Get to know the people that make up the Micaia Family.
Dr Sandy Ochojna (see below) – To assist in strategic governance of the Micaia ‘family’, the Chair of the Micaia UK Board sits on the Foundation Board, and the Chair of the Foundation Board is a trustee of the Micaia UK charity
With a Master’s degree in Business Management, Quisito Bastos is the co-founder and managing partner of AgriSocius Lda, a social and inclusive company whose mission is to unlock the economic potential of small producers by providing them with the inputs and related services to increase production and family income. He is very familiar with the agricultural sector and passionate about the family sector in Mozambique. He has managed several projects which, in partnership with the private sector and international donors such as USAID, AGRA and DFID, have helped to increase the income of small farmers. His professional background includes a stint at the Micaia Foundation itself in 2011/2013, managing an agricultural marketing project focused on small producers, which gave him the opportunity to learn more about the mission, vision and values of the MICAIA family.
Prof. Dan Brockington (Vice Chair) is an ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is a conservation social scientist with many years of experience working largely in East Africa, but also India, Australia and New Zealand. His books include Fortress Conservation, Nature Unbound, Celebrity and the Environment, Capitalism and Conservation, The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs and The Green Economy in the South as well as over 150 academic papers. He is one half of the conservation comedy duo Kartel Shockington and is working on a children’s trilogy called The Grimcat Conspiracies.
Dr Sandy Ochojna (Chair) was born in the Scottish Borders in 1947 and has two degrees (MA in Economics and PhD in social history) from Edinburgh University. His career has revolved around social research, marketing and consultancy, working at the highest levels for some of the largest public transport and market research organisations in the UK. He chairs the monthly Steering Group call with the heads of the three Micaia entities. If you feel you must know more, see: thesurveydoctor.co.uk
Colin Murphy is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) with more than 30 years experience as an accounting professional. Colin was born in Scotland and has an MA (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. Colin’s experience ranges for accounting practice (small and large firms) to senior finance roles within major international organisations. His skill set and range of experience includes business analysis, financial modelling for new products, sales bidding, procurement, investment appraisals, and financial control. Colin retired from full time employment in May 2021. Colin was able to visit Mozambique in 2010 and was inspired by the work conducted there by MICAIA.