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 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 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.