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John Geake our team

“I am delighted that we are able to give more African smallholders a ‘hand up’ than ever before. Send a Cow can only maintain and expand its work with the continued generosity of its supporters and dedication of its staff. I thank everybody who plays a part in enabling us to serve families most at risk in rural Africa.”

John Geake Chairman of Trustees
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    John Geake


    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.

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    Isabella Wemyss


    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.

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    Fiona Crisp

    Safeguarding 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.

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    Simon Doherty

    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.

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    Peter Hinton

    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.

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    Stephanie Dennison

    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.

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    Alison Griffith

    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.

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    Andrew Magoola

    For over 20 years Dr. Magoola has worked in academia and is a consultant in the UK. He brings to the Board additional insight with respect to the African culture and norms of the families we serve. He has an interest in land reforms and co-authored a book on recommendations of Uganda land reforms.