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

Innovation 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

Anna Wyatt

Resource Mobilisation Advisor, Start Fund Bangladesh

Antigone Mathianaki

Governance Manager

Ashraful Haque

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

Charlotte Bradford

Executive Assistant

Christine Murphy

MEAL Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Claire Morgan

Institutional Fundraiser

Clare Harris

Technical Lead, 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

Senior Technical Advisor, Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing

Erika Glanz

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

Filipe Pereira

Compliance and Risk Officer

Hannah Reichardt

Senior Innovation Manager

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

Kassandra Biggemann

Start Fund Programme Officer

Katie Tiller

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

Leonie Le Borgne

Start Financing Facility Operations and Change Lead

Lucretia Puentes

Head of Funds

Mahoo Lyimo

Membership Engagement Advisor

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

Michele Turner

Operations and Compliance Manager

Milli Cooper

Start Fund Officer

Mohammad Fhakrul Islam

Partnership Coordinator, Start Fund Bangladesh

Myriam Castañeda Solares

External Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Neil Townsend

Head of Innovation

Nelly Maonde

Zimbabwe Disaster Risk Financing Coordinator

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

Tania Cheung

Senior Network Development Advisor

Vincent Henson

Due Diligence Manager

Zofia Piotrowicz

Digital Officer

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