Hetauda Staff Team
Chairman: Andrew Scadding
Andrew has 50 years’ experience of UK and overseas charities. He recently retired from being Chief Executive of the Thai Children’s Trust, which works in similar areas to Child Rescue Nepal. He is on the board of pointB, a US charity that trains community workers in Burma, and is a contributor to Civil Society’s blog on the regulation of fundraising.
Nick has been involved with CRN since 2004, first a volunteer, then staff member in Nepal and now as a trustee. Whilst working for CRN in Nepal, he met his wife Rama and learned to speak Nepali. After returning to the UK he moved into a fundraising role at Hope and Homes for Children. After stints at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Buttle UK, he is now Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at World Child Cancer.
Michele has over 20 years’ experience in international development and volunteer management, significantly with VSO. She has held four regional or country management positions for programmes in Asia and has lived in Kazakhstan, India and Fiji. She is currently Managing Director for World Learning Europe.
Susan has worked as a consultant in the charity sector since 2009 helping organisations to optimise their fundraising activities. A Chemistry graduate with an MBA in International Business & Finance her corporate experience includes process improvement, systems implementation and change management. Since 2009 Susan has supported CRN as a volunteer in both the London and Nepal offices.
Jonathan joined as a trustee in 2017. He holds both AAT and CIMA accounting qualifications and has 9 years of accounting experience in various fields. He studied Physiological Sciences at Newcastle University and has a keen interest in travelling.
David has nearly a decade’s experience of voluntary and charitable organisations. He was a trustee of the North Kensington Law Centre for 6 years. He is currently a Governor of an inner-city state school and a trustee of a local youth centre. He has been a barrister since 2002 and specialises in property and commercial law.
Joanna has completed a Master’s degree in social work, and as a social worker she has a particular focus on child exploitation, safeguarding, and Young Peoples mental health. Prior to training as a social worker Joanna completed a degree in Social Anthropology. In 2006 she volunteered with EBMF in Nepal, and then returned in 2008 to undertake research for her dissertation on the response of NGOs to the human trafficking situation in Nepal.
Dave has recently retired from disability charity Livability, where he worked for 15 years, the last five as Chief Executive. One of Livability’s most innovative projects was a spinal injury unit in Kathmandu. Alongside his career in social care, Dave is a well-established folk musician and has just published his first novel.
UK Staff Team
Jo Bega, Chief Executive
Jo has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and has extensive experience in charity management, fundraising and marketing. She was a VSO volunteer in South Africa for two years and has worked in the disability and development sectors including Livability, Tearfund and Christian Aid. Most recently Jo has worked at the Orpheus Centre, a specialist college for young disabled adults, where she raised over £1.5m. With two school-aged children, Jo doesn’t have a lot of spare time but she does manage to sing in a gospel choir and regularly post photos on Instagram.
Alicia Jauffret, Office Manager
Alicia recently completed a Masters degree in Social and Organisational Psychology with a particular focus on gender bias and marginalised groups. She has previously volunteered with overseas charities in South Africa, Borneo and Ecuador and is passionate about women’s rights.
Kathmandu Staff Team
Jamuna Shrestha, Country Director Nepal
Jamuna Shrestha Bhattarai has two postgraduate degrees and 19 years’ experience in the development sector. Based in the Kathmandu office of CRN, she leads the CRN team in Nepal. She is interested in building resilience in communities and providing good quality education, healthcare and job opportunities for children and their families who are struggling to secure their basic needs and rights.
Roshna Lama, Accountant
Roshna Lama has worked at CRN Nepal since 2007. She has a BA in Management Accounting and Finance, as well as qualifications in Finances and Accounting Systems and computer training.
In Nepal we operate through a legally registered local charity and the District Education Office.
Esther Benjamins Memorial Foundation (EBMF)
EBMF is our Nepali operating partner.
Karnasher Tamang MBE, Chairman
Karna has been involved with the work of CRN from the start. Before that, he had a long and distinguished career in the Queen’s Gurkha Signal Regiment and was decorated by HRH The Prince of Wales for his dedicated and loyal service to the Crown. After retiring from the British Army, he worked for the MoD UK as HR manager for the British Gurkhas Nepal with responsibility for the management of over 350 civilian staff.
Kedar Nath Acharya, District Programme Coordinator
Kedar is our District Programme Coordinator in Hetauda, EBMF. He has B.Ed and BBS degrees from Tribhuwan University of Nepal and is currently studying for a Masters in Sociology. Before joining EBMF, Kedar was working for the Women Skill Creation Centre in partnership with Free the Slaves as Programme Coordinator in Hetauda. Kedar has also worked as a School Coordinator for four years in a Secondary Level School.
Dilu Tamang, Senior Member, Rescue Team
Dilu has worked with EBMF for 10 years and is involved at the frontline of all our rescues. Dilu is also one of Nepal’s few trained counsellors and has developed a speciality helping trauma and trafficked children. Dilu us passionate about rescuing children and giving them a new life.
Prem Khattri Chettri, Child Protection and Development Officer
Prem joined EBMF in 2012 and has key responsibility for child protection and development. He also works with Dilu to reintegrate rescued children. Prem has a Masters Degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University and has also worked as a school teacher at a Higher Secondary School.
Bikki B.K. Asst. Youth Development Officer
Bikki is one of the young and energetic staff members at EBMF. For the last two years he has been working as a lead person for our Youth Support Project. Prior to this he spent three years working at one of EBMF’s Care Homes. He has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science. Bikki is passionate about helping young people to gain skills and fulfil their dreams.