Julian Marcus, Chairman
My career as a Headteacher was followed by an M.A. in African Studies at SOAS. I have worked with TDT on projects in Tanzania since 1988 and visited the country many times. In 2011 my wife and I visited 40 projects in 8 different regions. Our next visit will be in January 2013.
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David Ackland, Vice-Chairman (Administration), Projects Officer
I taught A level Chemistry in Tanzania from 1974 to 1984 and then joined the Home Office, covering briefs which included Sunday trading and information in the criminal justice system and the War Crimes Inquiry. After working for the Prison Service, I was a Director, Government Services for an outsourcing company, and for an education Quango. In 2005, I re-joined the Home Office with oversight of the Department’s major projects and work to improve standards across Government.
Dan Cook, Vice-Chairman (Fund-raising), Projects Officer
I lived in Tanzania as a child. Now my interests range from the first explorers, through colonial history to the modern development issues facing the country. After a 25 year career in the City, I now work part-time. I am currently studying for an MSc in International Development at the Open University and I am a Trustee on two other charities involved in development work.
Jonathan Pace, Vice-Chairman (Projects), Projects Officer
Following a career in Music Education and School Management, I worked in Namibia for two years as a VSO Volunteer with the Ministry of Education in Katima Mulilo. I joined the TDT committee as a Project Officer in 2010 and in 2011 visited Tanzania, reviewing projects in a number of regions. I am also a member of the BTS committee.
Andrew Coulson, Project Officer
I worked in the Ministry of Agriculture in Dar es Salaam in the 1960s, taught economics at the University of Dar es Salaam in the 1970s, and am author of the book Tanzania: A Political Economy (Oxford University Press 1982). I joined the Committee of TDT in 2009, and have visited Tanzania four times in 2011-2, primarily for academic research, but have also fitted in visits to TDT projects.
Ron Fennell, Project Officer
David Gibbons, Project Officer
I lived in Tanzania as a child (mainly Mwanza) because of my father’s work there in Agriculture and Water from 1950 to 1980. I am a teacher in the UK and helped coordinate and support a school link and exchange with Shambalai secondary school, Lushoto from 1989 to 2007, involving 9 exchange trips. From 2007-8, I worked in HOPAC International school in Dar. I am now back in my UK school. I have been a member of the TDT Committee for some time and enjoyed visiting TDT projects in Tanzania over the last 5 years.
Robert Gibson, Treasurer
My father was brought up in East Africa. My brother was born in Mtwara, and I in Dar Es Salaam. After early flirtation with journalism, I pursued a career in stock broking and banking, including living in India, Malaysia and Singapore. I joined TDT as Treasurer in 2010, and also work on the web site and our Facebook campaign.
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Philippa Grant, Project Officer
My experience is in agriculture, horticulture & small business. I have a practical, self- employed background, and have worked in various developing countries over a total of 14 years. I have had a particular interest in small income generation in rural communities with farmer & women’s groups. In Tanzania I have worked as a volunteer in government, NGO, and mission projects, most recently with a Maasai CBO on the edge of Serengeti.
Tony Janes, Project Officer
After a career as a senior manager in local government, I took early retirement and became the VSO Director for Tanzania in the early 1990’s. During my time as Director I travelled throughout Tanzania and got to know the country well. In 1998 set up my own travel company – Simply Tanzania Tour Co. – arranging safaris for a wide range of individuals and groups. I retired again in March 2011 but have retained my interest and contacts in Tanzania via TDT and another NGO, Tanzania Rural Revival, supporting projects in Iringa and Rukwa.
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Evelyn Leonard, TDT representative in Kigoma
I studied Organisation and Management in my B.A. degree at Makerere. I worked for Barclays Bank and the British Council before taking up my present position as Director of the Kigoma NGO ‘Hope for the Community’. I am also Co-ordinator of the Single Parents’ Association. I am very glad to be able to help TDT monitor and implement its projects in Kigoma region.
Chandrika Makwana, Project Officer
I spent 3 years in Tanzania with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) during 2007-10. I worked with local NGO’s, at a Vocational Training Centre as an Organisational Development Advisor, and as VSO’s Gender Mainstreaming Co-ordinator, when I travelled around the country visiting VSO projects. I also spent 2 years in Zimbabwe with VSO during the 1990s. I was born in Uganda , which is the reason for my love for Africa, and moved to Britain in my teens. I have a degree in Textiles Technology and an MSc in Development Studies, and extensive work experience in the public sector and with community groups.
Sheilah Meikle, Project Officer
I am a social development specialist with experience as an academic and a consultant and a long association with Tanzania. For the last six years I have been Chair of Sunseed Tanzania Trust which operates in the Dodoma region supporting the provision of improved ‘Rocket’ mud stoves and tree nurseries. In the 1990s I worked as a UNDP consultant on the design and implementation of socially sensitive structural adjustment training courses. I volunteered to become a project officer because I am impressed with the approach and success of TDT and look forward to making my contribution.
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