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Our team

  • Executive Director

    william.anderson@spherestandards.org

    William joined Sphere in January 2023. Prior to this, he worked for twelve years with Christian Aid, ten years with Medair and three years as a senior consultant with various humanitarian and development organizations at international, national and local levels.

    Through his work, William has spent time with communities affected by conflict, crisis or disaster in Zimbabwe, Kenya and India, and, more recently, Ethiopia, Moldova and Ukraine.

    William holds a Master of Theology from St Andrews University in Scotland and a Business Administration (Strategy) certification from the Open University. He speaks English and French.

  • Partnerships Director

    romain.benicchio@spherestandards.org

    Romain joined Sphere in August 2018. Prior to this, he worked with Oxfam and IFRC in various positions focusing on advocacy, campaigns and communication. Over time, he worked on a variety of issues including disaster risk reduction, migration, climate change, health, trade or financing for development.

    Romain holds a postgraduate degree in international relations from the University of Amsterdam and a master’s degree in development economics from the University of Grenoble. He speaks French and English.

  • Learning and Events Manager

    felicity.fallon@spherestandards.org

    Felicity joined Sphere in 2021. Prior to joining Sphere, she worked in education, tourism and heritage. Her roles have encompassed teaching, training and business development for the public and private sectors. She is co-founder and chair of Lake Aid, an association supporting displaced children and families in Annecy (France).

    Felicity holds an M.A. in Classics and Art History from Cambridge University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and a TEFL Certificate (Teach English as a Foreign Language). She speaks English and French.

  • Head of Finance and Operations

    frederick.genoud@spherestandards.org

    Frédérick joined Sphere in 2022. Prior to joining Sphere, he co-founded and directed an Information Technology SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) and worked for Fondetec, a foundation supporting entrepreneurs and startups in Geneva.

    Frederick holds a degree in Business Information Technology from the Haute école de gestion Genève (HEG) and another in Accounting and Finance from the University of Geneva. He speaks French and English.

  • Head of Communications and Learning Services

    tristan.hale@spherestandards.org

    Tristan joined Sphere in 2017 as Learning and Training Manager, and started his new role in 2021. Prior to joining Sphere, he held various roles in the finance sector. He also serves as a board member of Lake Aid, an association supporting displaced children and families in Annecy (France).

    Tristan holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Bath (United Kingdom). He speaks English and French.

  • Head of Policy and Impact

    brooke.lauten@spherestandards.org

    Brooke joined Sphere in 2022, bringing over 15 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, having led policy engagement, research and program response at the global and country levels. Brooke has specific expertise in humanitarian protection and forced displacement and has managed programs across the protection spectrum, primarily with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee in Central and West African countries.

    Brooke holds dual master’s degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University. She speaks English, French, and German.