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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 and is a Programmes and Operations 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...Read more

  • Liesel Bakker

    Liesel is a Programme Officer for the With and For Girls and joined the Stars Foundation in May 2018. 
    Prior to joining Stars foundation, she held positions at South African NGO's working on area-based community development programmes that aim at safe and integrated communities and the...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 and is a Communications and Influencing 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 charity fundraising...Read more

  • Claire Rhoades-Brown

    Claire is the Operations and Programmes Assistant for Stars, supporting the Director and the Programmes Team. 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 primary...Read more

  • Stefano Rovelli

    Stefano is a Programme Officer 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 holds a...Read more

  • Olivia Spazzini

    Olivia is the Senior 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...Read more

  • Emma Tallamy

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