Our Team

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David Wightwick


David joined UK-Med in January 2018 as the new Chief Executive of the organisation. He has a background in senior roles in the humanitarian sector, having previously worked as a Senior Adviser in emergency response with WHO, as Global Operations Director for Merlin, Health Director with GOAL, Director of Operations Management at Save the Children International and as a Country Director with IMC.

Roy Daley

Operations Director

Roy develops and manages infrastructure support that enables the rest of the team to deliver our core work. He was recruited in 2014 to manage the UK-Med Ebola Response Programme having previously supported the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) global health initiative for the University of Manchester. Roy has more than 15 years’ experience in supporting research and programme delivery in health and education settings, previously working for the consultancy arm of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine across a range of projects for international donor agencies and clients.

Holly Smith

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Joining UK-Med in late 2018, Holly’s role is to grow voluntary fundraising income and the profile of UK-Med. She has led fundraising income growth at a regional and national level for health and international charities of different sizes.

Lizzi Marmont

Health Programmes Manager (UK EMT)

Lizzi joined the team as Health Adviser in 2017, and was promoted to Programme Manager in July 2019. She is an experienced nursing professional and project manager with a career spanning the military, NHS and humanitarian sectors. Lizzi has managed emergency response and health system strengthening program in West Africa and acted as Medical Team Lead for UK EMT deployment and exercises.

Robina Saeed

Robina joined the team in April 2019. She recently completed an MSc in International disaster management at the University of Manchester’s HCRI School and divides her time working for UK-Med and another Manchester based NGO which specialises in Maternal and Children's health.

Anna Daniell

Programme Support Administrator

Anna joined UK-Med in December 2018 and supports the Programmes team. She is a graduate of the University of Manchester and has several years experience in the charity sector having previously worked at the British Red Cross on projects supporting refugees in the UK and victims of human trafficking.

Richard Dear

Logistics Manager

Richard joined the staff team in 2016 as Logistics and Projects Officer, having previously provided support to the Ebola Response Programme and took on the role of Logistics Manager in July 2019. He is instrumental in the oversight and management of UK-Med’s kit and equipment store at Stockport and also in providing advice support to our partners in the delivery of the UKEMT programme.

Stacey Ibbott

Medical Logistics Support

Stacey joined the team in 2018 as a permanent member of staff after working with UK-Med on a contract basis since 2016. She works alongside Richard Dear in coordinating and organising the medical consumables and devices stores.

Liam Callaghan

Humanitarian Pharmacist

Liam joined UK-Med in 2018 as a Pharmacist. Liam has previously worked in various primary and secondary care roles throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia. He has an interest in professional development, research and education having completed an MSc in clinical pharmacology and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice.

Helen Jordan

Capacity Building & Training Manager

Helen manages UK-Med’s portfolio of training, developing and delivering courses in order to train healthcare professionals to be able to respond effectively during an international humanitarian emergency. She brings a wealth of experience from development-related programmes in the fields of education and public health.


Programme Support Coordinator

Dawn has worked for UK-Med since 2013, initially in general administration before providing focus to the coordination required for delivery of our health programmes, including training. She has extensive experience in support of the delivery of health and education related projects both in the UK and overseas.

Duncan Mann

HR & Membership Manager

Duncan leads on human resources activities for the UK-Med staff team and on our membership activities, including both the Community of Practice and our register of volunteers . Duncan joined UK-Med in 2018 after an earlier career including professional HR roles, volunteer management and strategic leadership of charitable membership organisations. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Development and professional membership of the CIPD.

Jak Dyehouse

Membership Coordinator

Jak supports the work of the Membership Team, as well as the logistical capacity of the organisation. He can help with all membership enquiries, including those from new and prospective joiners to the Community of Practice and questions regarding the UKEMT pathway. Jak previously held an internship with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester and is a student of politics and modern history.

Cate Howes

UK EMT Partnership Coordinator

Cate joined UK-Med in January 2019 and supports the UK EMT project across the consortium. She has extensive experience in programme and partnership coordination in both Higher Education and the charity sector. Having worked in Disaster Response in the Philippines and Nepal, Cate returned to London to undertake her MSc in Disaster, Risk and Resilience at UCL.

Clive Back

Finance & Office Manager

Clive manages UK-Med’s Finance and Office Support Team. Clive has worked as a Finance Manager for charities and not for profit organisations for over 20 years, prior to that he worked for various commercial organisations and Non Departmental Public Bodies. Clive is the initial point of contact for any financial or office related issues.

Anne-Marie Nyarko

Administrator (Finance)

Anne-Marie assists in the management of UK-Med’s finances and provides support to other core business areas. Anne-Marie is a friendly face who will assist with queries regarding payments of invoices and expenses or more general queries you may have concerning UK-Med systems and processes.

Rebecca Mellings

Administrator (Systems Support)

Becky joined UK-Med in 2016, having previously provided administrative support to the Ebola Response Programme. As Administrator (Support Services) she assists in the management of UK-Med’s HR and office systems and with other core business areas. Becky has extensive experience in supporting the delivery of education programmes and a background in environmental emergency response.

Anna Harty-Gilbertson

Administrator (HR & Programme Support)

Anna joined UK Med in January 2019 and supports the Membership team and Programmes team. Anna has a background in HR and administration, and can help with any membership queries.

Rob Dick

Logistics Officer

Rob has been a familiar face at UK-Med over the last fours years, supporting UK-Med's deployment training and logistics operations. He joined the team in January as Logistics Officer, overseeing UK-Med's warehouse operations and providing support to the training and deployment teams.

Rachel Fletcher

UK-Med Health Programmes Manager (Outbreak)

Rachel returned back to work with UK-Med in February 2019 to develop the outbreak response capability under the READY program. Rachel previously steered UK-Med and the UK EMT through a successful WHO EMT verification in December of 2016. She is an experienced emergency response humanitarian, who has worked with several global medical NGOs in East & West Africa and more recently in the Middle East. Her experiences are mainly in hospital management, coordination and outbreak responses and she has been directly involved with the WHO EMT in Geneva developing the EMT Toolkit and spent nine months working directly with the EMT Secretariat. She is still involved with their technical working groups and is a EMT mentor.

Sarah Collis

Health Advisor

Sarah joined the UK-Med team in August 2019 as the Humanitarian Health Advisor. Her role spans across all the UK-Med programmes including the UK EMT and READY programme. Sarah is an experienced humanitarian who has worked for INGOs in different emergency contexts including Greece, Northern Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Sudan. In 2017, she successfully completed her MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her experience is mainly in outbreak response and research, programme coordination, gender based violence and training.

Claire Simpson

Emilia Meissner

Fundraising & Communications Assistant

Emilia joined the team in October 2019. She is a recent Politics and Sociology graduate of the University of Manchester and has both local and international voluntary experience with various NGOs. Emilia's role is to support the growth of UK-Med's Fundraising and Communications projects.