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Trustees

The Very Revd John Richardson

TRUSTEES The Very Revd John Richardson – Chairman

John is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Canterbury and joined the Board of Mildmay in 2004. He became chairman in 2007 after several visits to HIV and AIDS projects in Uganda, London and across the Pennines where he worked with doctors and other health professionals in hospices, hospitals and surgeries. Since 2009 John has been working in partnership with statutory and regional authorities  on the frontiers of church and community life in Margate, one of the most deprived parishes in the South East of England. Through church and community centre open seven days a week thousands of people of all ages seek wholeness and well being as well as spiritual succour and counsel related to their own situation.

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Dr Ros Furlong

Dr Ros Furlong

Ros is a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS with many years of clinical and management experience. She has served on the Mildmay Board as a trustee since 2004 and has a particular interest in clinical care and training, both in the UK and in sub-Saharan Africa where she has connections with both Uganda and Sierra Leone.

David Race

David Race

David is a retired solicitor and an ex partner of KL Gates . He now runs his own consultancy business advising mainly on overseas projects . Before joining the board of Mildmay in 2008 he was Honorary Solicitor of the Samaritans and a member of their executive body . His interests are travel , cricket and fly fishing .

 

Winnie Sseruma

Winnie Sseruma

Winnie is the HIV mainstreaming coordinator for international development charity Christian Aid. Until October 2006, she was chair of the African HIV Policy Network (AHPN) for six years. She has a BA in sociology. She joined the Board of Trustees in June 2010.

The Revd Prebendary Ronald Swan

The Revd Prebendary Ronald Swan

Ron is an Anglican priest who has served on the Board since 2008. He is also chairman of the executive council of the Friends of Mildmay, a position he has held for the last 10 years. He has a long association and concern for pastoral care which has found expression in chaplaincy work and training of clergy.

Philip Winter

Philip Winter

Philip is a chartered accountant with charity audit and accounting experience as well as 30 years experience advising small and medium sized companies. He joined the Board of Trustees in November 2008.

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Patrons

Margaret Sentamu

Margaret Sentamu – President

Margaret Sentamu’s career background is in recruitment and Executive Search.  More recently, she has focused on helping organisations to harness difference in the workplace and in communities.  She also a Lay Adjudicator of Solicitors  (SRA) who break the code of conduct and an assessor of Accountants (CIPFA,)who work in the public sector, who are in breach of the Bye Laws. Margaret became President of Mildmay International in 2010, bringing a breadth of experience having served on various governing bodies and councils and as a trustee of a number of charities operating in the global South. Margaret is Ugandan and is married to the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

 

 
The Viscountess Brentford OBE

The Viscountess Brentford OBE

Gill’s background is in finance and business. She has been a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and president of the Church Mission Society and currently chairs agricultural development NGO Café Africa, which works in four sub-Saharan African countries. She became involved with Mildmay International in the early 1990s when she chaired the appeal for the building of an HIV and AIDS unit for women and babies.

The Reverend David Coffey OBE

The Reverend David Coffey OBE

David is global ambassador for BMS World Mission. He served as General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain for 15 years before becoming President of the Baptist World Alliance. His international ministry has taken him to more than 80 countries – he has a particular interest in supporting the churches of the Middle East. His links with Mildmay go back to the 1960s when his parents were cared for at Mildmay Mission Hospital.

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench

Considered one of Britain’s finest actors, Dame Judi Dench has been a supporter and patron of Mildmay for many years. Dame Judi’s long and illustrious career has spanned both stage and screen, bringing her respect as one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors while collecting numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, for her roles in films such as Mrs Brown, Shakespeare In Love, Chocolat, Iris and Mrs Henderson Presents.

‘Long-term HIV care is proving more challenging and complex than we ever imagined. Mildmay International helps to bring new hope to thousands caught up in the continuing HIV crisis. Not only does it provide the UK with a facility for specialist rehabilitation and capacity-building training, but also supports inspiring treatment and education programmes across sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe. I urge you to join me in supporting their vital work.’
Dame Judi Dench

The Reverend Joel Edwards

The Reverend Joel Edwards

The Reverend Joel Edwards

Reverend Dr Joel Edwards is the international director for Micah Challenge. Prior to this role, Joel was general director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, a post he held for more than 10 years. Joel serves as an advisory member of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, and was formerly a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the UK. A regular broadcaster with the BBC, Joel is often asked by the media to bring a Christian perspective to current issues.

 
Anthony Furlong

Anthony Furlong

Anthony Furlong now works as a consultant architect for Sheppard Robson after 30 years as a partner in the practice. He is also president of the City Property Association. Anthony is one of Mildmay International’s newest patrons but has been aware of our work for some time through one of Mildmay’s trustees, Dr Ros Furlong, who is his wife.

Reverend Stephen Gaukroger

Reverend Stephen Gaukroger

Reverend Stephen Gaukroger

Stephen Gaukroger has been a Baptist minister for many years, with a passion for ensuring the church is relevant in today’s world. He is an author and has been a keynote speaker at many international and national conferences. He is committed to faith-based organisations being credible and excellent providers of services as part of the third sector.

Martyn Lewis

Martyn Lewis

Martyn Lewis

With more than three decades in television journalism, Martyn Lewis is one of the UK’s best known and respected news anchors. He is the founder and chairman of YouthNet, an internet-based charity which provides help and information to half a million young people every month and has developed the UK’s national volunteering database. He was awarded a CBE in the Prime Minister’s Honours List of 1997.

‘I chose to become a patron of Mildmay International because of its pioneering work in the field of AIDS rehabilitation. Since then, I have watched with huge admiration as that work has matured and developed to deliver an ever-higher degree of specialist care and support.’
Martyn Lewis

 
Marguerite Littman

Marguerite Littman

In the mid 1980s, Marguerite Littman saw the urgent need for action on the emerging epidemic and established the AIDS Crisis Trust in London. While building hospital wings in London, she also found a way for the AIDS Crisis Trust to support organisations in the US, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Thailand, and India. Marguerite Littman has been a vital supporter of Mildmay since its early days of working in HIV.

 
Baroness Masham

Baroness Masham

The Baroness Masham of Ilton is a crossbench member of the House of Lords and the senior female life peer. Despite holding the higher title of Countess, Baroness Masham continues to be known as The Baroness Masham of Ilton, reflecting the active role she continues to play in the House of Lords. Baroness Masham has a long history of charity work, with a focus around health and disability issues and has been a fantastic supporter of Mildmay International for many years

 
Lord McColl

Lord McColl

Lord McColl is a British surgeon, professor, politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords. Lord McColl was made a Life Peer for his work for disabled people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1989. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major from 1994-97. Lord McColl is also a trustee of the charity Mercy Ships and has been become an advocate against human trafficking.

Humphrey Norrington

Humphrey Norrington

Humphrey retired from Barclays Bank in 1993 as a vice-chairman and has since taken on several posts at not-for-profit organisations. As well as being one of Mildmay International’s patrons, he is also chairman of Premier Christian Media Trust and a trustee of the Lambeth Fund. Humphrey, a father of four grown-up children, is married to Frances and they are both active members of their local Anglican church.

Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard is one of the UK’s best loved musicians and entertainers after a career spanning seven decades. He has amassed hundreds of gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards, making him one of the most successful singers of all time. Sir Cliff has supported Mildmay since its early days, helping to raise awareness as well as funds for its work.

‘Just as Jesus reached out to the man with leprosy and healed him, Mildmay stands in the midst of men, women and children with HIV and AIDS and offers them a lifeline.’
Sir Cliff Richard

Joan Rwabyomere

Joan Rwabyomere

Joan Rwabyomere has a masters degree in law and spent time as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. She has held a number of high offices in Uganda including Member of Parliament, chairman of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, director of the Uganda Electricity Board, Minister of State for Agriculture, deputy director for General External Security, and High Commissioner to Nigeria. Joan is currently the Ugandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

 
Lyn Rothman

Lyn Rothman

Lyn Rothman has always been hugely supportive of people living with HIV, and was one of the founders of the AIDS Crisis Trust, along with Marguerite Littman. With a track record in organising successful fundraising events, Lyn joined the Elton John AIDS Foundation as both a patron and a board member. In 2001, Lyn founded The Parkinson’s Appeal and she is a patron of Thare Machi Starfish Initiative, which delivers basic education to women in the developing world.

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UK Team

Preview Event June 2014 Ross White outside new hospital Credit Kois Miah/East End Life.

Dr Ross White CEO

 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ross White: Executive Director, Company Secretary. As Executive Director, Ross has day to day responsibility for running Mildmay and implementing strategy as agreed with the board.Ross’ background is in senior leadership within the public and charity sectors combined with five years of consultancy experience. Following an early career as a neutron physicist in Grenoble, France, Ross returned to the UK and completed an MBA at Nottingham University. He has since worked as a director for two hospice organisations, the Arts Council of England and The Anne Frank Trust.Senior Management Team:Dr Ross White – Chief Executive Director

Dr Simon Rackstraw – Medical Director

Rebecca Nikurawo – Director of Nursing (Registered Manager)

Kerry Reeves- Kneip – Director of Fundraising & Communications

Clare Emery – Head of Business Development & Planning

 

Fundraising Team

  • Juley Ayres                Communications Manager
  • Ian Montgomery         Trust manager
  • Kate Barnes                Corporate Partnerships Executive
  • Fabian Valencia           Fundraising & Community Support Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overseas Team

Dr. Steve Adudans

Dr Steve Adudans – Country Director, Kenya

Dr Steve Adudans came to Mildmay International with a wealth of experience, having worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and with the International Medical Corps Kenya program. Steve is a trained HIV physician committed to interventions that alleviate the suffering of people living with the virus.

Diane Mukasahaha

Diane Mukasahaha – Country Director, Rwanda

Diane’s background is as an advanced nurse working in public health. Before joining Mildmay International, Diane worked for CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and as part of an HIV vaccine research project, working with discordant couples – a project supported by the San Francisco and Emory University, USA.

Mukami Rimberia

Mukami Rimberia – Country Director, Tanzania

Mukami Rimberia has more than 20 years experience in international development. She has worked in four continents in programmes ranging from sexual reproductive health and rights, gender and development to agriculture. Mukami has academic training in demography and health policy and planning.

 
Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika

Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika – Country Director, Uganda

Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika became country director of Mildmay Uganda in 2008, after six years at the Mildmay Centre as director of clinical services and then centre director. Emmanuel has postgraduate training in family medicine and has worked in various clinical settings across Africa. Emmanuel is an eminent voice in HIV, presenting research papers, lecturing, and providing training across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, as well being a published writer on the subject.

 
 
 
 
Position currently being recruited

Position currently being recruited – Project Manager, Zimbabwe

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