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KYEEMA Robyn Alders

Dr Robyn Alders, AO

Chair – BSc (Vet), BVSc, PhD 

Robyn graduated as a Veterinary Scientist, then went on to undertake a PhD in veterinary immunology. Since 1989 she has worked in SubSaharan Africa and SE Asia promoting improved livestock production for the benefit of rural families, in particular through setting up vaccination systems for Newcastle disease control. She has also advised many other countries globally on procedures for setting up vaccination systems in resource-limited communities. Robyn is currently a Senior Consulting Fellow with the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House. Robyn is also a Honorary Professor at the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, Chair of the Upper Lachlan Branch NSW Farmers’ Association, Australian and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.

Contact: robyna@kyeemafoundation.org

Dr Stewart Routledge, AO

Director – BVSc, GAICD

Stewart is a Veterinary Scientist with many years’ experience working with livestock and rural development in developing countries, particularly designing and implementing national livestock disease control and vaccination programs. He is also Managing Director of STEWART ROUTLEDGE & Associates which undertakes international consulting and management in the rural sector. Stewart is a Director of Kokoniu Limited, a company rejuvenating the smallholder coconut industry in the Pacific Islands. Stewart was the key founder of Kyeema Foundation.

Contact: sroutledge45@hotmail.com 

Dr Rosa Costa

Director DVM, MSc

Rosa graduated as a Veterinary Scientist from University Eduardo Mondlane in 1981. In 1993 she specialised in veterinary pathology at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. Rosa joined Kyeema Foundation in 2009 after working for 14 years as the Director of the National Veterinary Research Institute in Mozambique and lecturer at the University Eduardo Mondlane. As veterinary pathologist, she wanted to do something more practical, where she could contribute to the viability of Newcastle disease control activities at the farm level. She is one of the five champions of the African Poultry Network and a member of the steering committee. She is also our Africa Region Program Manager. 

Contact: rosac@kyeemafoundation.org

Fergus Smith

Director LLB/BBus, LLM/BCL

Fergus is a lawyer specialising in the financing of energy & infrastructure projects (both Greenfield developments and acquisitions). He has a Bachelor of Law and Business from the Queensland University of Technology (2003) and a Master of Law and Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University (2008). In 2016, Fergus was recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ for China/Hong Kong: Projects & Infrastructure in Chambers Asia Pacific. Fergus has assisted lenders and borrowers on financing transactions in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has also previously been a Senior Advisor (Legal and Governance) to the Prime Minister of Australia.

Contact: fergus.smith@whitecase.com

Elizabeth Godo


Elizabeth brings over 15 years of experience creating compelling, inspiring, and influential communications with a direct link to business results. Her work has shaped multiple Fortune 500 companies, and she continues to connect people to purpose as Director of Communication at Palladium, where she oversees the company’s global internal communications, marketing, brand, and PR. She holds a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators and an MA in Communication and Culture from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Contact:  elizabeth.godo@thepalladiumgroup.com 

Sinéad Magill


Sinéad is the Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Palladium. She has over 15 years’ experience leading large scale programmes with a focus on humanitarian response, governance and security. She currently leads DFID’s largest humanitarian response programme and played a key role in DFID’s programming in Iraq. She subsequently delivered programmes in Afghanistan, Palestine, Uganda and Syria, during which time she founded one of the UK’s leading stabilisation and recovery teams. A strong advocate for working parents and women, Sinéad was featured in Management Today’s 35 Under 35 and won the Women of the Future Business Award. She has a BA Hons from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s in International Development from the London School of Economics.

Contact: sinead.magill@thepalladiumgroup.com 

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