Our UK office is based in Shrewsbury, with 3 full-time and 3 part-time staff focused on fundraising and financial administration.
In Zambia we have an office in Lusaka and Ndola focused on successfully delivering our projects to a high quality and working with local partner.
One of the most important volunteer roles at Build it is that of Board members or Trustees. They are responsible for developing policy and strategy, monitoring programme implementation, legal compliance and supporting the Chief Executive. Build It’s establishment and progress since 2006 has been built on the foundation of good governance.
Our advisors provide us with deeper knowledge and expertise in their individual areas.
Technical & Management
Water & Sanitation
Andrew founded Build It International in 2006 and has been Chief Executive of the Charity ever since.
Previously, Andrew has run programmes for Save the Children and was Director at Harvest Help (now Self Help Africa).
After gaining 20 years’ experience of development work in Latin America and Africa, Andrew saw the great need for quality infrastructure and skills development in sub-Saharan Africa.
John Hindson FCMA, BA (Hons)
Head of Finance and Administration
John joined us in May 2008 following a career in the commercial sector, with over 30 years experience in accountancy and financial management.
John is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts and leads the Finance and Administration team here at Build It International.
Senior Fundraising Manager
Lucy joined Build It in April 2013 following five years of fundraising for a number of education and healthcare charities.
She is responsible for the development of our fundraising strategy and leads the fundraising team.
Lucy has a strong background in, individual giving, major donor fundraising, direct marketing and event management.
Alison Bruce MAAT
Alison joined Build It at the end of May 2013.
Over the last twenty years she has had a successful career in both finance and administration and has worked for both the private and public sectors.
Alison is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has joined Build It International to support the Finance and Administration team.
Adam joined Build It International in November 2011, having worked in communications in social housing and the music industry.
Adam supports the fundraising team by developing and updating internal and external communication tools including Build It’s website, social media and promotional material.
Please contact him if you have any thoughts, comments or questions about the website or Build It International.
Richard joined the team in July 2008 as part of the fundraising team and has a wealth of experience in the private and commercial sectors.
Richard works part time and focuses on fundraising from corporate partners.
Zambia Programme Director
Colleen joined Build It in March 2012 after leading a team of designers and built environment professionals for UK charity Article 25.
Colleen has managed projects in Haiti, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Sri Lanka.
Colleen is a qualified architect with extensive experience in school design and participatory planning.
Zambia Finance Manager
Yvonne joined the team in January 2011 and has nine years experience, mainly with NGOs, and is ACCA part-qualified.
Yvonne manages accounts within Zambia and is part of the Finance and Administration Team.
Construction Operations Manager
Theo joined Build It in 2014, following 8 years of construction management in Germany and South Africa.
Theo’s role is to ensure the that every project is delivered on time, within budget, and to a high standard.
Albert joined Build It International in 2012 and is a qualified project manager and has a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Copperbelt University.
Albert is responsible for managing direct delivery of Build It International projects; which includes managing and directing contractors.
Training into Work Manager
Justus joined our team in 2013 as our first ever Training into Work Manager.
He has over 20 years experience in the building industry and strong connections within the construction sector.
Justus is not only training young men and women at our projects, but is also developing our training materials and follow up support.
Osbert provides logistical support to our team in Zambia
Chair and founding Board Member
Peter was the Managing Director of Mostyn Estates and previously managed the Zambian Consolidated Copper Mine estates.
Robin is an engineer by training. He has 30 years of expertise presenting market strategy recommendations to senior managament teams in a wide range of industry sectors across 40 countries including Africa.
Dr. Andrew Sentance CBE
Andrew is a Senior Economic Advisor at PwC.
He was an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England from October 2006 to May 2011.
Prior to that he worked for British Airways and the London Business School.
Liz became a trustee in 2012. Following a successful career in corporate lending and managing her own international relocation business, Liz is now pursuing her charitable interests.
Sheila has 20 years of construction management experience and has twice visited our projects.
She heads up our Technical Advisory Group and is a valuable source of support to the Zambia team.
Sheila is currently Build It’s interim Zambia Country Director.
Rueben is an architect and project manager by profession, and a graduate of the Copperbelt University of Zambia.
He is the President of Transparency International Zambia and a member of The Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambia Constitution.
Sue is an ACCA qualified accountant. She is a Managing Partner of PAXCO, a firm of chartered accountants.
She has served on the board of Zambia Revenue Authority and is a senior figure in the Zambian Institute of Chartered accountants.
Francis is a Construction Engineer. He is currently the Principal of the National Council for Construction Training Schools in Zambia.