Team

UK Aid Direct is managed by a consortium of partners, led by MannionDaniels (opens in a new window).

UK Aid Direct has a multidisciplinary team, with experience in delivering effective grant management.

Led by the Fund Director, the team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all fund management activities, communicating with grant holders and liaising with the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The UK Aid Direct team aims to be accessible and responsive, so please contact us directly if you think there are ways UK Aid Direct can improve. We can be contacted at: ukaiddirect@manniondaniels.com or via the Contact Form on the website.

 

David Daniels

David Daniels

Fund Director

David leads the UK Aid Direct fund management consortium. David works closely with DFID and the fund’s consortium partners to ensure that UK Aid Direct is transparent, accessible and supportive to potential and actual fund recipients and responds to the UK Government’s priority to support the Global Goals.

Karen Stephenson

Karen Stephenson

Deputy Fund Director

Karen is responsible for monitoring and supporting the quality and approach of UK Aid Direct projects. In addition she is the lead on generating learning and evidence from within the fund for dissemination and analysis for future strategic approaches. Karen is also responsible for the effective delivery of UK Aid Direct, working closely with the Fund Director, DFID and the consortium partners.

David Bailes

David Bailes

Head of Fiduciary Risk

David is responsible for monitoring the financial performance of grant holders, setting financial reporting frameworks and conducting oversight through periodic audits. The fiduciary risk team also manages the due diligence requirement for all new UK Aid Direct grant holders.

Stephanie Schlipper

Stephanie Schlipper

Transparency and Operations Manager

Stephanie is responsible for overseeing the management of the fund – managing contractual arrangements, coordinating team inputs and operational processes, and ensuring high-quality deliverables and project milestones are delivered to DFID. Stephanie also oversees the transparency standards and IATI compliance for UK Aid Direct.

Laura Spilsbury

Laura Spilsbury

Grants Manager

Laura is responsible for the day-to-day management of the UK Aid Direct grant cycle, providing oversight of the full portfolio of grants, ensuring that grant calls are planned and implemented effectively and to workplan timelines, and coordinating team inputs from across the organisation.

Judy Amoke

Judy Amoke

Performance and Risk Manager

Judy is responsible for monitoring the performance and management of risk for a portfolio of UK Aid Direct grants as well as supporting learning across the fund. Judy is based at the MannionDaniels Africa office in Nairobi.

Delyth Balman

Delyth Balman

Performance and Risk Manager

Delyth is responsible for monitoring the performance and management of risk for a portfolio of UK AID Direct grants as well as supporting learning across the fund. Delyth is based between the Educational Development Trust office in Cardiff and the Mannion Daniels office in Bath.

 

Lina Salameh

Lina Salameh

Performance and Risk Manager

Lina is responsible for managing the UK Aid Direct grants portfolio by monitoring and evaluating the performance and management of risk of the grant, as well as supporting learning across the fund, and providing capacity building for the grant holders. Lina is based at the MannionDaniels office in Bath.

Charlotte Howell-Jones

Charlotte Howell-Jones

Communications Manager

Charlotte is responsible for overseeing the external communications for UK Aid Direct. This includes ensuring high-quality delivery of the fund’s identity throughout all material and online communications.

Laura Else

Laura Else

Communications Officer

Laura is responsible for implementing the external communications for UK Aid Direct, with a strong focus on online planning and delivery.

Technical Partners

The UK Aid Direct consortium partners have formed a specialist technical unit, which provides technical guidance to inform the overall strategy of the fund, targeted inputs to the Theory of Change and logframe and technical quality assurance for emerging issues across the sectors of focus.