Our Team
Algy Williams
CEO
Brighton, UK
Background
Algy specialises in startups that combine creative communications with technology. He has built companies in television and film special effects, themed entertainment and video games. Before Every1Mobile, he grew his last business, Babel Media, into an international concern with offices in four countries and 400 FTE employees, before exiting in 2008.
Steve Kingswell
COO / FD
Brighton, UK
Background
Steve has over 12 years experience in media and entertainment on mobile and other platforms, and 25 years’ experience in commercial, operational and financial management. He worked as CFO with Algy at Babel Media. He is an FCMA, with BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Advanced Industrial Marketing Strategy at INSEAD.
Soraiya Verjee
Business Development Director
Cape Town, RSA
Background
Soraiya is a Cambridge MBA with over 15 years of diverse international business experience in sectors ranging from retail to technology to financial services. Before joining E1M Soraiya worked for Barclays retail bank for 6 years in a variety of senior roles as well as working in the development sector for both the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance in Egypt and with the Aga Khan Hospital Services in Tanzania.
Katherine van Wyk
International Development & Partnerships
Brighton, UK
Background
Katherine has a degree in media production and over 12 years’ experience managing the digital, print and mobile components of a range health and education development programmes for NGO and Government clients across Africa. In 2004 she founded a HIV/AIDS education Charity which reached 1,500 schools with innovative interactive media resources.
Isabelle Amazon Brown
Head of Programme Design
Brighton, UK
Background
Fresh off the back of an MA in oral history, Isabelle started as one of E1M’s first content producers, and now leads on the strategy, design and implementation of our social development projects. She is skilled at bringing together programme and user needs in order to create successful sites and services, and loves working closely with users at all stages of a project.
Alex Fulcher
Technical Services Manager
Brighton, UK
Background
Alex has been working at E1M since 2011. Combining a talent for user-centered design and engagement via mobile, with an ability for bridging the gap between business and technology, he now leads the E1M Developer team, where he oversees the creation of new products and services and the development of the E1M platform.
Mariam Crichton
Head of Project Management
Brighton, UK
Background
Mariam has been the entrepreneurial driving force in the growth of many tech start ups over the last eight years and a board level shareholder of several. She has solid project management and project process background, agile and data management skills and team leadership expertise in mobile, Saas, GIS, software, design and UX. She is a certified scrum product owner and also has a keen interest in International Development and women's rights.
Nora Bergin
Project Manager
Brighton, UK
Background
Nora holds an M.A. Media Practice for International Development and Social Change. She is responsible for the delivery of multiple projects for Every1Mobile ranging from digital literacy, financial inclusion and health and leads teams of content producers, developers and community managers across Africa. With a work and academic background in the application of media for social change, Nora possesses a deep understanding of the production and ethical values of media across many formats.
Yolandi van Rensburg
Head of Content and Communities
Cape Town, RSA
Background
Yolandi has headed up the social media department at one of South Africa’s leading digital agencies, and now oversees the content strategy and delivery across all our projects at Every1Mobile. With a BA in Journalism, Honours in Visual Communication and over 7 years in the digital industry, she brings strong copywriting skills and a unique and strategic perspective on each digital project she encounters. Yolandi can proudly claim South Africa’s top two Facebook pages amongst the portfolio of brands she has managed.
Thembakuye Madlala
Senior Online Content Producer
Cape Town, RSA
Sellinah Nonkontwana
Community Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Takunda Taderera
Project Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Chris Lear
Lead Developer
Brighton, UK
Md Abdullah al Maruf
Lamp Developer
Brighton, UK
Tresor Mwema
Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Petri Voges
Senior Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Lwazi Thandwa
Front End Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Andy Wyper
Data Analytics Manager
Brighton, UK
Nathan Maqavana
Software Tester
Cape Town, RSA
Elaine Olivier
User Experience Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Janet Lambe
Office Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Liz Lautenberg
Finance Manager
Brighton, UK
David Odera
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Michelle Mulemi
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Aaliyah Knight
Project Manager Assistant
Brighton, UK
Tom Draper
Content Producer
Cape Town, RSA
Lawal Tsalha
Social Media Community Manager
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team and we’d love to hear from you.