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

Chief executive

Stephanie Draper is Bond's chief executive. Stephanie has spent over 20 years working to accelerate a just and sustainable future, with a focus on sustainable development. She brings extensive international experience of bringing sectors together to collaborate and shape a better future.

She was previously at Forum for the Future working on how to practically achieve the systems change needed to deliver the UN Global Goals. As their chief change officer and deputy CEO she shaped the sustainable nutrition, 1.5 degrees and sustainable value chains and livelihoods Labs and how organisations can deliver transformational strategies. She also created new approaches to understanding impact.

She has been instrumental in creating a number of cross sector initiatives (between business, NGOs and governments) and partnership such as the Protein Challenge, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and the School of Systems Change, where she is faculty. Prior to Forum Stephanie founded the Corporate Responsibility team at The Work Foundation. 

To contact Stephanie please email her PA, Vicki Kerr: [email protected]

Effectiveness and learning

+44 (0)20 7520 1042

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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.

Gerard Witham, interim head of organisational effectiveness

Sarah Johns, transparency manager

Zoe Abrahamson, funding adviser

Franziska Schwarz, sector safeguarding adviser

Andrew May, sector safeguarding adviser

Yolaina Vargas Pritchard, programme coordinator 


Finance and operations

+44 (0)20 7520 0247

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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

Vicki Kerroperations coordinator

Catherine Quinn, administrative assistant

Barbara Epiefinance manager 

Thura Zaw Linfinance coordinator 


Membership and communications

Membership: +44 (0)20 7520 2707

Training: +44 (0)20 7520 0248

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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 events, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge and experience within the sector.

Mike Wright, director of membership and communications

Michal Blaszczyk, communications manager

Maryam Mohsin, media manager

Gabriela Mamoń, digital projects adviser

Jemma Ashman, membership and marketing manager

Daniel Metcalf, membership and CRM adviser

Amy Shaw, policy groups coordinator

Lena Bheeroo, events and programmes manager

Rosie Jones, events assistant

Sarah Armstrong, learning and training manager

Debbie Nolan, learning and training adviser

Ross Brittain, customer relations assistant

Oliver Simons, business development adviser

Iona Stirling-Herbert, sales and exhibition adviser


Policy and campaigns

+44 (0)20 7520 0257

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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.

Claire Godfrey, head of policy and campaigns

James Docherty, aid research and policy manager

Stacey Frier, policy adviser, civic space 

Kate Oliver, policy and advocacy adviser

Kit Dorey, policy and advocacy adviser (SDGs)

Paul Abernethy, government relations and public affairs adviser

Alice Whitehead, advocacy and parliamentary coordinator

Rowan Popplewell, policy manager, civic space (on maternity leave)