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, Janice 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, Janice 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. She has lived and worked in numerous environments including Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), and Uganda, undertaking numerous consultancies on gender and acting as Deputy Director of a CIDA-funded vocational training programme targeting underprivileged youth in conflict-affected areas during her five years in Sri Lanka.
Janice 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, Bridget is responsible for effective client relationship management and identifying and pursuing new business opportunities across regions and sectors. Prior to joining Montrose, she held senior positions as an international development specialist in the public and private sectors, and has worked in the field for 10 years in numerous difficult environments including South Sudan, Nigeria and Uganda.
Bridget holds a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and an Honours degree from the University of Oxford. She 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.
Nicholas 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. He 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. Nicholas is also a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar.
Prior to joining Montrose, he successfully led DFID’s Girls’ Education Programme in South Sudan through the outbreak of a new civil war, having previously managed DFID health, education, and water/sanitation projects in South Sudan for three years.
Nicholas 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. He 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. She 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, Charlotte 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, she 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 Charlotte returned to Sierra Leone for 7 months, at the height of the Ebola epidemic, as Director of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF), sucessfully coordinating DFID-funding through local implementing partners to address gaps in the Ebola response.
Charlotte 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. She has also been presented with three awards for her work so far including, most recently, The Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. Charlotte 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. Nelius 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.
Nelius 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. He is also 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 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. He 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.
Philip 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. He 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.
Chris 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, he 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.
He has recent experience in undertaking a High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessment for a palm oil producer in Sierra Leone, with Montrose Environmental, and also has extensive experience in undertaking stakeholder engagement programmes with community, local government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) stakeholders for various projects in Africa.
Chris 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.
Lucy Atim READ MORE
Deputy Director of Programmes - Africa and Asia
Lucy Atim is the Deputy Director of Programmes for Africa and Asia, based in the Montrose Africa Office in Kampala. She has over 10 years’ experience in strategy development, project planning, programme evaluation, policy and advocacy, business development, community development, human rights and governance. Prior to joining Montrose, Lucy lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Uganda and the United States, and oversaw programmes covering Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.
In Sierra Leone, Lucy was technical lead on strategy, monitoring and evaluation for a DFID-funded programme aimed at improving justice services and creating a stronger investment climate. She also conducted impact evaluations for women’s protection and empowerment programmes implemented by the International Rescue Committee and funded by United Nations Trust Fund and NoVo Foundation.
Prior to this, she worked as strategy consultant at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, where she advised on grants to UNICEF and WHO and provided technical support to the Ebola response team in Geneva at the height of the epidemic in West Africa. Lucy has consulted for the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, Panos London Water Aid, and worked in full time employment for International Justice Mission, World Vision, and Panos Eastern Africa where as Regional Director of Programmes, she oversaw multisectoral programmes implemented in the East African region.
She holds Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Makerere University, Uganda.
Juliet Sakindi READ MORE
Juliet Sakindi is Montrose’s Operations Manager. Based in Kampala, Juliet is responsible for the Kampala office’s day to day operations. In this capacity, she 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, Juliet provides support to the Finance and Human Resource functions of the company including analysing monthly operational costs and supporting the recruitment of personnel. She also directly manages our Kampala support staff.
Juliet 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.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Hotel Management from Makerere University Business School, and is fluent in English, Rutooro and Luganda.
Nelson Barasa READ MORE
Nelson Barasa is Montrose’s Finance Manager based in the Kampala office, where 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. He has over six years’ experience in finance with in depth understanding of Ugandan and other African countries accounting requirements.
Prior to Montrose, Nelson has worked in finance as well as gaining 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.
Nelson 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.
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.
Sam 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.
Sam 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 Coordinator based in the Montrose Kampala office. She has experience in supporting the management of a a number of projects funded by a range of international development partners.
During her time at Montrose, she has also assisted with the engagement of extractive industry stakeholders at both a national and local level under a major DFID 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.
Alex 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 a Training of Trainers (ToT) on how to use the TLMs developed by the project team.
Alex 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, where she supports the effective functioning of day-to-day project management, operations, and business development.
As part of the research element of her role, Htet 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, Htet 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.
Htet 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.
Graham Halpin READ MORE
Graham Halpin is Editorial Officer for Montrose. Based in the Jersey office, Graham is responsible for editing, drafting and reviewing programme reports, manuals and research reports. He also supports administrative and business development activities, along with visual and communications products.
Graham has extensive experience in editing international technical and trade publications for exhibition and publishing companies in the UK. He holds Qualified Teacher Status and TEFLI and has taught in a range of contexts including primary and secondary schools in the UK, as well as adult English language education in the UK and Italy. He is also a TEFL teacher trainer and director and has run academic programmes in the UK. Graham is a native English speaker with a working knowledge of French and Italian.