Global specialists

Michael Nevard, HALO Trust

Michael Nevard

Training and R&D Projects Officer

Michael has worked for HALO since 2007. After training in Angola he was initially posted to Afghanistan and then back to Angola. He is currently the R&D Projects Officer responsible for evaluating new detection equipment and mine clearance techniques across HALO’s programmes worldwide. He also oversees training of incoming international staff. Master's degree in Mathematics.

Luan Jaupi, HALO Trust

Luan Jaupi

Global IT & GIS Desk Officer

Luan joined HALO in 2005 and regularly visits all programmes. He is responsible for all information management and GIS. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Tirana and master’s degree in Business Informatics from the European University of Viadrina.

Camille Wallen, HALO Trust

Camille Wallen

Global Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Camille joined HALO in 2012 in Sri Lanka, where she developed methods to monitor and evaluation the impact of mine clearance on the programme. Since 2014 she has overseen Monitoring and Evaluation across HALO’s programmes worldwide.

Umar Akhukhadzhaev, HALO Trust

Umar Akhukhadzhaev

Global Mechanical Officer

Umar has worked for HALO since 1997, first in Chechnya and is now based in the UK but visits each programme on a regular basis to instruct HALO mechanical mine clearance operatives.

Chris Cooper, HALO Trust

Chris Cooper

Global EOD Officer

Chris joined HALO after serving as a British Army Royal Engineer for 13 years. He is responsible for ensuring that international standards are met and exceeded regarding the handling of munitions and conducting demolitions. He regularly visits HALO programs to teach and assess staff, focussing primarily on Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He also provides technical support, where needed, for the disposal and storage of ammunition.

Jesse Hamlin, HALO Trust

Jesse Hamlin

Global GIS & Database Officer

Jesse visits HALO programmes to provide support and training in information management systems. He identifies new system requirements, develops tools and checks to ensure workflows/systems are working properly. Jesse has visited all major HALO programmes. He joined the organisation in January, 2015 and has over 12 years experience with GIS in industry and academia. He holds an MSc in GIS from the University of Redlands, California.

Christy Phillimore, HALO Trust

Christy Phillimore

Global Fleet Support Officer

Christy joined HALO in 2013 after many years in the oil and shipping industries around the world. He runs the substantial HALO Angola fleet of over 100 vehicles, and lends support to HALO programmes globally. He has spent time in Cambodia, Mozambique, and Somalia, and is based in Angola.

Scott Montgomery, HALO Trust

Scott Montgomery

Global Finance Officer

Scott has worked for HALO since 2016. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Longwood University. He is married and resides with his wife and children in Kampala, Uganda. He joins HALO with experience working in East Africa, including South Sudan. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governors University.

Bob Graham, HALO Trust

Bob Graham

Global EOD Officer

Robert joined The HALO Trust in January 2016 and brings 42 years’ experience of working in all aspects of the surveillance, maintenance, repair, disposal and management of Ordnance Munition & Explosives. A former British Army Ammunition Technician, he brings his knowledge and experience to HALO’s PSSM/WAM/WAD programmes and support to Regional Directors and Programme Managers. He has so far deployed to Central African Republic and Afghanistan.

John Montgomery HALO Trust

John Montgomery

Global Chief Technical EOD Advisor

John (Monty) joined HALO after working for 4 years with DCA as an EOD Operations Manager in humanitarian mine action in Libya and Syria, prior to this as British Army Royal Engineer for 24 years. He has an extensive background in EOD and Search both operationally and in the training and development side. He is responsible for ensuring that international standards are met and providing EOD technical support and advice in operations and training across HALO’s extensive global ERW clearance programmes.