Jon Hargreaves - HCR UK
A journalist by background, Jon has been working in broadcast media in Africa, the Middle East and Asia for more than 25 years, including spells with three major broadcast networks. In 1995, he moved to Uzbekistan to lead a number of media for development projects, where he was awarded a doctorate for his work in the field of education and social development. As co-founder of HCR in the UK, he currently supports partners on a range of Communication for Development (C4D) projects, mostly in Asia and Africa.
Hazeen Latif - CEO - HCR Pakistan
Hazeen Latif is the in-country director of HCR Pakistan. Hazeen brings a wide range of local and international experience to training and project design. Hazeen first encountered community-centred media principles in 1987 when he met HCR founder Dr Ross James. Since this time Hazeen has been involved in developing and implementing media strategies for community development and disaster response.
ANITA SARFRAZ - HCR Pakistan
Anita joined HCR Pakistan in January 2017 as Development Manager, which includes the new role of advisor on gender issues, which is a priority for the organisation. She describes herself as a "gender activist" who is passionate about empowering women across the country, to enable HCR to fulfil its vision of seeing communities in Pakistan transformed into healthy, thriving societies. She has an MSc in gender and women studies and achieved a gold medal for her MBA in Health Services Management, which provided her with in-depth knowledge of business practices in the health care industry.
DANE WATERS - CEO - HCR AUSTRALIA
With a background in health promotion, community development and international development, Dane has had over seven years experience using community media to transform communities. Spending over three years in Indonesia, Dane gained the foundations of HCR principles and since then has also worked in the Philippines and Papua, Indonesia. Now you will find Dane tripping around the Mid West of Western Australia where he is helping to change communities with Aboriginal media.
Alex Stout - HCR UK
Alex hails from the Shetland Isles in the UK, where he trained as an engineer on aeronautical communications systems. In the late 1990’s he moved to the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles where he worked for a large broadcasting organisation as a radio broadcast engineer before relocating to the Middle East to head up a media network for the region. Alex has been involved in a number of HCR projects in Africa and the Middle East and brings with him a large amount of technical and project management experience.