As Africa Programme Manager, Anne oversees Computer Aid Programmes in Africa. She is responsible for identifying, developing and sustaining critical partnerships; and promoting the use of affordable ICTs in Africa.
Born in Kenya, she lived in the United States for six and half years, where she worked as a Technical Trainer with the Computer Technology Institute. Throughout her stay in the United States, she volunteered with several NGOs in community development projects.
Anne is a graduate of La Salle University, Philadelphia where she earned an MBA in Information Technology.
Wilhelmina oversees Computer Aid International’s work in the East Africa region. This involves liaising with partners and recipients of our refurbished computers, as well as building awareness of Computer Aid's work to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions.
Her career history includes a series of progressive roles spanning the last 16+ years. This includes sales and marketing, program management, administration and operations, business development, country representation and culminating in her most recent role as Computer Aid’s Anglophone Africa Programme Officer.
She strongly believes that ICT (ICT4D & ICT4E) is the key for bridging the digital divide and empowering people in developing countries to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Martha oversees Computer Aid International’s work in Central Africa. This involves building awareness of Computer Aid and liaising with partners and recipients of Computer Aid in DRC Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Prior to joining Computer Aid, Martha worked for a French NGO, Pharmaciens Sans Frontieres Comite International in the Finance Department of their Africa programmes covering Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC and South Sudan. She’s also had a stint in the private sector at Michelin’s Tyre Company’s Headquarters in France.
Fluent in French, Martha holds a Masters Degree in Economics, Finance and International Affairs and a Bachelors degree in Economic and Social Administration, both from the University of Aix-Marseille II in France.
Stephen is responsible for establishing and updating all administrative, personnel and financial records and ensuring that financial administration systems operate effectively within the Computer Aid Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.
Before joining Computer Aid, Stephen worked with Raka Milk Processors Ltd as an Accountant. Previously he has worked with an auditing firm as an Audit Assistant.
Stephen holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting Option), from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) graduate.
Anja is responsible for marketing and communications at Computer Aid, which includes marketing in the UK to help source PC donations, vital for Computer Aid to continue its work and also marketing to not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions around the world to ensure they are aware of the services provided by Computer Aid. Anja is also responsible for human resources and logistics.
Before joining Computer Aid, Anja worked at CRISP a sustainable development charity in London, where she worked on a computer reuse project. Prior to this she worked for the Resource Alliance, a charity helping to build the fundraising capacity of the voluntary sector worldwide. Anja has also been a trustee on the board of the London Community Reuse Network (LCRN). Anja holds a BA in French and Politics and a Masters in Development Studies.
Sally joins Computer Aid as Director of Fundraising in June 2012. The role oversees Computer Aid’s voluntary income, including corporate partnerships, challenge events as well as trusts and foundations.
Prior to joining Computer Aid, Sally’s career spans both the charity and the commercial IT sectors. Having spent 7 years with the IT service provider Claranet Limited and since joining the charity sector working within The Anthony Nolan Trust and Mencap.
Sally holds a BA in Politics and Sociology, as well as project management and IT qualifications. Sally has retained a keen interest in IT and believes that ICT for development is making significant progress to reduce poverty in the developing world.
As Corporate and Events Officer, Diana is responsible for developing and managing Computer Aid’s events programme and corporate funding partnerships.
Prior to joining Computer Aid Diana volunteered as Programme Funding Assistant at Action Against Hunger and completed a traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels, where she assisted the Legislative Coordination Unit in the EU Department of Internal Policies.
Diana holds a BA degree in Modern Languages from the University of Westminster and an MA in International Relations from the Catholic University of Milan.
As well as English, Diana has an advanced level of Italian, French and Spanish.
Sion manages the implementation of a number of our fundraised projects we work on with our partners, including a telemedicine project in east Africa, and building rural internet access capacity in Zambia. Proposals are developed with local partners before approaching suitable trusts and foundations to support the projects in order to meet mutual objectives in the areas of health, education and community-based development activity.
Sion was previously the PC Donations and Logistics Officer at Computer Aid. He spent time living and working in Canada and Mexico after graduating from the University of Manchester with a BA in International Relations and Social Anthropology. He recently completed a Masters in Development at the University of London.
As General Production Manager, David is responsible for managing all aspects of production at Computer Aid's London workshop. David manages the day to day running of the production facilities, which includes taking deliveries of PC donations, stock management, asset tracking, data wiping, refurbishing and upgrading, packaging and dispatch of Computer Aid's PCs and laptops to
its projects overseas.
Before working at Computer Aid, David was a self-employed Analyst / Programmer, following 12 years working in the software industry. David initially worked as a volunteer at Computer Aid before being hired as a permanent member of staff in 2006.
Ludovic is responsible for administering and maintaining the system for assessing and processing all applications for computer donations in French, Spanish and English, getting quotes for shipping and sending proforma invoices. He is also responsible for developping our partnerships in South America.
Ludovic graduated from Paris II Assas with a degree in IT, he worked for three years as a web project manager in a communication agency in Paris. Passionate about languages and craving a foreign land, he travelled and worked around the world for five years.
Looking to invest his time in the non-profit sector Ludovic finally landed in London. He volunteered for six months administering the Activism e-communications programme for Amnesty International UK, before taking on a role at Computer Aid.
Sylvie is responsible for administering and maintaining the system for assessing and processing all applications for computer donations in French, Spanish and English, getting quotes for shipping and sending proforma invoices. She is also responsible for ensuring that all incoming communications are dealt with in the appropriate manner.
Prior to working with Computer Aid, Sylvie worked as an interpreter for asylum seekers. She also helped set up, and managed all administration for, PC Galore ltd.
Sylvie studied in France and England and spent time living in Brazil. She is a member of the Institute of Linguists and holds a diploma in Public Service Interpreting. She also speaks fluent Portuguese.
Hayri manages Computer Aid’s finances. Prior to joining Computer Aid in September 2011 Hayri worked as the Finance Manager at a number of charities.
One of Hayri’s previous ventures included designing and managing a special Financial Management Project that provided training and work placements for volunteers and accounting services to charities. He says “it was the most enjoyable period of my career as I was able to train and work with 44 volunteers from various ethnic backgrounds and age groups.”
Hayri also spent many years as an Assistant Manager in one of Turkey's most prestigious banks. Hayri holds a BA Honours Degree in Accounting.
Patron: Professor Denis Goldberg
Trustees: Mukesh Malhotra, Sonia Sinanan, Daniel Dearlove, Richard Litchfield, Keith Sonnet, Miriam Mukasa
Volunteers: Arran Wiltshire, Lawrence Hassan, Akintoye Okiji, Albert Gjonaj, Aseres Abreham, Asghar Azari, Atilla Gaspar, Bahsa Maow, C. Majboura, Chris Salfarlie, Daniela Koynakova, David Chu, Furat Muhi Al-Din, Hillary Stewart, Hossein Shahbazi, Jae McCarthy, Jeffery Squires, Jie Volckart, Joseph Reynods, Josephene Amirthanayagam, Karim Gardom, Kevin Dharaj, Kitonsa Ali, Major Brown, Marco Antonio Riccio, Mariame Bakayoko, Mashiul Majid, Mate Vajsz, Nazeer White, Peter Konovski, Philip Jones, Rasheed Rahiem, Stanley Giwa-Ugiabbe, Stephen Dhanraj, Szilard Daroczi, Taiye Abisogun Adeyinka, Tarun Kumar Biswas, Terry M Scourires, Terry Palmer, Victor Johnson, Vladimir Kornidukhov, Yves Samuel Gnogouri, Isobel Foulsham, Hugh Franklin, Lara Pattison, Tom Falk, Lorna Lee-White, Hashim Ahmed, Sheila Atherton, Arian Bezati, Hamish Blair, Paul Haslam, Paul Herbert, Philip Jonez, Anthony Knight, Rufus Langsley, Patrick Lindley, Narges Marvasti, Tony Morgan, Roisin McCarthy, Claudio Serrao, Paul Stride, Garth Smith, Philip Waters.
An enormous thank you to the many other volunteers we have not mentioned who have contributed time, skills and experience to the office and workshop.
A volunteer technician testing PCs in Computer Aid's London workshop.