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.
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
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
Principal Consultant - 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.
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
Andy Wyper
Data Analytics Manager
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
Tom Draper
Content Producer
Cape Town, RSA
Haanim Galvaan
Content Producer
Cape Town, RSA
David Odera
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Michelle Mulemi
Community Manager
Nairobi, KE
Humphrey Mwaura
Project Coordinator
Nairobi, KE
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team and we’d love to hear from you.