Law

  A robust and trusted legal environment is essential for businesses to flourish and for social progress. Challenges Worldwide works with governments, the public sector and NGOs, as well as the private sector, in low and middle-income countries to assist in all aspects of legal work – except court representation. The roles include: Drafting commercial…

Project management

  Project managers can make the difference between success and failure for any business. Challenges Worldwide needs experienced project managers – from any sector – to work with SMEs in low and middle-income countries to help businesses grow. Experience in all aspect of project management is required from developing a project plan, managing risk and…

HR

  All organisations need to use their people well to succeed, as well as understand properly how outside influences can affect future performance. Challenges Worldwide needs experienced managers, directors and management consultants, to work with SMEs in low and middle-income countries to assist in the day-to-day operations as well as help direct future development. The…

Eoghan Mackie Chief Executive / Founder

          Eoghan has worked in international development for 12 years. In that time he has achieved award winning status as a social entrepreneur, gained ventures support from UnLtd ‘The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs’ and been showcased as a social innovator. Across 25 countries, Eoghan has brokered relationships between Governments, designed projects…

Alex Robertson Director Business Coaching

  Alex joined Challenges in late September 2010. He attended Edinburgh University, graduating with a BSc Biological Science, Honours Infectious Diseases and although he still maintains a love of biology his real passions are people, business and strategy. He has a varied background working in many different countries and industries. From time racing yachts professionally,…

David Austin Applications Manager

Dave joined Challenges in April 2011 and has since taken over the majority of the volunteer management. He graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bsc in Pharmacology and has since worked in a variety of industries. Having failed to find a cure for obesity in six months of research he moved into construction and education,…

Andy Smith Challenges Consulting

    Formerly Deputy Keeper for the Registers of Scotland (The Scottish Land Register) Andy has worked closely with Challenges Worldwide for a number of years, culminating in a partnership between the Scottish Land Register and their counterparts in Malawi, the Ministry of Lands. This has provided an unrivalled development opportunity for staff while developing…

Sue Lawton Business Development Associate

          Sue is a former volunteer with Challenges spending 4 months in Belize in 2006. Sue has a background in business development, holding Masters degrees in both Human Resource Management and Social Enterprise. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of People Management and a Visiting Fellow at the…

Daliah Haughton Director

          Daliah has a Masters in Development Administration and Planning from University College London and is currently studying for her Graduate Diploma in Law. She has over 10 years professional experience in performance management, organisational development, budgeting and financial management and project planning and implementation working as a Team Leader, Project…

Ruth McNeil Project Coordinator

          Ruth McNeil has a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University of Glasgow. She has pursued an interest in international affairs and international development with voluntary work in Borneo and Madagascar. She most recently spent 3 months in Madagascar working with communities on international development projects alongside a Madagascan…

Alex Warrington Finance

    Alex joined Challenges in January 2011 as an intern working for the contracts team. She continued to work part-time until graduating from the University of Edinburgh in May with a degree in History and Politics. Interned full-time over the summer. August became bookkeeper for the organisation and continued to assist the Contracts team…

Rebecca Adams Project Officer

Rebecca’s academic studies and work experience have both been directed towards the goal of working in the field of international development. She has a BA in International Development from UEA and has recently graduated with an LL.M in International Law from the University of Edinburgh.  She worked for two years as an Assistant Manager in…