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Our Board

Amref Health Africa UK is governed by a Board of Trustees.

The Board meets regularly to discuss governance matters, including the charity’s vision, mission and strategic direction.

*Amref is currently recruiting three trustees to join our Board in 2018. Applications close on 8th January.*


Mark Chambers (Chair)


Mark Chambers joins Amref Health Africa UK after seven years as a trustee at WWF where he was Chair of the Audit Committee and oversaw the development of the charity's exemplar new headquarters building in Woking.

He has had more than 25 years' experience managing large legal, regulatory and compliance teams globally and is currently Deputy Group Company Secretary of HSBC. Previous appointments have included the General Counsel roles at RSA Insurance Group and at WorldPay as well as senior roles at American Express and GE.

Mark is married with two teenage children and lives in North London.

Craig Pollard


Craig is an international fundraising consultant and partner of More Partnership, advising charities, museums, and universities to help them secure major philanthropic gifts in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Formerly, Craig was a VSO volunteer in Nigeria, an accountant with KPMG, the Director of Fundraising of Amref Health Africa UK, and the Director of Development for SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). Craig's first degree was in Mathematics, he also has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, is a member of the Advisory Board of The Literary Consultancy and a few years ago cycled 17,500 kilometres from London to Cape Town (with his wife) on their very own expedition.

Alistair Smith


Alistair Smith has twenty years of experience in public relations and communications in the UK and internationally.  He is currently Managing Director, Corporate Communications at Barclays, a global financial institution. He is a graduate of Strathclyde and Stirling Universities.

Sue Hunt


Sue was Director of Strategic Programmes at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sue joined LOCOG after 20 years with Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for the European Special Situations Group and previously as International Treasurer for the firm.

Sue studied Geography at Cambridge University and then trained as an accountant with KPMG and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
 
Sue is passionate about allowing people to reap their full potential, as part of her portfolio she is a nonexecutive director with Impact International, a leading global learning and development organisation and involved with a number of charities, including The Lullaby Trust and Amref Health Africa UK which are both focussed on health.

Amanda Caine


Amanda Caine is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MSc. in international development from Reading University where she is currently a doctoral researcher. Her main interests are in financial management, governance and strategy development and in the use of ICTs and gender inequality in the developing world. She is a Chartered Accountant who has been the Finance Director of several iNGOs (such as FARM-Africa) and has also been on the senior management team at Oxfam GB in a financial management and then strategic planning capacity.  

In her role as a trustee, she has helped establish several new iNGOs (eg.GALVmed) and is currently on the board of ACORD and the CIFA Trust.