Operations

Quinn McKew

Deputy Executive Director

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As the Deputy Executive Director, Quinn is responsible for global operations and governance at ARTICLE 19 including the integration of our 8 regional offices and 50+ regional partner organisations. Quinn has a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University focusing on global non-profit management and a BA in International Relations and the Environment from Stanford University. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, she worked for the largest non-profit management consultancy in Europe, and was a campaign manager for leading environmental organisations in the United States.

 

Inger Wong

Senior Compliance Officer

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Prior to joining ARTICLE 19 in 2009, Inger was a Program Strategist at George P. Johnson, an international experience marketing company based in London. She previously worked as a Project Assistant in Honduras for Movimiento por la Paz, el Desarme y la Libertad (M.P.D.L.), a Spanish development organisation, and has worked for a number of other international agencies in Thailand and the United Kingdom in a variety of capacities. Inger holds an LLB in Law and European Legal Systems and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

 

Patricia Meléndez

Cross-Programmatic Projects Manager patricia  

Patricia joined ARTICLE 19 as Cross-Programmatic Projects Manager in May 2012. Prior to this she worked in the Office of the Secretary General of Amnesty International where she coordinated special projects and provided support to the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General. She has worked as a clerk at the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and has work experience from different United Nations agencies and non-government organisations. Patricia holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and an LLM (Distinction) in International Law and International Relations from the University of Kent. She has lived in many countries in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Ahmed Bangura

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Ahmed is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in Finance from University of East London. He has over 13 years experience in a variety of management and financial accounting, internal and external audit and project accounting roles both in the UK and overseas. He spent over 9 years working for KPMG Sierra Leone as an Auditor and Financial Management Specialist providing consultancy and other financial management services to various INGO’s and Government Agencies. In the UK, Ahmed has provided support in financial management to a number of Charity Organisations, and has particular experience in charity statutory reporting (SORP), implementing new accounting systems and developing strong systems and procedures of financial control. Ahmed joined ARTICLE 19 in September 2012 from Tower Hamlet CVS where he was the Finance Manager.

Debbie Solomon

Finance & Project Research Assistant debbie

Before joining ARTICLE 19 in 2011, Debbie volunteered at Plan UK where she produced learning resources for teachers on Bullying and Forced Marriage. She has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years, raising awareness of domestic violence and participating in an Oral History Project for the homeless. She is part-qualified accountant and is currently studying a Bachelors of Science in Social Science at Birkbeck University of London.

Renato Alesi

Office Manager renato

Renato Joined ARTICLE 19 as Office Manager in November 2011. Prior to this, he worked at The Management Centre, a management consultancy working internationally with non-profit organisations, where he coordinated the materials for the management training programmes. He also assisted with the website development; liaised with venues in preparation for events; as well as ensuring the smooth running of the office. At ARTICLE 19 Renato is responsible for the successful day to day running of the International office here in London, he also assists in coordinating travel, events and offers general IT support to the office.