Meet the Team

Red Sea has an international consultancy base, with consultants in the United Kingdom & Europe, Africa, the Middle East,  North America and India; with a Head Office outside of London and operations in South Africa. Our team consists of 200 plus years of experienced HR and Talent professionals from the Global Development sector.

Tim Wingrove

Founder/ Director

Tim Wingrove is the founder and Managing Director of Red Sea Executive Search. He has been working in INGO search at Executive level for the last 10 years, and has recruited across Africa, Asia, Europe and the America’s. Clients include the likes of Oxfam International, Amnesty International, Plan International, WWF, Gain, Care International, ActionAid International, Practical Action, Sightsavers, Tearfund, Marie Stopes, WaterAid, Medair. Tim has placed candidates in the US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique, South Sudan, Nigeria, DRC, Turkey, Jordan, UAE, Russia, China, India, Philippines, Thailand and more. Tim has an active interest in geopolitics and serving civil society.

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Gareth Griffiths

Head of Search Practice: International Development

Gareth has an extensive background in recruitment going back 20 years and working in several different sectors from Pepsico and G4S to the NHS and the care home industry. For the past 5 and a half years, he has led global resourcing for Plan International and Marie Stopes International, sourcing senior candidates from all over the world, including Country and Regional Directors, Chief of Parties and Executive Team members. Gareth has a BA in Law from Aberystwyth University and originally qualified as a barrister before changing direction to recruitment.

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Khetsiwe Dlamini

Principal Consultant: Africa

Khetsiwe has 30 years international development experience which spans across all continents and several sectors. She has worked in managerial roles for the IFC, the World Bank and most recently the United Nations as the Chief of Staff at UN Woman. Khetsiwe is a qualified global business leader and has a Doctorate in Business Leadership as well as a Masters in Business Administration, amongst other qualifications. Khetsiwe has shown great aptitude for talent acquisition and management in local, regional and global contexts and is passionate about gender diversity and inclusion. She is a co-founder of Triple C Advisory – a gender lens and impact advisory firm.

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Javier Cantera

Principal Consultant: Europe

Javier has worked in global development and humanitarian operations for more than 15 years, primarily for Oxfam Spain and Oxfam International. He has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa and Latin America, resourcing talent, fostering leadership and developing organizational and individual capacity. Career Coach and Associated Professor at the Deusto University in International Careers. Javier holds a master’s degree in Political Science & International Relations, with a specialization in peace and conflict management, from Uppsala University in Sweden. Based currently in Barcelona, Javier is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

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Fred Braganza

Principal Consultant Asia Pacific

Fred Braganza is a student of ‘Business Cultures’ of various organisations. His focus area is Growth Strategy, Operations and People Management. With over 30 years of experience, he tacitly aligns his understanding about Core HR Processes, Organisational Strategy, Financial Management, Operations and Analytics to articulate frameworks and systems that are appropriate for improving overall efficiencies in the organisations. Professionally, he is a Certified Trainer by City & Guilds (UK) as well as by AH & LA (USA). He is also a Certified Trainer by Haggai Institute for Studies in Advanced Leadership (USA), to design and conduct Leadership Programs. He has a Post Graduate degree in Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate degree in Mathematics too. He speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, and German. As in Academics, he has been a Member on the Board of Studies for Master and Bachelor level Programs offered by Western India University, Chattisgarh, Raipur. He has also been an honorary speaker at various courses in ‘Special Education’ offered by the Rehabilitation Council of India (Delhi). Fred was most recently the HR Director for Habitat for Humanity in India.

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Madhu Malhotra

Associate Consultant

Madhu Malhotra is a seasoned grass-roots activist, human rights advocate, senior international executive & transformational leadership coach. She has 25+ years of experience to set up, lead, inspire and manage development, humanitarian, and advocacy programs. She has worked with grassroots as well as INGO’s including UNICEF, Amnesty International, DFID, DANIDA, Oxfam & AKRSP. Recently she transited from her full-time role as Global Director, Gender Sexuality and Identity Program with Amnesty International, in London. She has extensive global, multi-regional, and multi thematic experience with strong track record of working with grass roots, civil society, UN and intergovernmental bodies.

She is highly skilled in strategic planning and delivery of high impact research, advocacy & campaigns especially in agile & complex environments. She sits on advisory board for Team UP for organizations which aims to empower individuals and teams through mindfulness-based peer coaching program. Madhu has master’s in social sciences & certified as facilitator & coach from TeamUp and Asian Leadership Institute. In 2005 she stepped out of India and lived & worked in Hong Kong, UK, Hawaii with extensive professional travel several countries. She is passionate about being a parent, facilitating ecstatic dance, energy healing, being a permaculture farmer, and Chef.

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Sheerin Dariani

Associate: Middle East and North Africa

Sheerin brings her ethos of creating value for partners, experience in international development and humanitarian relief and cultural understanding of the Middle East and North Africa to our executive search services in this region. With 15 years of experience in communications, corporate responsibility, fundraising and philanthropy, Sheerin has worked for corporate communication agencies, international and intergovernmental organisations in the United Kingdom and Middle East. After beginning her career in London at Grey Communications Sheerin moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and joined MSL Group where she led brand communications and corporate responsibility for a leading multi-national consumer goods client. She then followed her passion and transitioned into non-profit work, initially consulting for the UNICEF Gulf Area Office. Her next role was at SOS Children’s Villages International, Gulf Area Office, where she led private fundraising and partnerships for the organisation. A UK national with Middle Eastern roots, Sheerin is fluent in English and Farsi and holds a Bachelor’s .

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Anna Jay

Associate Principal, Global Non Profit

Anna is a highly experienced business and relationship manager with almost 15 years’ experience in executive recruitment, business development, account and relationship management across public, not-for-profit and commercial sector organisations. Most recently, Anna worked for Berwick Partners (Odgers Berndtson Group) and established a new practice within the not for profit sector team, leading senior appointments for high profile charities such as Barnardo’s, Stonewall, Church Urban Fund and Scout Association.

Anna recently spent a year working within the not-for-profit sector, as Campaign and Major Donor Manager for the Eden Project and at SMT level as an interim Director at national charity, Church Urban Fund, leading the development of major fundraising campaigns and fundraising events at Board level. Anna lives in Cornwall and extensive networks in the South West as well as retaining a national profile. She has recently confirmed the appointment of Eden Project Ltd’s new Chair and has worked with local organisations such as Cornwall Air Ambulance (appointing 5 new Trustees and an Appeal Board Member), Cornwall Girlguiding, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Hall for Cornwall and Development Initiatives. She and Tim also led the recent appointment of Bond’s new Chief Executive.

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Marietha Schoonbee

Operations Manager

Marietha has 13 years administrative and secretarial experience across various private sector organisations. Marietha is currently the Operations Manager for Red Sea Search and oversees the administrative functioning and coordination of logistics with clients, candidates and interview preparations. She has experience coordinating logistics throughout various countries and over all time zones. Marietha is based in South Africa and is fluent in English and Afrikaans languages.

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Linda Walsh

Africa Researcher

Graduated with a master’s in International Development (Poverty, Inequality and Development) at the University of Birmingham. Linda is currently based in Kenya after she moved from England to pursue her career. She has worked in different sectors, which has equipped her with the right tools to advance her career, and previously worked as an agency researcher for INGO clients such as Plan International. She is passionate about gender equality, women’s empowerment and alleviating poverty.

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Zoe Dean


Zoe has extensive experience of working in cross-cultural environments and leading multinational teams on several continents. This has included helping to implement a Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan for 50,000 people with VSO in the Philippines and constructing proposals for sustainable project growth strategies with an NGO in rural Kenya, as well as extended periods in Nepal, China and continental Europe. Currently studying for a master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development at Sussex University, she has a passion for women’s empowerment and learning new languages and is also fluent in German.

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Red Sea is a growing company, and we are always interested in hearing from consultants who would like to work with us. To register interest, please write with your details to [email protected]

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