Intersocial engages the most experienced and skilled social and resettlement professionals in the world to implement projects through a strong project management framework that meets clients’ expectations in terms of deliverables, schedule and budgets.

A key focus for Intersocial is to not only plan and review projects, but to actually implement them. To this end the overwhelming majority of our staff work in the field on client sites.

Meet Our Team

Eddie Smyth

Eddie has over 20 years of experience working within the environment and social development sectors in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific. Eddie has extensive worldwide experience in land access and resettlement planning and implementation, livelihoods restoration, community development and stakeholder engagement.

He has planned, implemented, managed, monitored and reviewed numerous land access and resettlement projects in over 16 countries including in Albania, Australia, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Colombia, DRC, Ghana, Greece, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.

Jeroen De Zeeuw: Associate

Chris Antrobus: Associate

Chris has over 30 years of experience in dealing with social and development issues internationally. He has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, social assessment, community development and land access & resettlement, having planned, implemented and reviewed projects in a number of senior consultant and management positions throughout the world.

Chris’s most recent work has been associated with resettlement on three large resource projects in Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Mozambique.

Scott Cawrse: Associate

Scott has over 16 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, land access and involuntary resettlement, social impact assessment and management for the mining, oil & gas, renewable energy and international development sectors. He provides clients with practical strategies and advice to identify and address project risks, issues and opportunities to meet regulatory requirements, corporate standards and project financing conditions.

He has planned, implemented and audited land access and resettlement projects for project proponents and financiers in Guinea, Indonesia, India, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Zambia.

Paul David: Associate

Paul has over 17 years of experience in social assessment, stakeholder engagement, land acquisition & resettlement and rural development. He has been involved in the preparation and implementation of a variety of social action plans. He has extensive international experience, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Peru.

He is thoroughly familiar with the policies and standards of the World Bank Group (including the International Finance Corporation) and other best practice standards.

John Hamilton: Associate

John has 15 years’ experience in undertaking resettlement planning and implementation, stakeholder consultation, social and economic impact analysis, program evaluation and monitoring, and policy development. He has undertaken senior roles on a number of large scale resettlement planning and implementation projects in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

He has also led extensive work in social impact assessment and community consultation in the resources sector and for infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Bren Sheehy: Associate

Bren has extensive experience in land acquisition and resettlement having planned, implemented and reviewed numerous projects in more than 15 countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

His expertise is in project management, resettlement planning and implementation, community and stakeholder consultations, and social impact assessment.

Frank Snijder: Associate

Frank has over 20 years professional experience as a Resettlement Expert. His technical expertise includes resettlement planning and implementation, social assessments with an emphasis on livelihood strategies, social research, and social management plan audits.

He has extensive project experience from projects in DRC, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Philippines, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

Joseph Addai: Senior Consultant

Joseph is a Geomatic Engineer with specialist skills in geoinformatics, geodesy and land surveying applications.

He has extensive international experience in land information management systems, and baseline surveys planning and management related to land access and resettlement projects.

Patrick Analo: Senior Consultant

Patrick has over 18 years of experience working in project management, livelihoods, resettlement and development, including the private sector, International NGOs, United Nations and government.

He has extensive experience in project and program management, particularly land access and resettlement, livelihood restoration, recovery and reintegration of displaced vulnerable households, and community development.

Jim Criste: Senior Consultant

Jim is an experienced international program and project manager with over 30 years of experience in the management of private, public and non-profit development activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For the past six years, he has been managing complex, large-scale resettlement and compensation projects in a number of countries.

He has extensive experience in participatory community based planning and development activities and in the implementation of infrastructure projects.

Eveline Gyamfi-Hassan: Senior Consultant

Evelyn is a Resettlement and Livelihood Expert with several years’ experience in land access and resettlement, particularly stakeholder engagement and negotiations, socioeconomic surveys, livelihood restoration activities, and monitoring and evaluation.

She has been central to the implementation of three resettlement projects in Ghana. Evelyn’s academic background includes an MSc in Extension for Natural Resource Based Livelihoods from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Aime Heradi: Senior Consultant

Aime is a community development expert with significant experience of working with mining companies to develop community projects.

He has recently worked with Intersocial to develop a Strategic Community Development Plan for two start-up copper projects for Metorex in southern DRC.

Jerry Kalonji: Senior Consultant

Jerry is an experienced resettlement project manager with over 10 years’ experience in resettlement planning and management. Jerry worked as the RAP Coordinator on projects in the DRC, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

Jerry has considerable knowledge of implementing resettlement to IFC standards and is a practical resettlement field manager.

Solomon Keffa: Senior Consultant

Solomon has over 25 years of experience working in urban planning, resettlement and livelihoods development, both in Ethiopia and the wider East Africa region. This has included work with regional government, international cooperation agencies, the United Nations, private consulting, and in academia.

Armel Sanou: Senior Consultant

Armel is a geographer and database expert, with expertise in satellite imagery, mapping, digitization, baseline survey management, and database development and management, including the IsoMetrix Social Management Solution.

Partner Firms

Where required we partner with a number of trusted internationally experienced environmental consulting firms, for example in the joint preparation of social and environmental assessments and due diligence reporting.

We also have local partner firms worldwide we draw on for a range of locally appropriate services including design and construction, surveying, data analysis, stakeholder engagement and livelihoods management and implementation.