Meet The Team
We know some of you don't know us, but we'd like you to so here's a bit of background
Nicholas is the chair of our board of directors and keeps us all on the straight and narrow. He chairs our board meetings efficiently and keeps us all on task, something we definitely need when we have such big dreams!
Nicholas has a background in risk management for insurance companies but now that he is retired, he keeps himself busy with golf and travel but mainly with making sure Lilomi is focused on its goals.
Kathleen worked in retail buying and production before moving to Tearfund (DEC Int aid & development charity) as their trusts and business manager: she has travelled in Southern and Eastern Africa for work and with family.
Kathleen has a great heart for children: she and her husband Andy have four of their own and are very active in their local church and community. Her experience in the commercial, charitable, public and voluntary sectors make her a great all round asset to our team.
Miriam is a lawyer from Germany by profession where she was the equivalent of a District Judge and the mother of three beautiful children. She offers her time in her community whilst raising her three children and assisting her husband with his own business. She is a brilliant member of the team and often sees things that the rest of us miss!
Andy is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a partner in a commercial property practice in Richmond. As well running a business and being a father of four, he is full of energy and is always ready to get stuck in. He is practically minded and a brilliant member of the team who brings ideas and enthusiasm to everything that we do.
David is a UK 'Big 4' trained qualified accountant with over 25 years in senior finance roles in consulting, outsourcing and industry, principally in the high tech sector. At university he studied modern languages and during his career has lived for extended periods in Germany and Switzerland. Outside of work David enjoys travel - particularly to north America and southern Africa - and plays the piano. He lives in south west London where he is also treasurer of a local conservation group.
Bethany is the CEO and Director of Operations for Lilomi and she lives in Sierra Leone with her husband and four children. She ensures that the projects we fund are needed, executed properly and monitored so we know that what we’re putting in is going to the children it is pledged to and intended for. Bethany has been travelling to Sierra Leone since 2005 and made the permanent move there in 2016. Her husband is the director of an orphanage in Bo where they live and the children there have been the inspiration for the foundation of Lilomi. She and her husband have a deep understanding of Sierra Leonean culture and society which makes Lilomi able to navigate the waters of funding projects there in a unique way.