Anna Webb

Operations Co-ordinator

Anna joined the Moldova Project in 2018 having worked in a number of roles across the voluntary sector. Working and volunteering with organisations predominately supporting children and young people, Anna brings with her experience of project delivery, strategic development and fundraising. Through her work, both in the UK and internationally, she has developed a particular interest in youth work and social justice. 

Libby Cooper


Libby joined The Moldova Project in January 2019. She is Director of Amber Analysis – a research and evaluation consultancy that operates internationally and in the UK with charities and grant making organisations. In 1990 she founded Charities Evaluation Services (CES) and was its Director for twelve years. Libby previously lectured in social research at North London University and founded and directed its Community Research Advisory Centre.

Karen Royden


Karen joined the Board of the Moldova Project in January 2019 with financial expertise gained through a career spent investing in emerging markets. She also brings an understanding of the requirements of institutional donors through her experience selecting projects in low income countries on behalf of a charitable trust. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and is a CFA® charterholder.

Mark Pascoe


Mark joined the Moldova Project in 2019. He is an experienced elections professional working for the Electoral Commission as its Electoral Guidance Manager. Mark is also an international election observer with experience of observing elections and referendums in central Asia and eastern Europe with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as well as across the UK. He has a keen interest in the post-Soviet space and has travelled widely across the region.

UK team

Emma Watson


Emma Watson co-founded The Moldova Project in 2008 and is the Chair of Trustees. She coordinates all of the charity’s activities with the team in Moldova. Emma is a Strategic Funding Specialist at Action Aid and formerly worked at Safe Passage International and Lumos.  She has a BA in English from the University of Exeter and a PGCE from the University of Warwick, having completed Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme.

Laurence Morton


Laurence has been involved with The Moldova Project since 2012 and Treasurer since May 2015. He is responsible for setting the finance strategy and overseeing the accounts. Laurence is a Policy Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He has also been a Policy Adviser at the Financial Conduct Authority and at HM Treasury. Laurence has a first class honours BA Economics degree from the University of Exeter.

Want to join us?

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with relevant skills and experience to join our Board of Trustees to help drive quality and growth. We are specifically looking for Trustees with expertise in charity governance and strategic development. Other desirable areas of expertise include finance and accountancy (we hope to appoint a new Treasurer over the coming months) and fundraising. To find out more, please get in touch.