Board of Trustees
The Board takes its steer from the membership and is accountable to the network’s members.
The Board is responsible for implementing our agreed strategy as well as all other governance matters, such as cost-effectiveness and efficiency, brand protection, and oversight of the sub-committees, the Start Network Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Finance and Operations Officer.
- oversees sub-committees and team performance
- provides strategic steer
- approves the annual business plan and budget
- considers new programmes and services.
We believe that our decisions should be transparent, so we make summary Board minutes available to download.
SANJAYAN SRIKANTHAN Chair of the Board, CEO, Shelterbox (independent)
NOREEN GUMBO Vice-Chair of the Board, Head of Humanitarian Programmes, Trocaire (member)
MOHAMMED NADEEM Compliance Specialist (independent)
GLYN ISHERWOOD Treasurer, CFO, BBC (independent)
ANWER IQBAL CFO, HANDS (Health And Nutrition Development Society) (member)
OENONE CHADBURN Head of Humanitarian & Resilience Team, Tearfund (member)
MUHAMMAD AMAD Executive Director of Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA) (member)
BENJAMIN LANIADO CEO, CADENA (member)
MALCOLM SPENCE Managing Director, Public Sector Team, Global Innovation Fund (independent)
BINNY PRABHAKAR (independent)
Start Network’s Assembly is made up of representatives from each member organisation. It sets the network’s strategic direction and acts as a sounding board for ideas about our evolution. Its primary role is an advisory one, but the Assembly has three important governance responsibilities:
- appointing or removing trustees, and overseeing the Board’s performance
- appointing or removing network members
- approving any changes to the Start Network’s membership policy.