Board of Trustees
Helen Brook works for a UK based NGO facilitating and training teams and others for overseas visits. She has recently completed an MSc in ‘Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice’. She is a trained secondary school teacher and taught in the UK for a number of years before going to Albania with her husband to establish community outreach projects with a small church. Helen is originally from Liverpool but she and her family now live in Oxfordshire.
Carwyn Hill is the CEO and co-founder of Hope Health Action (HHA), an NGO providing life-saving health and disability care to the world’s most vulnerable, primarily in Haiti and more recently exploring work in northern Uganda/South Sudan. Carwyn’s background is in youth work and managing a theatre and media business. After several years based in Haiti, Carwyn now lives with his family in the UK.
Brian Mitchell retired from paid employment as a director in 2009. His career started in engineering and education and led on to manufacturing engineering and then operations management, specialising in business re-design in Japanese, US and UK companies. Before retirement was a member of the Cranfield University Management Association. In later life Brian became interested in relief and development opportunities in the majority world, visiting projects in Albania and Bangladesh. He now acts as an advisor to a number of Oxfordshire based charities.
Alex is a Consultant Soil Scientist with over 30 years of applied soil science experience. Following an academic career at Cranfield University Alex worked as Principal Consultant for TGMS Ltd specialising in sports turf construction. Following this Alex worked in Uganda with his family undertaking agricultural development work in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Since returning to the UK Alex is managing his own company, Soils. Managed Ltd, and undertaking a range of soil related work.
Brian Woolnough has a background in physics and education, spending the last 28 years of his professional life in science education at Oxford University Department of Educational Studies. He then worked for six years in development with Tearfund in their International Team, and has had the privilege of traveling widely with them in Asia and Africa. For the last seven years he has worked as a Research Tutor at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS). Brian has had experience of teaching, supervising, examining, researching, consulting, speaking internationally, and writing extensively in educational and Christian development studies. He is married with two grown-up children and five grandchildren.