Chair of BTS and Trustee
After a career in the IT industry in the UK, Elizabeth first went to Tanzania in 2004 to be IT consultant to the Anglican Church of Tanzania. With plans to start the new Anglican St John’s University of Tanzania taking form at that time, in 2007 Elizabeth moved to head IT at the new University where she stayed until after the first graduation in 2010, returning to the UK in 2011. She retains links with Tanzania. She has been a member of BTS since 2011 and was secretary of both BTS and TDT until the 2017 AGM.
Treasurer and Trustee
Robert was born in Dar Es Salaam. He pursued a career in journalism, stock broking and banking, including living in India, Malaysia and Singapore. Apart from a 2-year gap, he has served TDT as Treasurer from 2010. Robert also provides technical back-up on our web site.
Campaigns Manager, Project Officer and Trustee
After 30 years as an ICT teacher, assistant headteacher and consultant in educational technology, Janet now works full time in the charity sector. She is dedicated to devising effective campaigns and is driving this area of TDT’s work forward.
Kevin’s roles have included Programme Director for VSO, Chief Executive of Headway, and Chief Executive of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action. Kevin lived in Tanzania for 4 years and now spends 4 weeks there each year visiting our projects. He was appointed CBE in 2012 for services to the voluntary and community sector.
Phil has been involved with overseas development for 40 years. In Tanzania he has been an agricultural extension officer, manager of a farmers’ training centre, and has also worked with Maasai people in capacity building. He was also a VSO trainer in the UK for many years.
Ezekiel is the founder and Executive Director of Kawiye Social Development Foundation, and is a Bachelor of Arts and Education. Ezekiel’s organisation offers microfinance and training to build skills and capacity of marginalised people. Learn more about Ezekiel
Godfrey holds a Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning from the Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma. He works as civil servant at Masasi District Council. He has a passion for helping communities and the rural poor, and helps grass-root CBOs and NGOs to write project proposals.
Petronilla is a Food Lead auditor with over 15 years’ experience in Food Safety in UK. She seeks to utilise skills and experience in food safety regulation to help her fellow Tanzanians. She also supports environmental conservation programmes through Tanzania Sunseed Trust.
Dar es Salaam Representative
Danny was born in Mbeya region, but much of his professional career was in the UK as a surveyor, and in housing management. After a stint as Treasurer of TDT in the UK, Danny now heads a team of surveyors in Dar es Salaam, but remains closely involved with TDT and other national charities.
Karagwe, Kagera Representative
Steven is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KARUDECA, set up to help people develop a sustainable income. He was born and raised in the Karagwe district in a village called Ihanda. He studied a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Linguistics and Literature at St. Augustine University of Tanzania and he worked as a teacher for a couple of years after graduating.
Rhobi works with the Anglican Diocese of Mara to implement a wide variety of projects. In her role as TDT’s representative in Mara, she supports development projects with people of all faiths. She is passionate about women’s rights, particularly helping girls affected by FGM.
Wilhard has a Bachelor degree of Education in Economics from University of Dodoma. Now Wilhard works as business studies teacher in Manyoni district. He is also co-founder of Mbalamwezi Organisation, a charity that supports male teenagers from rural areas in Singida region.