Janice Moore READ MORE
Global Director of Programmes & Operations
Janice Moore is Montrose’s Global Programmes and Operations Director and Gender Specialist with over 16 years of experience working in Africa and Asia. Ms Moore is responsible for Montrose’s programme and operational systems, policies and procedures, the effective and smooth day-to-day operations of the company, including human resource capacity, compliance, accountability and administration. Ms Moore is responsible for ensuring the effective and quality implementation of all client contracts. She has substantial expertise in all aspects of project management, including design, start-up, implementation, client relationship management, consultant and personnel management, project closure and deliverable quality control. Ms Moore directly oversees the management of some of Montrose’s key contracts, including the Supporting Entrepreneurship in Equatorial Guinea programme.
Prior to Montrose, Ms Moore has held senior project management and technical advisory positions with a variety of donors, international NGOs and United Nations (UN) agencies including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Care International, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA, which has involved working with governments, multilateral organizations and civil society across Africa and Asia. Ms Moore has lived and worked in numerous environments including Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), and Uganda. She has undertaken numerous consultancies on gender, and during her five years in Sri Lanka, Ms Moore was Deputy Director of a CIDA-funded vocational training programme targeting underprivileged youth in conflict-affected areas. Ms Moore holds a Masters’ in International Development with specialisation in Gender and Development from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, and is fluent in English and French.
Bridget Brown READ MORE
Africa Regional Director
Bridget Brown is Montrose’s Africa Regional Director, responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of Montrose programmes in the region and oversight of the Kampala office and operations, including ensuring compliance and accountability. She has substantial expertise in all aspects of project management, including design, start-up, implementation, client relationship management, consultant and personnel management, project closure and deliverable quality control. As Montrose’s representative in the region, Ms Brown is responsible for effective client relationship management and identifying and pursuing new business opportunities.
Prior to joining Montrose Ms Brown held senior positions as an international development specialist in public and private sectors and has worked in the field for 10 years in numerous difficult environments including South Sudan, Nigeria and Uganda. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and an Honours degree from Oxford. Ms Brown is fluent in English with a working proficiency in Spanish, French and German.
Nicholas Ramsden READ MORE
Asia-Pacific Regional Director
Nicholas Ramsden is Montrose’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of Montrose programmes in the region and oversight of the Myanmar office and operations. An experienced international development specialist, Mr Ramsden oversees the development of new business relationships and the management of Montrose contracts in Asia-Pacific, including extractive companies such as BG Group, Shell, Ophir and Woodside. Mr Ramsden has also managed programmes for a variety of clients including DFID, UNDP, WHO, Ok Tedi Mining, and private investors, as well as having extensive field research experience in community needs, health and education provision, gender issues, local perceptions of development efficiency, and the impact of extractive industry social performance programming. Mr Ramsden is also a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar.
Prior to joining Montrose, Mr Ramsden successfully led DFID’s Girls’ Education Programme in South Sudan through the outbreak of a new civil war. Mr Ramsden previously managed DFID health, education, and water/sanitation projects in South Sudan for three years. Mr Ramsden holds a BA and MA (Oxon) from Balliol College, Oxford, and an MSc in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, he has experience living and working in South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Myanmar, and the UK. Mr Ramsden is fluent in English and speaks some German, Tok Pisin, Arabic and Burmese.
Charlotte Walker READ MORE
Director - Africa Programmes
Charlotte Walker is the Director - Programmes for Africa, based in the Regional Office in Kampala, Uganda. Ms Walker has 10 years of Programme Management experience, which she uses to oversee the effective and efficient implementation of Montrose’s Africa programmes.
Prior to joining Montrose Ms Walker worked for a variety of INGOs, both as a full-time employee and as a consultant, in many countries across Africa and Asia including Nigeria, Burundi, Kenya, Afghanistan, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sierra Leone, where she lived and worked for five years. As a consultant, Ms Walker has led a team to externally evaluate HIV Stigma Prevention projects in Ethiopia, Swaziland and Mozambique. She has also externally evaluated health projects for Ebola Contact Tracing in Sierra Leone and conducted research on the role of religious leaders in supply and demand-driven family planning interventions in Kenya, Burundi and Nigeria. In November 2014 Ms Walker returned to Sierra Leone for 7 months, at the height of the Ebola epidemic, as Director of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF).
Ms Walker has an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a BSc with Joint Honours in Medical Microbiology and Zoology from the University of Leeds. Ms Walker has been presented with three awards for her work so far including, most recently, The Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. She is a native English speaker, fluent in Sierra Leonean Krio and with a working knowledge of French.
Nelius Scheepers READ MORE
Director - Montrose Environmental
Nelius Scheepers is a Director for Montrose Environmental. He is an experienced Environmental Management professional with 16 years of experience in oil and gas, mining, major civil infrastructure projects, manufacturing and heavy industry. One of his key specialty areas is as Project Manager for large-scale, complex EIA/ESIA/ESHSIA projects. He successfully managed environmental assessment projects for multi-national clients in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Mr Scheepers has all-round experience in both environmental and social aspects of projects and, therefore, has the leadership and managerial skills to direct, manage large multi-disciplinary teams of specialists / subject matter experts located around the globe, as well as review specialist studies to ultimately compile ESIA reports.
During his career, he has worked directly and indirectly on projects for numerous companies including: Sappi, The South African Breweries, Anglo Platinum, Shell, Chevron, Khumba Resources, BHP Billiton (MMC), Anglo Coal, Sasol, African Barrick Gold, Dundee Precious Metals, Rio Tinto (Richards Bay Minerals), Vopak, Qatar Public Works Authority, Chinese National Offshore Oil Company. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Water Resource Management; a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from University Pretoria, South Africa. Mr Scheepers is a registered Professional Natural Scientist and an internationally registered Environmental Auditor.
Marion Thomas READ MORE
Director - Montrose Environmental
Marion Thomas is a director for Montrose Environmental. She is an expert in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (international standards and in-country legislation) and auditing as well as public consultation / stakeholder engagement, particularly geared to levels of literacy and language as well as the training of locally contracted teams. Ms Thomas is also an experienced Project Manager and Director and has worked on numerous large-scale complex projects in the areas of mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, infrastructure, waste and land development.
Ms Thomas holds a Master of Science in Engineering Geology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; a Master of Science in Geology and Groundwater from the University of the Free State, South Africa; and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Queen Mary College, University of London, United Kingdom.
Philip Patton READ MORE
Director - Montrose Environmental
Philip Patton is a Director for Montrose Environmental. He is also a licensed High Conservation Value Assessor (ALS15041PP) and has conducted HCV assessments, biodiversity assessments, environmental impact assessments and audits in Europe, the Middle East and throughout Africa. Mr Patton is also an experienced ornithologist, and a registered Professional Natural Scientist (400029/14). He has over 18 years of consulting experience in ecological assessments and environmental auditing within the mining, agriculture, and renewable energy sectors as well as other similar industries.
Mr Patton holds a B.Sc Hons (EGS) from the University of Cape Town, and a B.Sc (Geology and Botany) from the University of Port Elizabeth.
Aldo Tang READ MORE
Aldo Tang is currently the Programme Director of the Supporting Entrepreneurship in Equatorial Guinea programme where he manages a team of national staff as well as international staff and consultants. Mr Tang's key areas of expertise include strategic direction, implementation and oversight of administrative and financial systems, project management implementation and oversight, operations including logistics, IT, procurement, and human resources. In Equatorial Guinea he has in-country responsibility for implementation of compliance policies, and delivers training to staff on HSSE and compliance.
Mr Tang is a Naval Mechanical Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General and Strategic Management by the Maastricht School of Management and a Master on Strategic Business Administration by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He has been awarded a prize on Rational Use of Energy and a certificate on efficient practices in clean production by the Peruvian Government. Mr Tang is fluent in Spanish and English.
Elizabeth Onyango READ MORE
Elizabeth Onyango is a Project Manager with experience managing projects funded by a range of clients in Africa and Asia. This includes donor agencies such as DFID, UNICEF and AusAid, and private sector clients in a variety of sectors including health, education and livelihoods. Ms Onyango is responsible for the day-to-day management of a number of large projects including the South Sudan Health Pooled Fund. As Project Manager, Ms Onyango has been responsible for the coordination and implementation of health and education surveys in fragile and conflict affected states. This included on the ground coordination of an EGRA EGMA survey of primary schools in all 14 districts in Sierra Leone, and the management of a complex evaluation of a DFID textbooks project in South Sudan. Ms Onyango has also undertaken technical work for Montrose, particularly in relation to stakeholder engagement and communication, equity and access to services and social investment.
Ms Onyango holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Policy Analysis and Management, Law and Society and African Studies from Cornell University, USA.
Hillary Strasser READ MORE
Hillary Strasser is a Project Manager in the Montrose Asia-Pacific Regional Office. She has seven years of experience working in wildlife conservation, international development, and renewable energy project development. She has experience in market research, community engagement, and project management from working in field and office settings across the Caucasus region, Eastern Europe, United States, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
Ms Strasser holds an MA in Geography from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Russian Area Studies from Washington & Lee University, United States. Her MA research explored Myanmar's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in the oil and gas sector. Ms Strasser is also a certified field guide in South Africa and an Ordinary Seaman with a combined year at sea. She is fluent in French and conversational in Russian.
Juliet Sakindi READ MORE
Juliet Sakindi is Montrose’s Operations Manager. Based in Kampala, Ms. Sakindi is responsible for the Kampala office’s day to day operations. In this capacity Ms Sakindi is responsible for ensuring the functioning of the Kampala office, the management of supplier relations, national and international procurement, logistics, maintenance of company inventory, and management of the company’s insurance policies. In addition, she provides support to the Finance and Human Resource functions of the company including analysing monthly operational costs and supporting the recruitment of personnel. Ms Sakindi also directly manages our Kampala support staff.
Ms Sakindi has over 15 years’ experience in administration and customer service and has previously worked for such diverse employers as the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Hima Cement Limited and the International School of Uganda. Ms Sakindi holds a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Hotel Management from Makerere University Business School. She is fluent in English, Rutooro and Luganda.
Nelson Barasa READ MORE
Nelson Barasa is Montrose’s Finance Manager based in the Kampala office. Mr Barasa has over six years’ experience in finance with in depth understanding of Ugandan and other African countries accounting requirements. He supports the Finance Director in the management of finances for Montrose’s projects, maintaining the multi-country company’s accounts, budgeting, financial controls multi-currency treasury function. Prior to Montrose, Mr Barasa has worked in finance, he has expertise in the fields of administration and procurement. He has previously worked at Bank of Uganda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Procurement Agency-Africa (IPA) in finance, administration, logistics and procurement departments.
Mr Barasa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and is currently pursuing ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). He is fluent in English and Luganda and other local languages and has a working knowledge of French.
Lindsay Ellis READ MORE
Lindsay Ellis is a Montrose Project Coordinator responsible for providing support to the management of a number of large projects funded by a range of clients. In addition, Ms Ellis provides support to the Administrative, Human Resource, and Business Development functions at Montrose. Ms Ellis also contributes to technical work including research, analysis and writing.
Prior to joining Montrose, Ms Ellis undertook an internship in the Corporate Services department at Deutsche Bank. During her internship Ms Ellis was responsible for leading multiple market research projects whilst also taking on the role of department secretary. Ms Ellis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and International Development from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Sam Thomson READ MORE
Sam Thomson is a Project Officer based in the Montrose Head Office. He primarily plays a business development role, supporting the identification of new business and partnership opportunities and the coordination and development of project proposals, while also providing administrative and logistical support to active projects across Montrose’s global portfolio. Mr Thomson also provides technical inputs, assisting with project-related analysis, research and writing; most recently he acted as a field team member and quantitative research specialist coordinating a study involving various groups of People with Disabilities (PWDs) to inform strategies for their increased engagement in the DFID-funded NU-TEC programme in Northern Uganda.
Mr Thomson holds an MSc in Evolutionary Medicine and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.
Alex Gloria Nakamanya READ MORE
Alex Gloria Nakamanya is a Project Officer based in the Montrose Kampala office. She has experience in supporting the management of an open data programme and a number of education projects funded by a range of international development partners. During her time at Montrose, she has assisted with the engagement of extractive industry stakeholders at both a national and local level under the four-year DfID funded Using Extractive Industry Data (USEDATA) Programme. In addition, she has coordinated the filming of a documentary on the positive impact that open data could have on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Karamoja. Ms Nakamanya has also been responsible for providing support in the coordination of a number of activities under the Improving Learning Outcomes Amongst Early Grade Learners Project that Montrose has been implementing on behalf of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), the Global Partnership for Education Programme (GPEP), UNICEF and USAID in South Sudan. These activities included the development of Supplementary Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) for Primary 1 to Primary 4 and the Training of Trainers (ToT) on how to use the TLMs developed by the project team.
Ms Nakamanya has a good understanding of post-conflict areas or Fragile and Conflict-Affected States and Situations (FCAS) having worked in the Karamoja region in Uganda and South Sudan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Food Security from the University of Rome 3, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Statistics from Makerere University, Uganda.
Charlotte Rose READ MORE
Charlotte Rose is a Project Officer in the Montrose Asia-Pacific Regional Office. She is responsible for assisting the implementation of projects and supporting effective business development across the Asia-Pacific region. Ms Rose has nine years’ experience working in the third sector in the UK and Asia and has worked for several NGOs and INGOs in the fields of education, youth enterprise and skills training, and environmental conservation. She has been working in Myanmar for the past three years in various media and communications roles.
Ms Rose holds an MSc in Global Governance and Public Policy from Birkbeck, University of London in the UK as well as a BA in International Development from the University of Sussex. She can speak, read and write in Burmese.
Htet Thiri Aung READ MORE
Junior Project Officer
Htet Thiri Aung is a Junior Project Officer in the Asia-Pacific Regional office in Myanmar. She supports the effective functioning of day-to-day project management, operations, and business development. Ms Aung supports the design and translation of research survey tools and other related research documentation, as well as the analysis of data acquired during field visits. She also provides assistance to consultants in translation, interviews and logistics/operations.
Prior to working with Montrose, Ms Aung worked as a freelance translator and volunteered at the Myanmar Times (MCM). She was also an active member of “Young Charity Group”, which provided assistance to the flood victims in Rakhine State in 2015 and supported basic education in Myanmar. Ms Aung holds a Bachelor of English Specialisation and a Diploma of International Relations from the University of Yangon, Myanmar. She is fluent in English, Burmese and Japanese.