Meet the team
Who are the members of the Cash Hub?
Director of Humanitarian Cash Assistance Programme, Cash & Markets
David is the Director of Humanitarian Cash Assistance Programme at the British Red Cross, where he is leading a global initiative to scale-up the use of cash-based assistance within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Prior to this, David was Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross since 2009, responsible for BRC’s international disaster response work, resilience programmes and organisational development of partner National Societies. David is a member of the CaLP Board.
Technical Team Manager, Cash & Markets
Emma is currently working for the British Red Cross as their Technical Team Manager for Cash and Markets supporting the increased scale up of cash in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through leadership and advocacy, building a new cadre of cash practitioners, institutionalising cash into National Societies through preparedness and collaborating and partnering for innovation and technological solutions. Emma has over 12 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector working for IFRC, Oxfam, VSO and CaLP working in post-disaster recovery work in more than ten countries. Her expertise includes livelihoods and food security, community development and participation, cash based assistance and market based interventions. Emma is a member of the CaLP Technical Advisory Group, the Movements Cash Peer Working Group and is an experienced cash and markets (EMMA) trainer.
Agnès (Inès) Dalmau
Technical Adviser, Cash & Markets
Agnès (Inès) joined the British Red Cross on April 2017 as a Cash and Markets technical adviser. She is aligned with Asia Pacific and West, Central Africa and OSBs Regions and has a particular focus on cash preparedness. She has been a humanitarian aid professional working mostly for Red Cross for the last 18 years, mainly as a country coordinator in big recovery operations covering conflict, post-conflict, slow-onset and sudden disasters. She managed programmes with cash assistance for the first time during the Tsunami response. She has developed cash trainings for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, UNHCR and other organisations and is a member of CaLP’s roster of trainers. She has a background on Sociology and Political science and holds an MBA and Postgraduate degrees in Humanitarian Aid and Social Research.
Cash and Markets Technical Adviser, Cash & Markets
Barbara provides technical support to cash assistance projects as well as cash preparedness of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in the East and Southern Africa and Middle East, North Africa and Europe Regions. Other areas of her work include the development oflearning products, contributing to evidence-based research and learning events. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Barbara has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme on programme support and implementation for over six years. Her role included implementing a cash-based food assistance programme in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew and managing the engagement with various WFP programmes and initiatives to strategically mainstream cash-based approaches within WFP’s work. Barbara holds two Master’s Degrees - in Advanced International Affairs and in German Literature, Linguistics and Communications.
Cash Technology Analyst, Cash & Markets
Peter joined the British Red Cross in April 2018 and is the Cash Technology Analyst. He is responsible for exploring new ways in which technology can be used effectively within cash programmes. After completing his BSc in Business Computing Systems, Peter initially worked as a software developer, systems analyst and project manager within the private sector in Switzerland, New Zealand and the UK. Since 2007 he has worked in the International Development sector, configuring and implementing micro-finance systems across Africa and Asia, working with a combination of mobile-money platforms, cloud systems and information management databases.
Team Coordinator, Cash & Markets
Cara’s role focuses on providing administrative support to the team and coordinating between different work streams. She recently joined the BRC after completing her Masters at UCL in Education and International Development, where she specialised in unconditional cash transfers and their effects on educational outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cara also holds a BSc in Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Cash School Manager, Cash & Markets
Jenny Harper is leading on the development of technical expert deployment capacity, by providing opportunities and supporting the expansion of knowledge, skills and expertise of humanitarian professionals through the Cash School. Jenny works on building the pool of competent, confident and qualified individuals to design and implement cash based programmes through trainings, individual capacity building pathways and learning deployments. Jenny has over 6 years’ experience working as an L&D professional for the British Red Cross.
Humanitarian Policy Adviser, Cash & Markets / Humanitarian Policy
Carmen works as a Humanitarian Policy Adviser for the Cash Team, unpacking strategic issues for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through policy, advocacy and research. Core themes include leveraging the cash agenda to accelerate the localisation of humanitarian aid, the role of social protection and cash transfers in conflict settings. Carmen’s previous experience includes influencing UK public affairs in Whitehall and Westminster on a range of policy issues including humanitarian affairs, UK aid, and global health. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Politics and an MSc in Disasters, Adaptation and Development. When Carmen isn’t drafting briefings or position papers, she is pursuing a PgDip in Adult Nursing.
Cash Hub knowledge Manager, Cash & Markets
Stefania brings together cash resources and information, contributing to their generation and dissemination in the cash community. After a M.Sc. in International Development and Security, she volunteered as an Asylum Advocate, held different research and communication roles for media and non-profit organisations and has worked in the field of cash-based assistance with the Division of Programme and Support Management of UNHCR. She later gained experience of cash distribution with Oxfam in Greece and learned more about information and project management in the context of the European Commission (ECHO and CONNECT).