Jo Ashbridge / Founder & Director
Jo's passion lies in humanitarian work, disaster relief response and sustainable development. Her project portfolio includes constructing one room shelters in Vietnam, authoring guidelines for transitional shelters post disaster, researching earthen architecture in low income communities across Bangladesh and most recently examining community-led approaches to sustainable rural redevelopment in China.
In 2014, Jo established AzuKo to grow the impact of collaborative design. She is an alumna of Echo++ and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Jo regularly speaks on architecture and design for international development and advises on education as part of the RIBA Education Development Group.
Hear from Jo about designing for impact.
Apu Roy / Project Manager
Apu leads the community engagement of our Bangladesh projects. He is a shelter consultant, specialising in low-cost housing in rural areas. Apu has been involved in a number of high profile projects across the country, including the award winning Rishipara Mandir Paathshala bamboo school.
Most recently Apu acted as project manager for the Amirabad clinic with Bangla Bari, and steered the design and construction of Dinajpur's first remote learning primary school with JAAGO Foundation. Apu brings a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to the team.
Read an interview with Apu.
Julie Christie-Webb / Trustee
Julie is passionate about the work of charities and civil society and the power they have to enable positive change, near and far. She has skills and knowledge in many aspects of charity management gained over 30 years in the UK and international NGO sectors. Her specialism is fundraising.
Max Barber / Treasurer
Max is a Chartered Accountant with audit experience across the charity, mining and metals, and energy sectors. He has worked internationally with clients in Asia, Latin America and Europe, audited large charities and contributed to aid projects in Africa.
Radwa Rostom / Trustee
Founder & CEO, Hand Over
Radwa is a civil engineer and works in the fields of sustainable construction and community development. She is the Founder and CEO of social enterprise Hand Over in Egypt, which designs and builds environmentally friendly and humane spaces for different segments of society.
Shannon Bradley / Trustee
Brand and Marketing Consultant
Shannon helps organisations achieve their objectives through a combination of strategic thinking and original, results-driven solutions. Her experience includes eight years managing the biggest real estate brand in the world and most recently creating a compelling marketing campaign for London’s newest neighbourhood.