Strategy Group

Valon Kumnova, HALO Trust

Valon Kumnova

Director of Strategy

Valon has worked for HALO since 1999. During the first 10 years he managed programmes in Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabakh region), Afghanistan, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Cambodia, Mozambique and Georgia. Subsequently he became Regional Director for Horn of Africa and South Asia. As HALO’s Chief of Staff Valon is responsible for coordinating our business and providing managerial guidance and support to HALO regional directors and programmes. Master's degree in Business Administration.

Camille Wallen, HALO Trust

Camille Wallen

Head of Policy and Evaluation

Since joining HALO in 2012 in Sri Lanka, Camille has developed HALO’s monitoring and evaluation methods, working extensively across our programmes and with our partners. She has also worked in the HALO USA Washington DC office and is currently based out of our headquarters in Scotland. While maintaining an eye on M&E, as Head of Policy and Evaluation Camille manages HALO’s external policy engagement and directs our advocacy work on the Landmine Free 2025 campaign.

Tim Kreuk

Tim Kreuk

Head of HALO Europe office

Tim joined HALO in January 2017 as Partnerships Manager, and was assigned to open HALO’s Europe office in The Netherlands in September 2018. With his background as an engineer officer in the Dutch army and having worked in foreign affairs, Tim is well suited to translate the world of operational demining to the policy level. Tim loves to play sports, read, and play games and is an avid traveller, having already visited 90 countries.

Josh Ridley

Josh Ridley

Donor Contract Manager

Josh joined HALO in 2018 in the strategy team. Josh assists HALO’s Head of Europe Office in managing HALO’s partnerships with European Donors, and is coordinating research partnerships with academic institutions. Before HALO, Josh worked as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, specialising in ion channel pharmacology and cancer research. Outside HALO, Josh is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying mountain biking, racket sports and skiing. Josh also competed at an international level as a long distance runner on the Elite circuit.

Jasmine Dann

Jasmine Dann

Policy Advisor

Jasmine joined HALO in the role of Policy Advisor in November 2018. Prior to joining HALO, she worked in research and policy with the Canadian Government on human rights issues, migration and border management, and engagement with multilateral institutions. She has also previously worked in governance and peace building with the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan. Jasmine holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, with a specialisation in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Kristy Davies

Kristy Davies

Strategy Team Administrator

Kristy joined HALO in November 2018 as a Department Administrator within the Strategy team. With previous experience working in crisis management, project coordination, and youth empowerment in Australia and Nepal, she is currently studying a Masters of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development. Kristy supports the Strategy team in executing its functions, from the delivery of donor reports and proposals to the coordination of major public-facing events.

lauren burrows halo trust

Lauren Burrows

Global Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Lauren joined HALO in 2016 as a Programme Support Officer with the Afghanistan programme. As the Global M&E Manager, she now regularly visits programme to develop M&E systems, support the standardization of guidelines and best practices, review methodologies, build evidence to demonstrate HALO's impact and conduct M&E training. Before joining, Lauren worked in monitoring and evaluation consultancy across South Sudan, Sudan and Syria. Lauren has an MSc in Development studies from the University of Edinburgh.

Helaine Boyd

Helaine Boyd

Global Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Helaine joined HALO in 2015 in Mozambique right before it was declared ‘mine free’. She then went on to work in Ukraine, Kosovo and Sri Lanka before transitioning to her current position in February 2018. Helaine can often be found roving the programmes, providing guidance and support on M&E. Before HALO, she worked in mine action and M&E in Nepal and South Sudan. Helaine did her undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of British Columbia. She is also certified to IMAS EOD level 1.

Eleanor Covell

Eleanor Covell

Partnerships Manager

Eleanor joined HALO in October 2018 as a Partnerships Manager in the Strategy team, managing a portfolio of HALO’s global governmental contracts, and assisting with the development of new partnership opportunities. Previously, Eleanor worked in policy and project management for charities in Glasgow and London. Eleanor gained her Master’s Degree from the University of Glasgow in cognitive neuroscience, and maintains a keen interest in how our brains work.