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Our Board of Trustees works closely with our executive directors to guide their decision-making on strategic issues and hold them to account for their leadership of the organisation.
Dr Tsitsi Chawatama-Kwambana, Chair of the Board

Dr Tsitsi Chawatama-Kwambana, Chair of the Board

Tsitsi is a Consultant Paediatrician at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board as an expert in Global Child Health. She has worked extensively in the NGO and development sector with expertise in strategic planning, program delivery and capacity building through training. 

Tsitsi is a trustee of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and the Duke of Sussex to support vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana. She is also vice-chair of AFRUCA-Safeguarding Children, which promotes the protection of children from BAME communities in the UK, Europe and Africa; and is a safeguarding trustee of UK-Med which responds to health emergency responses around the world.

Tsitsi also brings invaluable lived experience of the Global South having spent her formative years in Zimbabwe and as a clinician in development work in Ethiopia and Southern Africa

Arabella Duffield, Vice Chair

Arabella Duffield, Vice Chair

Arabella Duffield has a PhD in Public Health Nutrition from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She worked extensively in Africa and Asia for ten years for the UN and non-governmental organisations including Save the Children. She completed the Sloan Programme at London Business School in 2008.

Arabella is currently a trustee of Save the Children, the AD Charitable Trust, Access for Inspiration, the Clore Social Leadership Programme, the Clore Israel Foundation and the Weizmann Institute (International & UK).

Richard Winter, Vice Chair

Richard Winter, Vice Chair

Richard Winter is a partner at PwC. He is currently the Global Assurance Risk & Quality Leader with responsibility for the network’s Assurance risk, quality and technical functions. Prior to this, he was on the UK Assurance Executive, and headed the firm’s Capital Market, Accounting Advisory and Structuring practice. He also has had audit responsibilities as a partner on a number of FTSE 100 clients.

Richard has experience as a Trustee of a number of charitable organisations and was appointed CBE for voluntary service to International Development through Save the Children and Merlin in the 2017 New Year’s honours.

Save the Children Trustee, Jahninie Davis

Jahnine Davis

Jahnine Davis is the Co-founder and Director of Listen Up Consultancy & Research.  She has extensive experience in child protection and safeguarding, particularly within the charity sector. This includes The Children’s Society, The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse and Barnardo’s. With extensive experience in child protection & equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI), Jahnine chairs the newly formed EDI Special Interest Group on behalf of the Association for Child Protection Professionals.

Jahnine is currently undertaking a PhD exploring services responses to Black British Caribbean children who experience harm outside of the home. With an MA in Woman and Child Abuse, Jahnine’s work in the violence, against women and girls’ sector, includes her role as a safeguarding trustee for Imkaan. Jahnine is also a visiting research fellow for the Contextual Safeguarding programme at the University of Bedfordshire and Safeguarding Trustee for St Giles Trust.

Anne Fahy

Anne is Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Coats Plc, SThree Plc and Nyrstar NV. Until 2015 Anne was CFO of BP’s Aviation Fuels business. During her 27 years at BP Anne gained extensive experience of global business, developing markets, risk management, internal control, compliance and strategy development in BP’s aviation, petrochemicals, trading and retail sectors.

Anne is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having worked at KPMG in Ireland and Australia prior to joining BP in 1988.

Jessica Gladstone

Jessica Gladstone is a partner and solicitor-advocate at Clifford Chance. Her practice focuses on international law, arbitration and litigation including public law, human rights challenges, and inter-state disputes. She is highly regarded also for her international law advisory work including international trade and business and human rights. A former legal adviser for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Jessica has experience negotiating treaties, and representing the UK at the United Nations, Council of Europe, and before the European Court of Human Rights.

Jessica is a visiting lecturer in international arbitration at KCL and a member of BIICL's Public International Law Advisory Panel. She sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council for Trade and Investment. She is a founding director of Advocates for International Development (A4ID) and was Chair of the board of Rule of Law Expertise UK (ROLE UK) from 2015-2019. 

Razia Khan

Razia Khan is Chief Economist for Africa and the Middle East for Standard Chartered, with over 20 years of experience covering emerging and frontier markets. She is a well-known commentator on the region, and has provided regular updates to central banks, finance ministries as well as corporates and financial institutions doing business in the region. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Royal Africa Society and previously served on the World Economic Forum's Future Councils on Poverty & Migration. She was named one of the '100 Most Influential Africans' in 2015 by New African Magazine and the '100 Africa Economics Leaders' by Institut Choiseul (2017). Razia holds BSc and MSc (Econ) degrees from the London School of Economics.

Dianna Melrose

Dianna Melrose

Dianna is a former British High Commissioner to Tanzania and Ambassador to Cuba. She has worked in international development for most of her career, focusing on policy change to tackle poverty and injustice. As Oxfam GB's first Policy Director, she played a key role in building Oxfam's policy and international advocacy work.

At the Department for International Development (DFID) she was head of International Trade and developed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - a multi-stakeholder initiative, bringing together governments, industry and civil society to create greater transparency in the management of natural resources.

Dianna led the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Policy Planning department, providing challenge and innovative policy thinking on political, security and economic issues for ministers and the Policy Advisory Board. She is a trustee of the global affairs think tank ODI. 

Kajal Odedra

Kajal Odedra

Kajal Odedra is Executive Director for Change.org UK, supporting some of the biggest people powered campaigns in the UK - from Laura Coyton's campaign to end the tampon tax to Richard Ratcliffe's fight to free his wife Nazanin from prison in Iran. Kajal founded the People of Colour in Campaigns network to address a diversity problem in the campaigns sector. She is also on the Leadership Committee for Ada's List, the network for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman. Her first book, Do Something: activism for everyone, is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

David Ripert

David Ripert

David Ripert is CEO and Co-Founder of Poplar, an Augmented Reality online agile studio incubated within Founders Factory in London. Prior to this he was Head of YouTube Spaces for Europe, the Middle East & Africa, with a global team focused on super-charging creators, identifying new and rising talent, and driving online video ecosystem innovation through programs, technology and building state-of-the-art studios.

David was previously VP of content at Dailymotion, and before this he was at Netflix. He began his career with Intermedia Film, in the production financing and distribution of feature films. He sits on the Board of Sadler’s Wells.

David received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and his Master's degree from EDHEC in France, where he studied business adminstration, international marketing and entrepreneurship.

Babatunde Soyoye

Babatunde Soyoye

Babatunde is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners.

Prior to forming Helios, he was a Principal at TPG Capital in London, responsible for telecommunications and media investments across Europe.

He has previously served as an Executive Consultant to Actis West Africa, on the Board of Directors of Nigeria’s Privatisation Share Purchase Loan Scheme, and as Director of Guaranty Trust Bank. Babatunde currently serves on the Board of Directors of Interswitch.

He is also a member of the LSE-University of Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, chaired by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Babatunde received a BEng in Engineering and an MBA from the University of London (Kings & Imperial College). He is a fluent Yoruba speaker.

Mark Swallow

Mark Swallow

Mark was a Managing Director in Group Finance at Swiss Re, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. He has held a range of Finance leadership roles at Swiss Re, including Chief Financial Officer Reinsurance EMEA, Co-Head of Finance Operations/CFO Property & Casualty and Group Chief Accounting Officer.

Prior to this, Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK, followed by audit and advisory roles in France and Switzerland.

Gordon McFarland, Save the Children UK Trustee

Gordon McFarland

Gordon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 20 years of experience in a range HR leadership positions. He is currently a Global HR Director at BCG – Boston Consulting Group, based in London. Previously Gordon worked as a Consultant leading HR transformation and change programs. He is qualified as an Executive Coach and Mental Health First Aider and is passionate about helping unlock performance potential and develop people at all levels of the organisation. Flourishing at home, work and in our communities, especially through access to education is a key focus of his interest. Gordon is a Mentor at Henley Business School and also a Trustee and Bishops Council member for Guildford Diocese, Church of England.

Page last updated January 2022.

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