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Our People

Keith  Sonnet
Chief Executive

Keith is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Computer Aid’s work and for developing its business and strategic development.

He has along history of involvement in international development and solidarity intiatives, particularly through the trade union movement. He was, for 11 years, deputy general secretary of UNISON the largest public sector trade union in the UK.

Have been responsible for donor funded projects in Africa and elsewhere. He has been chair of the Global Network established by Solidar and IFWEA, a member of the General Council of the TUC and chaired the Labour Party’s Britain in the World Policy Commission. He has been particularly active around issues relating to Latin America and the Middle East.

He is a director of Union Solidarity International, which has been developing a social networking facility to increase awareness and participation in solidarity campaigns both internationally and domestically. 

Keith was formley a trustee of Computer Aid for 5 years.

Anne Musyoki
Africa Programme Manager

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.

Martha  Gatheru
Francophone Africa Programme Officer

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 Mwania
Finance and Administration Assistant

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.

Ludovic Gautier
Partnership Manager

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  Joli
Partnership and Admin Officer

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.

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Sara  Vergara
Partnership and Administrative Assistant

Sara occupies an all-rounder role and deals with every type of enquiry. She is responsible for assessing the database and giving insight on the marketing and business plan. Moreover, she takes care of the good relationship with our partners. Together with the partnership team, Sara ensures that collaborating with us makes a real difference to bridge the digital gap in developing countries.

Graduated in Psychology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Sara was awarded The Student of the Year 2006/2010 by the Psychology School. In 2011, she received a merit mention on her MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business by Bangor University. In addition, and carrying on her family’s teaching heritage, she holds the QTS.

Interest-wise, Sara is passionate about market research, trends and people. She also has a very artistic background and will be dancing and singing everywhere she goes.

Dalia Antonelli
Partnership and Fundraising Assistant

Dalia is assistant to the Partnership Manager. She is charged with administering and maintaining the system and database for processing the donations and applications for computers and ensuring a front line service for all incoming communication to Computer Aid. She is also supporting both the Fundraising and Production teams in their project management and resources allocation plans.

Computer Aid International and its mission to bridge the digital divide through the provision of ICT4D solutions represent the ideal environment where to apply her competences at the crossroad of information technology and sustainable economic development.

Dalia holds an MSc and BSc in Law and Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy). After a two-term scholarship at the University of Madison - Wisconsin (U.S.), she worked as Business Analyst for a Management Consulting Company in Italy. She then moved to England and graduated from the Manchester Business School with an Msc in Information Systems.

Juliet Little
Trusts Partnership Officer

Juliet is responsible for developing and managing Computer Aid’s partnerships with trusts and foundations. Proposals are developed with local partners overseas 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.

Prior to joining Computer Aid Juliet has held fundraising and communications positions at charities including Mind, Television for the Environment and Book Aid International and IT project management positions in the public and private sectors. She has also volunteered for local NGOs in Cambodia and India, teaching English and providing support with project fundraising, monitoring and reporting.

Juliet holds a BSc in Psychology from Brunel University and an MSc Business Analysis from the University of Reading.

Christina  Constantino
Corporate and Events Officer

As Corporate and Events Officer, Christina is responsible for developing and managing Computer Aid’s events programme and corporate funding partnerships.

Before coming to Computer Aid Christina has worked as a Trusts Fundraiser and Major Grants for The Fred Hollows Foundation (UK), a charity dedicated to treating and preventing blindness across developing countries. 

 Prior to this she spent 3 years abroad, where she worked in an in an international PR agency as an Account Executive helping to coordinate client accounts across 24 markets. 

Christina graduated from the London School of Economics  and holds an LLB (Bachelor of Laws).   

Chiao Kwan
Marketing and PC Donations Officer

As Marketing and PC Donations Officer, Chiao is responsible for developing relationships with potential donors of computers and implementing marketing strategies to increase awareness of Computer Aid’s services.

Prior to joining Computer Aid, Chiao has worked as a Marketing/ Fundraising Assistant at Nugent Care, a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable people in Liverpool. Prior to this, she has worked in market research and in social enterprises.

Chiao holds a BA in Business and Public Relations and a MA in Marketing, both from Liverpool John Moores University.

In her spare time, she enjoys ballroom dancing at competitive level, reading non fiction and learning about European history.

Darren Taylor
PC Donations and Logistics Officer

Darren is responsible for coordinating the logistics of bringing in donations of computer equipment to Computer Aid’s London warehouse from donors across the UK. He provides a frontline service in dealing with the day-to-day IT equipment donation queries from individuals and large organisations interested in donating their unwanted IT equipment to Computer Aid. He is also responsible for ensuring that all equipment donated is barcoded and tracked, enabling us to provide feedback to our donors on exactly where their equipment is sent to.

Before joining Computer Aid, Darren completed his qualification as a certified CompTia A+ Technician. He also became an IT Practitioner Microsoft Certified, MCDST and MCA.

Darren has also worked as a Business Developer and Hub Supervisor at Benjy’s Ltd. He helped the enhancing of strategy and sourcing new-business for franchisees. He also helped to improve sales and customer service, and provided frontline support for all the franchisees.   

David Griffiths
General Production Manager

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.

Kinfe  Tekle
Workshop Production Manager

Ken is responsible for taking in PC donations from companies and processing and shipping them to recipients overseas. He initially worked as a volunteer for Computer Aid, before being employed full-time in 2005.

Hayri Zafer Korkmaz
Finance and Office Manager

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 (UK), and a BA  Honours Degree in Radio and TV Journalism (Turkey).

Roynelle  Lewis Farrell
Finance and Administration Apprentice

Roynelle supports the Finance and Office Manager in recording and retrieving financial details of the charity, including maintaining financial records, processing payments, cash handling; and undertaking administrative tasks.

She enjoys Mathematics and her career ambition is to be a Chartered Accountant. Currently she is studying Level 3 AAT at College of North East London (CONEL).

Ruqayyah  Hussain
Finance and Administration Apprentice

Ruqayyah is responsible for assisting and providing support to the accounts department. This usually involves processing, updating and maintaining financial records; chasing and processing payments and assisting with other administrative tasks.

She enjoys reading fiction books and holds a special interest in learning about pharmaceutical products. 

Currently she is studying Level 3 AAT at College of North East London (CONEL) and aspires to become Chartered Certified Accountant one day.

Patron: Professor Denis Goldberg

Trustees: Mukesh Malhotra, Daniel Dearlove, Richard Litchfield, Miriam Mukasa, Susan Lacy, Ronald Janisz Heath, Susan Davidson and Simon William Furse

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.

A volunteer technician testing PCs in Computer Aid's London workshop.