Senior Directors

Helen Pedley

Helen Pedley

Director of Human Resources

Helen joined HALO in January 2018 having previously worked within the NHS and more recently the Further Education sector. She brings with her, extensive strategic management experience having had responsibility for Human Resources, Finance and Facilities. Helen is responsible for leading the Human Resource and supporting approximately 150 staff employed by HALO.

Tim Porter, HALO Trust

Tim Porter

Director of Programmes

Tim has worked for HALO since 1992. He managed mine clearance operations in Afghanistan 1992-94, twice served as HALO Cambodia Programme Manager (1994-96 and 2006-09), has been South East Asia Desk Officer (1997-00), Southern Africa Desk Officer (2001-05), Central Asia Desk Officer (2009-16), Colombia Regional Director (2016-17) and Middle East Regional Director from 2017. In July 2018 Tim was promoted to be HALO’s Director of Programmes.

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.

Mick Darby HALO Trust

Mick Darby

Finance Director

Mick joined HALO as Director of Finance in April 2017 and brings a wealth of public, private and not for profit experience to the organisation, including Finance, Project Management, Systems Development, Logistics and ICT. Mick is a keen weekend golfer and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Simon Conway, HALO Trust

Simon Conway

Director of Capability

Simon worked for HALO from 1998 to 2004 in Cambodia, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Eritrea and Sri Lanka. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Director of Landmine Action and a Co-Chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition, which successfully campaigned for an international ban on cluster bombs. He re-joined HALO in 2013, first as trustee and then as a full time employee. He is the author of five novels and winner of the 2010 Ian Fleming award. Masters degree in English Literature.

Andrew Moore, HALO Trust

Andrew Moore

Director of Private Fundraising & Communications

Former professional opera singer, who has worked for HALO since 2005. Has managed demining operations in Mozambique, Angola, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Georgia. As Regional Director for Europe he was responsible for developing private fundraising for Kosovo and Nagorno Karabakh. He now oversees all private fundraising as Director of Development.

Adam Jasinski, Executive Director, The HALO Trust USA

Adam Jasinski

Executive Director

Adam joined the HALO Trust in 2008, and since then has worked on operations in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Georgia, Afghanistan and Mozambique, most recently setting up HALO demining operations in Eastern Ukraine. Before joining HALO, Adam worked as a journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation. He studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and Tbilisi State University. In 2016, he took up post as Executive Director of HALO USA.