Our Leadership Team

A Message from VisionFund's Board Chair

Jon Hartley, New Zealand

It’s not unusual to hear surprise from lenders, donors or industry colleagues as we describe our growing network’s reach and impact on the lives of millions of children through the loans and financial services that we provide to over 930,000 of the world’s poor.

We have seen our 7,000 staff in countries across the globe help more rural clients than ever before lift themselves from hardship and suffering, despite natural disasters and difficult economic environments. We are particularly pleased with the people we are attracting to our network both at senior levels - where we now have over 150 years of banking experience; and in roles with our clients - where staff are trained to provide the right financing in a respectful and caring manner.

At VisionFund International, we are enthusiast about the future as we work to aim at improving the lives of 3.5 million children every year by 2016.

Leadership Spotlight: VisionFund's President and CEO

Scott Brown, UK

Scott Brown joined VisionFund in May 2006 with nearly two decades of banking experience and is responsible for overseeing the organisation's operations.

Mr Brown was formerly vice president at Canada's largest bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, where he served in Toronto, Montreal and in the UK. Whilst in the UK, he was CFO and COO of a £13bn regulated bank with offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, engaged in retail, financial institution and corporate lending, global treasury, bond distribution and private banking.

He held a number of roles during his time with the Royal Bank of Canada which involved directing banking operations in areas such as home and personal lending, credit management, financial management and control, international treasury operations, strategy and administration.

Before entering banking, Mr Brown worked as an engineer in Switzerland, the Canadian Arctic, Australia and Newfoundland.

He holds an engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University and has been a director of several Royal Bank subsidiary boards, and a co-author of a Toronto Board of Trade paper on affordable housing.

'What we do is really straightforward. We provide small loans of a few hundred dollars to people who have no access to financial services.

Over the last ten years we have worked tirelessly to provide life changing, high quality support to some of the world's poorest regions. Over the next three years we aim to impact 3.5 million children each and every year, making a lasting change to their lives.'

Scott Brown, CEO VisionFund President and CEO

Board Of Directors

Jonathan (Jon) Hartley, New Zealand
VisionFund International Board Chair

Ingrid J.M. Allemekinders-Pols, NL
Partner at Ernst & Young; VisionFund International Board Vice Chair

Scott Brown, UK
President and CEO, VisionFund International

Philip Chan, Singapore
Independent Consultant and Board Member

Suanne de Boer, Canada

Gary Duim, USA
Vice Chairman, US Bancorp (retired)

Eric J Fullilove, USA 
Chief Financial Officer, World Vision International 

 Heather Grizzle, UK
 Partner, ASG Advisors

Kevin Jenkins, UK
President & CEO, World Vision International

Michael Mithika, Kenya
CEO, JM Mantle & Co. Ltd.

Joan Mussa, USA
Sr. Vice President of Donor Engagement, Advocacy and Communications, World Vision US

Dave Young, USA
Chief Operating Officer, World Vision International


Senior Management Team

Scott Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Lockley

Chief Financial Officer 

Max Robinson

Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Galliano

Global Director of People & Culture

Peter Harlock

Global Director of Strategy

David Knights

Global Director of Marketing & Communications

Don Haszczyn

Global Director of Fundraising