FH Designs

Development, Engineering & Design

Who We Are

FH Designs is an Australian-based development consultancy with expertise in the management, design, monitoring and evaluation of international development programs.

We specialise in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), gender equality and social inclusion, humanitarian assistance, water resources, capacity development, infrastructure and energy. Our clients over the last decade we have provided design and M&E expertise for DFAT, DFID, UN agencies, the World Bank and international NGOs, including more than 50 significant evaluations and reviews.

What We Do

Program & Project Design

FH Designs advises on and assists with the design of programs and projects for a wide range of clients.

We manage or contribute to investment designs for DFAT, multilateral organisations and international NGOs throughout the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

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Monitoring & Evaluation

FH Designs designs and provides monitoring, review and evaluation services with a particular strength in M&E related to WASH and Gender Equality & Social Inclusion.

We specialise in the use of highly-participatory evaluation approaches, including strengths-based approaches, in order to ensure learning is owned by and accessible to stakeholders.

Click here for more detail on some of our projects. 

Thematic Areas

Water,Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

FH Designs is best known for our WASH expertise.
Our team have experience in all aspects of design, management, monitoring and implementation of WASH projects and programmes in Timor-Leste and in other countries in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI)

FH Designs' consultants have progressed gender and social inclusion outcomes within programs within programs focusing on economic development, rural livelihoods, governance, leadership, safety and security, peace-building, women's empowerment and ICT.

Humanitarian Assistance

FH Designs’ humanitarian specialists have more than 20 years of experience working in the Australian and international humanitarian sectors.

They have in-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in relation to humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Energy & Infrastructure

The two directors of FH Designs are both engineers with a background and interest in infrastructure. Whilst we have specialised in WASH, our interest in infrastructure has not diminished.

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Our People

Kate Neely
Matt Bond
Director

Matt is a director of FH Designs. Matt has worked in both the commercial development sector managing WASH projects and programs...

Kate Neely
Paul Tyndale-Biscoe
Director

Paul is an independent WASH consultant and a director of FH Designs . He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and 30 years of professional experience .

Kate Neely
Joanna Mott
Consultant

Joanna has 20 years' experience in the development sector and a Masters in Social Science (Policy and Management/International Development).

Kate Neely
Sue Cavill
Consultant

Sue has 20 years of experience in work related to water supply, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) activities in Africa, South Asia and globally.

Kate Neely
Kate Neely
Consultant

Kate is an international development consultant with qualifications and experience in sociology, adult education and aquatic science.

Kate Neely
Paul Crawford
Consultant

Dr Paul Crawford is an independent monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist who brings a 'soft systems' perspective to his work.

Kate Neely
Heather Brown
Consultant

Heather has over 20 years of experience in the development sector, primarily focused in the Pacific region. 

Kate Neely
James Hardman
Consultant

James Hardman has 18 years experience working in humanitarian responses, DRM, project design and M&E services.

Naomi Francis
Naomi Francis
Consultant

Dr Naomi Francis has 10 years’ experience working as a researcher, engineer and educator in international WASH...

Kate Neely
Ross Kidd
Consultant

Ross has 40 years of experience as a specialist in capacity development and training...

Kate Neely
Florencia Rieiro
Consultant

Florencia is an independent consultant with experience in research and data analysis, monitoring, (MEL)...

Kate Neely
Peter Chamberlain
Consultant

Peter has worked in humanitarian  preparedness and response roles for more than twenty years.

Michael Simon
Michael Simon
Consultant

Michael is an expert in water governance and natural resource management.

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