Our Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction and upholds our vision. Members give their time and expertise to ensure we make the greatest possible impact. Board sub-committees guarantee that specialist knowledge, due rigour and forward focus are given to specific aspects of the organisation. The committees include members of the Board and external specialists.

  • Manoj Badale (Chair)

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blenheim Chalcot

    Manoj Badale Straight On (1)
  • Shalni Arora (Treasurer)

    CEO of Savannah Wisdom, a Charitable Foundation

    Shalni (1)
  • Asif Rangoonwala

    Founder of Eurobuns Ltd & CEO of South Street Asset Management

    Asif (1)
  • Chris Mathias

    Co-Founder of CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures

  • Fayeeza Nagvi

    Co-Founder & Chariman, Aman Foundation

    Rsz Fayeeza


Investment Committee

  • Chris Mathias (Chair)
  • Asif Rangoonwala
  • Shenila Rawal
  • Shenila Rawal

    Managing Partner, Oxford Partnership for Education Research and Ana...

    Shenila Rawal
  • Geetha Rabindrakumar

    Member of the Investment Committee at Big Society Capital

    Geetha Rabindrakumar
  • Stephen Edlmann


    Stephen Edlmann (003)
  • Bina Mehta

    Partner KPMG UK

    Bina Mehta
  • Kate Sayer

    Consultant at Sayer Vincent

    Kate Sayer

Accountability & transparency

We are committed to being accountable to our stakeholders by sharing information, encouraging input to our decision making and actively seeking feedback.

Our stakeholders include those we support; those who support us; our donors; our staff, management and partners; and those we seek to influence.

We publish annual accounts and provide regular updates on our projects through our website, publications and social media. We also publish to the International Aid Transparency Initiative standard, part of a global initiative to inform transparency in the development sector.

Advisory Councils

Advisory Councils are made up of influential and successful individuals who bring expertise, knowledge and connections to our work.

They help us to raise awareness about our work, act as brand ambassadors, secure wider support and give strategic advice.

Meet our Advisors


  • Shayan Rahman (Chair)
  • Elthem Kabir
  • Runa Khan
  • Farooq Sobhan

Annual Report and Accounts