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Our Finance & Resources team

Our Finance & Resources team ensure our projects are effectively funded and resourced, including bringing in the right people to lead our work. The team also ensure we have the right policies in place to ensure risk management and safeguarding is at the heart of our work. 

Ben Sheahan, Director of Finance & Resources at Tree Aid, visits a nutrition garden in Burkina Faso

Ben Sheahan, Director of Finance & Resources

Ben Sheahan joined the management team at Tree Aid as Director of Finance and Resources in June 2017. Having qualified at Deloitte, he has over 25 years of experience in commercial and international development finance. He has worked in the Gambia, Tanzania and in the UK, most recently as Finance Director of Restless Development. He is experienced in leading international finance teams to deliver transparency and value for money.

Rasmata Sanogo, Head of Finance and Resources

Rasmata joined Tree Aid in 2018 and leads our Finance and Resources in West Africa.

 Mariette Bambara, Finance & Resources Manager at Tree Aid, sat at her desk

Mariette Bambara, Project Accountant

Mariette Bambara joined Tree Aid in 2016 as Financial Assistant for the Drylands Development Project and is now the Project Accountant for our Non-Timber Forest Products phase II project. She has a Masters in Management Science and has been working in INGOs since 2008.

Ramesh Sivarajah, Group Finance & Resources Manager

Ramesh joined Tree Aid in January 2019 as Group Finance & Resources Manager, previously having worked at CAMFED International. He began his career in international development after graduating from university in 2013 with a BSc in Mathematics and has since gained over 6 years of financial and statutory reporting experience within the INGO sector.

Headshot of Ines El Ghadab, Assurance Manager at Tree Aid

Ines El Ghadab, Assurance Manager

Inès joined Tree Aid in October 2019 and is passionate about defending general interest and ethical values. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Financial Criminal Law in Paris, she worked in compliance, risk management, and legal departments among different financial institutions for over 6 years. Inès is experienced in designing risk management strategy, overseeing comprehensive risk assessment frameworks, compliance monitoring activities, and monitoring the effectiveness of policies and training.

James Tatton, Finance Manager

James joined Tree Aid in 2015, with a focus on financial management of our projects. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years’ experience strengthening the finances of companies and NGOs. Prior to Tree Aid, he worked with social enterprises in Cambodia and Madagascar in the water sector.