Founder and Executive DirectorAnil has 20 years experience in the international development sector as a veterinarian, development worker, grant maker and trustee. Skilled at building effective networks, he has extensive experience in delivering positive change for the public benefit in the fields of community mental health, disability and farmed animal welfare as well as community based interventions in developing countries. Experiences in his professional and personal life led him to establish Carers Worldwide in 2012 and continue to fuel his passion to transform the lives of unpaid family carers. Anil became an International Ashoka Fellow in 2015.
Operations ManagerRuth has over twenty years experience in the health, disability and international development sectors, both in the UK and South Asia. She combines her work influencing the lives of carers in low and middle income countries with advocacy work on behalf of parent carers in the UK.
Fundraising and Communications Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)Leanne brings almost 20 years’ experience in non-profit communications, marketing and fundraising to the team. Working across myriad organisations in the UK and Asia Pacific region, Leanne’s passion and creativity has driven significant increases in awareness and revenue for organisations including Care Australia, The Australian Football League charity ‘Ladder’, Foodbank Australia and Fairbridge.
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 TrusteesChris has spent 46 years committed to assisting marginalised people either in the UK or overseas. He has started up, managed or been a trustee of numerous charities specialising in championing new ideas and innovations in rehabilitation, appropriate technology and leadership. He is currently the Founder President of BasicNeeds, which began in 2000, and which shares some programme partners with Carers Worldwide. He is a Senior Ashoka Fellow; he received the Skoll Foundation and Schwab Foundation awards for social entrepreneurship, and was recently made a partner to the Clinton Global Initiative 2016. In 2000 he was made an MBE for his work in disability.
TrusteeSiân has over 25 years experience working in the voluntary sector, almost all of it in long term international development. Since 2007, Siân has been Director of the Andrews Charitable Trust supporting new and emerging charities with an increasing emphasis on encouraging business approaches and social enterprise. She is also Chair of the Rebecca Hussey Trust for Africans and mentor/founding trustee of Box Up Crime.
TrusteeSarah is a skilled strategic leader and change manager with over 25 years’ experience delivering award-winning results in the not-for-profit sectors in the UK and US. Since 2014, she has been the Chief Grants Officer at the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
TrusteeAs an experienced Engineer and business man with an Engineering Maths degree and an MBA from London Business School, Alastair has extensive experience in creating, building, buying and selling small businesses. Alastair was owner & Managing Director of a successful and innovative technology business (AIM) supplying complex vehicle tracking and mapping systems internationally.
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.
TreasurerSue has over 25 years’ experience working as an accountant, predominantly in the financial services sector. Since 2017 she has been the UK Finance Director for TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of Lepe Partners, a boutique investment bank. Previously, she worked for Iveagh, a private investment house owned by the Guinness family.
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.