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
Business Development Manager
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.
Priya Kathpal
Business Development Manager
Washington, D.C., USA
Background
Priya holds an MBA in International Business from The George Washington University School of Business, and has more than 15 years of experience bidding on US government-funded projects. Before joining E1M, Priya led business development strategy and teams at Chemonics, Louis Berger, and Creative Associates.
Henri Habershon
Business Development Manager
Brighton, UK
Background
Henri has over ten years experience in international development, working and living across the world in senior programme and leadership roles. Before joining Every1Mobile, she was building partnerships and securing funding for Plan International working in nutrition, education, child protection and financial inclusion in Ethiopia. Moreover, she has a proven track record of building consortia and winning new business on programmes funded by the EU, DFID, and USAID with a keen understanding of Africa.
Emily Richardson
Business Development Manager
Brighton, UK
Background
Emily holds an MA in development management, and has over ten years international development experience. She is particularly interested in gender equality, education and youth engagement. Prior to joining E1M, Emily worked with Comic Relief, Itad, and InFocus, where she gained solid business development, project management, and M&E expertise.
Lieze Langford
International Communications Manager
Brighton, UK
Background
Lieze is passionate about using digital technology to bring about social change and creating services that improve the lives of others. Before joining E1M, she worked as a Portfolio Manager, managing a global team within the social enterprise Praekelt.org, focusing on technology solutions for worldwide programmes. Prior to that, she was a Strategy Director at HelloComputer, a leading Digital Advertising Agency (part of the FCB group).
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
Senior 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.
Libby James
Head of Programme Design - on maternity leave
Brighton, UK
Background
Libby holds a Masters degree in International Development and 10 years of experience managing the entire project cycle for international development organisations. Libby has focused on programme development and design primarily working in East Africa on education and livelihoods programmes with an emphasis on gender equality. She has strong analytical and research skills and specific experience in the design, delivery and oversight of practitioner led research projects, and MEAL from project inception to completion.
Abi Gleek
Interim Head of Programme Design
Brighton, UK
Background
Abi has 10 years experience in international development and public policy, and has worked across Africa to improve the lives of women, children and young people. She has an MSc. in International Development specialising in Global Health from the London School of Economics, and has deep technical expertise in sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; health financing and health system strengthening. She is passionate about leveraging the advantages offered by the latest technology, and is highly skilled in leading participatory needs analysis and strategic design processes, co-creating alongside end users to produce user-centred digital solutions.
Kelsy Nelson
Brighton, UK
Principal Consultant - Programme design
Background
Kelsy is a highly motivated, results oriented professional with over 10 years of experience in international development practice.

She focuses on the thematic areas of gender and social development, with a technical expertise in evaluation design and research.
Kelsy specialises in designing evaluation approaches, theories of change, monitoring frameworks, data collection tools, analysis frameworks and gender assessments.
Tom Mortimore
Principal Consultant - Programme design
Background
Tom holds an MSc in International Development and Security from the University of Bristol, and brings broad professional experience stretching across behaviour change, micro-finance and ICT4D. Having designed and managed numerous projects for mobile across Eastern and Western Africa, Tom brings a passion for leveraging digital and mobile technologies to connect with and enable meaningful interactions with hard to reach communities.
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.
Aaliyah Knight
Project Manager Assistant
Brighton, UK
Liz Lautenberg
Finance Manager
Brighton, UK
Chris Lear
Lead Developer
Brighton, UK
Md Abdullah al Maruf
Lamp Developer
Brighton, UK
Takunda Taderera
Project Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Petri Voges
Senior Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Donovan Cowie
Front End Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Tresor Mwema
Developer
Cape Town, RSA
Elaine Olivier
User Experience Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Kobus Butler
UI Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Nathan Maqavana
Software Tester
Cape Town, RSA
Janet Lambe
Office Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Yolandi van Rensburg
Head of Content and Communities
Cape Town, RSA
Background
Yolandi has headed up the social media department at South Africa’s No.1 Digital Agency, NATIVE VML 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.
Sellinah Nonkontwana
Community Manager
Cape Town, RSA
Haanim Galvaan
Content Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Chantel Schultz-Fell
Senior UX Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Cari Coetzee
Content Designer
Cape Town, RSA
Perkins Abaje
Project Coordinator
Lagos, NG
Humphrey Mwaura
Project Coordinator
Nairobi, KE
David Odera
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Michelle Mulemi
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Elizabeth Wakuraya
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Marion Kimani
Engagement Manager
Nairobi, KE
Mercy Watiri Mukuria
Engagement Manager
Nairobi, KE
Agnes Ooko
Engagement Manager
Nairobi, KE
Zablon Kariri
Engagement Manager
Nairobi, KE
Moshood Abdullateef
Project Coordinator
Lagos, NG
Nicolette Anscombe
Financial Controller
Brighton, UK
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team and we’d love to hear from you.