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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.

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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)    

Christine Brown visited JeCCDO projects in 2008.  After her retirement as a Therapeutic Radiographer she volunteered in the PfC office for six years and so got to know the charity well.

Caroline Field is a freelance photographer.  She has visited our link schools in Ethiopia and developed links with schools in the UK.

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 journalist and producer working for the BBC.  She has visited Ethiopia several times and has set up a link between her local school in Berkshire and a school in Eastern Ethiopia. 

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Andrew Proud was Bishop of the Horn of Africa from 2007 to 2011.  He was especially concerned with refugee communities on the border of Ethiopia and South Sudan.  He was a member of the trustee board of JeCCDO including as secretary for five years.  On his return to the UK he was Bishop of Reading and now lives in Northampton.  

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 joined Partners for Change after a career in the civil service and visited Ethiopia, including JeCCDO projects, in 2018.  He has also visited South Sudan and Uganda to provide charities with support on financial processes.  He is a keen traveller and runner.  He is Treasurer and Finance Officer
Rose Yombo-Djema is Campaign Officer.  She has extensive experience of development, setting up support for street children in Cameroon; working as a fundraiser with a cancer charity; and as founder and CEO of Neema food selling African foods.

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.

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