MEET OUR TRUSTEES
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.
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 National Trust. He knows Ethiopia well over many years and has advised PfC on social enterprise and publishing. He has also set up a project to enable coffee producer co-operatives to export their harvest to the UK.
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)
Margaret Johnston was the Administrator of the Department of Earth Sciences, in the University, and Executive Secretary of the European Union of Geosciences. She is Churchwarden at Great St Mary's, the University Church Cambridge, where she is responsible for developing partnerships in mission overseas and at home.
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 has set up a link between schools in the UK and Ethiopia, both raising funds and arranging visits of UK children to the Ethiopian schools.
Karina Prasad is a senior project manager for the charity and higher education sectors both in the USA and UK. She has worked for Age UK 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 an award-winning journalist, documentary maker and communications consultant. She has reported from more than fifty countries for the BBC, the Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique, Comic Relief and many other media organisations, foundations and charities.
Roy Warden is 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 for JeCCDO for over 30 years, building up the organisation and developing new and innovatove 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 Mulugeta Gebru.