Gayle Clifford & Adam Khanbhai are joining the UK Trustee team!

Following the arrival of Gloria Agyemang in late 2021 (pictured left, current Head of the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway,) we are delighted to announce that Gayle Clifford (right) and Adam Khanbhai (centre) will soon join the Trustee team, adding strong experience in fundraising, finance and strategic development in particular.

Gayle Clifford

Gayle is a health improvement specialist with global experience (England, Mexico, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Jamaica, Uganda) of health, education and gender  programs and research with children, young people, women and community groups. Gayle’s PhD (City, University of London) used feminist Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore the experiences of HIV positive mothers in Kingston, Jamaica. This work led to a community project in Jinja, Uganda, using a multilingual (English, Luganda, Lusoga) children’s book based on her research, to support family communication about HIV. Gayle also has a Professional Qualification in Youth and Community Work (JNC3) and an MA in Health and Community Development (both from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK) and a BA (Hons) in Development Studies (University of East Anglia, UK). In her current role as Senior Development Director for Nyaka, an NGO in southwest Uganda, she coordinates fundraising efforts across the organisation and supports planning and strategic development.

Upon joining EduSpots, Gayle commented: “I’m delighted to be joining EduSpots as a UK trustee. I’ve been so inspired by the EduSpots approach and all that has been achieved so far by Cat and the staff and volunteers. I am looking forward to contributing and hope my experience around fundraising and programme design will be helpful moving forwards.”

Adam Khanbhai

Adam is a British New Zealander who has spent most of his career in London, firstly as a Strategy Consultant with OC&C, and subsequently as a fund manager investing in publicly listed small companies. Adam first met Cat at Cambridge University, where he studied for a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.

As the Trustee responsible for Finance, Adam’s primary role is to ensure EduSpots remains on a robust financial footing. He is also focused on helping the organisation build the resources and controls to enable it to deliver its longer term ambitions.
Upon joining Eduspots, Adam said “Having followed the progress that EduSpots has made for a number of years, I’m really looking forward to taking a more active role in the organisation. Education has the ability to transform lives, and the community-led model that Eduspots has pioneered has proven to be hugely impactful. I’m excited about the potential of this model and am impressed by the ambition and dedication of Cat and the whole EduSpots team. I hope that the skills that I bring will help to make this ambition a reality.”
Other longstanding members of the trustee team are Cat Davison (Chair), Mark Goodrich and Amjad Saleem who offer experience across secondary education, organisational development, law, primary education, development practice & equity diversity and inclusion. You can find out about all our trustee team at the bottom of this linked page.

We are looking for further new trustees!

At this pivotal time in our journey, we are looking to bring the right people on board to help us deepen our impact, strengthen our organisational models, and gain further funding to support our work. We are looking for experienced and energetic trustees to join the team, particularly with skills and experience to offer in the following areas: monitoring and evaluation, communications and international education. The job descriptions and links are found below:
Monitoring and Evaluation Trustee
International Education Trustee
Communications Trustee 
All the information is found on the Charity Job website, or please do contact the Chair, Cat Davison at cdavison@eduspots.org if you would like any further information. If you feel you have another skill area to offer EduSpots as a Trustee, please do also get in touch.

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