Bond employs staff to coordinate and support the activities of the network.

If you're a member you can find out more about us, and get in touch, on our My Bond page.

Chief executive

Tamsyn Barton

Tamsyn joined Bond as chief executive in February 2017. She has had a long and varied career in international development, beginning in the early 90s with a year of voluntary work in South India. She spent 13 years working for ODA/DFID, where one her roles was to head the EU/Europe Department. In 2010 she moved to the European Investment Bank as director-general and from 2014 to 2016 she represented the EIB on the Board of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. 

Effectiveness and learning

Effectiveness: +44 (0)20 7520 1042
Learning: +44 (0)20 7520 0248

Bond's Effectiveness and Learning team supports organisations and their staff to enhance their capabilities, improve their performance and adapt their strategy and model to ensure they are relevant and effective in the fight against poverty, inequality and injustice. We provide tools, resources and peer learning opportunities, alongside working to ensure a supportive funding and leadership environment for effective work. Our work is based on the conviction that effective social development work is contingent on strong relationships with partners and beneficiaries; adapts to new learning and contexts; innovates in light of a rapidly evolving external environment; is able to provide robust evidence of its performance though rigorous measurement using appropriate techniques; and is transparent.

Sarah Mistry, director of effectiveness and learning

Kathy Peach, head of innovation and foresight (on maternity leave from Sept 2016)

Liz Lowther, interim head of innovation and learning

André Clarke, effectiveness and learning adviser

Sarah Johns, transparency adviser

Tanaka Nyamadzawo, transparency assistant

Rose Longhurst, funding policy manager

Jaymie Duke, interim funding adviser

Beatrice Waddingham, futures and effectiveness trainee


Finance and operations

+44 (0)20 7520 0247

Supports the smooth running of the Bond office, and is responsible for finance, human resources, IT and office systems.

Graham Mackay, chief operating officer

Catherine Dow-Wright, business and operations manager

Barbara Epiefinance manager 

Thura Zaw Linfinance coordinator 

Toju Brown, operations trainee


Membership and communications

+44 (0)20 7520 2707

Produces targeted information and communications including the Bond website, and manages membership and engagement with Bond members and groups.

Bond training offers high-quality international development learning opportunities, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge and experience within the sector.

Mike Wright, director of communications and membership

Elisa Cattaneonetwork communications adviser

Michal Blaszczyk, communications adviser

Maryam Mohsin, media adviser

Thomas Worley, digital communications coordinator

Victoria Logan, head of marketing and member engagement

Jemma Ashman, membership and marketing manager

Daniel Metcalf, marketing and membership coordinator

Lena Bheeroo, events manager

Safina Miah, events assistant

Sarah Armstrong, learning and training adviser

Iona Stirling-Herbert, sales and exhibition adviser

Tom Bolsin, corporate partnerships adviser


Policy and campaigns

+44 (0)20 7520 0257

Facilitates dialogue between the Bond membership and government bodies, political parties and other relevant organisations and decision makers, and supports and coordinates joint advocacy and campaigning at national, European and international levels.

Farah Nazeer, director of policy and campaigns

Alice Delemare, campaigns manager

Kathleen Spencer Chapman, head of policy and public affairs (on maternity leave)

Mariana Rudge, policy manager

Rachel Aston, policy adviser - SDGs

Mike Green, policy adviser

Ali Stiby Harris, public affairs and government relations manager

Rowan Popplewell, advocacy adviser - operating environment

Luke Stewart, policy and campaigns trainee