Colin Battell was the founder of Partners for Change.  He was Anglican Chaplain in Addis Ababa from 1979 to 1994, and is now a Roman Catholic Benedictine monk. 

John Binns is chair of trustees and co-ordinator.  As well as a commitment to development, he has also researched the religious traditions of Ethiopia and his publications include The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia: A History (London 2017)

Gary Battell is Suffolk County Council’s woodland advisor, where he has worked for 22 years, and he previously worked for the Forestry Commission and the National Trust.  He knows Ethiopia well over many years and has advised PffC on social enterprise, design and publishing - and has also set up a project to enable coffee producer co-operatives to export their harvest to the UK.  

Sarah Parfitt is a freelance trainer and radio producer with more than 25 years’ experience with the BBC.  She has been a media trainer for the BBC’s 2020 project both in London and in Africa and Asia. She set up a link between schools in the UK and Ethiopia, both raising funds and arranging visits of UK children to the Ethiopian school.  

Karina Prasad is a senior project manager for the charity and higher education sectors both in the USA and UK. She has worked for AgeUK and is now head of the Postdoc Academy at the University of Cambridge.  She has developed new programmes in entrepreneurship and leadership and engages widely with national and international organisations related to the development of young researchers.  

Angela Robson is a film maker and journalist.  

Roy Warden is the Treasurer and Finance Officer.

Pete Jones has worked with PfC for 12 years as Director and Consultant.  He has close links with projects in Ethiopia and provides support and advice, as well as managing the work of PfC in the UK.

Mulugeta Gebru is the Executive Director of JeCCDO. 

He has worked with JeCCDO for over 30 years,

and built it up and developed new approaches to

development which have been widely followed. 


We are honoured that HRH Princess Alexandra 

agreed to be our Patron. 


She celebrates our achievements here

with Angela Robson and Mulugeta Gebru.

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