Meet the team
Who are the members of the Cash Hub?
Director of Humanitarian Cash Assistance Programme, Cash and Markets
David is the Director of Humanitarian Cash Assistance Programme at British Red Cross, where he is leading a global initiative to scale-up the use of cash assistance within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Prior to this, David was Executive Director of International at the British Red Cross since 2009, responsible for international operations, including all programmes and partnerships within the Movement. David has been a member of the CaLP Board.
Technical Team Manager, Cash and Markets
Emma is the Technical Team Manager for Cash and Markets at the British Red Cross supporting the increased scale up of cash through the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Emma has over 12 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector working for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Oxfam GB, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO). Emma has worked in a wide range of emergency contexts including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Haiti, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and many of the Pacific Islands. Building on a background in programme coordination and management, Emma has technical expertise in recovery, livelihoods and food security, community development and participation, cash assistance and market based interventions. Since 2004, Emma has worked to scale up the uptake of cash through programmes, developing and leading market assessments, supporting CaLP as the first CaLP coordinator and completing a Masters in Community Development. Today Emma is a member of the CaLP Technical Advisory Group, the Movements Cash Peer Working Group and is an experienced cash and markets trainer.
Agnès (Inès) Dalmau
Technical Adviser, Cash and Markets
Agnès (Inès) joined the British Red Cross on April 2017 as a Cash and Markets technical adviser. She is aligned with Asia Pacific, East and South 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.
Programme Officer, Cash and 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 and 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.
Technical Adviser, Cash and Markets
David has re-joined British Red Cross in 2020, having previously worked with British Red Cross and IFRC in various roles across Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean and at Global level. David has over 13 years’ experience in both humanitarian response and development, spent in Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH), Shelter and Settlements, Resilience, and Cash and Markets. He has been involved in conflict, protracted crisis, and natural disaster contexts including responses such as Hurricane Dorian Bahamas 2019, Afghanistan Floods 2019, Bangladesh Population Movement (Cox Bazaar), Uganda Population Movement 2017, Nepal Earthquake 2015, Typhoon Haiyan 2013 and Haiti Earthquake 2010. In more recent years, David has spent time as a consultant working on integrated programming, urban programming, rental assistance, disability Inclusion, and social and behaviour change. David is particularly interested in increasing appropriate use of cash and markets for sectorial outcomes. By background David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has a masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Cash Hub knowledge Manager, Cash and 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 assistance with the Division of Programme and Support Management of UNHCR. She later gained experience of cash distribution with Oxfam in Greece and specialised in information and project management in the context of the European Commission (DG ECHO and DG CONNECT).