British national with work permit
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Founder and director of an international award winning research organisation with nine years pioneering program
design and project management experience in Europe and Africa. Innovative strategic thinker and skilled
communicator with significant hands-on experience working within farming communities. Proven track record
initiating and managing successful agriculture, communications and public health projects with demonstrable impacts.
Freelance management consultant specialising in strategic planning and assessments of projects /organisations.
ANDREW LEES Management Consultant – Strategy Development and Project Monitoring
TRUST (ALT) Jun 2008 – July 2009, London and Madagascar
MAR 2006 – Currently advising ALT on establishing a National NGO in Madagascar as part of the UK-
JUL 2009 based charity’s long-term strategy.
Ensured all 2008-2009 project goals were met despite a 30% reduction in revenue by
advising managers on the delivery of projects affected by the financial crisis.
Reviewed the business plan for ‘Project Radio’, a network of rural radio stations in
Madagascar: identified key weaknesses and made recommendations to secure the
Evaluated senior project managers and recruited a Country Director in Madagascar.
Introduced a new system for monitoring ALT’s agricultural projects, greatly improving
transparency and the reporting of accurate field data.
Programme Manager – Agriculture, Health and Communications Projects
Mar 2006 – May 2008, Madagascar
Designed and managed four new poverty reduction projects including the introduction of a
drought resistant cereal crop.
Recruited and managed over 30 staff in four regional offices with a $1.5M budget.
Increased project participation by 180% and still delivered outstanding results under-budget:
one project raised annual cereal production by 32% for over 2,000 families.
Advised the Malagasy Government on a national crop introduction project based on the
methodology I developed for ALT. 20,000 families received seed to plant during a time of
great food insecurity.
Wrote a proposal that won €550,000 from the European Commission to extend ALT’s
agricultural projects by two years and into more remote communities.
Developed a groundbreaking public radio campaign increasing condom usage and
awareness of HIV/AIDS in rural communities (120 programs broadcast over two years).
Managed a pioneering Participatory Video project enabling members of marginalized
communities to share their experiences of climate change using video. The films will be
screened at the 2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
TANDROY Managing Director – Projects and Research
CONSERVATION Feb 2004 – Feb 2006, Madagascar
TRUST (TCT) Project-managed 11 grassroots social and environmental research projects leading a team
OCT 2003 – of 12 staff and international volunteers (responsible for an $85,000 budget).
Established a successful community ecotourism initiative in Ifotaka: built eight bungalows
and a visitor’s centre using local workers and trained community members as guides.
The initiative has been recognised as a case study for responsible tourism and now features
as an established international destination. As a result, tourism is now Ifotaka’s second most
Researched and contributed to a successful €1M proposal to improve food security in
Oversaw the evacuation of an expatriate ALT program manager following a serious vehicle
accident. As a consultant for ALT, reviewed and updated their emergency procedures.
Consultant – Program Evaluator
Oct 2003 – Feb 2004, London and Madagascar
Evaluated progress of research projects against pre-established indicators and extended
these to incorporate new benchmarks for measuring real impacts.
Increased participation in TCT’s projects by 25% after interviewing stakeholders at all levels.
Discovered and documented financial irregularities within a local partner organisation and
initiated a management restructure and more robust monitoring by their board.
COMMUNITY Consultant – Transnational Coordinator
LEARNING AND UK, Sweden, Ireland
INNOVATION Coordinated the international component of a £2M European Social Fund project targeted at
PARTNERSHIP reducing barriers to the labour market for marginalized groups.
APR 2003 –
Facilitated information exchange between partner organisations from the voluntary, public
and private sectors in Sweden, Ireland and the UK.
Chaired networking task groups and disseminated results at conferences and workshops.
TANDROY Founder and Director
CONSERVATION London, UK
TRUST (TCT) Founded and directed the TCT, a research organisation that won the top $75,000 prize in
APR 2002 – the prestigious international BP Conservation Program Awards during its inaugural year.
Raised core funding, developed operating procedures, recruited trustees and chaired board
Effectively lobbied members of the UK and the EU parliaments regarding aid for
Madagascar: gained considerable experience working with government ministers,
ambassadors and senior civil servants.
ZURICH Reviewing Officer – Endowment Review Team
FINANCIAL Cheltenham, UK
SERVICES Reviewed existing client portfolios and approved new applications for endowment polices.
MAR 2002 – Verified applications complied with the Financial Services Authority. Referral suspicious or
MAR 2003 fraudulent applications to the money laundering team.
Wrote material for responding to clients who were unhappy with the performance of their
portfolios. Also handled telephone complaints and queries.
SUMMARY OF SUCCESSFUL GRANT SUBMISSIONS
Role Amount (€) Funding Body Purpose of Grant
Author 550,000 European Commission Food Security / Nutrition
Co-Author 1,070,000 UK Big Lottery Fund Drought Mitigation – Food Security
Co-author 60,000 BP Conservation Programme Conservation, Research, and Eco-tourism
Co-author 40,000 Multiple Research Bodies, Ecology / Anthropology Research Expedition,
and editor USAID & DFID Education Projects
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM, UK
B.Sc. (Hons) in Ecology, June 2000
W INNER OF THE 2000 PROFESSOR J. CRAGG PRIZE FOR ECOLOGY
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (FRGS)
INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATION OF PROJECT MANAGERS (AMP)
GRADUATE OF THE INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY (GIBIOL)
WRITING: Excellent technical writing and communication skills; wrote and edited all major reports and
correspondence for ALT surpassing standards set by their board and funding body.
Designed, wrote and edited leaflets, newsletters, reports and web pages for TCT.
LANGUAGES: Spoken Written
English Mother tongue Mother tongue
French Advanced Intermediate
Hebrew Beginner Beginner
COMPUTER: Excellent knowledge of all Windows and MS Office Suites including MS Publisher and Excel.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST