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© 2021 Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International United Kingdom is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1107713) and in Scotland (SCO39692).

Our Staff

Opportunity International UK has a team of highly skilled and experienced experts partnering with our supporters to alleviate poverty.

Click on the photos to read more about our team.

Our team also includes a Finance Officer who, along with the majority of our staff, are based in the Oxford office.

We also work with partners and consultants around the world. If you want to support us, and live in any one of these countries, please contact our Oxford office and we will be delighted to put you in touch: Scotland, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, USA.

Our Staff

Opportunity International UK has a team of highly skilled and experienced experts partnering with our supporters to alleviate poverty.

Click on the photos to read more about our team.

Our team also includes a Finance Officer who, along with the majority of our staff, are based in the Oxford office.

We also work with partners and consultants around the world. If you want to support us, and live in any one of these countries, please contact our Oxford office and we will be delighted to put you in touch: Scotland, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, USA.

Sam Bickersteth

Sam has worked on food security, rural livelihoods and climate change challenges across Africa, Asia and Latin America over the…

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Deborah Foy

Deborah has worked for Opportunity International for the past 18 years and is currently the Interim Executive Director of Opportunity…

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Matt Wenham

Matt has 23 years fundraising and communications experience at organisations including Emmanuel International, Action for Children,…

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Shabnam Zamurd

Shabnam is an FCA, she previously worked for the Tussauds Group and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Chantrey Vellacott…

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Sally Vicaria

Sally leads and manages the International programme team. She is responsible for the acquisition, management and evaluation of…

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Lydia Baffour Awuah

Lydia is our Gender specialist, supporting the design of programmes to include women and gender awareness training within communities.…

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Mandy Burrows

Mandy manages our refugee programme in Uganda (RISE – Refugees: Innovation, Self-reliance and Empowerment), working closely…

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Noah Ssempijja

Noah Ssempijja is our Refugee Programme Coordinator in Uganda.

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Robert Igalo

Robert Igalo is a Financial Inclusion Project Manager in Uganda with 10 years’ experience working on Financial Inclusion, Livelihood…

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Angela Kingston

Angela Kingston has worked for Opportunity Global and UK for the past 15 years in a variety of operational support and fundraising…

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Tamsin Scurfield

Tamsin Scurfield is our Business Development and Partnerships Manager for Uganda. She leads in fundraising efforts for Opportunity…

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Melissa Bell

Melissa manages our Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme based in Ghana, supporting small and medium business within…

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Pete Parisetti

Pete has more than two decades of experience working in international emergency aid. He is responsible for managing our programme…

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Rachel English

Rachel English is our Resource Development Manager. Her primary responsibility is to prepare reports and proposals for current…

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Damon Boughen

Damon is the Philanthropy Manager for Opportunity International and has over ten years experience in the charity sector. Previously,…

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Jenny Dunn

Jenny manages our individual fundraising and communication activities - these include direct mail, publications, media relations,…

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Emily Wilson

Emily loves to share stories of hope found in unlikely places. Working as our Communications Officer she writes and creates content…

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Natalie Organ

A member of the fundraising team since 2017, Natalie has worked across a number of areas to secure support for our work. She now…

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Perihan Doganay

Perihan joined Opportunity in May 2017. She completed her Finance and Accounting degree in Canada in 2013 and has worked in a…

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Sam Bickersteth
CEO Opportunity International U.K.
Deborah Foy
Interim Executive Director of Opportunity International Global And Senior Advisor to OIUK CEO
Matt Wenham
Director of Philanthropy
Shabnam Zamurd
Finance Director
Sally Vicaria
Director of International Programmes
Lydia Baffour Awuah
Senior Programme Manager
Mandy Burrows
Senior Programme Manager
Noah Ssempijja
Refugee Programme Coordinator in Uganda
Robert Igalo
Financial Inclusion Project Manager in Uganda
Angela Kingston
Senior Resource Development Manager
Tamsin Scurfield
Business Development and Partnerships Manager
Melissa Bell
Programme Manager
Pete Parisetti
Programme Manager
Rachel English
Resource Development Manager
Damon Boughen
Philanthropy Manager
Jenny Dunn
Fundraising and Communications Manager
Emily Wilson
Communications Officer
Natalie Organ
Philanthropy Experience Manager
Perihan Doganay
Finance and Database Officer

Opportunity International’s U.K. staff and trustees comprises dedicated, passionate professionals determined to help create a world in which all people have the opportunity to live a life free from poverty. Our highly skilled staff work tirelessly to ensure Opportunity International achieves its mission to empower people to break the cycle of poverty in the developing world.

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