Chairman of Trustees, John brings decades of international business and finance experience to the Board of Trustees at an important time of growth for the organisation.
John has long been associated with Send a Cow through his brother, former CEO Martin Geake.
Isabella Wemyss is a qualified Chartered Secretary. Based in Edinburgh, she works for her family’s business.
Her roles have also included responsibility for a tea estate in Kenya, a hydro scheme and a distillery in Scotland.
Fiona CrispSafeguarding Officer
Fiona Crisp is the Staff Health Travel Advisor for Oxfam based in Oxford where she lives with her husband and son.
She has previously lived and worked overseas as a relief and development worker for 14 years in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean where she specialised in Health and HIV in emergencies.
Simon is a senior academic at the Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast and is a recent past president of the British Veterinary Association. Simon has been a volunteer ambassador for Send a Cow since 2013, and brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to the role having spent over 20 years in the veterinary sector. His support has also extended to providing technical and veterinary support to a number of our initiatives.
Peter has over 30 years of commercial and private equity experience in the UK and Africa.
He works with impact investors in sub-Saharan Africa and tutors on the Oxford Impact Investment Programme where he is an associate fellow at Said Business School.
Chris is a strategy consultant with a strong background in the retail and social enterprise sectors.
He promotes business enterprise as a route out of poverty and a largely untapped mechanism for making a difference for those who need it most.
Stephanie is an experienced Development Consultant working in the charitable sector and was previously a journalist on national newspapers.
She is Head of Development at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and lives nearby with her family. She is also a mentor with the Institute of Fundraising.
Alison has a background in food and agriculture. Her experience includes market system development, multi-stakeholder dialogue, private-sector partnerships, fair trade and impact investment. She has worked in both programme and policy areas with international NGOs, private companies and as an independent consultant.
John Geake Chairman of Trustees