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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Cat Sneath

Acting CEO

Megan Lilley

Start Fund Officer

Emily Montier

Start Labs Manager

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Christos Papaioannou

Head of Funds (mat cover)

Leonie Le Borgne

Anticipations Partnerships Advisor

Daniel Squire

Programme Officer, MERF

Pindi Graham De Silva

Adminstrator, Start Fund Bangladesh

Annemarie Poorterman

Senior Network Development Advisor

Melina Koutsis

Coordinator, MERF (Tunis)

Fatima Khonat

Communications Manager, Start Fund

Kat Reichel

Head of Network Development & Engagement

Bhavya Srinivasan

Innovations Operations Manager

Neil Townsend

Innovation DEPP Lab Programme Manager

Sarah Klassen

Crisis Anticipation Technical Advisor, Analysis

Sarah Barr

Anticipation Learning Advisor

Emma Flaherty

Adviser and Project Manager, Anticipation

Susana Nino

Finance Manager

Chaitali Chattopadhyay

MEAL Manager

David Burt

Senior MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Michaela Larson

MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Lucretia Puentes

Start Fund Programme Manager

Frances Tate

Executive Assistant

Anne Noirhomme

Start Fund Officer

Helen James

Head of Communications & Digital

Edward Parkinson

Crisis Anticipation Officer

Clare Harris

Senior Technical Disaster Risk Adviser, Start Labs

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

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