Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

Michael Holland
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Michael spent 10 years in industry as a qualified Finance executive then 20 years as business and technology consultant helping organisations with back office transformation and change programmes. Michael has been a trustee since 2015 and appointed to Chair in December 2017.
Jim Freeman
Jim is a Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys. He is trained as a Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. Jim is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Anton Shihoff
Anton is a founding partner of Altostrata Energy, and he presently sits on the Boards of BYR EEG, Getbulb, and the advisory board of Airlite Technologies. Over the last decade, Anton has established and supported numerous early and growth stage companies, leading a number to public market listings and private sales. He has worked with wide variety of top-tier investment funds and banks, as well as advising a number governmental investment agencies on their policies relating to clean technologies.
Bill Peace
Bill served as a US Naval Officer for four years before joining Westinghouse Electric, where he worked for 20 years and then United Technologies. He was subsequently hired by Doctus Consulting Europe as an Executive Consultant where he worked for a broad range of clients in the UK and the US before he retired.


Senior Management

Fleur Auzimour Just
Chief Executive Officer
Fleur has more than ten years’ experience in community-based peacebuilding work in countries as diverse as Liberia, Ghana, Georgia, Sudan and Syria. In addition to this, she has worked extensively to build the capacity of international donors, UN peace keeping missions, as well as local and international NGOs in conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. In this capacity, Fleur worked in countries as diverse as Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Timor-Leste, Kyrgyzstan and Jordan. Before moving into the conflict field, she worked as a human rights lawyer for the Australian government. Fleur holds an MA in International Relations (University of Kent), as well as degrees in law and psychology.


Senior Advisers

Raj Bhari
Senior Peacebuilding Adviser
Raj leads on PCi’s community level peace-building programming in Libya and Syria. He has worked in conflict transformation and peace building internationally (with substantial expertise in the MENA region) and in the UK for over twenty years. As well as designing and co-delivering large scale peace-building programmes, Raj also has a strong skill-set in mentoring and supporting community facing peacebuilders, operating in extremely challenging and hostile environments. Raj has worked as a senior advisor to the UK Government where he contributed to the development of the national community cohesion, conflict resolution and community engagement agendas. This work primarily focused on improving relations between communities where divisive narratives were present. Raj is also a founding director of the UK NGO Talk for a Change. He also has extensive experience in participatory arts in peace building, and teaches on the Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts MA programme at Goldsmiths University, London.
Anthony Foreman
Senior Peacebuilding Adviser
Anthony is currently a senior adviser on peacebuilding with Peaceful Change Initiative working on the Black Sea and Libya programmes. Anthony has more than ten years of experience in international development with a range of organisations, including local non-governmental, international organisations, and United Nations agencies. His work experience has encompassed conflict research, facilitating dialogue, economic development and community building for conflict-affected populations, as well capacity building to bring the views of such populations to local, national and international decision-making processes through advocacy. He has worked with populations from the conflicts in Liberia, Sudan (Darfur), Chechnya, Moldova and across the territories of the South Caucasus.

Craig Oliphant OBE
Senior Adviser, Conflict and Security Issues
Craig is Senior Adviser focusing on conflict-related issues. He joined PCi in September 2015. Craig previously worked at Saferworld (2011-2015) as policy adviser on Europe/Central Asia. Until the end of 2010, he was in the British diplomatic service for several years and was latterly Head of Eastern Research Group at the FCO, dealing with Russia and Eastern Europe. From 1996 until 1999, he was Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, based in The Hague. Craig is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has published widely on Russia and former Soviet affairs. From June 2014, he took on an additional role as the UK independent expert on the Council of Europe Advisory Committee for the FCNM (Framework Convention on National Minorities), and was elected Vice-President of the CoE Advisory Committee, for a 2-year mandate from 2016-2018. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2011.
Tim Molesworth
Senior Adviser, Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Technology
Tim has extensive experience as a consultant to UNDP, primarily in the Middle East, designing and delivering peacebuilding activities, developing peacebuilding strategy and programme design, undertaking conflict analysis, developing conflict sensitivity policy, and incorporating conflict sensitivity into projects and programmes. Tim’s expertise extends to facilitating participatory multi-stakeholder processes and providing training on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity related topics. In 2016, Tim set up, a company working to develop technological solutions for the international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. With, Tim has developed OPSECA, an online contextual analysis tool that aims to better link programming design to conflict sensitive understanding. Tim oversees PCi’s conflict sensitivity portfolio.


Libya Team

Bashar Eltalhi
Country Manager, Libya
Bashar is PCi’s Country Manager for Libya. Before joining PCi, Bashar worked as a National Professional Officer within the Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division at UNSMIL, where he played a prominent role in providing the team with local perspectives on the Libyan situation. Bashar holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
Nada Markous
Deputy Country Manager, Libya
Nada is Deputy Country Manager for Libya, responsible for strategic planning, programme delivery, project management, and financial management. Before joining PCi, Nada was the Office Manager of the Commerzbank Representative’s Office in Libya. Nada graduated in Business Administration and Information Technology.

Abderrahman Aribi
Peacebuilding Adviser, Libya
Before joining the organisation as a Peacebuilding Advisor, Abderrahman was a member of PCi’s Steering Committee in Libya, which worked on developing a strategy for social peace and local development. He is currently a member of the Tripoli Municipality Council’s Advisory Board, and the Deputy Head of the Libyan Civil Society Commission. Abderrahman worked as a Senior Advisor for the Libyan Ministry of Culture and Civil Society, where he established and headed the Civil Society Support Centre. Abderrahman is a certified Leadership and Management Coach and Trainer from Del Carnegie Training International. He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Postgraduate Degree in IT from Napier University in Edinburgh.
Taha Elhassadi
Governance Adviser, Libya
Taha’s work with PCi has focused on the Peacebuilding Practitioners Network Project, promoting lessons-learning and conflict management initiatives across different communities in Libya, and previously on the National Leadership Group Project, developing a ‘peacebuilding agenda’ for Libya and facilitating practical social peace actions. Before joining PCi, Taha worked as a Political Affairs Officer for UNSMIL, and for the National Transitional Council, supporting the Legal and Human Rights Committee. He also worked in the Office of the First Deputy of the General National Congress, and in the Office of the Chairman of the National Dialogue Preparatory Committee. Taha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Benghazi.

Erika Atzori
Project Manager
Erika is the Project Manager of the UNDP’s ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience & Recovery’ and ‘Stabilization Facility for Libya’ Projects, as well as leading on M&E and reporting across the Libya Programme. Before joining PCi in 2015 as a Monitoring & Communications Officer, Erika worked at the IC Publications Group in London, leading on research and production of content for events focusing on Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this, Erika was a Research and Teaching Assistant in History and Institutions of Mediterranean Countries at the University of Bologna, where she also conducted and published research on contemporary politics in Iran as part of a Middle East Politics research team. She has also contributed political analyses on the MENA region for a range of print and online publications. Erika holds an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS, as well as an MSc in International Development Studies and a BSc in International Relations from the University of Bologna.
Artak Ayunts
Programme Adviser
Artak is currently the Programme Advisor, with Peaceful Change Initiative supporting North Africa programme in Libya. Artak has more than ten years of experience in conflict transformation and peacebuilding in the South Caucasus and Central Asian countries. He has also built vast experience in designing research methodologies and conducting surveys. During the last several years Artak has been engaged with different international and national non-for-profit orgranizations managing projects in Armenia-Turkey normalisation, Nagomo-Karabakh conflict and regional South Caucasus format. Artak is the author of more than twenty academic publications and articles.

Sarah Abusaoud
Project Coordinator, Libya
As the Project Coordinator for Libya, Sarah is responsible for managing the Project Officers in their day-to-day work and reporting. Before Joining PCi, Sarah worked for UNHCR Libya as Senior Project Control Assistant. Sarah graduated with a Higher Diploma from the Tripoli Accounting and Administration College.

Suhayl Lahayhoul
Grants Officer, Libya
Suhayl is a National Grant Officer on the PCi Libya team. He is responsible for the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the grants given to the Social Peace Partnerships across the country. Prior to his work with PCi, Suhayl was a cultural advisor for Sterling International, working on demining and UXO’s. Suhayl graduated from the Architectural and Urban Planning Department of Benghazi University. 
Abdulqadir Bughararah
National Grant Officer, Libya
Abdulqadir is a National Grant Officer for Libya. He works on preparing, implementing, and monitoring the grants given to the Libyan Social Peace Partnerships. Before working with PCi, Abdulqadir worked for 10 years in the Libyan shipping industry, where he gained managerial experience and increased his network nationwide. He holds a Higher Diploma in Engineering. 

Mouhaned Terhouni
Project Officer, Western Region
As well as working as a Project Officer at PCi, since 2013 Mouhaned has been a Lecturer at the Tripoli University Law School, where he previously worked as a Professor Assistant. Mouhaned holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Law from Cairo University and an Undergraduate Degree from the Tripoli University Law School.
Akram Wadi
Project Officer, Western Mountains Region
Akram is the Project Officer responsible for the Western Mountains region. Before joining PCi, he worked for the private sector in a range of different roles, from Administration to Public Relations and Legal Affairs. Akram holds a BA in Law from Al Zawiya University, and a BSc in Political Science from the Africa University in Tripoli.

Sulayman Alshami
Project Officer, Southern Region
Sulayman is the Project Officer responsible for the Southern region. He worked as a Certified Trainer in Civic Education for UNDP, and within the trainers’ team of the electoral commission for municipal elections. Sulayman has been a member of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Libya since 1989, and is now a leading member in Murzuq, responsible for service and community development. Sulayman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Sabha.
Riyad Boumtari
Project Officer, Eastern Region
Riyad is the Project Officer responsible for the eastern region, based in Bengahzi, He worked as an accredited trainer in the UNIDA Program for Constitutional Awareness funded by the European Union, as a trainer with the programme for raising awareness of disabled people’s rights funded by the US Foundation, and as a co-trainer with the Canadian International Fund for International Freedoms. Riyad has supported Libyan ministries to train their personnel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Lamya Abusahmin
Finance and Operations Officer, Libya
Lamya is responsible for managing the Libya office finances, and for providing logistical support for workshop and other PCi events inside and outside of Libya. Before joining PCi, Lamya worked as a Finance Officer at Radisson Blu Hotels. Lamya holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from BTEC, University of Libya.
Haitem Khashim
Lead Translator, Libya
Haitem is the Lead Translator on the PCi-Libya team but also fulfills the role of Interpreter at workshops and meetings. Before joining PCi, Haitem gained extensive experience working as a translator and interpreter for a range of international and national institutions including banks and management consultancy firms in Libya. Haitem holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Heriot-Watt University.

Kristine Raunkiær-Jensen
Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity Advisor
Kristine is PCi’s Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity Advisor based in Tunis. Kristine works on PCi’s Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya (CSA) programme providing analysis of the conflict in Libya and supporting international assistance providers to strengthen their ability to be conflict sensitive. Prior to joining PCi, Kristine has taken part in a network of Danish civil society organisations working to build their capacity on conflict prevention and peacebuilding, including conflict sensitivity. She has conducted a conflict sensitivity assessment of a market development programme in Sri Lanka, and in a consultancy position provided a range of analysis and advisory services to international assistance providers working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.
Ibrahim Shebani
Communication Officer, Libya
Ibrahim was one of the founders and creative director of Alentishar Media agency, managing many media outlets such as Alassema TV, The Libyan Magazine and Radio Zone. After 2011, he became more involved in civil society and participated in youth empowerment conferences providing media support and this led to a democracy fellowship at Syracuse University in the USA with two months training at Freedom House . He returned to Tripoli and worked as a media consultant for the European Union Election Assessment Team but also worked with young activists to establish an election monitoring website for citizen journalists. In 2014, Ibrahim moved to Jordan to join the founding team of Libya’s Channel and Libyan Business TV as director of Marketing and Public Relations in Jordan and in 2018 became the Sales and Marketing Manager for BBC Media Action, North Africa office.


Western Balkans Team

Ian Bancroft
Project Manager, Western Balkans
Ian has been based in the former Yugoslavia for over a decade. He has worked for the EU in Kosovo, and the OSCE in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has written extensively about Balkan affairs for a variety of publications, including The Guardian and Radio Free Europe. He has lectured on conflict and peacebuilding, and recently published a book , entitled ‘Dragon’s Teeth – tales from north Kosovo’. He also authored a chapter, entitled ‘Reconciliation through Recognition’ in ‘The Yugoslav Example: Violence, War and Difficult Ways Towards Peace’. Ian has also written travel articles for, among others, Wine Spectator, The Independent and Open Democracy.
Nenad Sebek
Media Strategy Manager, Western Balkans
Nenad has worked as an independent International consultant for media and civil society over the last two years. Previously, he was the Director of the Belgrade office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Spokesperson for the Regional Cooperation Council and Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe. Nenad was a journalist for 26 years, 17 with the BBC, covering the Balkans through the tumultuous 1990s and was then correspondent in Moscow. Sebek also lectures at the postgraduate course in Human rights at Vienna University’s Faculty of Law.

Stefana Subaric
Project Officer, Western Balkans
Stefana gained experience working with civil society organisations in Kosovo and then went on to work for National Democratic Institute (NDI) and United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). More recently, she has been employed as a senior accounts manager for a financial services firm in Belgrade. Stefana holds a BA degree in Security Studies from Belgrade University.
Mjellmë Doli
Monitoring and Communications Officer, Western Balkans
Mjellma has extensive experience working for international development organisations and institutions such as the United Nations, USAID, British Embassy, as well as several prominent civil society organizations in Kosovo. A lot of her past work has been focused on harnessing the power of communication technologies to facilitate a better dialogue between governments/organizations and citizens. She holds a BSc in Applied Arts and Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Public Policy and Economics. She is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys taking photos.

Black Sea Team

Tetiana Kalenychenko
National Peacebuilding Adviser
Tetiana is the National Peacebuilding Adviser for the Black Sea programme. Tetiana has experience working in peacebuilding and community development for national and international organizations in Ukraine; she is also trained as a facilitator. She has worked on programmes that seek to build trust, enhance social cohesion and promote dialogue as a tool for effective communication. She studied Sociology (BA, 2012), Religious studies (MA, 2014) and recently defended her PhD in Sociology of Religion (2018) and has worked on developing tools for conflict and context analysis that are current and practical to implement. Tetiana’s specific area of interest is religion and conflict, with a focus on working with religious leaders in communities, to develop sustainable results.
Andrii Kryshtal
Project Coordinator
Andrii is the Project Coordinator for the Black Sea programme. He has over five years of experience working in the Ukrainian non-governmental sector; involved in programme management, organisational development/capacity building and peacebuilding. He studied Sociology (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) and was involved in coordination of research on the political activity of Ukrainian youth (2014/2015) and the needs of civil society and the non-governmental sector in Ukraine (2018). He recently completed a Master’s Programme in European Studies and is currently working on a PhD in Social Philosophy.


Operations Team

Abigail Orr
Finance and Operations Manager
Abigail is based in the London office and is responsible for day to day management of PCi operations. She has over 10 years of experience in finance and operations, most recently as the Director of Operations for an international Managed IT Services company, supporting clients in a range of industries and locations. Abigail has degrees from Oxford and Imperial in Physics and Science Communication.
Alex Williams
Communications Officer
Alex is based in the London office and works across PCi to assist in the writing, development, editing and management of  communications and documentation. In March 2018, Alex relocated from Nairobi to London where she had been based for 17 years working in humanitarian/development communications, with a period working in the private sector (2011-2013). 

Cornelia Puerschel
Conflict Sensitivity Officer, Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub
Cornelia Puerschel is the coordinator of the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub and contributes to PCi’s Conflict Sensitivity portfolio. She is based in the London PCi Office while completing her MSc in International Politics at SOAS University of London. Her professional background is in the areas of International Relations and Civic Education, having worked for the German Embassy in Nepal, the Goethe Institute Beijing and as a lecturer in Xi’an as a recipient of various scholarships. Cornelia is an experienced project manager and trainer for foundations and NGOs in the EU, Turkey and East Asia.