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Our team


Our team and associates share a common vision to unlock development outcomes through insights. Our joint efforts, together with our partners, amplifies the reach and impact of our collective work.
Doubell Chamberlain
Founder and Managing Director

Doubell is the founder and managing director of Cenfri. He has extensi [...]
Steph van der Westhuizen
Chief Operating Officer

Steph is responsible for Cenfri's enablement function, which comprises [...]
Mia Thom
Director of Insights

Mia has extensive experience in how to regulate for innovation and inn [...]
Hennie Bester
Programme Director

Hennie is an experienced public policy strategist working towards an i [...]
Christine Hougaard
Technical Director

Christine has deep experience in market diagnostics (financial inclusi [...]
Barry Cooper
Technical Director

Barry has detailed knowledge in t [...]
Louise de Villiers
Programme Manager for Insights

Louise specialises in survey methodology, questionnaire design and dat [...]
Masiiwa Rusare
Integrity Team Lead

Masiiwa manages research, policy and reg [...]
Jeremy Gray
Resilience Team Lead

Jeremy leads the resilience team and he is focused on better understan [...]
Ntsako Ngobeni
Data Engineer

Ntsako, who joined Cenfri as a Data Engineer in January 2022, [...]
Edwin Byusa
Capacity Building Lead

Edwin has fourteen years experience development with a focus on capaci [...]
Fiacre Mushimire Niyigena
Digital Transformation Policy Lead

Fiacre has over 15 years’ experience in emerging technologies policy [...]
Karen Kühlcke
Strategy, Growth and Impact Manager

Karen focuses on the external environment and market intelligence and [...]
Rashid Muhammad
Senior Engagement Manager

Rashid is an experienced financial services practitioner with a focus [...]
Antonia Esser
Engagement Manager

Antonia focuses on payments: remittances regulation and infrastructure [...]
Albert van der Linden
Engagement Manager

Albert leads the data competency at Cenfri, which aims to enable publi [...]
Roxanne Wylie
Business Intelligence Designer

Roxanne joined Cenfri in 2021 as a Business Intelligence Designer in o [...]
Matthew Ferreira
Senior Associate

Matthew's work focuses on shaping the global AML/CFT space in a ma [...]
Nichola Beyers
Senior Associate

Nichola has been involved in a number of digital transformation projec [...]
Michaella Allen
Senior Associate

Michaella is a Senior Associate working within [...]
Andrew Partridge
Associate

Andrew joined Cenfri in 2021 after working previously as an economist [...]
Pieter Janse van Vuuren
Associate

Since Pieter joined Cenfri’s Risk team in February 2018, his work ha [...]
Lucia Schlemmer
Associate

Lucia Schlemmer is a Senior Researcher at Cenfri and joined the team i [...]
Fabrice Gatwabuyege
Senior Research Analyst

Fabrice Gatwabuyege is a senior researcher in the Integrity team at Ce [...]
Lezanne Janse van Vuuren
Senior Research Analyst

Lezanne joined Cenfri in January 2020 and is currently working as a se [...]
Victor Pérez-Bobadilla
Senior Research Analyst

Victor joined Cenfri in 2021 with a passion for using data and behavio [...]
Kinyanjui Mungai
Senior Research Analyst

Kinyanjui Mungai is a Senior Research Analyst currently working in the [...]
Sasha Lünsche
Senior Research Analyst

Sasha joined Cenfri in March 2021 as a re [...]
Karien Scribante
Research Analyst

Karien joined Cenfri as a research intern in October 2019 and is now a [...]
Sophie Gebers
Research Analyst

Before joining Cenfri in January 2022 as a Research Analyst, Sophie wo [...]
James Marriner
Research Analyst

Prior to joining Cenfri as a Research Analyst in January 2022, James w [...]
Njabulo Ndaba
Research Analyst

Njabulo, who joined Cenfri in March 2020 as [...]
Sarah Goodier
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Sarah started as Cenfri’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) [...]
Eden D’Oliveira
Communications Associate

Eden leads communication at Cenfri and has [...]
Natacha Umutoni
Communications Specialist

Natacha has more than ten years of experience in communications and ma [...]
Lisa Rossouw
Visual Content Designer

Lisa is the production manager and in-house design consultant, also pr [...]
Melanie Fairhurst
Content Editor and Writing Coach

Melanie joined Cenfri in 2019 as part of the Knowledge Management team [...]
Tessa Kock
Operational Support Manager

Tessa has been part of the Cenfri team since 2009. She has more than [...]
Megan Gorridon
Human Resource Manager

Megan has been part of the Cenfri team since June 2019, as the Human R [...]
Linda Stanford
In-house Accountant

Linda joined Cenfri at the beginning of 2016. Besides being the in-hou [...]
Ntombizonke Notyalwa
Assistant Accountant

Ntombizonke joined Cenfri in November 2019 as an Assistant Accountant, [...]
Gillian Lovatte
Project Portfolio Coordinator

Born and bred in Cape Town, Gillian joined Cenfri in 2017 as a Project [...]
Ismail Samsodien
HR Generalist

Ismail joined Cenfri in January 2019. As a member of our Enablement te [...]
Linet Engelbrecht
Travel Desk and Office Manager

Before joining Cenfri in 2013, Linet worked in public relations for se [...]
Amanda Schoeman
Personal Assistant

Amanda  joined Cenfri in February 2016. She has nearly 40 years’ se [...]
Thirza Stevens
Personal Assistant

Thirza joined Cenfri in August 2018 as the personal assistant to the m [...]
Lemmy Manje

Lemmy is the Founding Partner and CEO of  [...]
Nigel Bowman

Nigel is a highly experienced actuary and insurance professional. Prio [...]
Iske van den Berg

Iske is a qualitative research specialist with 25 years’ experienc [...]
Wicus Coetzee

Wicus is an independent consultant who works closely with Cenfri and w [...]
John Symington

John is the owner and director of Compliance & Risk Resources (Pty [...]
Louis de Koker

Louis was a founding director and previous board member of Cenfri. He [...]
Anja Smith

Anja Smith joined Cenfri in 2008 as one of its founding staff members. [...]
Rochelle Jacobs

Rochelle has spent the past three years working as a behavioural pract [...]
Vera Neugebauer

Vera currently specialises in the fields of payments and inclusive fin [...]
Doubell Chamberlain
Founder and Managing Director

Doubell is the founder and managing director of Cenfri. He has extensi [...]
Shungu Chirunda
Chair of the Cenfri Board

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Louise Shaxson
Board member

Louise initially trained as an agricultural economist before embarking [...]
Olayinka David-West
Board member

Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems. She has ove [...]
Bitange Ndemo
Board member

Bitange Ndemo is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of [...]
Gavin Starks
Board member

Gavin helps solve complex, multidisciplinary, collective-action challe [...]
Raimund Snyders
Board member

Raimund is a Partner at Leapfrog Investments who brings to bear his ex [...]
Lesiba Mothata
Board member

Lesiba, ACMA CGMA, is the Head: Strategic Clients at Alexforbes Group [...]
John Steytler

John is the Director of Economic Research at Bank of Namibia. He is a [...]
Maya Makanjee

Maya was the former CEO of FinMark Trust, and prior to that, Corporate [...]
Prega Ramsamy

Prega was the CEO of FinMark Trust and the second Executive Secre [...]
Louis de Koker

Louis was a founding director and previous board member of Cenfri. He [...]
Anne-Marie Chidzero
Former Chair

Anne-Marie was the original chair of the Cenfri Board. She is  [...]
Hennie Bester
Programme Director

Hennie is an experienced public policy strategist working towards an i [...]
Meshach Aziakpono
Board member

Meshach is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and a professor of [...]
Sharron McPherson
Board member

Sharron is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and former Wall Stre [...]
Herman Singh
Board member

Herman is an innovative business thinker and a high impact player who [...]
Frik Landman
Former Chair

Frik is the former Chair of the Cenfri Board. In January 2005, he was [...]
Craig Churchill

Craig has over 20 years’ microfinance experience, in both developed [...]
Andrew le Roux

Andrew is a qualified actuary who spent 20 years at Old Mutual before [...]