Charlie Masding

Manager, External Relations
Corporate Affairs

What I do at MMV:

As part of MMV’s External Relations team, I look after many of our key bilateral donors, keeping them happy by ensuring they receive the information they need on the areas of our work which they are supporting financially. I love the long-term aspect of these relationships and place huge value on transparency and accountability of how we spend our donors’ funds.

Why I work at MMV:

I am drawn to MMV’s no-nonsense approach to developing drugs to treat and to prevent malaria, a disease from which a child dies every two minutes. This clear scientific mission, a highly efficient approach to donor engagement and a great team all make it a pleasure and a privilege to come into work in the morning.

More about me: 

I have worked across a broad spectrum of non-governmental organisations over the course of a 15-year period. Most recently, I spent four years with WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, after moving from the UK to Switzerland with BCI, the Better Cotton Initiative. I have fundraised globally from government partners, public institutions, private foundations and private individuals, as well as being involved in community fundraising in my more junior years. I hold a Master of Arts (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and have lived in China, Russia & Germany.

Ask me about:

Donor cultivation & stewardship, grant development, reporting, impact investment, camping in the Arctic, holidaying in Afghanistan, long-distance swimming.