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Peek Vision team

Andrew Bastawrous

CEO & Leadership

Andrew is CEO of Peek Vision Ltd and The Peek Vision Foundation. He is also an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) and Professor in Global Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya where he led a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek. Andrew has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, is a TED Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Rolex Laureate, UBS Global Visionary and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Melissa Kuecker Witte

Leadership

Melissa supports Peek on its organisational strategy, ensuring our focus remains on strengthening eye health systems to improve the outcomes of individuals with eye health problems. She has experience in international development and eye health working for various US International NGOs, most recently leading Combat Blindness International.

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Jeanette McKenna

Leadership

Jeanette works with organisations and individuals who are supporting Peek to become fully self-sufficient. From her previous roles in large companies (e.g. Tata Consultancy Services) and international NGOs (e.g. Plan International), her experience includes business development, marketing and fundraising. She was first introduced to Peek when she was Head of Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered Bank’s USD 100 million community investment programme focused on tackling avoidable blindness.

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Farhana Rehman-Furs

Leadership

Farhana supports and develops our partnerships with Peek's global NGO partners. She is an experienced and accomplished professional in the humanitarian sector, with over 16 years of experience leading a global charity. She has a background in partnership management, development initiatives and managing international teams. She is a graduate in business administration and is currently studying a Masters degree at SOAS University of London. She also sits on the Advisory Board for A Fresh Chapter, a US cancer advocacy charity.

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Nigel Bolster

Leadership

Nigel supports research partnerships with various institutions and works on hardware development and service support. He is an optoelectronic engineer, and has been developing smartphone-based hardware for eye care for the past three years, including the technology involved in the early prototypes of Peek Retina.  He has also been involved in health systems research and is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical engineering.

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Cosmas Bunywera

Programmes

Cosmas has been working with Peek since 2012 when it was a research project in Nakuru, Kenya. Originally helping maintain the hospital equipment transported to over 100 locations, Cosmas now manages the day to day running of the school eye health programme in Kenya as well as providing training and support to Peek programmes internationally.

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Ronald Kefa

Programmes

Ronald is a development professional with 14 years experience working with international development organisations on public health programs. He started his career with ChildFund International and later joined Operation Eyesight Universal, where he managed eye health programs across Kenya, and worked with funders such as the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT). Ronald holds an MBA in Global Business and Sustainability from the Catholic University of Milan and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has served as Secretary to the board of directors of the Kenyan chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), where he was voted Runners Up for Volunteer of the Year in 2021.

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Sergio Latorre Arteaga

Programmes

Sergio supports the delivery of eye health programmes in several countries and is the lead for Peek in Pakistan. He is an optometrist and researcher with a passion for public health, and is also Assistant Professor in the Optometry Department of the University of Lurio in Mozambique. He has a PhD in Health Sciences and a Masters in Sustainability and Social Responsibility. His research has been published in numerous scientific journals including the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.

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Grace Mwangi

Programmes

Grace supports monitoring and quality assurance for programmes powered by Peek, and is also the lead for Peek-powered programmes in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. She is an experienced Public Health professional with over six years' experience in designing, implementing and managing eye health projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years, she has worked closely with governments, local and international NGOs, private sector players and various multi-national donor agencies including USAID, European Commission and DFID among others, on projects geared towards eliminating avoidable blindness. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) from University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

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Hulda Nduru

Programmes

Hulda Nduru has worked in projects aimed at preventing avoidable blindness in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa for over 6 years, working closely with governments and international NGOs, including CBM, Sightsavers, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Orbis. Hulda is a graduate in actuarial science and her aspiration is to utilise her skills and expertise in project management to contribute to the elimination of avoidable blindness in Africa and beyond.

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Judith Shongwe

Programmes

Judith brings a wealth of experience to Peek and the Botswana national school eye health programme. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Government of Botswana, including as a policy advisor on monitoring and evaluation, heading the demography unit of Statistics Botswana, before spending 10 years with the UN leading in the monitoring and evaluation of programmes as well as the management implementing partners. She then returned to the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness to support the monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. Judith holds a Medical Demography MSc from LSHTM, a BA in Statistics and Demography from University of Botswana, and certificate in monitoring and evaluation of Health Programmes from University of Pretoria.

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Nam Thaker

Programmes

Nam has over 10 years of experience delivering projects that tackle a wide range of public health and health systems management issues. These include working with NGOs on increasing the number of health professional graduates in areas of need, with NHS England and its partners on setting up London's Operational Delivery Networks, with Healthy London Partnerships on tackling the mortality gap for those with severe mental illness and most recently with Imperial College Healthcare Trust on their Pharmacy Workforce Strategy. She is an alumnus of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Phylis Muturi

Programmes

Phylis has over 10 years experience of practical and transferable experience in managing Programs, Operations, and Administrative procedures with International NGOs, Governmental and private sector for USAID and FCDO multi-donor agencies in governance and healthcare system strengthening settings, among others. Phylis is passionate about coordinating teams and in the management of reducing potential blindness, especially to the vulnerable communities around the globe.

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Keitumetse Thamane

Programmes

Keitumetse is a graduate of the University of Botswana and is the key liaison between Peek and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, working within the National Eye Health Office. Prior to joining the Peek team, she worked in the Ministry of Health and Wellness for two years, where among other activites she co-led the 2016 Peek Pilot Project in Goodhope, Botswana. She also works to deliver Peek Solutions to different countries by providing training and project delivery support.

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Muhammad Bilal

Programmes

Bilal supports the delivery of programmes using Peek in multiple countries, including Pakistan and South Africa. He has extensive and diverse experience of managing eye health programmes in the public and private sector, with expertise in training and advocacy. Bilal has a keen interest in research and communications, and his articles have been published in peer reviewed journals. He holds an MSc in Development Studies from the Open University, UK and Master of Business Administration from the Hamdard University, Pakistan, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Sciences. Bilal is passionate about inclusion, creativity and diversity in the programme management cycle.

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Darren Coverley

Product

Darren is a Product Manager for Peek Vision. He has experience in working across a number of industries, but joined Peek Vision from Bupa where he worked on projects across wellbeing, mental health and physical health. His role at Peek Vision is critical to understanding our software users, defining product features and working with the wider Peek team to prioritise development and implement our product strategy. 

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Priya Morjaria

Research, design & development

Priya has over 12 years of experience in the field of public health. She is a trained optometrist who is now at the forefront of public health optometry. She practiced community and hospital optometry for several years, before joining the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to pursue her interest in public health full-time. She is an Assistant Professor at LSHTM, has worked on eye health research in multiple countries (Africa and Asia), and has a PhD in child eye health with a focus on school eye health services. Her work has been recognised by the World Council of Optometry with the 2017 Paul Berman Young Leader Award.

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Hillary Rono

Research, design & development

Rono is an eye surgeon, advocate and public health researcher who leads the Peek mission in Kenya. He has overseen the creation and renovation of eye health facilities and teams in Trans Nzoia county, Kenya, including Kitale Eye hospital, serving a population of 1.6 million people.  Rono is currently completing a PhD on the utility of Peek for comprehensive Community Eye Health Programmes. He was featured by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in their inspirational film “Double Joy” and has been named an “Eye Health Hero” by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

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Marzieh Katibeh

Research, design & development

A medical doctor and ophthalmic researcher, Marzieh holds a masters degree in Public Health for Eye Care from LSHTM, as well as a PhD in designing and evaluating mHealth screening programmes from the Centre for Global Health at Aarhus University. As the contact person for the WHO collaborating centre for eye health and prevention of blindness in Iran as of 2011, Marzieh has participated in national and regional programmes to improve eye health. As a health systems innovations researcher, Marzieh works in the design, implementation and evaluation of global Peek programmes

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Itumeleng Gobopang

Quality Assurance

Itumeleng first joined Peek in 2018 before taking on the role of QA & Technical Support in 2019. Sitting within the Quality Assurance team, Itumeleng assists in the delivery and maintenance of high quality software, as well as supporting Peek customers in its use. Having pursued a path in tech, Itumeleng holds a Bachelors degree in Computing, with a specialisation in Software Engineering.

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David Hayward

Quality Assurance

David works within the Quality Assurance (QA) team to enhance the effectiveness of the testing team. David's goal at Peek is to make other peoples' work easier and more effective where possible. David originally comes from an engineering background, but transitioned to software development early in his career. Over time David focused on automated and manual software testing in the investment and merchant banking arena.
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Malcolm Kiilu Jr.

Quality Assurance

Malcolm works as Peek's system testing lead with the Quality Assurance team, ensuring that the delivered solutions meet the best user experience possible. A graduate of the University of Botswana with a major in Computer Science and minor in Finance, he also uses his technical expertise to assist in delivering Peek Solutions in different countries.

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Nicolaas Kotze

Quality Assurance

Nicolaas is part of the Quality Assurance team. He helps further our mission through his skills and experiences gained from a diversified career in quality assurance, testing, training, sales, support, and coaching from industries such as gaming, bespoke software development, public service delivery solutions, post productions, printing, and professional services.

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Cynthia Mautswe

Training & Support

Cynthia works as a Peek Lead trainer to deliver training on Peek Solutions in Botswana and other countries, ensuring effective and efficient use of Peek technology. She graduated from Botho University with BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management.

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Malla Hussain

Training & Support

Malla works as a Training Coordinator, assisting with training activities for all programmes.  She is responsible for Peek's online training platform, which supports remote training for partners across the globe. Malla has experience in leading on numerous customer focused projects within the not-for-profit, private and public sectors.

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Mohamed Sahib

Training & Support

Mohamed works as Solutions Trainer at Peek Vision and is responsible for delivering training and continuously improving the training process and materials for rapid adoption of Peek’s software, His training skills and expertise are gained from prior experience working for companies including Microsoft and Advtech. 

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Richard Evans

Software development

Richard sets technical strategy at Peek to meet the needs of our users, programme managers and partners. He architected the platform that now underpins Peek screening applications. Richard has extensive experience in software development.  He led the technical team that delivered Lloyds Bank’s first Internet Banking product and later co-founded a software company where he served as Technical Director for over 10 years.

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Vince Hewitt

Software development

Vince develops and maintains Peek applications for mobile and web platforms. He designed and built our community outreach apps, produced the latest Peek Acuity releases as available on the Google Play Store and is part of the team currently developing our screening platform, Peek Capture. Vince has over 20 years experience in IT working for organisations such as Vodafone, Samsung, Prudential and Barclays Bank.

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Adam Klosowski

Software development

Adam is a software developer working with Peek's web and mobile applications. He holds a degree in Computer Science and has 7 years of software engineering experience gained from a range of industries – finance, education and e-commerce.

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Francesco Merletti

Software development

Francesco is a software engineer helping build web and mobile applications for Peek since joining in 2019. He has previously worked in the broadcast industry, managing media archives and developing and integrating software solutions for content delivery. He has worked for companies including Olympic Broadcasting Services, Sony and BBC. He has 10 years of software engineering experience.

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Mitja Stepan

Software development

Mitja is a senior full-stack software engineer, with over a decade of web development experience. In the past he has worked in various industries, ranging from advertising, e-commerce, fintech and the industrial internet of things. At Peek, he contributes to developing and maintaining software products.

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Carles Capellas

Software development

Carles is a software engineer working on Peek web applications. With seven years of professional experience he has strong knowledge of web development principles gained across different industries, from ticket sales platforms to enterprise resource planning systems, in companies like ADP and Sage.

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Allison Burgess

Operations

As Office Manager for Peek, Allison’s role encompasses the development and implementation of our administrative procedures, employee engagement, facilities management, and more. Her previous work includes roles in publishing, arts and heritage, financial marketing and events planning. She’s recently worked for the House of Illustration, Wolters Kluwer Medical Publishing, and the XPrize Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

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Zambo Dikai

Operations

Zambo is a health informatics professional who oversees the resourcing and delivery capability of the Peek team in Botswana. He has substantial experience of implementing mHealth interventions in low resource settings, using different clinically validated data collection, screening and analytic tools and also supporting clinical research. Zambo has been involved in several different projects in Botswana, cutting across different health specialities, and his interests include improving health care delivery utilising low-cost high-impact technologies and evidence-based decision making.

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Candy Tricia Khohliwe

Operations

Candy is responsible for ensuring that the company's resources are used effectively and efficiently. Her role involves working on various projects within Peek and supporting the Operations team as well as other Peek teams. Candy has a BSc (Hons) in Computing from Teesside University (UK) and is a secretary of the local committee in Botswana for Health Informatics in Africa.

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Arabella O’Hara

Operations

Arabella manages invoicing and cashflow management for Peek as well as liaising with our accountants. She has worked in accounts for 10 years, previously at ICSA: The Governance Institute and Absolute Applications Limited.

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Kara Schmieder

Operations

Kara's role includes developing, administering and managing company-wide systems and processes that support the work and workflows of the Peek team.  Kara brings to her work at Peek experience of administration, virtual and personal assistance, special educational needs teaching and tutoring, plus a genuine love of supporting others.

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Jamie Wallis

Operations

Jamie oversees risk and compliance strategy across all areas of Peek, including company governance, data privacy and data security. He has implemented an information security management system that has led to Peek becoming an ISO 27001 certified company. In previous roles Jamie has worked for GroupM, the world's largest media investment group, where he implemented and managed IT audit programmes and risk management frameworks.

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Oliver Wells

Operations

Oliver ensures Peek operates with visibility and processes that ensure accountability. He is an experienced Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer having successfully built organisations himself.  Oliver has built up an effective and cutting-edge tool kit in the area of financial management that is grounded in practical application. His years as a founder and CEO enable him to effectively connect with the leadership team.

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Loise Wachira

Operations

Loise is a Travel professional with over 12 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry as a travel specialist, travel coordinator and airline sales executive. At Peek Vision, Loise is the Travel Safety & Security Manager and Compliance Coordinator. Prior to joining Peek, Loise has worked as an independent travel coordinator for Planate Management Group, providing support to employees with their travel reservations, tracking and monitoring set standards to ensure the company complies with the set standards of operation. Loise has also worked with various leading travel agencies in Kenya as a senior travel consultant and worked for Air Canada GSA as a sales and reservations manager.  

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Daniel Amewor

Communications

Daniel is a digital communications, marketing, and partnerships professional with several
years of experience working with various global brands in the digital ID, digital health, and
tech4good space. He leads Peek's digital communications and content strategy.  Prior to this, he consulted and led various communication and marketing initiatives for firms
in the technology, healthcare, and identity space.

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Marie Claire Boyle

Communications

Marie Claire works to enable Peek’s long-term sustainability by creating compelling proposals and impact reports for donors and researching new income streams. She has worked in eye health since 2016 in fundraising and communications roles for organisations including St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, Sense Scotland and the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

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Aminah Jasho

Communications

Aminah is a communications professional with over 10 years’ experience in digital media
content production and strategic communication, in both the philanthropy and not-for-profit
sectors. Prior to joining Peek, Aminah has worked as a communications specialist with USAID, FCDO and EU supporting their projects with communications strategy. Most recently she was with the Childrens Investment Fund Foundation supporting the Africa office with strategic engagement and communications.

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Jenny Orton

Communications

Jenny ensures we effectively communicate our vision and work to our partners, supporters and beneficiaries, and the wider community. Her previous work includes managing media relations and wider communications activities for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and press and PR roles in the cultural and heritage sectors.

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Robin Percy

Peek Foundation

Robin works for the Peek Vision Foundation. Her role covers charity governance, financial and grant management, as well as supporting fundraising, organisational development and strategic planning. She has worked in the eye health field since 2003 with roles at Orbis UK, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the International Centre for Eye Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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36 million people worldwide are blind.  Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment.  Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses.  We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.