Duncan is a Chair of the Board of Trustees. He has worked in senior management roles in the UK charity sector since 2002 after a career in the international oil industry.
Until recently Duncan was Chief Operating Officer of StreetInvest , a UK charity promoting outreach work to support street children. He is a qualified accountant, and has frequently visited Rwanda, providing direct support to SACCA’s finance function.
Previous voluntary roles include Treasurer of People In Aid and Vice-Chair of the Norwood Adoption Committee.
Kate visited Rwanda on holiday in 2011 and was introduced to SACCA and representatives of Streets Ahead Rwanda (SAR) by Kim Rezel (her best friend of more than 30 years). Upon her return to the UK, Kate continues to support SAR and became a trustee of the charity in 2015.
Kate is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and works as an HR Generalist and brings this knowledge to support SAR with the development of its long-term strategy and organisational policies.
Kim works in a national healthcare charity, leading on service user led quality improvement activity within the NHS.
Kim volunteered in Rwamagana, Rwanda in 2011, whilst working in a NGO she found out about SACCA and began spending all her spare time in the girls’ house in Kayonza. After experiencing the work of SACCA, Kim continued to support the orgainsation through Streets Ahead Rwanda and joined the board of SAR when she returned to the UK.
Tinashe read History and Politics at university and spent three years working with and fundraising for multi-national charities immediately after.
Moving into the private sector, he worked in digital media beginning at the Press Association, creating outstanding multimedia for PR campaigns and marketing with the biggest brands and PR agencies.
Tinashe now works with a brokerage which works with CSR and HR teams in businesses, helping them engage with charities more effectively through skilled volunteering programmes. He joined the SAR board in 2015, bringing communications and marketing expertise.
Felix has worked in international development since 2003, having previously worked as a nurse, before bringing up three children.
The majority of this 14 year period, has been in supporting and developing programmes for street children with Street Child Africa and Street Invest, and it was during this time that Felix had the opportunity to visit Kayonza.
In 2014 Felix moved to Brooke, an international charity working to promote the health and welfare of working animals in the poorest communities around the world. This has provided invaluable experience in livelihoods and resilience programming in rural communities. Felix is particularly interested in the monitoring and evaluation of children’s physical and mental well being.
Emma is Co-Founder & CEO at Prospela, an EdTech start-up giving all students (regardless of background or location), access to careers advice from real employee e-mentors.
Previously, she was Head of Strategy & Operations at Proversity.org, another EdTech startup, where she was responsible for the company’s growth strategy, alongside driving scalability and operational improvements across their London, Boston & Cape Town offices.
Prior to that, Emma had a career within the oil & gas industry, working closely with Executive Management as part of the M&A team at General Electric, and supporting Governments and International Oil Companies at an Energy consultancy.
Emma joined the Board at SAR in August 2016. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath.