I have been working on International projects across education, culture, youth and technology sectors for over 15 years and I have a wealth of experience in Social Enterprise and Business Management as Operations Director of Consult and Design International, CiviNet and Global Voice UK.
Starting at the age of 17, I managed an exchange programme with young people from the UK and the Netherlands based around digital arts. Since then I have managed European and EuroMed International networks of youth organisations and was a major force in the formation of the very first EuroMed International NGO.
More recently, I am working as the lead consultant working with the Anna Lindh Foundation in Egypt to create online tools for collaboration across the 43 country networks, as well as working with organisations across the world to create inspiring and engaging web applications.
I am also a leading expert and evangelist in the Open Source Software project Drupal that we use as the platform for most of our online applications. I have been using the system since 2005 and have planned, developed and implemented sites and applications from small brochure sites to large community sites with 100'000's of users. I am the Volunteer Coordinator for European DrupalCon events, a member of the Community Working Group and have attended Drupal events across the world.
My latest initiative CiviNet has been setup to provide help and support to the Civil Society as a leader and partner in local, national and international projects with a creative or online dimension. One of the first flagship projects of CiviNet has been developing the Social Appraisal Toolkit, an online system to provide small organisations with tools to monitor and develop their Social Impact and Governance. We are also now setting up the first EuroMed Network of Young Social Entreprenuers.
I have benefited from the Unltd. Social Enterprise Award, the Millenium Volunteer of the Year Award, a graduate of the Common Purpose Navigator programme for young leaders and is a regular speaker at education and technology events across Europe and the MENA region.