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

Chief executive

Tamsyn Barton

Tamsyn Barton is the CEO at Bond. She joined Bond in 2017 from the European Investment Bank (EIB), where she was Director-General, Lending Operations Outside the EU, before representing EIB on the Board of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Prior to this she spent 13 years in two stints working for the ODA/DFID in policy and programme roles, latterly as a Senior Civil Servant. She began her career in development working for local NGOs in South India, and was also Head of Technology at ITDG, now Practical Action. She is a Trustee of SOAS and sits on the Oxford University Humanities Advisory Board.

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

André Clarke, effectiveness and learning adviser

Sarah Johns, transparency manager

Tanaka Nyamadzawo, transparency assistant

Zoe Abrahamson, funding adviser


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

Alice Whiteheadoffice coordinator and PA to chief executive

Barbara Epiefinance manager 

Thura Zaw Linfinance coordinator 


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

Mike Wright, director of membership and communications

Will Connolly, head of business development

Elisa Cattaneonetwork communications adviser

Michal Blaszczyk, communications manager

Maryam Mohsin, media manager

Thomas Worley, digital communications coordinator

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 manager

Steph Franklin, learning and training assistant

Iona Stirling-Herbert, sales and exhibition 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.

Claire Godfrey, head of policy and campaigns

Mariana Rudge, policy manager (on maternity leave)

Phil Reed, policy adviser

Mike Green, policy adviser

Rowan Popplewell, advocacy adviser - operating environment

Felicity Slater, political affairs adviser

Luke Stewart, campaigns coordinator