Meet our team

We operate with a team of inspirational and committed volunteers in London and around the world as we continue to support AFFCAD wherever they need us most.
Right now, that is campaigning and fundraising to rebuild our primary school Excel Education Centre.  
We are always looking for enthusiastic, passionate and professional people to join our team, so get in touch!

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What we do
Elizabeth Parker - CEO
Elizabeth ParkerCo-Founder and Director of International Programmes

Liz is a Science teacher at an international school, she is currently based in Uganda.

Fun fact: Liz used to be in regular contact with Sir David Attenborough.

Samantha Nakyria
Samantha NakiryaCo-Founder and UK Partnership Director

Sam is a programme manager for a homeless charity in London.

Fun fact: Sam claims to be a magician.

Natasha BarrettFinance Director

Tash is a Finance Analyst in the UK.

Fun Fact: Tash is an absolute animal lover.

Francesca Heigh
Francesca Haigh
Grant Writer and Researcher

Fran is a business development executive for a health organisation in London, she also has an MA in International Development.

Fun Fact: Fran has accidentally bumped into the Dalai Lama.

Natalie Staub
Natalie StaubDirector of IT & Systems

Nat is a primary school teacher in Switzerland and spends a lot of time in her second home, Uganda.

Fun Fact: Nat once trekked the width of Switzerland in less than two weeks.

Lizzie Lucas
Social Media Manager

Lizzie is digital & content manager at a design agency in London.

Fun Fact: Hannah from S Club 7 follows her on Twitter...

Natalie Staub
John Gothard

John is an experienced project and procurement manager who has spent most of his career working in international development.

Fun Fact: He enjoys driving his 1969 TR6 at weekends – when it’s dry!

Meet our trustees

Arabella Warden

Arabella has a background in general management specialising in corporate structure and communications with over 15 years experience working with start ups, corporates and more recently charities.
Having grown up in Africa, she is passionate about ensuring that all children have an opportunity to have an education .

Chrissie Kimmons

Chrissie has officially retired from a career in international health policy.  She now just dabbles.

Fun fact:   Chrissie’s hobbies are boxing and ballet.  Her boxing gloves are the same colour as her ballet shoes.

Sophie Bevin