Transforming ideas into action requires a team of specialists. We bring together experts from corporate, development and government to implement groundbreaking strategies and programs.

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KAREN JAMES

Chief Executive Officer

With a background in Systems Thinking and Engineering, KJ has a unique talent for unpacking complex issues with companies to determine strategic opportunities.

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MARK MATTHEWS

Director, Asia Pacific

Mark has worked in private and public enterprise, government, not for profit and community organisations in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Fiji.

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JOHN COOK

Director, Africa

With more than 20 years’ experience in the food and agribusiness industry holding a variety of executive management positions.

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DEB DOAN

Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Designer

Deb's experience spans strategy development, risk management, client service design and project management.

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EDDY CHIBU

Country Manager, Kenya

With a background in Governance Eddy is leading the Business for Development Kenyan team to build impactful and sustainable value chains.

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ELIUD KORIR

Senior Consultant, Livestock and Stockfeed

Having worked for companies Kenya Bixa and Kenchic, Eliud has more than 12 years hands-on experience in livestock.

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KERRIN GLEESON 

Project Consultant

End-to-end project management, strategy development and implementation and business coaching experience. Spent over 17 years in commodity risk management and marketing in the wheat, sugar and wool industries.

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MEG KAUTHEN

Sustainability Designer

Effective, results-focused, sustainability designer with a strategic marketing background. Hands-on experience in international development, partnership development and communications. 

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MORRIS DZUYA

Agronomist and Agribusiness Expert

Morris has extensive experience in crop agronomy and the development of smallholder agribusiness.

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NOEL KUMAN

Agriculture Innovation & Enterprise Development Lead 

An expert in cocoa and fresh produce post-harvest research and development, rural agriculture extension and agribusiness.

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SAMANTA SIMMS

Operations and Innovation Manager

Strong work ethic, ability to creatively solve problems and mitigate risks, Samanta knows how to delivers results under pressure.

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SAUMU MOHAMED

Administrator and 

Business Analyst

Supports all aspects of administration, manages requirements at a project level and is the lead Business Analyst in the application of new technologies for the Kenyan team.  

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THOMAS NGOTHO 

Senior Consultant, Crops and Agronomy

Extensive experience in building capacities of the local people who depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

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ISAAC JEFFRIES

Project Consultant

Specialises in designing and building sustainable businesses

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RICHARD ROGERS

Senior Project Consultant

Helps companies move beyond traditional Corporate Social Responsibility to become primary agents for delivering societal and shareholder value.

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DR ROSS CUTLER

Project Consultant

Spent over 40 years undertaking veterinary work with businesses, institutions, universities, farms,  governments and the UN around the world. 

 

Head Office

10/134-136 Cambridge Street

Collingwood, Victoria 3066

Australia

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Business for Development is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory of the ACFID Code of Conduct. ACFID is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations.