Meet the Team

Jo Baker

Chief Executive

Jo joined International Service as Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of 2013. She has previously worked with the Open Society Institute and Caritas Switzerland. Jo was also Operations Director for 7 years with Connexions Nottinghamshire and has managed several charitable organisations in the UK.

Jo has been working in Senior Management, primarily in the voluntary and public sectors, for over 20 years. She has lived and worked in Tajikistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Her work has been focused on developing organisations, and empowering local communities, organisations and individuals to become agents for change and to access their rights.



Corporate Services

Michael Dockar Deputy Chief Executive
Nicky Gray Finance Officer
George Turner Finance Apprentice
Dorota Zabawa Finance Administrator
Madrine Kamya Administrator
Caleb Rowan Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Roger Holt Training and Development Officer
Gareth Wilce Communications Manager
Corin Heney Alumni Coordinator
Carla Jardim Communications and Recruitment Coordinator
Ieva Vysniauskaite Communications and Recruitment Coordinator

International Citizen Service

Stella McKenna ICS Programme Manager
Fran Ellis ICS Programme Coordinator
Greg Hamilton ICS Programme Coordinator
Jack Mudd ICS Programme Coordinator
Shamil Makhecha ICS Programme Coordinator

International Programmes

Kerry Jones Kensah Director of International Programmes
Marko Jaminki Global Safety and Security Specialist

Burkina Faso

Eleonore Couldiaty Country Director
Georgette Diarra Finance and Administrator
Jean Pascal Ki ICS Programme Manager
Saidou Zemba Driver


Rene Sie Dah Country Director
Abigail Agisiyaam Administrative Assistant
Jill Addo ICS Programme Manager
Bismark Blankson ICS Programme Officer
Kofi Samuel Driver


Sory Ibrahima Monekata Country Development Director

occupied Palestinian territory

Nancy Shourati Country Director

Ambassadors and Trustees