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

Interim chief executive

Judith Brodie

Judith is an interim charity chief executive and consultant focusing on strategy and change, finances and fundraising, and stakeholder communications and relationships. Judith has considerable leadership experience with charities and the public sector. She has been chief executive of Beating Bowel Cancer, Arthritis Care, Sussex Oakleaf (mental health) and Impetus Trust.

Judith was a director at VSO for over 5 years, firstly as director of VSO UK, overseeing UK volunteer recruitment and programmes, fundraising and campaigning; and latterly as global funding and brand director, leading VSO's global funding strategy and brand review/positioning.

She started at Bond in April and will be leading the organisation while a permanent chief executive is recruited.

Effectiveness and learning

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

[email protected]
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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

André Clarke, effectiveness and learning adviser

Sarah Johns, transparency manager

Zoe Abrahamson, funding adviser

Franziska Schwarz, sector safeguarding adviser


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

Alice Whiteheadoffice coordinator and PA to chief executive

Catherine Quinn, administrative assistant

Barbara Epiefinance manager 

Thura Zaw Linfinance coordinator 


Membership and communications

+44 (0)20 7520 2707

[email protected]
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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

Elisa Cattaneonetwork communications adviser

Michal Blaszczyk, communications manager

Maryam Mohsin, media manager

Gabriela Mamoń, digital projects adviser

Thomas Worley, digital communications coordinator

Jemma Ashman, membership and marketing manager

Daniel Metcalf, membership and CRM adviser

Lena Bheeroo, events and programmes manager

Rosie Jones, events assistant

Sarah Armstrong, learning and training manager

Ross Brittain, learning and training assistant

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

Mariana Rudge, policy manager

James Docherty, aid research and policy manager

Rowan Popplewell, policy manager, civic space

Kate Oliver, policy and advocacy adviser

Kit Dorey, policy and advocacy adviser (SDGs)

Paul Abernethy, government relations and public affairs adviser