Our Team

Makana Consulting's team are Value for Money specialists, sectoral experts, and data managers. We work with governments, agencies, business, and NGOs to make the evidence in data more available to programme managers. But we aren't all about numbers. Read on for more about the people that make Makana Consulting different. 

David Toomey, PH.D.

An economist, David directs VFM analysis. He provides VFM strategy and programming advice, while taking a lead role in VFM training. Beyond his passion for using data to power development results, David enjoys mountain biking, sailing small boats, and he once played on a team that set the first Guinness World Record for Underwater Monopoly.


Specializing in health systems strengthening, Lindsey’s experience in Africa spans government, private sector, donor, and agency programming to expand access to health care, particularly MNCH and reproductive health. She worked for the Health Department of the first democratically elected government of South Africa.


Elizabeth advises on value for money analysis of corporate social responsibility programmes, focused on improved and sustainable beneficiary results. Her private sector experience spans Asian business expansion and corporate social responsibility programming.

Elizabeth loves urban culture, exotic fruit, and once sang in the only opera ever written in isiXhosa.

Sula Nakanyika-Mahoney

Coming Soon.


Franny has over 20 years' experience in data and research support services. She is the data lead for users of the Makana Value for Money Manager, ensuring that data upload is easy, clean, and properly aligned.

Franny lives off-the-grid with her partner and family in a house built from bales of straw. It's warm!