Fund Programme Officer

Natalie Smith

International Grants & Finance Officer

Nelly Maonde

Regional Advisor - South & Eastern Africa

Pindi Graham De Silva

Operations Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Pramila Subedi

Programme Manager, Start Fund Nepal

Raju Prasad Acharya

MEAL Officer Start Fund Nepal

Rya Ducusin

Communications Officer

Sarah Klassen

Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Seheno Fanantenana Andrianiaina

FOREWARN Coordinator in Madagascar

Serena Suen

Start Fund Programme Manager

Shofiul Alam

Programme Coordinator, Start Fund Bangladesh

Susan Njambi-Szlapka

Learning & Evidence Advisor

Tania Cheung

Senior Network Development Advisor

Verity Lindley

Membership Officer

Victoria Baber

Finance Manager

Vincent Henson

Due Diligence Manager

Wiebke Meenenga

Start Fund Programme Officer

Zofia Piotrowicz

Digital Officer

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