Patrick has been a keen supporter of Kisima for many years and takes part in most fundraising events. Patrick visited the School in 2014 with his son, also seeing students at home, experiencing how their families manage on the little they have. Patrick is the Group Property Director for TKMaxx.



Alison is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at a real estate investment company. She has been a supporter of Kisima for many years having first visited the school in 2005. She became a trustee of TEFT in March 2018.


Ben has worked in the aid sector for 12 years primarily focused on public campaigning and advocacy. He has coordinated global events for World Vision International and trains campaigners in a range of audience engagement tactics. He became a trustee of TEFT in 2018.


Samantha has a background in resource development, working with national and local voluntary organisations at NCVO and in membership management at the National Trust. Samantha became a TEFT trustee in 2004 and Treasurer since 2015. Additionally she is responsible for supporter management. She visits Kisima School regularly in support of TEFT.


Trevor Mwiu currently works for World Vision as the Director of Global Compliance. He has previously held roles in Programme Management and Finance. He says he was inspired by the commitment and impact he saw in his home country of Kenya when he was able to visit Kisima in November 2021. Trevor joined TEFT as a trustee in December 2021.


John Newcomb is the CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, which represents a significant part of the nation’s economy, with 950 members who together have combined sales of over £45bn and employ over 208,000 people. In post since 2012, John has overseen exceptional member growth to secure the BMF’s position as a leading voice in UK industry. John leads for partnership and fundraising at TEFT and has been engaged in many different fund raising events for the Kisima School over the past few years.


Sarah has worked in several charities including Malaria Consortium and Tearfund and currently works for World Vision UK as their Senior Conflict Adviser. She has been a supporter of Kisima School for many years, visiting on two occasions. She became a trustee of TEFT in 2014.


Jonathan has worked for 25 years in a combined finance and resources role for a number of charities. He takes a particular interest in the financial and regulatory aspects of TEFT’s activities. He has visited Kisima School twice and is one of the founding trustees of TEFT.

Walton (Chair)

Richard is a former senior police leader and now Director of Counter Terrorism Global Ltd. He is a founding trustee of TEFT and Chair since 2015. He has travelled to Kenya on many occasions in support of TEFT and produced the film 'The story of Kisima’. He has organised several UK-based fundraising events including the 'London to Paris cycle ride' in 2009.