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 8 years of fundraising ...

Alice Ford

Alice Ford

Senior Programmes Officer

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

Dáre Soniran

Dáre Soniran

Finance and Operations Executive

Dáre joined Able Child Africa as Finance and Operations Executive in June 2019. She has been a member of Rotaract and Rotary International ...

Emily Hood

Emily Hood

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Emily joined Able Child Africa in August 2017. She graduated from University College London in the same year and while at University she act ...

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, ...

Anthony Ford Shubrook OBE

Anthony Ford Shubrook OBE

Advocacy and Communications Assistant

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 ...

Jim Sellars

Jim Sellars

Chair of Board

Jim joined the Able Child Africa Board of Trustees in 2018 and became Chair in April 2020. Jim currently works for an investment fund based ...

Martin Hill

Martin Hill

Chair of Resources Subcommittee

Martin joined the Board of Trustees early in 2019. He is a Director at Barclays Private Bank and is part of their Global Growth Markets busi ...

Kate Oldridge Turner

Kate Oldridge Turner

Vice Chair of Board

Kate joined the Board of Trustees of Able Child Africa in July 2016 after returning from working in Rwanda for two and a half years at the N ...

Heather Barr

Heather Barr

Trustee

Heather joined the Board of Trustees at the end of 2018. Heather has almost 20 years of experience working within Human Resources in financi ...

Emily Bueno

Emily Bueno

Trustee

Emily is an Associate at Mishcon de Reya LLP, specialising in Private Wealth disputes. She joined the board of trustees in June 2019. ...

Chloé Chik

Chloé Chik

Trustee

Chloé has been the Treasurer for Able Child Africa since January 2018 after undertaking the Chair of the Finance Committee role at a local ...

Cat Carter

Cat Carter

Trustee

Cat Carter has spent the last ten years working in conflict and emergency responses around the world. A specialist in safeguarding children ...

Abubakar Akira

Abubakar Akira

Trustee

Abubakar joined the Board of Trustees in January 2017. Abubakar is a qualified leadership coach and mentor. Born in Nigeria, Abubakar curren ...

Mitul Shah

Mitul Shah

Trustee

Mitul joined the Board of Trustees in September 2020. Mitul currently works as a management consultant at KPMG and has previously worked in ...