Skillshare International's Board of Trustees
Chair of the Board
Wendy joined the Board in 1997. She spent 2 years
as a development worker at Omang Youth Business Centre
in Botswana in 1992-1994. She was also a member of
our Botwsana Programme Advisory Committee, 1993-1994.
Wendy is Head of Fundraising and Marketing at RedR-IHE,
an international relief and development NGO.
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Vice-Chair of the Board
Kumba joined the Board in 2004. She has experience
of sustainability issues and her management skills
include accountancy, strategy, personnel and organisational
ability. She is currently a Principal Lecturer in
Accounting and Finance at De Monfort University in
Chair of the Finance sub-committee
Andy joined the Board in 2004. His background is
in public sector financial management, and spent
over 3 years in Sudan as a teacher. Andy is a public
sector financial management advisor and an active
member of his trade union.
Chair of the Human Resources & Organisational Development sub-committee
Diana joined the Board in 2004. She has experience
in strategy development, fundraising, programme development
and volunteer support, including 3 years working in
Nigeria as a VSO Programme Officer and 6 years co-ordinating
2 small international development NGOs.
John joined the Board in March 1999. Born and
educated in Zimbabwe, he has considerable experience
of work with movements for democracy in Zimbabwe
and South Africa, and supporting organisations in
the UK. John Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of
Political Theory, having retired from the University
of Leicester at the end of September, 2005.
Sarah joined the Board in 2004, bringing experience
of strategic and operational management, including
working with international health, education and
transport charities. She is currently the Chief
Executive of the Canon Collins Educational Trust
for Southern Africa (CCETSA).
Roger joined Skillshare's predecessor IVS in 1968.
He spent 1974-81 in Botswana as a UN Volunteer, an
IVS development worker in Gaberone's squatter area
and IVS Volunteer Co-ordinator. Back in the UK he
joined the IVS National Committee. Roger is currently
Hackney London Borough Council's Principal Transportation
Nita joined the Board in 2004, bringing with her
a wealth of experience in the Health sector, including
2 years working as an Optometrist in Belize on a
volunteer placement with VSO.
Fred joined the Board in 1993. He is Principal Lecturer
in Accounting & Finance at Leicester Business
School, De Montfort University.
Gill joined the Board in 2006. She is currently a self-employed human resources specialist working with charities. She developed her interest in international development through a masters degree in 1982 and work with returned volunteers and development education at Returned Volunteer Action (RVA), 1982-1985.
Chairs of the Board
- Past and Present
Current Chair of the Board of Trustees, Wendy Tabuteau
(left), tells former Chairs Jim Cowley and Sarah Westcott
about our new publication at the launch event in December
2004. Click here to order your copy for just £1.
We would like to express our thanks to Ann Matthews, Sarah Spall and Shilpa Patel who resigned from the Board in 2006 due to other work, voluntary and personal commitments.
Ann and Sarah made particularly valuable contributions to Skillshare International during our merger with Action Health in 2000. Both had been development workers in India before joining the Board.
Shilpa had been a development worker with Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse in Swaziland before joining the Board.
For more information about our Board of Trustees,
the Leicester office or telephone
+ 44 (0) 116 254 1862.
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