More About our Trustees

L to R: Jessica Bishop, Roger Moore, David Brown, Don Rowe, Lee Taylor.

L to R: Jessica Bishop, Roger Moore, David Brown, Don Rowe, Lee Taylor.

Lee Taylor serves as Clerk to Friends of Hlekweni. Her career was primarily with the Open University; she has been a Non-executive Director with two NHS Trusts, including chairing Audit Committees, and a Trustee of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. She is a member of Milton Keynes Quakers in Britain Yearly Meeting. Lee has visited Zimbabwe several times.

Roger Moore serves as treasurer. He is a retired IT professional.

David Brown is a retired IT professional whose career has been mainly in the Life & Pensions business, latterly managing IT and organisational-change projects.  David has made several visits to Zimbabwe both during the operation of Hlekweni, when he managed the Finance Department in 2006, and its closure in 2014, for which he conducted planning and co-ordination of the close-down project.

Jessica Bishop is a retired book-keeper, and former primary school teacher who lived in South Africa for 5 years.  She has visited Zimbabwe several times.

Graham Bishop is a practising Civil Engineer, with a background mainly in the rail sector.   He worked in Southern Africa for seven years between 2007 and 2014, based in Johannesburg but travelling extensively to neighbouring countries.   During that time he also gained experience in working in rural and semi-rural areas, and in working with Aid Agencies and other NGOs.   He has seen at first hand the effects of targeted support for education and the benefits it brings in poorer areas. Graham became a trustee in 2019.

Don Rowe is a retired education professional. After teaching in both secondary and middle schools, he led a number of curriculum development projects in the field of citizenship education. He was a founder of The Citizenship Foundation and, for two years, led the National Citizenship Professional Development Training Team on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills. He has published a range of teaching materials and papers on citizenship and moral education. He continues to take an active interest in moral and values education, including peace education.