Saskia has been a senior manager and leader for over ten years managing large diverse departments, programmes and teams. She is an experienced leader as well as a campaigns and advocacy specialist. She has run organisations, networks and alliances independently and has lead large staff teams as well as complex external relationships. She lived and worked in Africa for 7 years supporting grassroots campaigning organisations and running the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance. Prior to SMK Saskia has worked as an employee and consultant at Oxfam, UNICEF, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Volunteering England, Help Age and Diabetes UK as well as a range of national local organisations in Africa. She has an in-depth understanding of poverty and a strong passion for social justice.