Martha Mulugeta is a founding member of IDP who worked for 10 years with Save the Children in her home country, Ethiopia. She has extensive experience in the administration of international aid projects and is particularly adept at working with Ethiopian Authorities. With a further four years with a UK-based international development organisation specializing in natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, Martha ensures our operation meets the requirements of both UK and Ethiopian authorities, in terms of transparency and accountability, and provides a unique perspective on the operation of our projects in Ethiopia.
Martha: a personal statement ...
Andrew Chadwick, another of IDP's founding members, has many years experience in managing aid projects overseas and is now the organisation's director. Having worked in Ethiopia for two years as Emergency Response Manager for Save the Children Fund, he then became Oxfam's Bosnia Representative during the war in former-Yugoslavia. With experience in establishing and managing a range of projects, including a tropical pasture regeneration project in the Australian outback, and five years as CEO of a health information charity in the UK, Andrew brings his considerable experience to bear in developing our operations in the UK and in Ethiopia.
Margaret Wilson is the Chair of the IDP Board of Trustees. For nine years Margaret worked for Voluntary Service Overseas and is currently a volunteer selector for VSO. She is Chair of her local branch of VSO in Cumbria and a trustee of the Frieda Scott Trust.
Tamsin Beerstrecher is a South African human rights lawyer who, with a uniquely African viewpoint and a legal eye, helps to keep us on the straight and narrow.
Terry Donnellan is a long-term supporter of our work and is based in Perth, Western Australia. With a background in engineering, Terry is our technical adviser and first port-of-call on the long-term management of our equipment and vehicles. Terry is also our main contact for fundraising in Australia.