HQ staff

Helen Pedley

Helen Pedley

Head 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.

Pam Robertson, HALO Trust

Pam Robertson

Regional Finance Manager

Pam joined HALO in April 2002 and is based at HALO's HQ. She works closely with the management team and visits the programmes on a regular basis to carry out external and internal audits also providing finance training to all HALO staff. Pam is a level 4 athletics official (field Judge) and in her spare time officiates at all levels of competition from leagues to international competitions, including the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the World Championships in 2017.

Diana Roberts, HALO Trust

Diana Roberts


Diana joined HALO in early 2003 and has held various positions from running the day-to-day administration to recruitment and human resources. She is currently Personal Assistant to the CEO. She has visited HALO’s programmes in Georgia and Abkhazia.

Carol Rogerson, HALO Trust

Carol Rogerson

HQ Office Manager

Carol is based at HQ in Scotland. Her role involves organising travel, passports and visas for expats to visit and work in HALO’s overseas programmes. She is also responsible for running the day-to-day office admin, including website administration. In 2010, Carol visited HALO’s programme in Cambodia on a familiarisation trip. She spends her spare time training and competing her horse in dressage and side saddle.

Karen Reed, HALO Trust

Karen Reed

UK Finance Manager

Karen joined The HALO trust in September 2005. She gained a Ba Hons in Business & Finance from Liverpool John Moores University and works in the HQ Finance department whilst also supporting the programmes. Karen has visited Nagorno Karabakh on familiarisation training and will continue with overseas finance visits. In her spare time, Karen competes in running and open water events.

Atholl Stewart HALO Trust

Atholl Stewart

Head of Logistics and Procurement

Atholl left the British Army in 2012 after a 29 year career as a soldier and Officer. Over the last 4 years he has worked in Northern Afghanistan as Project Risk Manager, in 2014 he moved to assist in the setup of the new franchise in Nigeria for a global security company. More recently having been attached to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Ground Security Risk Managers on the Polio eradication programme in Northern Nigeria.
Atholl Joined HALO in April 2016.

Tim Kruek, HALO Trust

Tim Kreuk

Partnerships Manager

Tim joined HALO in January 2017 as Partnerships Manager. 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 worked in Iraq, Chad and the UAE and spent time in the HALO programs in Afghanistan, Colombia and Zimbabwe. Tim loves to play sports, read, and play games and is an avid traveller, having already visited 90 countries.

Laurie Druelle

Research & Partnerships Manager

Laurie joined HALO Somaliland & Somalia in 2016. She later supported programmes in Angola, Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh. As Research & Partnerships Manager, she seeks to increase collaboration with academic and other relevant institutions to study HALO’s role in disarmament & reintegration as well as in alleviating the psychosocial impact of living in proximity to ERW. She also oversees HALO’s work on gender and risk education and manages relationships with key government donors. Laurie holds a MA in Conflict, Security & Development from King’s College London

Mark Blyth HALO Trust

Mark Blyth

Deputy Head of Logistics and Procurement

A successful 24 years’ service, Mark left the British Army in August 2015 to pursue a civilian career, completing various courses in Health & Safety, ISO Audit and Logistics.
More recently working in the mining industry in Tanzania. In May 2017, Mark assumed the post of Deputy Head of Logistics and Procurement at the HQ in Scotland. Working alongside other members of the Logistics team, in providing logistical support to the HALO global operations.

Kieran McCulloch HALO Trust

Kieran McCulloch

Logistics & Procurement Officer

Kieran joined HALO in September 2014 as a Finance Assistant after graduating from Stirling University. In the Summer of 2016 he moved to the Logistics and Procurement department. He is based in the Scotland HQ but also spends time overseas training Finance & Logistics to new recruits. Outside of HALO, Kieran is a keen footballer and can always be found on a football pitch at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.

Curtiss Wilson, HALO Trust

Curtiss Wilson

Procurement and Logistics Assistant

Curtiss Wilson joined The HALO Trust in June, 2015 as our UK-based Procurement and Logistics Assistant. Working alongside our Logistics Director and Finance team, his role involves sourcing and shipping goods to HALO programmes across the world. This encompasses everything from detectors and medical supplies to safety equipment and vehicles. Curtiss hails from Dumfries in south-west Scotland, just a few miles from our global headquarters in Carronbridge.

Searlait Gracie, HALO Trust

Searlait Gracie

Administration Assistant

Searlait Joined HALO in October 2014 as an Administration Assistant. Her role involves assisting the Office Manager with all admin requirements at Headquarters and helps arrange HALO staff travel. In her spare time, Searlait supports the local ice hockey team, the Solway Sharks and previously held the position as Club Secretary.

Emma McCulloch

Administration Assistant

Emma joined HALO in October 2017 as an Administration Assistant. Her role includes assisting the Office Manager with administration requirements and arranging travel requirements. Previously, Emma completed an Apprenticeship in Travel Services and in her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and reading.

Sarah Cochrane, HALO Trust.

Sarah Cochrane

Fundraising Officer

Sarah joined HALO in July 2015 to assist the communications and fundraising team. Previously she was a PA for a HNW individual organising their daily life to high profile events. In her spare time she can be found helping her husband out on the farm and assisting with fundraising events for The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers and the Dumfriesshire & Stewartry Foxhounds.

Maria Murney

Maria Murney

Human Resources Assistant

Maria joined HALO in March 2017 first as an Administration Assistant before transferring to HR Assistant. Her role is to provide day to day support to the Head of Human Resources. Maria’s background is in Community Engagement and Employment Support.