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 ...

Mawuena Akator

Mawuena Akator

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

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

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 ...

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