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

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 ...

Nicodemus Leo

Nicodemus Leo

Finance and Operations Officer

Nicodemus joined the team at Able Child Africa as Finance and Operations Officer in January 2022. Bringing 9 years of finance, admin and ope ...

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 ...

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. ...

Miiro Micheal

Miiro Micheal

Trustee

Michael is a human rights activist and specialises in community empowerment, mental health, advocacy, disability, and development. Previousl ...

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 ...

Mitul Shah

Mitul Shah

Treasurer

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

Maria Omare

Maria Omare

Trustee

Maria is an award-winning disability inclusion advocate, social entrepreneur, and educator committed to inspiring change and hope in under-s ...

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