Luke Thomas

Head of International Fundraising

Luke is a fundraising specialist with six years in the private sector and over a decade of experience in the NGO sector, largely in management and leadership roles. Luke has led successful fundraising projects and teams raising funds in India,…

Jon Temme

Coordinating Consultant for the International Pediatric MS Study Group

Prior to his role with the MS International Federation, Jon worked for more than 13 years for the MS Society of Canada from which he retired in 2011. He had most recently served as the Canadian Society’s Senior Vice-President, Research…

Sarah Phillips

Volunteer Meetings Organiser

Sarah has served as the Volunteer Meetings Organiser since 2012. She has had a long and rich association with the MS International Federation, serving as Chairman and President of the MS International Federation from 2004 through to 2011 and as…

Jo Pennell

Finance and Administration Manager

Jo joined the MS International Federation with six years’ experience of finance in the charity sector. Having begun work in an administrative role for an international charity, she moved into finance. Jo has completed her financial qualifications and now combines…

Sophie Paterson

Communications Manager

Sophie joined the MS International Federation in November 2014 with five years’ experience of running online campaigns, websites and managing social media. She’s from the UK and has a BA in English Literature. Before joining the MS International Federation she…

Catherine Massey

CEO Coordinator – Governance and Resources

Catherine joined the Federation with 10 years’ experience of administration and governance with the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. She has a BA in European Studies and spent several years working in France. Prior to joining the staff, Catherine…

Abdelfatah Ibrahim

Regional Capacity Building Manager

Abdelfatah joined the MS International Federation in October 2012 with more than four years’ experience in international development. He has worked for the representative offices of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Egypt.…

Barnaby Dumbell

IT Manager

Barnaby first joined the Federation in May 1997 as Online Editorial Assistant to the Managing Editor of the World of MS web site. Between his degree in Product Design and joining the Federation he worked as both a web designer…

Helene da Silva

Fundraising Manager

Before joining the MS International Federation in January 2014, Helene worked in fundraising roles in international and national charities in the UK, France and India, and trained as a lawyer in Brazil. In 2009 she completed her Master’s degree from…

Dr Dhia Chandraratna

Head of International Scientific and Medical Research

Dhia joined the MS International Federation in February 2008 with six years’ experience in scientific and medical research. She has a BA and PhD in genetics and, before joining the Federation, worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Institute…

Zoe Burr

Zoe Burr, Head of International Capacity Building

Zoe joined the MS International Federation in September 2006. She has a BA in Hispanic Studies and Politics and spent time teaching in Peru and Portugal. Prior to joining the MS International Federation, she worked in events and the campaigns…

Peer Baneke

CEO

Peer, whose father had MS, joined the MS International Federation in 2007 after eight years as General Secretary of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. Before that he worked with Amnesty International in the Netherlands. In 1983 he moved…

Tim Pemberton

Head of Communications

Tim has 20 years’ experience of working in communications for the UK voluntary sector and the National Health Service. He joined the MS International Federation in 2013 after 12 years at the British Red Cross, where he held a series…

Ceri Angood Napier

Director of Programmes

Ceri is from the UK and has 10 years of programme and strategic management experience in international development, with an MSc in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked for Interact Worldwide (managing…