Justus Mutahi, Finance Director

Justus Mutahi

Justus has a commendable 13 years background in developing and overseeing program compliance frameworks with multilateral and international development organizations such as Mastercard Foundation, FCDO, UN-OCHA and European Union. He has chaired key stakeholder meetings geared towards designing multi-year and multi-currency budgets between KMPG senior management, Mastercard Foundation (Kenya & Canada) management team and a pool of over 200 implementing partners across the African continent when designing the US$ 1.5 billion Saving Lives and Livelihoods program implemented across the 54 Africa Union member states.

 Away from work, Justus loves spending his time outdoors hiking and site-seeing with his lovely partner. Justus’ vision is to be at the frontlines of finance, compliance and risk oversight he is very optimistic about fulfilling this desire and it remains why I am constantly advocating for, and aligning myself with organizations that share in his vision.

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.