We are thrilled to officially welcome Frank Harle to the StrongMinds team as he now takes up the reins to lead StrongMinds’ strategic expansion into a second country in 2019. For the past six-months he has been working as a consultant with our team in Uganda providing technical support to StrongMinds Uganda on fundraising and partnerships, program quality and people and team performance development.
Frank has significant development and leadership skills experience in Africa after working for over 12 years in International Development with a specific focus within education, child protection and livelihoods development and poverty alleviation organisations. This includes 4+ years as Country Director in South Africa, and 3 years as Deputy Director in Tanzania both for Restless Development. He has strong skills in leading health, accountability, governance, civil society and rights-based programming as well as strengthening local partner organisations and civil society partners to achieve their vision.
Dena Batrice, Executive Director of StrongMinds Uganda comments: “Frank has been an incredibly valuable addition to our office. He brings a wonderful lightness and joy to our team while simultaneously being an incredibly grounded leader, mentor and teacher. We have loved having him around for the last few months. He has really helped us move many key initiatives forward in a way that we could not have achieved without him. I cannot wait to see what amazing things he accomplishes next within the StrongMinds family.”1