Our executive

Conor Brosnan, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson

Conor has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 and is a founding member of Small Foundation.  Conor has been a Director from the outset and joined the executive team in 2015 after 15 years in the investment management industry.  He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation and, alongside Anna, will be responsible for its overall strategic direction.

Anna Brosnan, Chief Investment Officer and Director

Anna has supported development in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 and is also a founding member of Small Foundation.  Anna became a full-time member of the Small Foundation executive team in 2009, moving from a career in publishing. She joined the Board of Small Foundation in 2017 and leads the Foundation’s investment process.

Thomas Caffrey Osvald, Analyst

Thomas joined Small Foundation in July 2018, prior to which he held positions in an NGO, an international donor agency and a management consultancy firm. Thomas has worked across sub-Saharan Africa and in the Middle East.

Imelda Casey, Operations Manager

Imelda joined Small Foundation in November 2017.  Imelda has 20-years’ experience in audit, financial control and financial reporting.  At Small Foundation Imelda is responsible for operations and leads the Foundation’s internal capacity building efforts. 

Aurélien Leblay, Analyst

Aurélien joined Small Foundation’s London office in June 2018. His previous experience includes strategy consulting, international and economic development, and social impact. He has worked and lived in France, Italy, and Senegal.

Henning Ringholz, Senior Executive

Henning joined Small Foundation in January 2018. In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, he has lived on four continents, working as an entrepreneur, an executive in the food industry, and a strategy consultant. Since 2009, Henning has focused on innovative approaches to development, with an emphasis on cross-sectoral collaboration.

Sally Walkerman, Senior Executive

Sally joined Small Foundation in early 2016. She has built her career around supporting sustainable economic development, especially in agriculture and financial services, and has experience working and living in East Africa, southern Africa and south Asia.

Liz Wilson, Senior Executive

Liz has been contributing to Small Foundation's mission since 2013 and is based in London. Her work as a philanthropic funder focuses on economically empowering smallholder farmers and draws on her professional experience as a diplomat, policy advocate, institutional donor and international development worker in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and China.

Karina Wong, Senior Executive

Karina has been supporting Small Foundation’s mission since 2016 from London. Her career has involved a combination of finance and international development, with a particular focus on entrepreneurial development and impact investing. She has been involved in development work in sub-Saharan Africa since 2006. 

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