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 — Deputy 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.
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
Brenda Killen 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 in Busan. 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.
Before joining OECD, Ms Killen worked for WHO as Deputy Director for Health Policy, Development and Services, and prior to this she held a number of roles at DFID.
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.
Maria Shum is an associate director in corporate communications at Coutts focusing on media relations and internal communications. Maria has led on communications for various programmes including the Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report.
Maria is also a proactive supporter of Compassion. In her spare time, she is a keen runner, most recently completing the Edinburgh Marathon as a runner for Chance for Childhood.
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 has recently stepped down as the current Chair of Bond (the UK membership organisation for international development charities).
Simon is a chartered accountant and sailor with over 25 years’ experience as a finance and commercial director for various media groups in radio, corporate communications, television and publishing and, more recently, in the charitable sector.
His work has taken him to many countries, including several in sub-Saharan Africa, while his sailing is rather closer to home.