James Stewart, OBE


James is Vice Chair and Head of Brexit, Industrial Strategy, Productivity and Growth responsible for Industrial Strategy, geo-politics and Brexit at KPMG. Prior to this he was Head of Global Infrastructure at KPMG. Before joining KPMG, James was based in the Treasury as the CEO at Infrastructure UK (IUK) and Managing Director of Project Finance and Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment at Hambros and Société Generale.

Nasrin Sharifi

Founder and Trustee

Nasrin is the founder of PFP and Program Director of DREAM Energy. Before becoming a developer of renewable energy in emerging markets, she ran her own executive coaching business and was a senior manager at Accenture. 

Trudie Roiz de Sa


Trudie is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare Consulting team. She is an experienced programme manager with a wide, transferrable skill set developed across multiple industries. Her areas of focus include: designing, delivering and leading programmes, excellent stakeholder management skills, and change management. She is passionate about working on programmes that make a difference to communities, the environment and wider society. She has been PFP’s Secretary since 2018.

Jeremy Barker


Jeremy is a Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group. He was Chief Operating Officer Corporate Finance at KPMG (UK) for 5 years. Prior to joining KPMG Jeremy was a Project Finance Director at Lloyds Bank.

George Hetherington


George Hetherington is the founder of Second Helpings and he has a long history of fundraising experience. George has championed many of PFP’s projects including the Osupukiai sustainability project and his vast network has facilitated many opportunities for PFP.  

David Ruck


David is a senior partner at Gordon Dadds LLP, specializing in family and matrimonial law, divorce and family disputes, and the financial ramifications of relationship breakdowns. He also has expertise in private children work. David was previously at Speechly Bircham and Druces & Attlee.

Louisa Cilenti


Sheaian Lee


Staff & Volunteers

Janine Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Janine joined PFP in late 2021 as their first employed CEO.  She brings 15+ years experience in the charity sector and five years in the private sector prior to this. Before joining PFP, she was Commercial Director for the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), a UK-based charity dedicated to helping small charities deliver even more impact. In over a decade with the FSI, Janine supported thousands of small charities to improve their sustainability and resilience through training, consultancy and 1:1 advice through improved governance, strategic planning, impact measurement and income diversification.  She also co-designed and then successfully bid for a two-year FCDO development grant to deliver a programme building the capacity of smaller international development charities.  Janine is part of the Small International Development Charities Network and Co-Chairs the Working in Kenya network.

Antonia Ledda

Projects and impact assistant

Antonia is a recent Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate from University College, Oxford.  She is excited to join PFP and gain insight and experience in  International Development during her internship.  Antonia decided to join PFP because she believes in the power of our  “Handshakes not Handouts” model to create sustainable change and empower people through income generation.   She supports the implementation of projects, reporting on how they reduce multidimensional poverty and benefit the communities they operate in.

Our Patrons and Ambassadors

Baroness Caroline Cox


“If we ignore wrongs, we condone them.”

This is a motto that Baroness Cox lives by. As a nurse, educator, humanitarian campaigner and life peer, she has spent her life giving the vulnerable and tyrannised a voice. She was created a Life Peer in 1982 for her contributions to education and has serviced as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. Lady Cox now sits in the Lords as a cross-bencher and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, India, Nigeria, Uganda and Burma. 

As the Founder and President of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work has taken her to many conflict zones, allowing her to obtain first-hand evidence of the human rights violations and humanitarian needs. Areas travelled include Nagorno Karabakh, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Burma and Indonesia. She has also visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes. Additionally, Caroline has been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.

Chris Lubbe


“My pupose is to inspire positive change and to help others discover their own purpose. I believe that each of us has an in-built ability to make a positive contribution to the world.”

Chris’ life began in the rural surroundings of Port St Johns, in the eastern Cape of South Africa. At high school, he discovered a gift for speaking and led students in protest against the unjust system of ‘apartheid’. This action set him on a collision course with the ‘apartheid’ regime, so I spent the rest of life involved in the relentless struggle against discrimination.

He has had the honour of working with some of the greatest world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, FW De Klerk and Colin La Foy. Chris was blessed with two amazing parents, Wilfred and Gladys Lubbe, who taught him about the power of unconditional love and the true meaning of humanity: ‘Ubuntu’.

Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal


Emmanuel was born into the life of a child solider on an unknown date in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and go on to emerge as a renowned peace campaigner, actor and recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style and messages of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experience.

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