About us

Let’s do good. Better!

Who we are

It all started with a simple idea in 2011: Let’s build a development consultancy firm where the only priority is to help those in need. Profit, image and politics are all secondary.

Today, MzN International operates as a social enterprise, helping NGOs and international organisations in 50 + countries around the world do good – better – and making business operations, models and strategies more sustainable. We are guided by a strict ethical code and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking.

Our team

Christian Meyer zu Natrup

Managing Director

Joseph Nelson

Consultant

Michael Short

Consultant

Chloe Dickinson

Consultant

Carolin Gomulia

Consultant

Deborah Mowesley

Events Manager

Ruth Wachsmuth

Thought Leadership Editor

Vanessa Buvens

Consultant

Elizabeth Duff

Web and Graphic Design Associate

Ewan Henworth

Intern

Christian Meyer zu Natrup

Managing Director

Christian is the founder and managing director of MzN International. Christian is a governance reform and organisational change expert, specialising in digital transformation and making non-profit organisations financially sustainable. At MzN International, he leads our consulting and training work across 20 countries. Christian holds a postgraduate degree in international relations and is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in emerging economies and fragile contexts. He continues with research in areas relating to development and aid. In 2015, together with Dr. Adrian Flint from the University of Bristol, Christian developed the concept of beneficiary-led aid.

Joseph Nelson

Consultant

Joseph is a consultant at MzN working on financial change management. Joseph has 15 years’ of experience in the financial services sector and for the last five years he has assisted NGOs with their financial systems as well as their funding strategy. His work in consulting began in the Africa VC space, working on building financial systems and metrics to improve investment performance. From there, he consulted directly for the EC, working on country strategy papers and fiscal containment plans in the Middle East. He is currently based in Dhaka and alongside his consulting work Joseph conducts financial training for MzN and is a parttime lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Michael Short

Consultant

Michael holds an MPA (Indiana University) and has worked with several NGOs, including Africare, Save the Children, Counterpart International, and OXFAM on project evaluation, design, and implementation in Africa, Asia, and Central America, and was also Africare’s director/acting director in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Niger, Chad and Eritrea. At UNEP, he supported the development of the IPCC’s GHG Inventory Guidelines and the guidelines for climate change impact/adaptation assessments linked to 13 developing countries pilot studies. Now at MzN, he offers expertise in programme design, proposal writing and donor mapping, including for funding opportunities offered by USAID, DFID, UNDP and several private donors.

Chloe Dickinson

Consultant

Chloe is a consultant with MzN, focussing on organisational development, change management and strategic business processes. Chloe has over 16 years experience working in international and national non-profit risk, policy, project management and governance, making organisations more effective and accountable. She has studied and worked on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes, has a passion for social equality and inclusion, and has lived and worked in Asia.

Carolin Gomulia

Consultant

Carolin is a consultant at MzN, focussing on strategy and organisational development, change management and business development. Carolin has 15 years of experience working in the government and non-profit sector developing organisational and resource mobilisation strategies; assisting with programme design and organisational change processes; leading fundraising, and communications. Carolin holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies, and another in Development Management. She has also completed the Certificate Course in Business Analysis. She is deeply committed and passionate about social justice and transformation. Carolin is a German national with organic family links to Indonesia and resides for the past 14 years in South Africa.

Deborah Mowesley

Events Manager

Deborah is a consultant at MzN focusing on Events and Customer Service. She is responsible for managing, overseeing and promoting all engagement activities such as conferences, roundtables, webinars, and training, including research for suitable formats, planning, scheduling, staffing, and follow up of events.With an educational background in Communications specialized in Public Relations, Deborah has had six years of experience working in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. As a skilled communicator with keen organizational skills, she is dedicated to providing knowledgeable, resourceful, reliable and outstanding service.Deborah is a Kenyan national and is extremely passionate about sustainability and human rights.

Ruth Wachsmuth

Thought Leadership Editor

Ruth is content marketer and thought leadership editor at MzN. She is responsible for managing, overseeing and editing all content projects, including thought leadership pieces. She supports the implementation of marketing strategies involving social media, the website and various forms of communication within the organisation. She is passionate about sustainability, zero waste and equality.

Vanessa Buvens

Consultant

Vanessa is a consultant at MzN working on fundraising, strategy and innovation. She brings 10 years experience designing programmes and raising funds for civil society organisations, social enterprises and INGOs. Her passion for social change has led her to work closely with civil servants at the EU and United Nations, grassroots leaders in East Africa and social entrepreneurs in South America, using human-centred design and business intelligence to help organisations build strong foundations, deliver on their missions and become more financially resilient. Vanessa’s academic background is in Political Science as well as a post-grad in Social Innovation Management. She has a keen interest in innovative finance and has designed and set up Innovation Funds and social business models for various organisations. She has lived in Uganda, Brazil, and the UK and is currently based in Brussels where she is from.

Elizabeth Duff

Web and Graphic Design Associate

Elizabeth is an associate focused on web and graphic design. With over 14 years of experience in the field, Elizabeth is passionate about her craft and strives to bring MzN's clients' vision to life in the visual sphere. As a lover of nature, she is deeply invested in conserving our planet, its people and animals. Elizabeth is currently based in Cape Town.

Ewan Henworth

Intern

Ewan is an intern at MzN, and a Politics and International Relations student at the University of Bristol. As well as studying there, he also tutors first years as part of the university’s peer assisted study programs and represents his coursemates in the student’s union. Additionally, he’s an editor for the European Student Thinktank, focusing on articles around EU foreign policy.

We are carbon negative

Since 2018, we operate 100% carbon negative.

In order to become a negative emissions organisation, we calculated our operational carbon footprint in 2019 and are planting trees through The Generation Forest cooperative to twice offset our carbon emissions.

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We are a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, business operators and analysts with experience in delivering complex projects for our clients worldwide.

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We are carbon negative

Doing good can be done better.

In order to become a negative emissions organisation, we calculated our operational carbon footprint in 2019 and are planting trees through The Generation Forest cooperative to twice offset our carbon emissions.

Find out more and join

Join our team

We are a multinational team of project managers and implementers, thematic and regional experts, business operators and analysts with experience in delivering complex projects for our clients worldwide.

Find opportunities