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Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally.

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Our Team

  • Maha Anter

    Maha joined Stars Foundation in June 2017 as a Programmes Consultant.

    Prior to this, Maha worked for 10 years as the Operations Manager of one of Africa and the Middle East’s largest female-focused microfinance institutions, with 20 branches and a total of 400,000 beneficiaries in Egypt....Read more

  • Swatee Deepak

    Swatee is the Director of Stars Foundation. Swatee joined Stars in September 2015 and led on the engagement of global foundations and donors in innovative funding collaborations.

    Prior to joining Stars, Swatee worked at Marie Stopes International, UNICEF, UNWomen and International Planned...Read more

  • Anisa Easterbrook

    Anisa joined Stars in October 2017 as a communications and marketing assistant for the With and For Girls Awards.

    Prior to her role at Stars, Anisa held various roles as a journalist predominantly for online LGBTI* publications. She more recently worked for a charity fundraising platform...Read more

  • Victoria Illingworth

    Victoria joined Stars in June 2016 as the Impact Awards Programme Assistant for Latin America-Caribbean and Africa-Middle East, she now works as a Programme Assistant on the With and For Girls Awards. 

    Prior to her role at Stars, Victoria held various roles in international development,...Read more

  • Claire Rhoades-Brown

    Claire is the Administrative Assistant for Stars, supporting the Programmes Team and the HR & Systems Advisor. She joined Stars in April 2017 and prior to this has lived, studied and worked in France and Uruguay, as well as travelling in South and Central America. She has volunteered with...Read more

  • Stefano Rovelli

    Stefano is the Programme Assistant for the With and For Girls Award programme and joined Stars in July 2016. Prior to joining Stars, Stefano worked in Tanzania as Assistant to the Director of an International NGO and acted as coordinator of the Monitoring and Evaluation Team.

    Stefano...Read more

  • Olivia Spazzini

    Olivia is the Programme Officer for the With and For Girls Awards programme. 

    Prior to joining Stars in November 2015, Olivia worked as a Strategy Officer at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and volunteered for several organisations including the Child in Need Institute in India and...Read more

  • Emma Tallamy

    Emma joined Stars in May 2014 and leads the Foundation's communications and marketing activity.

    Prior to her roles with Stars, she held communications positions with not-for-profit organisations including SOS Children, English Heritage and Cambridge University.  Emma has also volunteered...Read more

  • Muna Wehbe

    Muna is a strategic advisor to Stars Foundation, having previously been its Chief Executive from 2002 to 2017.

    Prior to Stars, Muna worked for five years at Procter & Gamble managing key product portfolios in the UK retail and wholesale sectors, and co-leading the graduate training...Read more