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Our team

The team

Ben Webster

Ben Webster

Ben is Founder and CEO of Mosaik.

Ben 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.

Miki Aristorenas

Miki Aristorenas

Miki Manages the Dardachat programme.

She 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.

Mirey Alfarah

Mirey Alfarah

Mirey manages our e-content and online learning platform.

She’s currently writing her doctoral thesis on the role of Information and Communication Technologies in education in countries affected by armed conflicts. She has over 15 years of work experience in the corporate, government and non-profit sector in the Middle East and in Europe.

Hossein Cheaito

Hossein Cheaito

Hossein works on our guidance programmes in Lebanon.

He’s an economist and development researcher, with a commitment to changing the way economies and societies cater for the inclusion of marginalized groups, especially refugees. He’s on Beirut Today’s editorial board and involved in projects tackling youth, refugee and women empowerment. He makes a point to strengthen LGBTQ+ voices in Lebanon and the wider region.

Rita Akroush

Rita Akroush

Rita works on our guidance programmes in Jordan.

She graduated from New York University in Abu Dhabi. She spent two years teaching, developing curricula and mentoring students in Amman. She has also volunteered as a teacher and instructor in several centers in Abu Dhabi and Jordan.

Mai Nasrallah

Mai Nasrallah

Mai manages Mosaik’s Guidance workshop programme.

She holds a Masters degree in Human rights from London School of Economics and Political Science, and has worked in the humanitarian space in designing and implementing youth programmes in Jordan since 2016.

Our board

Sianne Haldane

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.

Diana Laurillard

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 the 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.

Sarah Broad

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).

Diana Laurillard

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.

Sarah Broad

Sarah Broad

Sarah is 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.

Sianne Haldane

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.