Our Team

A small but highly effective team

The Power of Nutrition has a small but highly experienced team who lead our work and carry out all our key functions. The team drives the main areas of our work, including due diligence of new partners and programmes, managing our investments portfolio, building and maintaining the most effective partnerships and delivering communications and advocacy activity that supports our broader objectives.

 

OUR Team

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    Chris Skeet

    Director, Finance

    Having worked at The Power of Nutrition since July 2015, Chris has brought a wealth of finance and operational experience from over 25 years spent in commercial (private equity, compliance software and healthcare) and not-for-profit finance roles. Chris qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

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    Michelle Thompson

    Director, Head of Partnerships & Brands

    Michelle has been Director of Partnerships & Brands team since October 2015. She is responsible for managing and developing relationships with US Philanthropies and Foundations as well as leading and managing the Partnerships & Brands team.

    Prior to joining The Power of Nutrition, Michelle had enjoyed a long and extensive career in finance.  Michelle had worked for a number of large financial institutions including UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland, where she spearheaded the capital markets institutional sales efforts in the UK and Benelux regions, leveraging her relationships to introduce new financial products as the markets developed.

  • Carla Martins

    Director, Human Resources and Operations

    Carla joined The Power of Nutrition in March 2016 as Senior Executive Assistant, supporting the CEO. Since July 2018 she took over the responsibility for all HR and Operations activities and is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and professional Human Resource service, implementation of strategic initiatives and management of operational HR activities. Additionally, Carla organises and oversees all office operations, and ensures the organisation is running effectively.

    Carla joined us with more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector, in Operations and Business Support Management roles within different organisations and holds a CIPD Level 7 diploma in Human Resources Management, an MBA in International Management and a Master’s degree in Management

Having worked at The Power of Nutrition since July 2015, Chris has brought a wealth of finance and operational experience from over 25 years spent in commercial (private equity, compliance software and healthcare) and not-for-profit finance roles. Chris qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Michelle has been Director of Partnerships & Brands team since October 2015. She is responsible for managing and developing relationships with US Philanthropies and Foundations as well as leading and managing the Partnerships & Brands team.

Prior to joining The Power of Nutrition, Michelle had enjoyed a long and extensive career in finance.  Michelle had worked for a number of large financial institutions including UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland, where she spearheaded the capital markets institutional sales efforts in the UK and Benelux regions, leveraging her relationships to introduce new financial products as the markets developed.

Carla joined The Power of Nutrition in March 2016 as Senior Executive Assistant, supporting the CEO. Since July 2018 she took over the responsibility for all HR and Operations activities and is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and professional Human Resource service, implementation of strategic initiatives and management of operational HR activities. Additionally, Carla organises and oversees all office operations, and ensures the organisation is running effectively.

Carla joined us with more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector, in Operations and Business Support Management roles within different organisations and holds a CIPD Level 7 diploma in Human Resources Management, an MBA in International Management and a Master’s degree in Management

Lucia joined The Power of Nutrition in July 2019 as Team Assistant. She provides support in the general running of the office. Prior to this, Lucia worked for The Health and Safety Executive as an administrator assisting Inspectors.

Anne joined The Power of Nutrition as the Senior Nutrition Specialist in 2017. She has over 25 years of experience in the humanitarian relief and development sector, specialising in nutrition and public health. Most recently she was Head of Innovation and Consumer Needs at the Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor.  Prior to that she was Director of Programmes for Valid international, managing technical assistance and operational research into treatment of acute malnutrition and bringing about the WHO endorsement and international mainstreaming of community based management of acute malnutrition. Prior to that she was Programme Director and Senior Health Advisor for Children’s Aid Direct covering multisectoral emergency relief and development programmes.

Anne has worked in the UK, the US, and extensively across Africa and Asia. She is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in public health.

Jeffrey spent his early career with GOAL Global in Malawi, and later with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where he supported the governments of Malawi, Swaziland and South Africa to strengthen their public healthcare systems, towards achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis treatment and care. Prior to joining The Power of Nutrition, he was a Program Officer at the ELMA Philanthropies where he developed and managed grant investments to improve maternal and child health outcomes in Southern Africa.  Jeffrey is an alumnus of the Global Health Corps and Aspen New Voices Fellowship Programs, and holds degrees from the University of Malawi, University of Bristol and the University of Oxford, where he was a Weidenfeld Hoffmann Scholar.

Charlotte Morgan-Fallah has over 15 years’ experience in international development and humanitarian response, with a particular focus on maternal and child health and nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, and mental health and psychosocial support.

Before joining The Power of Nutrition, Charlotte was the Head of Region for West and Central Africa at the British Red Cross, leading humanitarian and development teams, programmes and partnerships within the region. Before this, Charlotte oversaw the health grants strategy and portfolio at Comic Relief as the Strategic Lead for Health and Wellbeing. Prior to this, Charlotte held a range of Programme and Grant Management roles with organisations including Save the Children, Concern Worldwide and Children in Crisis, working predominantly across West and Central Africa.

Charlotte has an MSc in Global Health from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester, and a BA in English Literature from University College London.

Tatum joined The Power of Nutrition in 2017, transitioning from a career in Debt Capital Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland into international development. Upon joining The Power of Nutrition Tatum led the due diligence, legal agreements and onboarding of new implementing partners, and the establishment of the Technical Advisory Panel.  She now manages The Power of Nutrition’s investments in Indonesia, Benin and Lesotho.

Tatum has a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Masters in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.

Kerri joined The Power of Nutrition in 2019. She has 10 years of experience working in global child health and nutrition, primarily in research. Most recently, Kerri worked at the Global Panel on Agricultural and Food Systems for Nutrition, where she served as a project manager for a Foresight Report, which will inform policies to support healthy and sustainable diets in low- and middle-income countries. Kerri has contributed to the Lancet Nutrition Series, the Global Action Plan on Diarrhoea and Pneumonia, and has completed a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in crowdsourcing and global health. She has an honorary affiliation at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and is an expert on research priority setting using the CHNRI method.

Holly joined The Power of Nutrition as an intern in September 2019, before becoming a full-time analyst in the Investments Team in January 2020. In her role, Holly leads on country analysis, due diligence of implementing partners and the management of The Power of Nutrition’s Technical Advisory Panel. Holly also assists in the general management of The Power of Nutrition’s portfolio, and its reporting requirements.

Prior to joining The Power of Nutrition, Holly spent two years working in corporate and public affairs and taught English in South Korea. She holds a Masters in Comparative Social Policy from The University of Oxford, and a BA in Geography from The University of Cambridge.

Before joining the Power of Nutrition, in her previous roles with Valid International and Valid Evaluation, Basia managed a large portfolio of nutrition and humanitarian research projects in Asia and Africa. While working for Valid International, Basia provided technical support to partners and helped build local capacity. She also worked on the design and implementation of coverage evaluations for CMAM nutrition programmes in the field (such as SQUEAC/SLEAC). Since 2009, Basia worked in Niger and Burkina Faso (for UNICEF, HKI, World Vision and Save the Children) and managed nutrition projects in Chad, Mali and Mauritania. More recently, under Valid Evaluations, she managed a 5 year evaluation  for DFID Multi-Year Funding Evaluation in DRC, Sudan, Pakistan and Ethiopia, and was  closely involved with the DRC and Pakistan research component, implementing qualitative field work on resilience in North and South Kivu and Peshawar in Pakistan. Basia is fluent in Polish, English, French and Spanish.

Mabel joined the Power of Nutrition on the 6th March 2017 as Associate Director, Brands and Partnerships. Mabel joined the Power of Nutrition after working as Head of Fundraising at International Medical Corps UK where she focused on growing income and partnerships to support the work a global NGO.

Prior to working at International Medical Corps UK Mabel worked at UK Youth and at the Women in the World Foundation in New York. Mabel started her career in parliament working for Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP. Born in Los Angeles, Mabel hold a MSc in Public Policy from UCL and a BA in European Politics from Leeds University.

Stuart has enjoyed a long and varied career with over 35 years of experience in international banking. After working for many investment banks including UBS and ING in New York, Stuart joined JP Morgan Private Bank and led the Emerging Markets and Credit Fixed Income strategy for the bank. Subsequently he set up his own asset management business, providing advisory services and managing assets in excess of £250m for HNWIs, Corporations and Trusts.

Kristin joined The Power of Nutrition in 2019 to head our Nutrition for Growth Strategy. She has 10 years of experience working in child and adolescent nutrition across various contexts, primarily focused on hunger relief efforts.

Most recently, Kristin worked at the Global Panel on Agricultural and Food Systems for Nutrition. She led their partnerships and engagement efforts through targeted global advocacy and in-country dialogues, sensitising government stakeholders in low- and middle – income countries on personalised opportunities to realign their nutrition policies towards healthy diets and sustainable food systems.

Prior to this, Kristin worked in Lebanon leading partnerships and programme development efforts for a local humanitarian non-profit organisation. Her responsibilities included oversight and creative responsibility for all funding campaigns and partnership expansion in all four countries of operation.

Kristin also led hunger relief efforts within the Oregon US Department of Education as a Child Nutrition Specialist, where she focused on improving school feeding programmes and supporting nutrition education programming in school settings.

Born in The Pacific Northwest of the United States, Kristin has an MSc in Human Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Maria joined The Power of Nutrition as an intern in October 2019, before becoming a full-time Analyst in the Partnerships and Brands team in January 2020. In her role, Maria leads on investor reporting and due diligence, as well as management of pro bono partnerships. Besides that, Maria supports the Partnerships and Brands team in their daily engagements and outreach. Maria holds a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.

Valentina joined The Power of Nutrition in May 2018 as an Analyst, supporting the Partnerships and Brands team’s day-to-day engagement with partners and the Communications’ team outreach and advocacy efforts. She is currently Marketing and Communications Associate, assisting the Director of Communications and the team with a variety of marketing and communications work streams.

Valentina holds a MA in English Studies from Heidelberg University and prior to joining The Power of Nutrition she spent three years working in the publishing sector.