CO-FOUNDERS AND SENIOR ASSOCIATES

Ben Evans

Ben Evans assessing registration systems, Sulawesi

Ben Evans is Co-founder and Senior Associate of the Greenacre Group. Ben is a widely experienced Civil Society expert and international project manager, expert in CSO assessments, capacity building, policy development and formal assessments of laws and regulations. Ben developed and delivered major projects for governments, inter-governmental agencies and civil society organisations in South East Asia, South Asia, the Gulf, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has been invited by FATF to contribute to the reform of R8.


Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper is Co-Founder and Senior Associate of the Greenacre Group. Phil has been working with civil society for twenty-five years, as a trustee, a regulator and an expert consultant with a particular focus on due diligence and capacity building. Formerly Head of the UK Charity Commission’s International Programme, he has delivered major projects on behalf of the UK and US governments, the UN and others in South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The British, US, Australian and Pakistani governments have all sought his insights.

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATES

Oliver Lewis

Oliver Lewis

Oliver Lewis is a human rights lawyer, NGO leader, advocate and teacher and formerly Executive Director of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC). Oliver serves on the editorial board of the European Yearbook on Disability Law, reviews articles for a number of journals and has written several publications, and has held teaching roles in Budapest, Pune and Leeds.

Linda Spedding

Linda Spedding

Dr. Linda Spedding is a lawyer and human rights activist with particular experience in India and women’s rights issues. She is qualified in three jurisdictions (the UK, US and India), and has advised governments, companies and civil society organisations on issues ranging from constitutional law to corprorate social responsibility.

David Locke

David Locke

David Locke is Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Non-Profits Commission, formerly Executive Director of Charity Services at the UK Charity Commission of England and Wales. During his time at the Charity Commission, David and his team won the UK Public Service Award for Best Operational Delivery across Government.

James Shaw-Hamilton

james shaw hamilton

James Shaw Hamilton is a lawyer, international civil society activist and former head of the UK Charity Commission’s International Programme.

Ira Novita

Ira Novita

Ira Novita is an Indonesian NGO leader experienced in working with both governments and NGOs in developing the regulation and capacity of the NGO sector.

Alan Clarkin

Alan Clarkin

Alan Clarkin is a specialist trainer with more than thirty years experience training government and civil society in CSO issues.

Michael Levitt

Mike Levitt

Michael Levitt is a consultant, caseworker and innovative administrator with twenty years’ experience applied in non-profits, regulation and voluntary roles.

Besim Neibu

besim neibu

Besim Neibu is an international expert in management and resource development in South Eastern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the fields of development, advocacy, media and civil society.

Fiona Talcott

Fiona Talcott

Fiona Talcott is a civil society professional with considerable experience working in civil society development and governance in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

Czeslaw Walek

Czeslaw Walek

Czeslaw Walek is a human rights activist and campaigner, Fulbright Scholar and former Deputy Minister for Human Rights of the Czech Republic with a particular interest in LGBT and minority rights issues.

Max Wahid

Max Wahid

Max Wahid is an experienced financial management consultant with a particular focus on working with charities and other non-profit organisations.

Sarah Jane Dowling

Greenacre Group

Sarah Jane Dowling is an NGO activist with experience in international programme management, capacity building for governments and NGOs, regulatory analysis, fundraising and organisational development.

 

Aleksandar Stamboliev

Alexsander Stamboliev

Aleksandar Stamboliev is an international project implementer with experience in due diligence, social audits, programme evaluation, training and analysis.

 

Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler is a consultant and former charity regulator who specializes in systems for the registration of charities and NGOs.

 

Nasir Mahmood

Greenacre Group

Nasir Mahmood is an executive, software developer and project manager with particular experience implementing projects in relation to government and civil society.