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Shelley Shoaib le Breton, Trustee
Shelley has worked in the field of education for 20 years, 12 of which were spent working with UK-based NGOs supporting primary education programmes in South Asia. For the last eight years she has been working as a literacy and dyslexia tutor providing personalised support and coaching for students with learning differences.
Anise Waljee, Trustee
Dr. Anise Waljee’s global education work includes working with governments to reform the education systems and transform their in-service teacher training institutions (post-Soviet Tajikistan), teacher training programmes in early childhood education and primary education (Tanzania and Zanzibar) inclusive educational policy and practice (Ghana), evaluation of early childhood education and development of educational materials on issues as diverse as social cohesion and resilience, hygiene and nutrition, sexual health, inclusive education for various organisations including the Child to Child Trust, UNICEF, UNESCO, AbleChild Africa amongst others.
Her focus is on the marginalised (people with disabilities, the rural poor, ethnic and religious minorities, refugees) to ensure that their rights and the services due to them are respected. She works with local communities, local cultures and re-valuing local knowledge on issues such as bio-diversity and environmental change. Building local capacities is an important part of her work.
She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Central Asian Forum at the University of Cambridge. Her work encompasses curriculum and materials development, educational management, community mobilisation, capacity building, facilitating decentralisation, organisational change and school autonomy.
Anise speaks fluent English, Urdu, Tajik and Kiswahili.
Madeleine Kavanagh, Trustee
Madeleine is a communications specialist operating primarily in a change management environment. With over 20 years experience of working in communications-related roles in a variety of industries and sectors, Madeleine has a deep understanding of all aspects of how to engage with audiences, using both new and traditional media. Madeleine has provided on-going advice to Clare Hanbury regarding communications issues and much more!
Tim le Breton, Trustee
Tim is an entrepreneur with a broad base of experience across different commercial sectors and geographies as well as a deep interest in social mobilisation as a driver of community development.
Tim worked in the oil industry for 12 years with Schlumberger and various small trading companies in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
After a period as a director at PwC, his career has spanned various consulting roles, marketing and delivery of legal services, software, financial services and infrastructure projects. He spent two years supporting micro-enterprise development and finance programmes at the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Tim is based in France and speaks fluent French, reasonable Spanish, some Italian and Urdu. He is currently involved in creating a small fitness food business in the UK.
Tobias Hanbury, Trustee and Acting Chair
Tobias is an experienced international executive. Tobias worked in the wines & spirits industry for 12 years in North-East Asia with Jardine Matheson, Diageo, LVMH and Bacardi-Martini before joining Coca-Cola Far East in 1997 as General Manager, based in Singapore.
After 4 years doing Business Development for Coca-Cola Brazil, Tobias was then President of the Brazilian operations of ISG, a UK-based stadium commercialisation company, whose Brazilian interests were acquired in 2012.
Since then, Tobias has been running his own marketing consultancy Hanbury Consultoria and helping to establish Children for Health. Tobias is based in Rio de Janeiro, and speaks fluent Portuguese and some Japanese.