Trustees & Advisors
Board Of Trustees
Stefan Allesch-Taylor, Chairman
Stefan has been a London based financier for over 18 years. He has co-founded numerous businesses in the UK, US and Europe over this period, serving as Chairman or Chief Executive Officer. These businesses have spanned many different sectors. Several of these Companies have been listed on UK, European or US stock exchanges.
He currently serves on the Boards of a number of companies in the private equity, investment banking, hedge fund and asset management, media and sports management sectors; in the majority of these he represents the largest/majority stakeholders. He also acts as senior adviser to numerous substantial international Trusts and prominent business figures.
Stefan is a former board member of The Prince’s Trust (London South).
Ben Nealon OBE
Ben has been part of the organisation since 1998 when he met the three Founders while working in the Manicaland area of Zimbabwe and served as Chair of Trustees until early 2011. Throughout 2011 Ben also assumed the executive role of Development Director before returning to the board.
Megan was one of the members of the Pump Aid 2000 expedition to Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the Pump Aid Malawi expedition in 2004. Megan is currently a Principal at the resource efficiency private equity firm WHEB Capital Partners LLP. She joined WHEB in mid-2007 following nearly four years as a civil service fastreamer for the UK Government’s Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) where she worked on a range of policy areas including renewable energy policy. One of her roles at DTI was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State. Megan started her career as an investment analyst for the Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS).
Jeremy Berkoff is a development economist who has specialised in irrigation and water resources, mainly in Asia but also in Africa and the Middle East. He spent eighteen years with the World Bank, and has also worked for the British Government and for consultancy firms. Since 1994 he has been an independent consultant, concentrating mainly on water resources planning and policy issues at national, regional and basin levels.
Prof Anthony Butterworth FRS
Anthony is a fellow of the Royal Society who has specialized in the immunology and epidemiology of human parasitic disease. He has spent many years working in East Africa investigating schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms that are transmitted by fresh-water snails, which is common in rural areas throughout Africa, including Zimbabwe. He lived in Kenya for four years during the mid 70′s, and since then has spent several months each year in Kenya and Uganda. Anthony currently lives in Malawi.
Bobby has over 25 years professional experience in international relief and development, as a practitioner, academic, chief executive and trustee. He served for 10 years from 1996 as Chief executive of RedR, a London based international humanitarian organisation, and 12 years in developing countries, principally in Africa. Before that he spent 8 years in the university sector, researching and lecturing on international development issues. He worked in Tanzania as a field engineer with the Irish NGO, Concern, and in Zambia with HP Gauff, a commercial consulting firm.