Leading humanitarian service with a servant’s heart
Pierre-Yves, a Swiss citizen, worked with Medair at its Head Office in Switzerland, from June 2007 to August 2013, as a Programme Finance Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Medair in 2007 Pierre-Yves worked with the American Leprosy Missions programme in Angola for 5 years as their Accounting Manager. Pierre-Yves left Medair in 2013 to work in the private sector. He returned to Medair in January 2016 as the Team Leader – Accounting. In February 2018, he was promoted to the role of General Accounting Manager. As of July 2018, he is serving as Interim Finance Director.
William is a British national, and has worked with Medair since June 2010, when he joined as International Programmes Manager, with line management responsibilities for Medair’s country programmes. In February 2017, he was promoted to Deputy International Director. Prior to joining Medair, William worked for Tearfund UK as their Disaster Management Officer and later with Christian Aid, where he held multiple roles, including Regional Project Officer (Kenya), Project Funding Officer (UK), Emergency Manager (UK) and Country Director (Zimbabwe). William is currently serving as the Interim International Programmes Director, a role he was appointed to in July 2018.
Coen is a Dutch national and has worked with Medair since July 2015 when he joined Medair’s South Sudan field team as Information/Communications/Technology Officer. In October 2017, he joined Medair’s Head Office Information Services team in Switzerland as ITS Manager. Prior to joining Medair, Coen worked with private sector organisations in the Netherlands in various capacities: Information Manager, Business Intelligence (BI) Developer, BI Engineer and BI Consultant/Data Analyst. In July 2018, Coen was appointed as Medair’s Interim ITS Director.
Anne first joined Medair in 2010 as Deputy Country Director for Madagascar. She transferred to Haiti in 2011 and was appointed Country Director in 2012. In 2014, she became Country Director for Lebanon. In these roles Anne was responsible for overall humanitarian operations and ensuring that the basic needs of the most vulnerable were met. Working in three very different regions of the world, Anne saw first-hand the amazing contributions of Medair globally. Anne returned to Canada in 2016 and served on the Medair Canada Board until she was appointed as Director in 2018.
Anne holds a BA from McMaster University and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Project Management. She looks forward to this new role and sharing her first-hand experience and passion for ‘going the extra mile’ with fellow Canadians.
Jon joined the board of Medair Canada upon returning to Canada in 2015. From 2008 until September 2015 Jon was Vice President Human Resources for North, Central and South America for Nestlé SA based in Switzerland. Prior to this Jon was Senior Vice President Human Resources for Nestlé Canada for ten years. Jon is married to Patricia who is also a member of the Medair Canada Board.
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Eleanor Dougoud has operational experience in relief, recovery, and development programme management, having served in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honors) from the University of Edinburgh, a diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and is currently working on an MS in International Development through the Open University, UK.
Eleanor worked for Medair in Uganda, and as Country Director in Angola. She then moved to Medair’s Swiss headquarters, working as Desk Officer for Afghanistan and Indonesia. Her final Medair position was to help implement an organisation-wide management software system.
Eleanor then worked in China for the World Bank, initially for the Wenchuan earthquake response, then as a consultant for the Urban Sustainable Development Unit. In 2010, Eleanor briefly joined Medair as Interim Country Director following the Haitian earthquake.
Currently, Eleanor serves as Director of the International Programmes Team of The International Rescue Committee in the UK.
Eleanor first began serving on the Medair board in 2011.
Fraser works as a consultant to non-profit boards that are going through CEO leadership transitions. Previously he led the Global Development practice of an Executive Search firm, helping INGOs, Foundations, and UN agencies to appoint senior leaders.
Fraser has a long history with Medair, having first served in South Sudan in 1997. He also established the UK affiliate office, led Medair’s emergency response in Darfur, and served as Country Director in Uganda.
Fraser brings a broad range of governance experience with UK organisations. He is a trustee of Urban Devotion, governor at Bluecoat Academy, and serves as an elder at Heart Church. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Hampton Manor.
Fraser earned a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham.
Patrick Beringer has held senior management positions at Nestlé since 2003, where he has helped to shape the legal aspects of Nestlé’s approach to Mergers and Acquisitions, Nestlé Nutrition, and Nestlé Skin Health.
Patrick has a Master of Arts degree in history from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK, where he additionally followed a Law Conversion Course. He also pursued a Law Society Finals Course at the College of Law in Chester, UK.
Since September 2018, Patrick has been General Counsel and Head of Compliance for Nestlé Skin Health, a division of Nestlé which provides products for skin care.
From 2008 to 2018, Patrick was General Counsel for Nestlé Nutrition, a business line within Nestlé International, the largest food and beverage company in the world, where he helped bring transformational change through various global accreditations, acquisitions and disposals. Prior to that position, Patrick was Head of Nestlé’s Mergers & Acquisitions Legal Competence Centre, a team which he created to develop an operating framework for legal support for M&A transactions. In that capacity, he provided legal management of a number of significant acquisitions and disposals. Leading up to this position, Patrick was a legal advisor in Nestlé’s European Zone.
Patrick began his legal career as a Solicitor for Allen & Overy in London and Budapest, and later as Legal Advisor for PPP Healthcare Limited in the UK.
Patrick began serving on the Medair board in June 2018.
Anne Headon is an international business leader operating at the board level with a strong strategy, innovation and marketing background. She is a business mentor supporting start-ups and scale-ups, in collaboration with leading universities in Switzerland and the UK.
Anne earned a Master of Science in Business with honours from HEC Lausanne (Faculté des Hautes Études Commerciales) in Switzerland, where she later served as a Business Advisory Board Member. She also holds an MBA from INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration) in France.
Anne is currently a member of four corporate boards and one non-profit board (Medair). She was a past board member of two non-profit and two corporate boards.
She works as Growth Expert and Tutor in the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Said Business School of the University of Oxford. Prior to this, Anne was co-founder and partner of Crescendo Marketing in Switzerland, a market research and marketing strategy agency. She served as Marketing Director of the L’Oreal Group in the UK and worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble in Switzerland. Her first career steps were in management consulting with McKinsey & Co in Switzerland.
Anne began her service on the Medair board in 2018.
Sam brings to the International Board of Trustees (IBoT) a unique combination of humanitarian experience, financial expertise, and a passion for corporate governance and good stewardship, all motivated by his Christian faith.
He has worked exclusively in the humanitarian sector for more than 15 years, both in the field and in HQ settings, with World Vision, Save the Children, and Lutheran World Federation. Sam first encountered Medair when he was in Angola from 2002 to 2008, and came away deeply impressed by the professionalism of the team and inspired by their faith motivation. His primary expertise is in finance, administration, and grant management, with an extensive background in external and internal auditing. Since 2011, he has worked for UNICEF in Geneva as Finance Manager for the Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division.
Samson began serving on Medair’s board in 2016.
Henk-Jan Muusse has operational experience in programme management, having served in Uganda and Kenya. He has a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Hogeschool in Haarlem. He had a year of leadership, military, and management training before joining the officer’s ranks in the Royal Netherlands Air Force in 1983.
After a couple of years in several management roles, Hans-Jan was selected for the Test Pilot School in the USA and graduated in 1990 to participate as a flight crew member in a major upgrade programme for the F16 aircraft.
Henk-Jan joined Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in 1992 and has served in a wide variety of roles such as line pilot, project manager, and aviation director. He is currently serving as MAF’s Regional Director for Africa. He is a member of the Executive Team of MAF International and serves as a Board Member for MAF’s Flight Training School in the Netherlands.
Henk-Jan is currently working on an MA in Missiology & International Development via All Nations Christian College in the UK.
Henk-Jan began serving on the Medair board in 2017.