STRATEGY & OPERATIONS
Director of Operations & Programmes
Awamaki is a non-profit social enterprise based in Ollantaytambo, located about two hours drive from Cusco, in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. Working with women's cooperatives in traditional backstrap loom weaving and knitting, they provide skills-based training and access to market.
I joined Awamaki at a pivotal point, re-focussing the organisation and its goals in order to take it from a project-based non-profit to a social enterprise with income-generating programmes. I led a team of 12 international staff, and put in place systems and processes for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding. I managed the financial forecasting and weekly / monthly audit, and established methodologies for impact measurement. I led the annual strategic planning and review.
I was the Director of Operations and Programs for nearly three years between 2012 and 2014, and I am currently serving as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.