The UK team

A small, dedicated and international group, the UK team have worked in over 15 countries across five continents in both public and private sectors.

Matt Reed

Chief Executive Officer

Matt oversees strategic partnerships, long-range business development, and project management with European and Asian […]

Jasmin Jahanshahi

Director of Programmes

Jasmin manages partnerships with key donors that support AKDN priority areas, brokering new partnerships and overseeing […]

Christopher Wilton-Steer

Head of Communications

Christopher is in charge of communications at AKF (UK) and works to increase the visibility […]

Aleeza Mitha

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Aleeza oversees the submission of high-quality proposals and supports donor cultivation efforts to establish and maintain […]

Patrick Sayer

Senior Partnerships Manager

Patrick oversees the submission of high-quality proposals and supports donor cultivation efforts to establish […]

Nicholas McGrath

Senior Partnerships Manager

Nicholas oversees the submission of high-quality proposals and supports donor cultivation efforts to establish […]

Aqeela Datoo

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Aqeela serves as the education focal point and will help build intellectual and financial […]

Farah Mendjour

Strategic Programmes Manager

Farah manages a portfolio of programmes in the cross border region between Pakistan, Afghanistan and […]

Stephen Fulford

Grants Finance Officer

Stephen is the key liaison between the donor cultivation and finance teams at AFK (UK), providing […]

Mehwish Hussain

Finance Officer

Mehwish reconciles the AKF finance records, while providing financial support to the Resource Development Team. She also oversees […]

Christina Jorgensen

HR Manager

As the HR Manager, Christina is responsible for developing and implementing the HR Strategy to promote an organisational […]

Tibyan Osman

Partnerships Officer

Tibyan manages a portfolio of grants in East Africa and Central Asia to ensure compliance […]

Georgia Aldridge

Personal Assistant to the CEO and Office Administrator

As personal assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Office Administrator, Georgia […]

Kendra Schreiner

Partnerships Officer

Kendra manages a portfolio of grants in East Africa and South Asia to ensure compliance and technical […]

Edith Read

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Edith oversees the submission of high-quality proposals and supports donor cultivation efforts to […]

Sarah James

Digital Content and Communications Officer

Sarah is responsible for a variety of communications output at AKF (UK), with the strategic objective of […]

Georgina Maynard

Partnerships Officer

Georgina manages a portfolio of grants in East Africa and Central Asia […]

Sanan Aliyev

Events and Communications Officer

Sanan oversees the development and delivery of an exciting series of events […]

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