Programme Officer


Lisa joined the Special Interest Programme as a Programme Officer in July 2017.


Lisa joined Oak with 10 years of experience in the humanitarian field on a broad range of issues, in the areas of project management and donor relations. She worked with organisations including the UN, NGOs, and the International Red Cross Movement in contexts as diverse as Sudan, Haiti, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Lisa was based in Geneva with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies managing a large partnership with Zurich Insurance Group.


Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in development and politics from Queen’s University in Canada, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics in Public International Law.

Our mission

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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