Country Champions biographies

Country Champions biographies

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Zia Ul Haq Sarwari - Afganistan

Country Finance Director, Save the Children International
Before joining Save the Children International in September 2019, Zia spent two years heading up CPA Afghanistan. An ACCA member, he has also worked in the private sector implementing IFRS, and trained as an auditor with KMPG.

Ram Subramanian - Australia

Policy Adviser - Reporting, CPA Australia
Ram Subramanian is a Policy Adviser in Reporting within the Policy & Advocacy team at CPA Australia. Ram leverages his technical expertise to effectively communicate key messages in reporting to finance professionals and others with a stake in business and social enterprises. His key responsibilities include formulating policy positions and commenting on reporting developments, including input to developments in the not-for-profit sector. In his role, Ram is also involved in the provision of technical support to CPA Australia’s membership and other stakeholders, and representing CPA Australia in various forums. Previously, Ram has worked in senior roles within the practice sector in the United Kingdom for a number of years. Ram’s previous role involved managing the technical advisory services of a major professional accounting body in the United Kingdom.

Meti Busha - Ethiopia 

Financial Management Trainer and Consultant, AGAR Development Partners
Meti Busha has long years of experience in the sphere of Finance Management and Grant management at different international NGOs such as CSSP- British Council, World Vision Ethiopia, PACT Ethiopia & RTI Ethiopia through which she has managed different donors’ funds such as USAID, DFID, AUSAID, and other major donors working in Ethiopia. She has significant skills & experience on Capacity Development activities on the area of Financial Management, Grant management & Sustainability training & mentoring through which she has involved in the capacity development activities of CSSP. She has also exposure in working on the overall organizational development, system designing and other consultancy services for the efficiency and profitability of five business companies that are different in nature.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meti-busha-0487b221/

Edmond Vanderpuye - Ghana

General Secretary , International Needs
Edmond is an experienced global leader with over twenty (20) years’ management experience in various corporate settings ranging from start-ups to matured companies, not-for-profit organisations, manufacturing, consulting and commercial sectors. He trained as a Chartered Accountant and has developed expertise in organizational development, corporate governance, financial reporting, budgeting, project management, community development, and people management. Edmond currently serves as the General Secretary of International Needs operating in over 30 countries worldwide.

Caroline Kariuki - Kenya

Director, Finance and Administration, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Carole brings over 16 years of wide ranging experience in finance and administration, grants management, financial systems review, information systems management, and emergency response systems. She has managed large and diverse teams having worked with a number of national and international nongovernmental organizations. Among others, Kariuki has worked with Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies as a senior accountant; Help Age International as the regional finance and administration manager; and most recently Oxfam GB as finance manager in Kenya. Kariuki is a certified public accountant (CPA) Kenya and holds a masters degree in business administration from the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-kariuki-96aa28aa/

Temitope Alowusi - Nigeria

Director, Finance Manager, Ford Foundation, West Africa Office
With more than ten years in the NPO sector, Temitope was a field accountant for FHI360 before joinging Ford

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/temitope-awolusi/

Caron Bradshaw - UK

CEO, Charity Finance Group

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caron-bradshaw-2b401813/

Patience Mmoya - Zambia

CEO, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Carole brings over 16 years of wide ranging experience in finance and administration, grants management, financial systems review, information systems management, and emergency response systems. She has managed large and diverse teams having worked with a number of national and international nongovernmental organizations. Among others, Kariuki has worked with Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies as a senior accountant; Help Age International as the regional finance and administration manager; and most recently Oxfam GB as finance manager in Kenya. Kariuki is a certified public accountant (CPA) Kenya and holds a masters degree in business administration from the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patience-m-m-95877022/

Mark Omona - Uganda

Director Standards and Regulation, Institute of Certified Public Accountants Uganda (ICPAU)
Mark Omona has been the Director Standards and Regulation at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Uganda (ICPAU) since 2018, providing leadership, developing capabilities and delivering impact in all matters relating to standards, regulation and compliance in accountancy in Uganda. Prior to that he was the ICPAU Technical Manager, being the primary contact point on all matters relating to external and internal audit, financial reporting and accounting, taxation, ethics, investigation and disciplinary, practice management, anti-money laundering and quality assurance.

Noshir H. Dadrawala - India

CEO, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP),
Noshir H. Dadrawala he has been offering compliance related advisory to other nonprofits and corporate social initiatives. His career spans over 35 years in the nonprofit sector, working with a diverse range of organisations, from large established national and global organisations, to corporate and family grant makers, to start ups. Drawing upon three decades of hands-on experience and practical insights, Noshir's main role at CAP involves simplifying the confusing and complex maze of old, but ever changing, new laws. Noshir's legal expertise in the sector is widely recognized, as is his deep understanding of compliance within philanthropy.