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London staff

SEED Madagascar's two full-time staff members in the small London office are responsible for strategic planning and financial management, awareness raising and fundraising, and promoting our international volunteering schemes. In addition there is usually another volunteer or two doing temporary work, so there's no surplus of space!

Mark Jacobs Mark Jacobs Managing Director

Mark, a qualified research ecologist, first went to Madagascar in 1998, leading a team of biologists to study the flora and fauna of the southeast.

On return to the UK, Mark started to work with SEED developing Project Lokaro. He then became Managing Director and has worked since with the board of trustees to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the organisation. Overseeing the fundraising and marketing efforts, volunteer programmes and ongoing development of the organisation, Mark ensures effective communication and between trustees and SEED.

Zac Hill Zac Hill Project Development Coordinator

Zac has over three years' experience coordinating and managing projects in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania. He holds First Class Honours in Business Management and Level 5 Diplomas in Management & Leadership and Professional Consulting. His main interest is how this field can be applied to projects and organisations in the third sector.

SEED Madagascar's approach to community-led development inspired Zac to join the team in 2018, along with the opportunity to learn how a combination of multidisciplinary projects can come together to develop a single geographical location.

Rebecca Dallimore Rebecca Dallimore Corporate Liaison Officer

Rebecca graduated in 2013 from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Environmental Science and MSc in Environmental Management before working for a sustainability consultancy. In 2017 Rebecca moved away from corporate sustainability and now works part-time with an online ethical fashion marketplace where she partners with global independent fair-trade brands.

Rebecca discovered SEED Madagascar after looking for an organisation where tangible impacts are made on communities and the environment and now hopes to build out the Stitch Sainte Luce project reach within the UK and abroad.

Sarah King Sarah King Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah is currently studying for her masters degree with Edinburgh University. With over three years experience working as a volunteer coordinator and programmes manager for conservation organisations, in both Costa Rica and Malawi, Sarah has returned back to the UK to continue her work.

Sarah visited Madagascar in 2011 and has since wanted to work for an organisation that protects this amazing country. Sarah cannot wait to coordinator volunteers going out to work on conservation, community development and construction programmes.

Meg Stacey-Edwards Meg Stacey-Edwards Project Development and Admin Intern

Meg became interested in Community Health and WASH whilst visiting Uganda in 2017. Consequently, she enrolled as an International Disaster Management student at Coventry University, and is currently working at SEED Madagascar during her Professional Placement year.

Meg is excited by the wide variety of projects and the holistic style used to develop them. She hopes to gain insight into the operational and admin side of SEED Madagascar in preparation for a future career in the International Development field.

Zoë James Zoë James Project Development and Admin Intern

After graduating from Kings College London with an MA in Environment and Development, Zoe pursued an unexpected but fulfilling career at sea. She has recently returned to the UK and is committed to forging a new career in the international development sector.

Zoe has previous experience of marine conservation and coastal community based work having volunteered as Project Development Assistant with an NGO in Tanzania. She is excited to join the SEED Madagascar team in London and to support them in delivering their projects.

Hannah Penning Hannah Penning Project Development and Admin Intern

Whilst studying Zoology at the University of Sussex, Hannah became interested in pursuing a career in environmental conservation, specifically conservation of endangered and rare species. Having learnt conservation theory and techniques, Hannah is looking forward to putting these into practice at SEED Madagascar during her internship.

She is excited to work in different areas such as community health and sustainable livelihoods to develop her understanding of international development as a holistic approach.