The work of Concordis is made possible by a wide range of people.  The staff, interns and volunteers look after the day-to-day activity under the overall governance of the Board of Trustees. This is all supported, not only by an Advisory Panel and range of specialist advisors, but also by our Patrons who support and endorse our work. See current employment opportunities here.

Peter Marsden
CEO and Director of Programmes
Peter leads Concordis and takes responsibility for the design and delivery of all peacebuilding programmes.  He is an experienced mediator and takes a hands-on role in engaging participants and stakeholders, including government and opposition groups, facilitating inter-community dialogue and training peacebuilders.  As well as spending time in all of the countries in which Concordis operates, he has previously worked in Iraq, India, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa and Uganda. In his first career, Peter worked for 9 years as a legal aid, child protection solicitor in London. He obtained a Masters in International Development from London School of Economics in 2007 and has worked at a senior management level in peacebuilding charities ever since.
Emma Joynson-Hicks 
Director of Operations 
Emma oversees the business side of Concordis, including strategic and business planning, compliance, risk and HR.  Before Concordis, Emma had a diverse career, which included 13 years living and working in Uganda and Kenya as a CEO and, before that, working in politics and banking in London.
Sue Rooke 
Director of Finance
Sue develops and manages Concordis’ financial systems and controls, ensuring effective management of the organisation’s finances in the UK and overseas.  She has had a long career in the charity finance sector, including ICRC, in a number of different countries.
Joseph Aka 
Finance Manager
Joseph is responsible for liaising with the regional offices and ensuring financial controls are followed.   He has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Greenwich and has worked over 10 years at a senior management level in the private sector, including with PWC, as well as with MSF in South Sudan, Kenya and Liberia.
Timea Svarkova
Programme Manager
Timea is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Central African and Mauritania programmes.  She is an experienced humanitarian with more than 9 years’ fieldwork.  Timea has worked in DRC, Haiti, Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia. Timea previously worked with MSF, Humanity and Inclusion, and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. She has a Masters in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS.
Jonathan Tossell
Research Manager
Terry Savage
Research Manager
Tabitha Chol
South Abyei Liaison Officer
Mona Hassan Mighani
Sudan Country Representative 
Mona is responsible for overseeing Concordis’ Abyei Programme from the Sudan side. She is back with Concordis after a five-year gap when she worked for USAID.
Yassin Ali Abdalla-Adam
North Abyei Liaison Officer
Abderahman Alburha 
North Abyei Liaison Officer
Piol Samuel Deng 
Abyei Finance Manager
Phagut Nyoul Phaguat
Abyei Security
Achai Ring 
Abyei Compound Support Staff
Mayath Mawlen Monytoong
Abyei Driver
Alor Makek Alor Long
Abyei Security Guard
Michele Nyetobouko
Finance Manager
Bervin Galibassi
Central African Republic Programme Officer
Donald Koe Miabe
Programme Officer
Ousmane Brahim Abdel-Hamid 
Programme Officer
Chrystel Nangue
Central African Republic Driver
Elsa Mboypera
Central African Republic Cook
Allaret Laurianne
Cleaner
Laurienne Allazaret
Central African Republic Compound Staff
Alain Dekesse
Central African Republic Security Guard
Thibaut Abakar
Central African Republic Security Guard
Gustave Yamidou
Central African Republic Security Guard
Edmond Tonadji
Central African Republic Security Guard 
Francis Dieu Beni Senekian
Central African Republic Security Guard
Abdellahi Boumediane
Mauritania Project Manager
Abdellahi joined the team in 2015, bringing over 30 years of experience in working with international organisations in Mauritania, Cameroon, Ethiopia and the Central African Republic. During his long career, he worked as a programme and finance manager for the United Nations and the World Food Programme and he is also an experienced consultant for the World Bank. He holds a Degree in Political Economy and lectures at the “Institut Universitaire Professionnel” of the University of Science, Medicine & Technology in Nouakchott.
Mame Diallo
Finance Manager
Oumar Salif Sy
Mauritania Logistics and Driver