Founder and Executive Director
Fundraising and Communications Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)
In previous roles, Leanne has forged affiliations at an international, national and local level to create highly successful partnerships that support and advance the important work delivered by the organisations that she represents. With a long and varied background working for social good, Leanne truly comprehends the challenges faced by people experiencing disadvantage and the responses required to facilitate change in their lives.
Chair of Trustees
Alastair sold AIM to a Canadian multi-national in 2005 and is now co-owner and Finance Director of a Serviced Office company in Wiltshire. He also works as a freelance consultant advising and supporting a number of small companies and charities in growth and change management as a management consultant, trustee and/or non-executive chair.
Fundraiser – Corporate, Events and Individual Giving
Sophie has more than 8 years experience in the charity sector at organizations including RNIB, Mencap, Blind Veterans and Action on Hearing Loss. Throughout her previous roles she was responsible for creating fundraising initiatives and was also responsible for supporting frontline staff with service delivery.
Fundraising and Programmes Associate
Simon has upwards of 17 years international development experience, firstly in projects and programmes with NGOs, and more recently as an independent consultant. From the start and throughout, he has been part of teams that work on project funding proposals. All of Simon’s NGO work has involved working very closely in collaboration with local organisations in Asia and Africa.
Victoria is an MSc International Development student who has previous experience in humanitarian projects based in Greece and Georgia. Victoria is responsible for all regular communications activities including Social Media, blog posts, monthly e-newsletters and graphics.
State Co-ordinator, India
Natesh has worked in the field of development for over 25 years. He has experience working with a variety of marginalized groups which include tribal communities, children with disabilities, adults with disabilities, persons living with mental health conditions and carers of disabled persons. Throughout his career Natesh has been responsible for forming and strengthening community-based organizations in rural areas of India. He has strong networking and advocacy skills as well as a good understanding of the basic rights and entitlements available to marginalized communities in India.
Firdaus has several years of experience within the not-for-profit sector and has worked in organizations that focus on children, disability and mental health. Her areas of work have included sponsorship, finance and administration.