Janice Moore READ MORE
Janice Moore is a founding director of Montrose, with over 16 years of experience working in the development industry across Africa and Asia. 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 well as technical expertise in multiple practice areas including gender.
During her time at Montrose, Ms Moore has led the management of many of Montrose’s key contracts with both extractive industry and development agency clients and directed the global operations of the company, ensuring compliance, human resource capacity, accountability and effective administration. She has also provided extensive technical inputs in the design and implementation of projects.
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
Bridget Brown is Montrose’s Managing Director, providing oversight of the company's strategic direction and management and ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of Montrose programmes globally.
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 Managing Director, Ms Brown is responsible for effective client relationship management and identifying and pursuing new business opportunities across regions and sectors.
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
Business Development Director
Nicholas Ramsden is Montrose’s Business Development Director, responsible for identifying and securing new business and partnership opportunities. In this role, he provides oversight of global business development processes, pursuing opportunities within new and existing practice areas and establishing and maintaining relationships with clients and partners across sectors.
Mr Ramsden has over 10 years' experience in international development in a variety of managerial and technical roles. Previously Asia-Pacific regional director at Montrose, he has secured and overseen projects on behalf of 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, and has 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 of Programmes - Africa and Asia
Charlotte Walker is the Director of Programmes for Africa and Asia. Ms Walker has over 10 years of Programme Management experience, which she uses to oversee the effective and efficient implementation of Montrose’s global programmes, overseeing design, start-up, implementation, client relationship management, consultant and personnel management, project closure and deliverable quality control.
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.
Carolyn Moore READ MORE
Director, Finance and Administration
Carolyn Moore is Montrose’s Director of Finance and Administration and is responsible for both the overall financial planning and strategy and the implementation of financial policies, procedures and reporting at corporate and project levels. As part of the senior management team at Montrose, Ms Moore is the key link to managing the financial success of projects and ensuring that they fit in with the company’s strategic ambitions.
Ms Moore started her career working for Christie’s auction house in London as a Senior Administrator and Assistant Business Manager for a number of years. These roles allowed her to develop strong business analysis, budgeting and organisational skills whilst in charge of 12 different auction departments across the globe. Following the desire for a new challenge, Ms Moore undertook her ACA chartered accountancy qualification with PriceWaterhouseCoopers CI LLP from 2012-2015. With strong people skills, she has managed both large and small teams across multiple jurisdictions, including finance and non-finance staff, always ensuring that they add value to the business. She prides herself on having a commercial outlook and to put the company’s visions in practice by ensuring that financial and non-financial personnel understand how they fit into the organisation’s commercial success.
Ms Moore holds a BA and MA (Cantab) in Archaeology and Anthropology from Trinity College, Cambridge and Postgraduate Diplomas in Early European Art and Fine & Decorative Arts from Christie’s Education, London.
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.
Chris Fell READ MORE
Associate, Montrose Environmental
Chris Fell is a senior environmental practitioner/consultant. Mr Fell has over sixteen years of experience leading, managing and coordinating the undertaking and implementation of environmental and social impact assessments, environmental management plans and associated specialist studies, audits/due diligence exercises and management and monitoring plans for large, multi-faceted projects in the extractives, agriculture and development industries.
Mr Fell has worked extensively throughout Africa, including in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Gabon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Guinea. From 2010 to 2012 he managed the Golder Associates regional office for West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.
From the beginning of 2012 until February 2016, Mr Fell worked as a Senior Environmental Consultant seconded to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation on their Mozambique Gas Development Project. Key focus areas were developing the project’s environmental and social management plan (ESMP), as well as leading and managing all aspects of the project’s effort related to biodiversity. Specifically, he managed and coordinated the field work and subsequent writing up of the project’s marine ecology, terrestrial ecology and fisheries baseline studies over a period of more than two years. He also contributed to the development of the project’s Ecology Monitoring Plan, as well as initiated and managed the development of the project’s Ecosystem Services Assessment (ESA), Biodiversity Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan, aimed at meeting both local as well as international standards and requirements.
Mr Fell has recent experience in undertaking a High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessment for a palm oil producer in Sierra Leone, with Montrose Environmental. He also has extensive experience in undertaking stakeholder engagement programmes with community, local government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) stakeholders for various projects in Africa.
Mr Fell holds a BSc Forestry from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a Masters in Philosophy in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Hannah de Vries READ MORE
Hannah de Vries is the Programme Manager Asia-Pacific, based in the Regional Office in Yangon, Myanmar. In her role as Programme Manager Asia-Pacific she manages all Montrose projects in Myanmar and Asia-Pacific, ensuring high quality, timely delivery, and providing technical input. In close partnership with the senior management team, she represents Montrose externally, maintaining strong networks in Myanmar and regionally.
Ms de Vries has been living and working in the Southeast Asian region since January 2015, working for INGOs in Cambodia and in Myanmar where she has gained a broad experience in a variety of sectors including WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods, Education, and Human Rights. Prior to Montrose, Ms de Vries served as the Programme Adviser for ZOA Myanmar providing input for project proposals for potential donors, ensuring compliance to donor reporting requirements (OFDA, GIZ, the Dutch government, WFP, LIFT), and monitoring projects’ progress. Ms de Vries contributed to staff and partner capacity enhancement providing training on do-no-harm, conflict sensitivity, and the Core Humanitarian Standards. Ms de Vries also served as the M&E and Capacity Development Coordinator, managing the M&E team for the Livelihoods project funded by the Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). In Cambodia, Ms de Vries played a key role in the phase-out of IJM’s anti-human trafficking programme (USAID-CTIP), determining the 12-year programme’s impact, ensuring a smooth exit and handover to the anti-human trafficking police and advocating for better collaboration between government agencies and relevant INGOs. Furthermore, she extensively trained IJM's Investigations team as they transitioned into an anti-labour trafficking programme.
Ms de Vries holds an MSc in International Crimes & Criminology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, providing her with insight into the nature, prevalence and causes of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and a BSc in Psychology from Universiteit Leiden. She is a native Dutch speaker and fluent in 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.
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.
Rebecca Towers READ MORE
Rebecca Towers is a Project Coordinator based in Kampala, Uganda. Ms Towers has six years of project management experience and technical expertise within the health sector.
Ms Towers currently supports the UNICEF Education in Emergencies Programme. She is jointly responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of a baseline and endline study to evaluate the learning outcomes of children living in fragile areas of South Sudan. This involves the roll out of EGRA/EGMA surveys and contextual interviews in five National Languages across six former states, necessitating robust planning, coordination and monitoring to ensure the programme delivers high quality results on time.
Previously, Ms Towers has also been responsible for managing the DFID-funded NU-TEC study on disability inclusion in Uganda. This involved planning and supporting the facilitation of workshops, enumerator training and fieldwork. Ms Towers provided significant technical input, particularly around tools development, stakeholder engagement, and the analysis of results to write up recommendations for the inclusion of People with Disabilities into mainstream programming.
Prior to joining Montrose, Ms Towers worked for the UK Civil Service within the National Health Service. She brings with her technical and project-based experience in managing large-scale strategic reviews and system change, with a focus on improving processes and outcomes whilst maximising value for money. Ms Towers holds an MSc in Service Redesign and Health Systems Strengthening from the University of Manchester, UK.
Sam Thomson READ MORE
Business Development & Research Coordinator
Sam Thomson is Business Development and Research Coordinator, based in the Montrose Jersey office. He primarily plays a business development role, supporting the identification of business and partnership opportunities globally and the coordination and development of project proposals. This includes work for a diverse client base across the public sector (including UN agencies, DFID, EU and the World Bank) and the private sector. In this role, he has developed extensive knowledge of the requirements of varied clients and a technical grounding in multiple disciplines.
Mr Thomson also provides technical inputs at both the proposal and implementation stage to projects across sectors, with support including project-related research, analysis and writing. This has included acting as a 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, and providing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and programme design support on a social investment project in the livelihoods sector in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Alongside business development and research roles, he offers administrative and management assistance to active projects across Montrose’s global portfolio, supporting HR, communications, procurement and logistics.
Mr Thomson holds an MSc. in Evolutionary Medicine and a BA in Anthropology from Durham University, 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.
Htet Thiri Aung READ MORE
Project and Research Officer
Htet Thiri Aung is a Project and Research Officer in the Asia-Pacific Regional office in Myanmar. She supports the effective functioning of day-to-day project management, operations, and business development. As part of the research element of her role, Ms Aung also 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.
Charlie Denney READ MORE
Charlie Denney is a Project Officer based in the Montrose Jersey Office, where she is responsible for providing support with the management of projects across regions as well as administration, human resources, business development and research.
Recent work has included supporting the design and inception phase of a project to provide longitudinal evaluation of an inclusive girls' education project implemented by Cheshire Services Uganda. In this role, Ms Denney provided in-country assistance in the design and testing of research tools and development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.
Before joining Montrose, Ms Denney undertook an internship in the External Relations Department in the States of Jersey, developing a policy report assessing future relations between the Gulf States and Jersey. Additionally, Ms Denney held a position as a Risk Analyst at AKE Global, where she worked on the Middle East desk tracking political and economic trends for public and private sector clients, providing risk reports and country analysis.
Ms Denney holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and Intensive Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a BA in International Relations from Durham University, United Kingdom. She has advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic and a working proficiency in Levantine Arabic.
Kyaw Lu Htun READ MORE
Kyaw Lu Htun is a Project Officer based in Montrose's Asia-Pacific regional office in Yangon, Myanmar. He supports quality project implementation in Myanmar and regionally, with involvement in project management, logistics, research and business development. He joined Montrose's team in Yangon in a full time capacity in January 2018, having previously provided extensive project management and research support to the company's social investment and community liaison activities in multiple locations in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Prior to working with Montrose, Mr Htun's professional experience has encompassed numerous fields within the development sector including environmental management, climate change, law and justice, human rights, and livelihoods. In two years as a Programme Manager at Legal Clinic Myanmar he successfully designed and implemented programmes supporting rule of law, legal reform, human rights, gender equality, and anti-child labour initiatives. In this role he developed skills in project management, monitoring and evaluation, well as extensive knowledge of relevant stakeholders at a variety of levels of government and the NGO sector.
Other relevant experience includes three years as Deputy Director of the Scholar Institute (Formerly Known as YDIN – Youth Development Initiative Network) in Myanmar, an NGO supporting education, youth development and advocacy nationally. During his time with the Scholar Institute, Mr Htun was involved in supporting the strategic direction of the organisation as well as designing and managing initiatives.
In 2013, he acted as Myanmar focal person for Greenpeace South East Asia, coordinating a national level round table discussion on “Climate Change Impact and Solutions in Myanmar”. This involved cooperating at a senior level with government ministries, political parties and NGOs culminating in a range of national level policy recommendations being made to the Myanmar government.
Alongside these roles, he has worked extensively as a freelance translator, researcher, interpreter and trainer for diverse clients in the non-profit and private sector.
Mr Htun is a two-time Chevening scholar and holds an M.A in Global Development and International Political Economy from the University of Leeds, UK, a B.A in History from the Yangon University of Distance Education, Myanmar, and a Diploma in Environmental Policy from the Open University, UK. He is fluent in Burmese, Arakanese (Rakhine) and English.