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.


See our Governance bodies.

Christina Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne Lyne

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Kat Reichel

Head of Network Development & Engagement

Sarah Klassen

Crisis Anticipation Technical Advisor, Analysis

David Burt

Senior MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Michaela Larson

MEAL Officer, Start Fund

Clare Harris

Senior Technical Disaster Risk Adviser, Start Labs

Neil Townsend

Head of Innovation

Megan Lilley

Crisis Anticipation Partnerships Adviser

Vincent Henson

Due Diligence Platform Manager

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Emily Montier

Start Labs Manager

Annemarie Poorterman

Senior Network Development Advisor

Sarah Barr

Anticipation Learning Advisor

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

Pindi Graham De Silva

Start Fund Officer

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

Zofia Piotrowicz

Digital Officer

Michele Turner

Interim Operations and Compliance Manager

Edward Parkinson

Risk Analysis Technical Advisor

Chloe Dawes

Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Katie Tiller

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

Andrew Kavala

Executive Director Manepo, Start Fund Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa

Erika Glanz

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

Lucile Brethes

Head of Funds

Lucretia Puentes

Head of Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Daniel Squire

Start Fund Programme Manager

Anna Farina

Risk Financing Operations Lead

Milli Cooper

ARC Replica Payout Grants Officer

Melina Koutsis

Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) Programme Manager

Leonie Le Borgne

Anticipations Partnerships Advisor

Find out more about how you can work with us