Chairman of Trustees
Tony is a Director of Saunderson House 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. 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.
Sandip is a partner at KPMG with over 25 years’ experience, responsible for coordinating services globally in areas including Corporate Finance and Audit. He was born in Kenya and spent his early years in Uganda. His previous involvement in the charity sector includes ethnic minority issues in the UK and he has also served as a board member of the Ethnic Minority Fund.
Maryanne started out in the financial services sector, working for Barclays Bank of Kenya before transitioning into Impact Investing. She has worked in several African countries in the agriculture, renewable energy, microfinance and technology sectors sourcing deals for impact investment and structuring technical assistance packages for impactful enterprises. She is the Regional Chapter Manager for ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs) in East Africa, a network of organizations working to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Maryanne believes that entrepreneurship has the potential to lift communities out of poverty sustainably while providing positive social and environmental outcomes. She was also part of the judging panel for our first Challenge 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.
Finance Committee Chair
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. He is part of Team Abana, who rode across America to raise funds for Chance for Childhood.
David was Technical Lead for the Youth Advocacy Group of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, 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. David is currently Trustee of the British Youth Council.
Joanna started her working life as a social entrepreneur and has worked in a number of charities in fundraising roles, as well as in international development. Joanna works at impact investor Big Society Capital, where she builds partnerships and new ways of working with foundations and mission-aligned investors to help solve crucial social challenges in the UK.
Joanna mentors a number of enterprises and small charities in fundraising, business development and strategy. She is a founding member of the UK Venture Philanthropy Steering Group and co-chairs the Social Impact Investing Steering Group. Joanna was also on the judging panel for our first Challenge Fund.