Our Team


With over 15 years experience in the aid “industry” we established FieldWorks in response to our frustrations with the sector that overlooked the power of local non-profits within their communities. FieldWorks’ mission is to connect trusted small non-profits to the global knowledge and financial capital of people who believe in locally led social-change. We believe that we can challenge the established order by removing some of the barriers to access resources and empowering smaller charities, as a better, stronger alternative.


Federico Motka
Co-founder / Chief Idealist Officer

Federico is a veteran aid-worker from war zones to natural disasters, from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Haiti. His career has included work with ACTED, Welthungerhilfe, and Impact Initiatives. Irritated by the lack of real accountability to beneficiaries and big brand INGO marketing, Federico believes in the impact of grassroots organisations and the rights of recipients of aid. Loves Maps.







Chris Man
Co-founder / Chief Sceptic Officer

Chris is an ex-management consultant turned aid-worker. He has worked with international NGOs such as Save the Children, Christian Aid, and ACTED. Disgruntled by the self-serving rhetoric, inefficiency, and short-sightedness of the system, Chris believes in Humanitarianism (just not the system), data, efficiency, standardisation, and innovation. Loves Excel.







Suraj Vadgama
Chief Craftsman

Suraj designs, builds and grows tech for good products. He’s a full stack developer and designer with experience in all aspects of digital product development; as well as being founder and creator of www.beehivegiving.org (a project of www.wearecast.org.uk).







Leaders in their own right, our advisors come from across the private and not-for-profit sector.  They hold us accountable to our vision and guide us to achieving our mission.


Stefaan Poortman
CEO – Global Heritage Fund
Louise Cooperstrom
Former OD and Strategy Director – BlackRock
Delphine Jegoudez
Responsible Strategy Consultant
Amina Swanepoel
Co-founder & Executive Director – Roots of Health
Cristina Marcondes
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Marcus Swanepoel
Director of Strategy, Finance and Operations – Roots of Health
Sarah Johnstone
Philanthropy & Foundation Advisor