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Trustees and advisors

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The dedication, skills and experience of our Trustees and advisors are vital in delivering our life changing projects

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Thank you to all our Trustees and advisors who generously volunteer their time:

Trustees

Lucie Kasanga

Chair of Zambia Board

Lucie began her career as the first Zambian female civil engineer. She has worked widely in the construction sector including on projects for CARE International. Lucie has also worked as a commission member of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), and continues to lead on the ECZ National Conflict Management Committee.  She is also a trustee on the UK Board.

Ronnie Fleming

Ronnie Fleming

Chair of UK Board

Ronnie has been a Trustee since 2014, and became Chair in March 2019. Ronnie runs his own executive coaching and management consultancy business. Ronnie is also a founding director of Mission Direct, a Christian charity that works in developing countries including Africa. He is a trustee on the Zambia Board.

Florence Bearman

Florence Bearman

Deputy Chair of UK Board

Florence has over a decade of experience in fundraising for international development organisations. Florence is currently the head of Fundraising for Transaid, a charity that also has a significant presence in Zambia.

Nasir Ali

Nasir Ali

Treasurer of Zambia Board

Nasir is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of ZICA and ICAEW. Nasir has over 20 years of professional experience working with firms across the world and was a senior partner at PwC Zambia until 2020. Nasir has been in Zambia since 2010, and works with several donors and NGOs.

Graham Wickenden

Graham Wickenden

Treasurer of UK Board

Graham is a Chartered Accountant and MBA who has been finance director of several international companies. Recently, Graham volunteered as interim Head of Finance for Farm Africa in Ethiopia.

Chris James

Chris James

UK Board

Chris is a chartered construction professional. Chris’s early career was spent with Tarmac managing construction projects in the transport and secure accommodation sectors. Chris is also experienced in construction training.

Esther Kapisa-Chisenga

Esther Kapisa-Chisenga

Zambia Board

Esther is a human resource and industrial relations expert with 18 years of experience. Esther is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Auxiliary Management Services and serves as a Mediator in the High Court of Zambia.

Neil MacDougall

UK Board

Neil was born in Monze, in Southwestern Zambia. He later moved to Malawi and then Kenya before arriving in the UK. His career has been in private company investment. He chaired the BVCA and is a director of the UKBAA. Neil returns to Africa when he can and often brings his family along too.

Francis Mwale

Zambia Board

Francis is a lawyer currently practising with the Director of Public Prosecutions in Lusaka.

Francis Mwape

Francis Mwape

Zambia Board

Francis is a civil engineer with 30 years experience in Zambia, most recently as Deputy Director of the National Construction Council.  Francis is also the Zambia representative for the World Skills Council.

Griffin Nyirongo

Zambia Board

Griffin is an economist with a long career in government, academia, international organisations and the private sector, including UNDP, International Labour Organisation and the diplomatic service.

Wilson Sumaili

Wilson Sumaili

Zambia Board

Wilson has enjoyed a career in senior management in vocational skills training including running a Trades School in Zambia. On ‘retiring’ Wilson was the senior administrator for the Anglican Church in Zambia until 2017.

Our advisors

Peter Bedford

Peter Bedford

Human Resources

Richard Boak

Richard Boak

Technical and management

Rob Fielding

Rob Fielding

Sustainable architecture

Abigail Gammie

Abigail Gammie

Strategy and partnerships

Sharon Jackson

Fundraising

Rueben Lifuka

Rueben Lifuka

Zambia civil society, governance and socio-political issues

Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Public Relations

Martin Mulenga

Martin Mulenga

Water and sanitation

David Musendo

Monitoring and evaluation

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

(BuroHappold Engineering)

Construction