About us

The team

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Ben Webster

Ben is Founder and CEO of Mosaik. He has previously worked at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Syria crisis team in Jordan, the UK Foreign Office, and Transparency International, and has led research on peer-to-peer platforms for the UK Government.

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Oula Abu Amsha

Oula, a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics scholar with significant experience of e-learning technologies, curriculum development, and education in emergencies, having spent 12 years at the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology in Damascus, as well as working for the University of Geneva, World Bank, UN ESCWA, the University of Damascus, and the Syrian Virtual University. She also worked most recently at The School of Management and Engineering at Vaud.

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Miki Aristorenas

Miki holds a Masters degree (Ed.M.) in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Miki has worked on international and US policy projects with education non-profits in the United States, with the Swedish Education Ministry, the Department of Education in the Philippines and English language centres.

The board

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Frances Guy

Frances is currently UNDP Regional Gender Advisor based in Amman. She previously worked as the Head of Middle East at Christian Aid based in London and as the representative of UN Women in Iraq between May 2012 and December 2014. Prior to 2012, Frances was a career diplomat in the British Foreign Service where she served as ambassador to Yemen and to Lebanon. Before joining the diplomatic service, Frances worked for the British Council in Damascus and at the European Parliament in Luxembourg.

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Francis Campbell

Francis is currently the Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Previously he served as a member of the UK foreign service, with postings covering the European Union, the UN Security Council in New York, Italy and at the FCO in London. Between 1999 and 2003, he served on the staff of then Prime Minister Tony Blair, first as a Policy Adviser in the No. 10 Policy Unit and then as a Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs. He also served on secondment with Amnesty International as the Senior Director of Policy.

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George McNamara

George is currently the Director of Policy, Research & Innovation at Fight for Sight in the UK. Previously he was the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Society, Head of Advocacy & Policy at the British Red Cross, and Policy & Public Affairs Manager at NCH children’s charity (now Action for Children).

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Diana Laurillard

Diana is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education. Her research includes large-scale online communities of teacher-designers, and the use of specialised digital course design tools to enable teachers to create and share new pedagogies for using learning technology. She is currently running two MOOCs on teacher development in digital course design.

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Sarah Broad

Sarah is currently the Chief Operating Officer at New Philanthropy Capital and is a qualified chartered accountant. She completed her training with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and Australia before moving into finance roles in the private sector including: Computershare, STA Travel and the International Accounting Standards Board. Before joining New Philanthropy Capital, Sarah was the Chief Financial Officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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Sianne Haldane

Sianne Haldane is Head of Planned Giving Philanthropy at Cancer Research UK. She read Law and International Relations at The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, before training as an attorney at Webber Wentzel in South Africa. She then spent two years as a Trust Officer at Maitland & Co. in Luxembourg and Dublin. In 2006 she moved into the not-for-profit sector and joined Cancer Research UK working across a broad range of fundraising roles and now heads up the Planned Giving Philanthropy team, working with High net worth individuals and their advisors to strategically fund cancer research.

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Find out about about becoming a funding partner of our work.

Email us at hello@mosaik.ngo

Partner with us

We partner with local civil society organisations in the Middle East and the UK, as well as world-leading education institutions on content, research and technology.

Email us to find out more at hello@mosaik.ngo