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The Itad Group is a made up of Itad Group holdings (Itad 2015 Ltd) and its subsidiaries: Itad Inc (based in the US) and Itad Ltd (based in the UK). While the subsidiaries are registered as separate legal entities, our leadership teams work in close partnership across the Group to achieve Itad’s vision of a more equitable and sustainable world through evidence and learning.


The governance and successful running of the Itad Group and its subsidiaries is overseen by Itad Group’s Board of Directors. The Board include: Chris BarnettJon CooperMegan ColnarDavid FlemingMichael JaryRob Lloyd, Sam McPherson, Sarah Ockenden, Tim Ruffer, Matt Smith and Philippa Tadele.

Our leadership team

As well as delivering positive impacts for our clients and partners across a wide range of geographies and topics, our leaders collectively strive to foster an inclusive, learning focused culture; develop our people, and ensure commercial efficiency. Meet the team:

Chris Barnett


Chris Barnett is a Partner at Itad. He is a leader in research, evaluation and international development with over 20 years’...

Alexandra (Ali) Cervini Mull

Deputy Director, Itad US

Ali is the Deputy Director of Itad US and works in both program management and business development.

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Jon Cooper


Jon Cooper co-leads Itad's work on health and education. He specialises in sexual reproductive health, global health security...

James Crichton

Head of Business Development

James Crichton is the Head of Business Development at Itad. He has more than 10 years’ experience in international development.

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David Fleming


David Fleming is a Partner at Itad. He leads Itad’s work on strengthening evidence and learning in conflict and crisis settings.

Lou Howard

Compliance and Operations Manager

Lou Howard is Compliance and Operations Manager for Itad. She joined in 2021 and leads the IT and Facilities Teams in...

Mike Klein

US Director

Mike is the US Director for Itad, he brings 15 years of experience in leading assignments focused on the use of digital and...

Rob Lloyd

Managing Partner

Rob Lloyd is the Managing Partner of Itad, guiding the company’s strategic direction and chairing its Executive Committee.  

Robyn Lovegrove

Head of Finance

Robyn Lovegrove is Itad’s Financial Controller and leads the finance department.

Sam McPherson


Sam McPherson is a Partner at Itad and co-leads our work on health and education. He oversees our relationships with external...

Sarah Ockenden

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Ockenden is a Partner at Itad. She is a qualified Management Accountant and currently undertakes the role of Chief...

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James Robinson

Associate Partner

James Robinson is an experienced consultant and advisor with expertise in markets, business and supply chains, impact...

Tim Ruffer


Tim Ruffer is a Partner at Itad. His work focuses on the role of business, markets, investment and finance in global development.

Jo Simon

Head of HR

Jo Simon leads the HR team to deliver HR expertise across Itad.

Christopher Smith

Director of Commercial Operations

Christopher Smith heads Itad’s Project Management Unit. He has a background in water and environmental management.

Philippa Tadele (née Haden)


Philippa Tadele has 20 years experience of working with governments, NGOs and the private sector in the development sphere.