Our Patrons and Ambassadors

Baroness Caroline Cox

Patron

‘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. 

Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal

Ambassador

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.

Trustees

James Stewart, OBE

Chairman

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.

Trudie Roiz de Sa

Secretary

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

Treasurer

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.

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. 

David Ruck

Trustee

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.

Tidings Manzini

Trustee

Tidings is an experienced Banking & Finance professional, having spent over 20 years working for top global investment banks both in developing and developed markets. He is passionate about advancing and empowering underdeveloped communities to achieve a transferable and sustainable future for themselves.

Sandy Abrahams

Trustee

Sandy is a founding Partner at Lux Nova Partners LLP. She advises on clean and low carbon energy development and is active in policy development and transformational models for local energy generation and supply. Her experience includes advising, and acting on, development of the first utility scale wind and solar farms in Jordan and working on two of the UK’s largest, low-carbon district heating schemes. Sandy was previously at Temple Bright LLP and Nabarro LLP.

George Hetherington

Trustee

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.  

Nuru Said

Chair of PFP Trust Kenya

Nuru is Managing Partner of HMS Advocates LLP in Kenya. She is experienced in privatization, securitization, acquisitions and Joint Ventures. She holds an LLB from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law and is pursuing a Masters degree in Corporate Governance and Financial Services Law. She is a Member of Kenya’s Law Society, the Advocates Benevolent Association, and the bar of Advocates in the High Court.

Robert Agadala

Treasurer PFP Trust Kenya

Robert is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, working extensively with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is an Audit Partner in a Firm of Certified Public Accountants and has wide experience in Audit, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Tax Advisory Services, Compliance, VAT, Income Tax and Customs. Robert is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Alibhai Hassan

Secretary of PFP Trust Kenya

Alibhai Hassan is a Partner at HMS Advocates in Kenya, with wide experience in Civil and Commercial litigation. He also has significant experience in other aspects of litigation including Employment and Labour disputes, landlord and tenant, public procurement, intellectual property among many others.

Staff & Volunteers

Janine Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Janine Edwards joined PFP in late 2021, with 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 this role, Janine successfully bid for a two-year FCDO development grant to deliver a programme building the capacity of smaller international development charities. Prior to the FSI, she worked for the Central London CVS network where she led a project on helping central London charity infrastructure and support bodies collaborate more effectively on development and training.  

Eleanor Adams

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Hello! I’m Eleanor, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at PFP. The projects we undertake have such an incredible impact on vulnerable communities, really empowering the people with sustainable livelihoods. My role as Fundraising and Communications Assistant will allow me to bring awareness of this positive impact to a wider audience and inspire more people to get involved!

Rhys Walden

Project Management and Impact Assistant

Hello, my name is Rhys. I am PFP’s new Project Management and Impact Assistant. My work puts me in direct contact with the incredible and inspiring projects that PFP carries out. In my role I hope to assist and strengthen PFP’s projects so they can continue to tackle and resolve the issues facing the projects communities.

Alex Tyndale-Brown

Digital Marketing Assistant

Hi, my name is Alex and I’ve come on as the Financial Assistant for Power for the People. I have always enjoyed working with and for people to help them learn and achieve their goals which is why I’m so excited to get involved with Power for the People and help people in a completely different way! I’m most looking forward to helping make an impact with the projects that aim to provide sustainable power and water sources, as well as build communities through education and entrepreneurship!

Lois Armugam

Grants Assistant

Hi! I’m Lois and I’m excited to join PFP and become a part of its amazing projects that aim to help the most disadvantaged communities around the world. My job as Grants Assistant is to help PFP source the funding needed for our projects, as well as arranging corporate funding and partnerships to establish strong relationships and increase the reach of our work.

Nathan Taylor-Kitching

Communications & PR Coordinator

I’m Nathan and my role as Communications & PR Coordinator means that I oversee PFP’s website including developing online content for our channels as well as identifying opportunities to reach new audiences through PR and our newsletter. The past six months at PFP have taught me so much about the charity sector and I am proud of the many achievements that PFP has obtained during my time here.

Yi Zhou

Fundraising, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Hi, my name is Yi and I’m the Fundraising, Marketing and Social media Coordinator. In the past six months of working at PFP, I’ve witnessed milestones in our ongoing projects. It’s been absolutely inspirational to witness the enthusiasm of the PFP staff members, and most importantly, from the communities we work for. I’m so excited to carry on witnessing these transformations and help further the impact of PFP.

Celine Leu

Volunteer

I supported PFP’s Pinovate project which aimed to distribute solar powered egg incubators across Kenya and Uganda. Never before had I been involved in such a large scale, ambitious project, and it was with PFP that we could achieve this level of impact. These inspiring individuals are all bursting with passion, and are able to unite around a common goal. Volunteering with PFP I know I am in safe hands, realising my own passion of helping others and working with a team to exchange life-changing handshakes.

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