We are governed by a board of Trustees with a wealth of varied experience in international development, fundraising, charity finance, and commerce. The board meets quarterly and is responsible for agreeing our strategy, ensuring financial accountability and best practice in governance, and deciding upon the allocation of funds to our partners in Africa based upon the recommendations of our projects team.
Our Trustees are: Phil Wall (Founder), Wendy Wall (Founder), Joe Francis (Chairman), Adrian Gosling, Christianne Williamson, Chris Welsh, James Kliffen, James Meldrum, Mike Adams & Rachel Madeiros-Mhende.
PHIL WALL, CO-FOUNDER & TRUSTEE, VOLUNTEER
Phil is an experienced executive coach and provides the team with invaluable strategic and creative input alongside his wife Wendy, who is also one of our founders. He is always keen to network with potential supporters and looks for innovative new ways to raise money for WeSeeHope following the huge success of the ‘1010 Challenge’.
WENDY WALL, CO-FOUNDER & TRUSTEE, VOLUNTEER
Wendy was instrumental in creating the first ‘1010 Challenge’ which raised £2 million and led to the formation of the organisation. Wendy brings a wealth of experience to the team and is a member of our Project Sub-Committee, offering guidance on the strategic planning and monitoring of our projects.
MARK GLEN, CEO
Mark is responsible for the overall strategy, governance, finance and operation of WeSeeHope. He works closely with the UK team and many of our corporate supporters, whilst also supporting our Africa Director, Oswald, with the monitoring and evaluation of our projects during regular visits to Southern and Eastern Africa.
e: Mark@WeSeeHope.org.uk / m: +44 (0)208 288 1196
OSWALD MALUNDA, AFRICA DIRECTOR
Based in Tanzania, Oswald manages WeSeeHope’s project partnerships across Southern and Eastern Africa as part of our Programmes team. As a trained social worker with over twenty years of hands-on community development experience in Africa, he is fundamental to the success of our project partnerships.
CERIE KENNEDY, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Cerie is responsible for the financial management of the organisation. She works closely with Mark and the Trustees to ensure that WeSeeHope runs smoothly with all the challenges of unpredictable income streams and fluctuating exchange rates.
e: Cerie@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)208 181 5402
SHELLEY PIGOTT, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Shelley heads up our fundraising and communications programme and is accountable for the strategic growth of WeSeeHope’s income to ensure we deliver a greater impact. She seeks out opportunities to extend our brand and reputation with new audiences and potential partnerships, working closely with our international offices to expand our network overseas. Shelley also manages our Ambassador programme and holds key relationships with existing supporters, ensuring they see the positive change they enable us to have on young lives in Africa.
e: Shelley@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)203 651 1123
LIZZIE WINTER (NEE HAGGIE), HEAD OF PROGRAMMES AND STRATEGY
Lizzie oversees the management of WeSeeHope‘s project partners with Oswald and runs our Village Investors Programme (VIP). She develops and governs our Africa strategy and growth plan, travelling regularly to monitor the projects, meet our beneficiaries and provide technical support to our project partners.
e: Lizzie@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)208 288 4295
SOPHIE NEWSHAM, PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Sophie supports the overall management of our projects in Southern and Eastern Africa, assisting with the monitoring and evaluation through field visits and report assessments. In particular, she is responsible for the collation, governance and analysis of the data from our Village Investors Programme (VIP) and managing our Scholarship Programme.
e: Sophie@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)208 241 4530
SHEILA IMMACULATE KENGINGO, COUNTRY MANAGER (UGANDA)
Sheila is based in Kampala, Uganda, and oversees our project partners there as part of the Programmes team. She builds staff capacity, monitors activities, helps with reports and proposals, and resolves any issues. Sheila first met WeSeeHope in 2009 when she received a scholarship from us; she worked with one of our project partners for nine years before taking on her full-time role with us.
KATHERINE CHELSOM-PILL, SENIOR FUNDRAISING MANAGER
Katherine oversees and manages key income streams for WeSeeHope, in particular our fundraising and supporter events, many of our key corporate partnerships and our community fundraising activities. Katherine is responsible for delivery of income targets that mean we can fulfil our commitments to the projects we work with, and her passion means that she is always looking for new fundraising avenues, ways to improve our overall effectiveness and exceed our targets.
e: Katherine@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)203 651 1124
MILLIE WALSH, FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE
Community fundraising is a key part of WeSeeHope’s income and Millie builds and maintains partnerships with schools, churches and community groups. She also supports the committed individuals who take on fundraising for us by cycling, running, cooking, walking, skydiving…! She works closely with Katherine to assist with our fundraising events and plays a vital role in inspiring people to support WeSeeHope with her endless enthusiasm.
e: Millie@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)208 288 4294
ELLIE CODRINGTON, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Ellie works with the Fundraising and Programmes team to find new and effective ways to communicate the positive impact we have on young lives in Southern and Eastern Africa. As our brand guardian, she coordinates our digital platforms, content generation and operational comms.
e: Ellie@WeSeeHope.org.uk / t: +44 (0)208 181 5409
CHRISTOF MAJER, FOUNDER OF WESEEHOPE GERMANY
Christof met WeSeeHope when he took up the 1010 Challenge with 1,000 colleagues at his company’s annual conference. He was compelled to establish a fundraising arm for our work in Germany after visiting our projects on an epic cycling challenge across Malawi. He engaged Tobias Lowenthal and Gordon Salzmann to join his team, and they officially launched in 2015. www.WeSeeHope.de
To find out more, contact Christof here: Majer@WeSeeHope.de
ANNETTE STEINRÜCKEN, FOUNDER OF WESEEHOPE SWEDEN
Annette came to visit our work in Tanzania on a trip organised by her company. Inspired by what she saw, she committed to build support for our cause in Sweden. She recruited colleagues as board and team members, and they officially established WeSeeHope Sweden in September 2015. www.WeSeeHope.se
To find out more, contact Annette here: Annette.Steinrucken@qlik.com
JULIE WHIPPLE, CHAIR OF WESEEHOPE USA
Through her company’s partnership with WeSeeHope, and her role as CSR Director there, Julie has travelled to see our work in Malawi and Tanzania, and rolled out a number of company-wide fundraising and engagement initiatives on our behalf. Increasingly seeing an opportunity to extend support for our cause in the US, Julie established WeSeeHope USA in 2016.
To find out more, contact Julie here: Julie.Whipple@qlik.com
Not sure who to contact? Email us Hello@WeSeeHope.org.uk or call our UK office on +44 (0) 208 288 1196 and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Though we are a small team, we have a large extended family! Our valued group of 47 WeSeeHope Ambassadors are supporters from a variety of different backgrounds, countries and sectors, who have committed to represent WeSeeHope, raising awareness of our work and intentionally looking out for exciting new opportunities.
MD of derivatives trading firm Mako Global
Journalist and broadcaster
CBE, triple jump world record holder
MBE, Bath and England flanker
Long-serving WeSeeHope Trustee