Tony Wellby — Chairman of Trustees
Tony is a Director of Saunderson House (a wealth management company) and has 25 years of experience working in an environment where governance, focus on positive outcomes, clear reporting for stakeholders and cost effectiveness are paramount.
Tony has travelled extensively through Asia, South America and Africa and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to become self-sufficient. Supporting Chance for Childhood’s growth, via the merger with Street Child Africa, growing the reach and effectiveness of the charity’s programmes are some of the strategic goals that the trustees, executive team and Tony are passionate about.
Tony has previously provided support to individuals held in UK immigration detention centres as well as supporting the Finance Working Group of AFC Wimbledon, a majority fan owned community football club.
Claire Hoffman-McConnell – Vice Chair
Claire has worked in international development and global health for the past 16 years with a focus on communications and advocacy. Having spent some time volunteering overseas and beginning her career in consumer publishing, she has since worked in the NGO sector including with the Save the Children Fund UK and CAFOD managing advocacy, policy, media, publications, brand and web.
She is currently Director at a communications consultancy that works with the UN and humanitarian organisations and has travelled extensively across Southern countries.
Mick is a partner at EY, born to Italian migrant parents in South Africa, moved to the UK in 2007 having spent the prior eight years in Australia.
Mick works predominantly in the Mining & Metals sector and has extensive experience working in the developing world.
David Crone – Youth Trustee
David was Technical Lead for the Youth Advocacy Group of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative for four years, promoting education as a sustainable way of addressing poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. He previously advocated for children’s rights as a member of the advisory group at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England and Plan International.
He was recognised by the Franco-British Council as one of 15 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrating youth leadership and advancing relations between France and the UK.
David is currently Trustee of the British Youth Council.
Brenda is the head of OECD’s Global Partnerships and Policy Division, leading on development effectiveness and working with partners around the world to implement the commitments made at the High Level Forum for Aid Effectiveness. Among other things, she directs technical and policy work on gender, environmental sustainability and green growth, climate change finance, conflict and fragility, governance, effective institutions, gender equality and women’s rights, and aid effectiveness.
Prior to this, Brenda held a number of roles at DFID and worked for WHO as Deputy Director for Health Policy, Development and Services.
Sandip is currently a partner at KPMG and is responsible for coordinating services globally in areas including Corporate Finance, Transaction Services and Audit. He specialises in helping private equity clients in transactions and has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and finance. He was born in Kenya and spent his early years in Uganda.
Sandip has a strong interest in Africa and the governance issues that companies and individual countries in Africa need to deal with in order to compete in the new world. His previous involvement in the charity sector includes ethnic minority issues in the UK. He has also served as a board member of the Ethnic Minority Fund
Dominic is a forester and zoologist working with the environmental organisation, WWF-UK where his work and interests are in sustainable development, particularly how the environment is so critical for reducing poverty. Dominic also sits on the Target Malaria Ethics Committee.