Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Ann Gale

Details to come

Anthony Peel FRCS

Anthony has medical and surgical experience in clinical practice and training, including work in developing countries and areas affected by conflict.

Helen Gilbert

Helen has worked for over 25 years in Education, 14 years of which were spent as the Head Teacher of a primary school serving an area of ethnic diversity in the West Midlands.  She now works as an Educational Consultant, acting as a Visiting Lecturer for Wolverhampton University School of Education and as an Inspector of Church of England Schools for the Diocese of Lichfield.  She is also part of the leadership team of a large and lively Anglican church where she has a particular interest in pastoral care and safeguarding those who are vulnerable as well as engaging the church with concens of social justice.

Helen has significant experience of issues specifically affecting women and girls and has spent two years researching forms of violence against women and the exploitation of children as part of a Masters Degree.  In addition to her professional work, she is active in raising awareness of the problems of gender-based violence, human trafficking and the abuse of children and young people both globally and in Britain.  She has a specific interest in the needs of women in conflict and post-conflict zones and of those affected by harmful traditional practices.  Helen is an advocate for a global Christian based child development charity and has travelled extensively in the developing world as part of her active involvement in supporting a number of Christian based aid agencies.

Dr John Hardaker

Living abroad in Africa, Yemen and the Caribbean for substantial parts of his early years John inherited some of his Civil Engineering father’s zeal for building up the infrastructure of third world countries.John has been GP for 31 years and a senior partner in a cutting edge GP partnership for 15 years. He left this established and flourishing Practice in November 2005 to become more involved in Christian and Medical projects in the UK and abroad; now relishing the flexibility of a portfolio medical career as a freelance GP. He has a special interest in whole person medical care which incorporates spiritual, emotional, social and psychological care into the traditional medical model.

John is an elected Sessional GP representative on the Kent Local Medical Committee for the last two years, seeking to represent and address some of the practical needs of Kent’s GPs at various interfaces. In January/February 2010 he was the doctor responsible for the initial five week phase of setting up and running a medical clinic in Haiti (close to Port au Prince) in the aftermath of the January earthquake under the auspices of a church backed humanitarian organization.

John Richards

John served much of his career in Hong Kong, with periods in Taiwan and the Philippines. Having become a Christian in his teens he has been involved in Church and mission activities in the various countries in which he has worked. John established a Representative office for HSBC in Iran and was awarded an OBE for services to British Commercial Interests in Iran, and was COO and director of the Saudi British Bank, an HSBC associate Bank in Saudi Arabia.

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