Gautam Dalal (Chair)
Gautam Dalal is a chartered accountant who spent his childhood in Tanzania. He is chair of AMREF UK and a member of AMREF’s International Board.
He was a Senior Partner in KPMG's London office. From 2000 to 2003 he was Chairman and Chief Executive of the firm’s practice in India, which he helped establish in 1993. He is also a Trustee of The National Gallery, Non-executive director of Barts Health NHS Trust, Honorary Treasurer and Governing Body member of SOAS and a Non-executive director of ZincOx Resources Plc.
Paul Davey is a graduate of Leeds University where he studied Management Studies and Modern Languages. He has worked for more than 20 years in a range of marketing and communications roles. He worked for a leading blue chip plc for 15 years on a number of different brands ranging from global leaders to smaller challenger brands with responsibility at board level for all marketing and communications programmes.
Since 2002 Paul has been a partner at Modern Marketing Solutions and is also managing director of airplay media ltd. MMS is a marketing consultancy and airplay media ltd is a brand communications agency, both working to support a range of clients on issues ranging from marketing strategy and business planning through to brand development work and communications strategies.
Ian Gill (Chair of the Governance Committee)
Ian Gill currently runs his own human resources consultancy business and clients include an African agribusiness fund and an emerging markets Private Equity firm. He retired at the end of 2005 from Actis Capital LLP, where he was the human resources director. Following 12 years working overseas in tropical agricultural management, Ian returned to the UK to a role in the Commonwealth Development Corporation’s human resources department.
Ian was a non-executive director of Employment Conditions Abroad International from 1997 to 2002 and a trustee of Farnham Castle from 2001 to 2006. He is a trustee of the CDC pension scheme.
Mark Goldring CBE
Mark has a strong background in international development, working for over twenty years for VSO, with almost ten of these as their Chief Executive.
Mark read law at Oxford and has a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from LSE.
He started his career as a VSO volunteer teacher in Sarawak in 1979, and has also held the positions of Regional Social Development Adviser for the South Pacific for DfiD and Country Representative for Bangladesh for Oxfam. Mark was awarded a CBE in January 2008 and has been the Chief Executive of Mencap since 2008.
Murray Grant (Treasurer)
Murray is one of Actis’s founding partners with an investment focus on Africa, where he has spent the last nine years investing across the continent. Murray joined CDC Capital Partners in 2001. This followed a 13 year investment career with 3i plc in the UK, which he joined from the London Business School. Prior to this, Murray spent four years as a consultant in the construction industry working on large infrastructure projects in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Murray is Director of Banque Commerciale du Rwanda, DFCU (Uganda), Copperbelt Minerals PLC (DRC), Mineral Deposits Ltd (Senegal), Candax (Tunisia) and Vlisco B.V (The Netherlands). Murray has an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from Edinburgh University.
Sally James is a graduate of Sussex University and the University of Chicago Law School and has practiced law in England and the United States. Sally has worked in international finance for 25 years, most recently as General Counsel for Europe, Middle East & Africa for UBS Investment Bank until 2009. Sally is now a non-executive director for UBS Limited and Towry Limited, and holds several non-executive roles in the public sector: Barts and the London NHS Trust, the University of Sussex and the College of Law. She is also a governor of the Bridge Academy School, Hackney.
Liam Fisher Jones
Liam is a director of the international consulting firm, Iain More Associates. He has been a development professional for 18 years, starting his career with the London School of Economics (LSE) before spending 10 years as Head of Campaign and then as Director of Development at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). During this time he led the RSC’s first international capital campaign, with over £100m secured towards the Company’s transformation project in Stratford-upon-Avon. Whilst at the LSE, Liam developed research and scholarship initiatives across East Asia, North America and on behalf of the European Institute. His current clients include many of the UK’s leading arts, education and cultural organisations. He has a degree in International Relations and Political Science.
Dr Josephine Ruwende
Dr Josephine Ruwende is a medical doctor with ten years of experience in Public Health and international development. She is currently a consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Wandsworth. She has previously worked with the Department for International Development and the United Nations.
She is an accredited trainer with the Faculty of Public Health and supervises and trains Public Health Registrars and General Practice Vocational Trainees. She has also been a tutor at St Georges Medical School, London.