Our CEO is Alex Daniels
Alex has been working in the overseas development sector since 1988, following degrees and experience in Agriculture, and Product Marketing and Management. After working with Christian Aid in their Africa and marketing departments, and with VSO, she first joined APT Action on Poverty in 1993 as a Programme Manager, playing a lead role in APT Action on Poverty’s expansion overseas. At OXFAM Alex was responsible for relationships with some key institutional donors, securing new £1 million grants, and worked with a team securing gifts from major donors. She later returned to APT Action on Poverty as the Programme Development Manager, inspiring and supporting the charity’s development with passion and commitment to its work on sustainable livelihoods with marginalised people. Having lived and worked overseas, in particular in rural Sierra Leone, she is grounded in the work, challenges and needs of small NGOs and livelihood development and is a champion of their valuable contribution. Alex is also a fully qualified hot air balloon pilot.
Our Staff Team
Alex Daniels – Chief Executive Officer
Louise Locke – Finance Manager
Kevan Moll – Programme Manager
Rose Acock – Fundraising Manager, Institutions & Trusts
Liz Chard – Company Secretary
Claire James – Fundraising & Communications Assistant
Neil Fray FCMA
A senior finance professional with 20+ years working at Board level in both commercial and not-for-profit organisations with particular strengths in strategic finance, governance and risk management, resourcing and technology solutions. He believes that if you give people the opportunity and the tools to succeed then there is a very good chance that they will and his ambition is to climb Mt Kilimanjaro.
Vomic Nur Shah BSc (Hons) MBA
Vomic is a seasoned corporate finance professional with a career spanning over 15 years in investment banking. Over this time period he has provided strategic and financial advice to boards and senior management in a number of sectors globally. He has had a particular focus on emerging markets having worked with private and state authorities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, including regions in which Action on Poverty is active. With a rural background himself from the agricultural heartland of Pakistan, he has a strong interest in exploring sources of sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable communities, and the scope for partnership with the private sector. He has been an active participant in charitable initiatives during his corporate tenure and his commercial and financial experience will benefit Action on Poverty in the delivery of its strategic objectives.
Laura is a consumer PR, social media and crisis communications specialist with almost a decade’s experience. Laura has worked to raise the profile of a number of consumer brands and third sector clients and is passionate about using her skills and expertise to support the hard work of Action on Poverty.
Brian Capper MA PhD
An Agricultural Property and Banking Solicitor who originally worked as a United Nations Volunteer in Botswana and then with the Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research centres as a Livestock Nutritionist in many countries in Africa, Asia and Central America.
Malcolm Harper MA MBA PhD
Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development at Cranfield School of Management. Since 1995 he has worked independently, mainly in India. He has had books and numerous articles on all aspects of small enterprise development published, and his research and consultancy work has been supported by a wide range of national and international agencies.
Steven Edwards CBE DVM&S MSc MA VetMB MRCVS
A retired senior civil servant, latterly Chief Executive of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency. He has spent most of his career in scientific research and management. He has worked in Latin America and has had a career interest in international livestock development to help producers sustain healthy animals.
Justine started her marketing career within the film and TV industry before moving into the voluntary sector. She has now spent over 25 years within the sector, with over 20 years in international development, leading fundraising and marketing teams at Plan International, ActionAid and Practical Action. Currently Director of Fundraising & Communications at social enterprise and international NGO, Riders for Health, Justine’s career has focused on helping organisations to build their brand and generate sustainable income.
Margaret’s background is in recruitment in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She is currently working as an independent consultant focusing on leadership training and development, as well regulating the Solicitors (SRA) and Accounts (CIPFA) who breach the Code of Conduct. She brings a wide range of experience of serving on a number of boards of UK charities which focus on health, education and poverty in the Global South. She has a greater understanding than most of the impact of our work and she says “Growing up in Uganda as a young girl and woman, poverty was a reality. I grew up alongside families which had to live on less than 50p a day. I believe the APT team can give these men and women a sense of hope and dignity through having a livelihood.”View Profile
“In times of conflict, such as the war in Iraq and the mass slaughter in the Congo, we are all aware of the pressing need for humanitarian assistance. At other times media attention is focused on disastrous famines. But as the different crises fall off the front pages of our newspapers, there is a real need for longer term support to help people to rebuild their lives, and their communities, to become more self-reliant and reduce the risk of further crises. This is why I support the work of APT and its partners overseas.”View Profile
Louise has combined a successful career in business and broadcasting – she is probably best known for her work as a presenter of BBC’s Money Box programme. She has been a director of several major companies in the world of media and finance and for the last ten years has been a director of Camelot.
“I believe the work that APT does should be highly valued; it combines good business sense, ensuring the impact on people’s livelihoods is long lasting and the development sustainable, with practical help for the most vulnerable people in the world”.View Profile
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