OUR TEAM

Transforming ideas into action requires a team of specialists. We bring together experts from business, agriculture, development and government to implement ground-breaking strategies and programs.

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KAREN JAMES

CEO and Acting Asia Pacific Director

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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JOHN COOK

Director, Africa

John holds more than 20 years’ experience in the food and agribusiness industry, having held 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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MWAMKUNGU CHIRUMO-MIN

Field Agent

Mwamkungu is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.  

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ELIUD KORIR

Senior Manager, Livestock and Stockfeed

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

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ISIDOR TISOK

Field Operations Manager

An expert in organic, integrated and related farm management, as well as in  livestock and stockfeed.

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MEG KAUTHEN

Sustainability Designer

Sustainability designer with hands-on experience in international development, partnership development, strategic marketing 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.

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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OMAR MASHANGO-MIN 

Field Agent

Omar is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya. 

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DIPHAS MASINDE-MIN

Field Agent

Diphas is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.

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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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GEOFREY MUTUNGA-MIN 

Field Agent

 

Geofrey is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.

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MISHI MWAGARI-MIN

Field Agent

Mishi is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.  

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RAMA MWAKUSIRIKWA-MIN

Field Agent

Rama is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya. 

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CHIEDZA SIBANDA 
Agronomy and Field Operations Manager

​Chiedza has significant farming and program management and has developed several programs to empower and uplift smallholder farmers and emerging farmer enterprises.

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SAMANTA SIMMS

Operations and Innovation Manager

With a strong work ethic, and the ability to creatively solve problems and mitigate risks, Samanta knows how to delivers results under pressure.

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THOMAS NGOTHO 

Senior Program Manager, Crops and Agronomy

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

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WAYNE POWAE

Agriculture and Economic Development Lead

Wayne has as extensive experience in crop agronomy, developing farmer training programs, value chain development, and the creation of partnerships.  

CONSULTANTS

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BRAD RUDDUCK

Senior Consultant - Digital

Brad provides a digital lens to programs, breaking large complex problems down and finding solutions that meet each unique situational constraint.

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ISAAC JEFFRIES

Consultant - Financial Analyst 

Specialises in designing and building sustainable businesses.

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LAIZIA GARCIA 

Project Director - Cross Sector Partnerships Initiative

Laiza’s experience includes designing Economic Social Governance strategies, negotiating, engaging stakeholders and program implementation.

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RICHARD ROGERS

Senior Consultant - Business Strategy

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

Senior Consultant - Animal Husbandry

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

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STUART ANSTEE 

Senior Consultant - Biodiversity

Specialises in business processes and drivers, coupled with ecological and conservation outcomes.

INTERNSHIPS

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HANNAH COSTIN

Internship - Policy

Studying International Relations with a passion for understanding the social outcomes and impacts of governance.