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Avenir provides sector leading specialist teams and tools to work with organisations engaged in humanitarian response to significantly improve and optimise the impact of their activities for the benefit of those they seek to assist.


We believe the most efficient way to create valuable outcomes is using a project management approach. A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result; project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet the project requirements. Each element must be expertly managed to produce on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organisations need in order to deliver.

Engaging with Avenir guarantees an organisation’s review and change project will be successful by ensuring access to independent sector leading personnel fully focused on the task at hand.



Head of Planning and Operations Support

Ian is a professional operations and supply chain manager with over 30 years of experience in the humanitarian and commercial sector. He holds a post graduate degree in supply chain management from Cranfield Management UK. Ian leads the Avenir strategic planning and operations support team. Previously, Ian has worked as a response and logistics manager in some 20 major disasters, with International Non-Government Organisations, the International Red Cross and the United Nations.


Head of Competency Development and Change Management

Hetty is a professional change manager with over 30 years of experience, of which some 15 years are in the aid sector. She holds post graduate degrees in change management and strategic communication management from Groningen University, Netherlands and leads the Avenir competency development and change management team. Previously, Hetty worked at WFP’s Logistics Development Unit, following a successful career as a communications manager at TNT.


Head of Strategic Research and Evaluation

Brian is a professional evaluator with some 25 years of experience in the international aid sector. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a certificate of evaluation practice from George Washington University. Brian leads the Avenir evaluation and research team. Previously Brian served as the Senior Director of International Policy and External Affairs at the American Red Cross.

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