Meet the passionate people behind our cause and those who go beyond to support us.

Karl Hankinson

Karl Hankinson

Chief Executive Officer

Karl joined Able Child Africa as CEO in April 2018. Karl has worked to develop creative and innovative solutions to some of the most difficu ...

Lauren Watters

Lauren Watters

Head of Programmes

Lauren is a technical expert in disability-inclusive programming and has extensive experience working for small-medium sized international d ...

Elissa Gerrand

Elissa Gerrand

Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

Elissa joined the team at Able Child Africa as Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager in September 2020.   Having over a decade of fundr ...

Alice Ford

Alice Ford

Programmes Manager

Alice has over 8 years of experience in the international development sector and joined Able Child Africa as a Programmes Officer in August ...

Oliver Kelly-Dean

Oliver Kelly-Dean

Programmes Officer

Oliver has over 4 years’ experience working with a range of international NGOs before joining Able Child Africa in December 2019. Prior to ...

Hannah Fitzgibbon

Hannah Fitzgibbon

Programmes Officer

Hannah joined Able Child Africa in December 2019. She previously worked at Alzheimer’s Society, where she worked in the involvement team, ...

Mawuena Akator

Mawuena Akator

Individual Giving and Events Officer

Mawuena joined the team in July 2021. She graduated from Loughborough University in which she studied Politics and International relations. ...

Twinkle Jaspal

Twinkle Jaspal

Trusts and Foundations Executive

Twinkle holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has held variou ...

Anthony Ford Shubrook OBE

Anthony Ford Shubrook OBE

Advocacy and Communications Executive

Anthony has advocated for disability rights and access throughout his whole life and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for his incredible contribut ...

Patricia Balogun

Patricia Balogun

Freelance Accountant

Patricia serves as a freelance Accountant for Able Child Africa to support organisational finance management, bookkeeping and preparation of ...

Julia Ross

Julia Ross

Programmes Funding Officer

Julia joined the team at Able Child Africa as Programme Funding Officer in July 2022. She has over 4 years experience working at a range of ...

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