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Meet The Team

  • Alison Holder

    Director

    Alison is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of Equal Measures 2030. She has over 15 years of experience in international development policy, advocacy and campaigning and has previously worked at UNSDSN, ActionAid, Oxfam, Save the Children and Accenture.

    @alieholder 

    alison.holder@equalmeasures2030.org

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  • Albert Motivans

    Head of Data and Insights

    Albert leads the data strategy for Equal Measures 2030, ensuring our results and insights are accessible and understandable to all. He has more than 20 years of experience, including with UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNICEF Office of Research, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    @AlbertMotivans

    Albert.Motivans@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Mary Bridger

    Head of Operations and Engagement

    Mary leads on external engagement with stakeholders and broader audiences, while also overseeing partner relationships. She is also responsible for driving internal operations and project management for Equal Measures 2030. Previously, Mary worked with Plan International and the United Nations.

    @mary_bridger

    mary.bridger@equalmeasures2030.org

  • David Stewart

    Head of Finance and Operations

    David leads the finance and operations team for Equal Measures 2030. David has experience working on development and humanitarian assistance in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkey. He has an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

    David.Stewart@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Amanda Austin

    Head of Policy and Advocacy

    Amanda leads national, regional, and global-level policy and advocacy for Equal Measures 2030, including overseeing partnerships with women’s rights organisations in our focus countries. With development and humanitarian experience in East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe, she previously worked for Save the Children, Oxfam, and Plan International.

    @AmandaRrae 

    amanda.austin@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Cecilia García Ruiz

    Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Cecilia provides project and technical support to EM2030 national partners and leads regional influencing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, Cecilia worked at the Human Rights Commission for Mexico City, and has more than 10 years of experience working in the civil society and public sectors and as an independent consultant to advance gender equality.

    proyectos@cladem.org

  • Hellen Malinga Apila

    Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Africa

    Hellen is responsible for providing technical expertise to regional partners and national influencing partners in Africa, linking policy and advocacy work from national, Africa regional, and global levels and processes. She has over 15 years’ experience with international, regional, and national civil society organizations such as ActionAid, FEMNET, AWAN-Afrika, and SDGs Kenya Forum.

    h.apila@femnet.or.ke

  • Helen Kearney

    Senior Manager, Special Initiatives

    Helen is currently leading the design and planning phases for several of EM2030’s new projects. Before joining the team, she led and collaborated on humanitarian and development projects in Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, Greece, Guatemala and Switzerland. Helen has worked for UN agencies, international and national NGOs. Earlier still, she ran programmes for young offenders in South London. She speaks 5 languages.

    Helen.Kearney@equalmeasures2030.org

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    Anne Connell

    Senior Data Advisor

    Anne supports the data strategy for Equal Measures 2030, building strategic data partnerships and ensuring our results and insights are accessible to all. With experience in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Anne has previously worked with Partners In Health, Democracy Reporting International, the Brookings Institution, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

    @AnneMartinConn 

    Anne.Connell@equalmeasures2030.org

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    Agar Nana Mbianda

    Program Manager

    Agar leads the Achieve SDG5 initiative on gender equality in Tanzania for Equal Measures 2030. She focuses on advocacy campaigns using evidence based-data and messages. Prior to joining EM2030, she worked with Women Thrive Alliance and GIZ in Cameroon on a number of programs related to girls and women’s rights.

    Agar-Nana.Mbianda@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Martha Flynn

    Policy and Advocacy Officer

    Martha supports Equal Measures 2030’s policy and advocacy work, with a focus on women’s rights organisations undertaking EM2030-supported influencing at the national level. Prior to joining, Martha worked with Girl Effect, Mercy Corps and Human Rights Watch in a range of roles spanning campaigns, advocacy, communications and partnerships. 

    Martha.Flynn@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Ibrahima Beye

    Finance Officer Grants and Contracts

    Ibrahima is Finance Officer Grants and Contracts for Plan International USA and supports Equal Measures 2030 in preparing and reviewing financial reports and in providing donor compliance regulatory support for US grants. Ibrahima has experience working for NGOs in Africa and Asia, such as Abt Associates, Technoserve, FHI 360, and Chemonics. 

    Ibrahima.Beye@planusa.org

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