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Alex joined LML in May 2014 as a Project Executive in the Asia/Pacific Division. She has previous project management experience with a development consultancy in Edinburgh and holds an MA (u/grad) in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joing LML she spent 6 months in Kenya building local partnerships and developing sales opportunities for a clean cookstove enterprise. Her main interest is in sustainable and renewable energy, access to financial services and agricultural business.
Andrew Jacque is a Senior Agricultural Economist. Andrew, originating from Trinidad and Tobago, has worked in various projects for Landell Mills in both the Caribbean and Southern Africa in recent years. He now brings this project experience, together with prior experience from the Ministry of Agriculture and National Authorising Office in Trinidad to his role at Landell Mills. Andrew has a BSc. in Agricultural Science from the University of the West Indies and MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and Purdue University in the USA respectively. His interests are in agricultural policy, food security, rural development, and developing and managing diverse projects.
Catherine is currently acting as our anti-corruption compliance manager. She is also an associate consultant who works on a project-by-project basis. Her portfolio currently includes the management of the Somaliland Business Fund (http://somalilandbusinessfund.com). She was previously employed by our sister company, TDI Group in Ireland.
Cassie is a Project Executive in the Markets, Enterprise and Trade (MET) Division at Landell Mills. She has been with Landell Mills since 2009 and previously worked as a Project Executive in the Asia and Pacific (APA) Division, and before that in the Framework Contract Division (now SED). Since the set up of the MET division in July 2012, Cassie has assisted in making the division operational - including the monitoring of financial expenditure, pipeline development and other business development activities. Cassie is an M4P specialist and provides day to day operational support and management to the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund which is a DFID funded Challenge Fund based on M4P principles. Cassie has also attended the Springfield 'Making Markets Work' training event in Bangkok. Before joining Landell Mills Cassie completed a degree in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London and subsequently spent time living and working in Norway, a country which she now has a life long love affair with!
Charlotte Howell-Jones is a Project Executive in the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America (ACLA) division. She is responsible for business development and manages projects in the fields of poverty alleviation, climate change, agriculture, livestock value chains, fisheries and aquaculture in Africa and the Caribbean. Previously, Charlotte worked as a Programmes Coordinator for Futures Group Europe, dividing her time between business development and co-managing HIV /AIDs and maternal health projects in South Africa and Sierra Leone. She has worked on projects for DFID, EU, Global Fund and UNAIDS. Charlotte has an MSc in International Development and in-depth knowledge of communications and public relations. Her experience and interests lie in rural development, climate change and capacity development.
David is the Managing Director of Landell Mills Ltd. He also directs the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America Division, a position that he has held for since 2001. David has had over ten years experience in international development having previously provided consultancy services to UK agricultural businesses, Action Aid and DFID. David has a PhD from the School of Management at the University of Bath. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading and a MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bath.
Elle Harrison joined the company in October 2014 after completing her Masters degree in International Development at the University of Bristol. As part of her Masters thesis, she conducted research in Peru on the subject of community mining relations. She also previously spent time working in Colombia. Elle speaks both Spanish and German.
Eunica is a senior Evaluation Consultant at the Studies and Evaluation Division of Landell Mills. Her areas of specialisation are on evaluation methodologies and M&E frameworks. She has substantial experience undertaking evaluations for various donors such as DFID, the World Bank, EC, and AsDB. She spent three years of her academic life as a fellow at UNDP for a multidimensional poverty measurement research which enabled her to develop and test various quantitative, qualitative, and participatory techniques, and their combination. Eunica is passionate about research and evaluation and likes thinking of ways on how rigour and multiple realities of development practice can be brought together to improve aid delivery and development effectiveness.
Flavio joined Landell Mills in June 2014 as Project Executive in the Asia/Pacific Division. He holds an MSc in Economics and has extensive experience in International Development with UNDP, FAO and INGOs with a focus on Food Security and Rural Development. Flavio has lived and worked mostly in Kenya and Bangladesh before joining LML. He loves cycling, trekking, running, scuba diving and cooking. His interests include international politics, EU policies, finance and traditional oriental practices.
Studies and Evaluations Division Manager
Francesca is the Studies and Evaluations Division Manager, responsible for overseeing the methodology design and implementation of research studies, mid-term and final evaluations and providing overall quality control. During her years at Landell Mills, which she joined in 2007, she has provided technical backstopping and overseen agriculture, rural development and private sector development projects mainly funded by the EU and DFID. She is fully familiar with the project cycle management and aid management process and lectures at the University of Bath on this matter. Francesca has an MSc in International Development from the same university and previously worked with FAO. She works in English, French and Spanish.
Country Representative, Afghanistan
Dr. Ghulam Rasoul Durani has worked in the Landell Mills Kabul office since 2005 and has gained extensive experience with a number of donor agencies and line ministries in Afghanistan.
He graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Kabul University with a DVM Degree. As well as acting as country representative, providing support to various LML projects, he acts as secretary for the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Working Group under the Technical Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Water in the Ministry of Energy and Water. As a result of his hard work he was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Energy and Water in 2011.
Hannah Isaac is a Project Executive in the ENME Division, where she is involved in business development. She has ten years of experience in international sustainable development, gained during her employment at Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd (now Camco) where she specialised in local energy and climate change planning, particularly in Bulgaria and South Africa. She has managed projects for the EC, DFID, FCO, EBRD and EIB. Hannah is a qualified sociologist and has used the DFID Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to develop qualitative research methodologies that were used to assess fuel poverty in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. The results of this study were published in an article written by Hannah in the HEDON Household Energy Network journal ‘Boiling Point’ - http://www.hedon.info/LivelihoodsInTheUrbanBiomassSector- RealitiesAndThreats?
Helen Westlake is a Financial Administrator. She joined Landell Mills in December 2011. Helen’s main responsibilities involve processing consultants' and office invoices, preparing the payments list and overseas payroll, and setting up multicurrency payments. She studied at Wiltshire College to achieve her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification.
James Blewett joined Landell Mills as a consultant in March 2011, and since July 2012 has been Director of the firm’s newly formed Markets, Enterprise and Trade Division. James has a background in corporate finance and almost 20 years of experience of managing private sector development related projects in central eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. James has advised on emerging markets investment transactions with a cumulative value of more than US$1 billion, and most recently has worked on Landell Mills projects as the Fund Manager for the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund and project director for the Somaliland Business Fund.
Jelle is Senior Consultant in Landell Mills Ltd in the Asia / Pacific division in charge of technical and logistical backstopping and business development. He also provides support and technical backstopping to Landell Mills’ water management related projects of other geographical divisions. He has over 20 years of experience in rural, water and environmental development projects and worked in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. He started working for Landell Mills in 2004 as Team Leader in the Panj-Amu River Basin Management Programme in Afghanistan. He joined the Landell Mills headquarters in February 2012. He has an MSc in Physical Geography (Utrecht) and Agricultural Engineering (Wageningen) and passed his PhD candidacy exam in Hydrology at the New Mexico School of Mines and Technology.
Jérôme joined Landell Mills in April 2012 as Project Executive, Francophone Africa, as part of the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America Division. He has been working in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and DRC) for the last five years and has expertise in international trade and regional integration issues. Jérôme graduated from CERDI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International), Auvergne University, in 2003 with an MPhil in Development Economics. He is a native French speaker, speaks English fluently and has a good level of Spanish.
Project Administrator and Finance Assistant
Kathryn joined Landell Mills Ltd as a Project Administrator and Finance Assistant in the Asia/Pacific Division in May 2011. Kathryn provides administrative and financial support to the Division. She is currently studying towards a BA Honours in Modern Language Studies specialising in German and Spanish with The Open University. Kathryn is currently on maternity leave.
Linda is the Project Accounts Administrator and provides support on all Landell Mills contracts. Linda joined Landell Mills in 1991 and moved into our finance division in 1998. She is responsible for reconciling accounts submitted by our various overseas offices and projects as well as compiling/submitting sales invoices to our clients. She has a close working relationship with all divisions within the company and also our team leaders and project staff in the field.
Maria joined Landell Mills in Spring 2010 as a Project Executive for the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America Division. Her work focuses predominantly on trade and regional integration projects in Africa and the Caribbean. Maria holds a Masters degree from Lund University, Sweden where she specialised in International Economics. Her interest in international development builds on previous work with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of the EU foreign and defence policy and was also strengthened during a research field trip to the East African region. Maria is fluent in English and French. Maria is currently on maternity leave.
Matthew is the Management Accountant for Landell Mills and its sister companies. He is responsible for preparing the groups management accounts and assisting with the group’s statutory accounts. In addition he also provides financial assistance to some of our various overseas offices and projects. Matthew graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 with a BSc in Economics and since then has become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Europe and Middle East Division DirectorMichael is the Regional Director for the Europe and Middle East Division of Landell-Mills. He has over 20 years of international project management experience, including Team Leadership assignments in Moscow, Osh, and Ashkabad and has successfully undertaken a broad range of Head Office and Project Direction responsibilities. His technical experience extends from private sector development to downstream aspects of the food and agriculture industry. He has a research interest in technology transfer and innovation in the food industry. He commenced his career in Saudi Arabia and worked throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.
Pablo joined Landell Mills in November 2014 as Evaluation Consultant at the Studies and Evaluation Division (SED). He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration and a Master in International Aid and Development from the Complutense University of Madrid. Before being Landell Mills staff, he worked for 6 years as a consultant undertaking several project and programme evaluations for major International NGOs based in Spain. He has worked in different countries in Asia, Africa and specially Latin America.
Patrick joined LML as a Project Executive in the Asia/Pacific Division in Spring 2012. Patrick holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath and specialized in small scale fisheries in Asia. This work builds upon his work in Sierra Leone on an EU funded project establishing the first co-managed marine protected areas, at the Worldfish Center in Malaysia working on fisheries livehoods in transition, and at ActionAid in Sri Lanka working on the Post-disaster livehood Programme. Patrick has continued in this vein with LML, focussing on the company’s natural resource management and environment-related work in the region. Patrick is a certified Fisheries Manager.
Peter is a non-executive director of Landell Mills Ltd and its parent company. He brings independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, corporate governance (including anti–corruption compliance and standards of conduct), performance and resources including key appointments. Prior to joining Landell Mills, Peter was Corporate Finance partner with Monahans, a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants, where he advised SME businesses on strategic direction.
Raffaele De Martino
Raffaele De Martino joined LML as Country Operations Manager in Afghanistan in 2013. He has an Accountant Diploma and has been working for 25 years as Accountant, Finance Officer and Cost Controller. He has experience in construction companies, commercial companies, NGOs and the Italian Cooperation. He worked in different countries mainly in Asia and Africa. A native Italian, he speaks fluent English and French.
Rebecca is a Project Assistant who joined Landell Mills in the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America division in May 2013. Rebecca provides administrative support such as assisting in the preparation of expressions of interest and assisting in the management of current project portfolio work for the division.
Sara began working for Landell Mills in 2009 during her university vacations and joined the company permanently in 2012. Sara is a Project Executive in the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America (ACLA) division. In January 2013 Sara moved to our Brussels office to work on the Support Mechanism to the Africa-EU Partnership. Sara holds an LLB from the University of Sussex.
Asia/Pacific Division Director
Simon is the Asia/Pacific Division Director. Simon gained an interest in international development following a year’s work for an NGO in Kenya promoting camel husbandry amongst pastoralists. He joined Landell Mills in 1999 where he started work in the Eastern Europe division. In 2002 he moved to the Asia/Pacific division which he now manages. He has a keen interest in running and cycling. He prefers mountains to beaches which is rather well given the amount of time he spends managing projects in Afghanistan. Simon has a BSc in Agricultural Economics and Business Management (1st) from Newcastle University.
Sophie is a Project Executive in the Studies and Evaluations Division. She holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath. As part of her thesis, she travelled to India to work with a small local NGO to analyse their role within the Food Sovereignty movement. Prior to her MSc she spent one year working on a CSR project on Mafia island, Tanzania. Her main interest is in Rural Development and in particular food security. She will be mainly working in Lot 1 tenders and project management in English and Spanish speaking countries.
Veronica joined Landells Mills Ltd as a Project Admin & Finance Assistant in the Asia / Pacific Division in April 2014 for maternity cover. Veronica provides administrative support to the division. She has a BSc in Public Administration & Management and a BSc Honours in Political Science.
Landell Mills Limited was founded in Bath, England, in 1975 by John Landell Mills and others to carry out research and to provide management services in the natural resource sectors. Some of the firm's early work included farm management in Zambia as well as advice on commodity trends and opportunities. In the 1980s and 1990s, the company provided technical assistance and advice in many aspects of agriculture, fisheries and rural development on contracts financed by the Asian Development Bank, European Commission and the World Bank - as well as the bilateral assistance programmes of the UK government. The 1990s was particularly active as demand for expertise increased dramatically in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union under the Phare and Tacis programmes of the EC in particular.
In recent years, the firm has widened its scope of activities to reflect the changing needs of beneficiaries and funding agencies as well as new opportunities and threats. We are active in a range of economic development and environmental programmes. A number of our assignments are in countries recovering from conflicts or natural disasters.
We estimate that we have completed over 700 projects on all continents - involving almost 150 countries. We operate in several languages and employ some four hundred people on our assignments at any one time. Our head office is in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK.
We are an active member of our industry association, British Expertise, and a regular winner of their annual awards.