Management team

A small and committed team who ensure our strategic direction is translated into reality. They lead on the day-to day running of the organisation, and work alongside our clinical team to deliver impactful projects and partnerships.

 

  • Julia Beart

    Chief Executive Officer
    Julia brings to PCI substantial experience of global health and development, with experience spanning programme design, partnership building, strategy and business development. Prior to joining PCI, Julia helped shape innovative approaches to scaling BasicNeeds’ award-winning Model for Mental Health and Development, and has a strong track record leading organisational growth across diverse settings. With a background in disability and community development in resource-poor settings, she has a particular interest in healthcare innovations with potential to reach vulnerable groups. She has a BA in French with International Studies and a MSc in Development Management.

    Julia Beart

    Chief Executive Officer

    Julia brings to PCI substantial experience of global health and development, with experience spanning programme design, partnership building, strategy and business development. Prior to joining PCI, Julia helped shape innovative approaches to scaling BasicNeeds’ award-winning Model for Mental Health and Development, and has a strong track record leading organisational growth across diverse settings. With a background in disability and community development in resource-poor settings, she has a particular interest in healthcare innovations with potential to reach vulnerable groups. She has a BA in French with International Studies and a MSc in Development Management.

  • Ros Kirkland

    Head of Programmes
    Ros plays a central role in managing and developing the PCI project portfolio. She has a strong track record in strategy development, planning, programme management, working with partners and donors and monitoring and evaluation.  Prior to working at PCI Ros had substantial experience working on humanitarian and development projects in East Asia, South-East Asia and East Africa: working predominantly with the Red Cross Movement in field, headquarter and consultancy roles. She also worked with the Women’s Sport Trust in their operational team, promoting women’s sport.

    Ros Kirkland

    Head of Programmes

    Ros plays a central role in managing and developing the PCI project portfolio. She has a strong track record in strategy development, planning, programme management, working with partners and donors and monitoring and evaluation.  Prior to working at PCI Ros had substantial experience working on humanitarian and development projects in East Asia, South-East Asia and East Africa: working predominantly with the Red Cross Movement in field, headquarter and consultancy roles. She also worked with the Women’s Sport Trust in their operational team, promoting women’s sport.

  • Jane Beston

    Head of Product Development
    Jane’s role at PCI is focusing on further development of the PCI Academy programmes including developing and supporting our communities of practices. She brings 20 years’ experience in the field of learning and professional development, working to design and embed impactful people-first strategies. She also has substantial experience in the healthcare sector having begun her professional career as a mental health nurse.

    Jane Beston

    Head of Product Development

    Jane’s role at PCI is focusing on further development of the PCI Academy programmes including developing and supporting our communities of practices. She brings 20 years’ experience in the field of learning and professional development, working to design and embed impactful people-first strategies. She also has substantial experience in the healthcare sector having begun her professional career as a mental health nurse.

  • Jack Barton

    Digital Project Manager
    Jack works on projects across PCI including our partnership with the Better Health Programme Mexico and the UNHCR ‘Caring for Refugees’ programme. He also coordinates our technology development as we work towards enhancing our e-learning platform. Jack arrived at Primary Care International from Oxfam GB, where he worked for the Cash Learning Partnership in their Global Humanitarian Department. Jack has lived and worked in Thailand where he was an Academic Advisor for a municipal school district in Bangkok.

    Jack Barton

    Digital Project Manager

    Jack works on projects across PCI including our partnership with the Better Health Programme Mexico and the UNHCR ‘Caring for Refugees’ programme. He also coordinates our technology development as we work towards enhancing our e-learning platform. Jack arrived at Primary Care International from Oxfam GB, where he worked for the Cash Learning Partnership in their Global Humanitarian Department. Jack has lived and worked in Thailand where he was an Academic Advisor for a municipal school district in Bangkok.

  • Sayid Ali

    Project Manager
    Sayid works on a wide portfolio of projects at PCI including working with the Libyan MoH to develop a unified in-service training plan for all primary care cadres and supporting the roll out of WHO ‘Global Hearts’ guidance in Jordan. He brings 10 years’ experience working in the humanitarian and development sector, having previously worked at Muntada Aid on health projects ranging from capacity building for midwives in West Africa to the provision of cardiac care for children born with congenital heart defects in resource-limited countries. In his private capacity he volunteers with UK Somali-led charities...

    Sayid Ali

    Project Manager

    Sayid works on a wide portfolio of projects at PCI including working with the Libyan MoH to develop a unified in-service training plan for all primary care cadres and supporting the roll out of WHO ‘Global Hearts’ guidance in Jordan. He brings 10 years’ experience working in the humanitarian and development sector, having previously worked at Muntada Aid on health projects ranging from capacity building for midwives in West Africa to the provision of cardiac care for children born with congenital heart defects in resource-limited countries. In his private capacity he volunteers with UK Somali-led charities in improving their programmes. Sayid holds an MSc in NGO Management from Cass Business School.

  • Sara Dawson

    Finance & Operations Manager
    Sara has a breadth of administration, project and management experience from many years of working both for IBM and subsequently herself, before joining PCI in May 2016.  Since then her role has evolved and she now has management responsibility for finance, infrastructure and internal policy development. In her private life, Sara is involved with a number of local community organizations and is a certified money coach for the national debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.

    Sara Dawson

    Finance & Operations Manager

    Sara has a breadth of administration, project and management experience from many years of working both for IBM and subsequently herself, before joining PCI in May 2016.  Since then her role has evolved and she now has management responsibility for finance, infrastructure and internal policy development. In her private life, Sara is involved with a number of local community organizations and is a certified money coach for the national debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.

  • Jane Lennon

    Communications Manager
    Jane leads on external and internal communications work at PCI, including the website and social media; and production of communications and promotional materials. Prior to joining PCI she had over fifteen years’ experience working for international non-governmental organisations with a particular focus on communications and knowledge management work. She most recently worked on a women’s economic empowerment project at ActionAid. Prior to that she worked for CAFOD as their HIV Advisor and HIV Knowledge Management Coordinator.

    Jane Lennon

    Communications Manager

    Jane leads on external and internal communications work at PCI, including the website and social media; and production of communications and promotional materials. Prior to joining PCI she had over fifteen years’ experience working for international non-governmental organisations with a particular focus on communications and knowledge management work. She most recently worked on a women’s economic empowerment project at ActionAid. Prior to that she worked for CAFOD as their HIV Advisor and HIV Knowledge Management Coordinator.

  • Harri Candy

    Digital learning lead (consultant)
    Harri has been working in developing online learning solutions for over 8 years. In that time she has worked in industries ranging from social care, to manufacturing, to beer production and even the judicial system. Her expertise lies in helping teams transform their content into highly effective online learning experiences, and she has several eLearning awards for her efforts. Harri is currently working with PCI to support our online learning offerings. Outside of PCI, she also supports other charities by sharing best practice and advice through the Charity Learning Consortium.

    Harri Candy

    Digital learning lead (consultant)

    Harri has been working in developing online learning solutions for over 8 years. In that time she has worked in industries ranging from social care, to manufacturing, to beer production and even the judicial system. Her expertise lies in helping teams transform their content into highly effective online learning experiences, and she has several eLearning awards for her efforts. Harri is currently working with PCI to support our online learning offerings. Outside of PCI, she also supports other charities by sharing best practice and advice through the Charity Learning Consortium.