Graeme is passionately committed to ‘seek for tomorrow by acting today, until this world is as it was always meant to be’. Driven by faith, and a love of community, he is an activist for social justice and equality.
Graeme is a husband and a father to two amazing daughters. He is an active member and leader in his local church and, as a family, they are deeply embedded in their community and the development of it. Graeme’s work has enabled him to develop engaged and active movements of people that are committed to creating a more just and fair world for everyone, ending extreme poverty and tackling issues of social injustice and inequality. Much of his earlier career was spent engaged in work specifically focused on engaging with young people to help affect change in the world for all.
As an innovative professional, Graeme has worked in a variety of connected leadership roles in the third and private sectors for over 20 years. These roles have included several years in the corporate and private sector involved in consultancy and working with a range of UK based charities. He has had considerable previous experience, deeply involved in international development, and public engagement initiatives in this sector.
Senior Leadership Team
Angela Zamaere Smith
Programmes & Partnerships Director
Angela has over twenty years of experience in international development, NGO training, capacity development and organisation development practice. She holds a BSc in Industrial Psychology from the University of Malawi, and an MBA from the University of Leicester.
Angela began her career in Malawi working in disaster management, policy analysis and advocacy for EVARD, and then in organisational development practice for the Council of NGOs in Malawi and Concern Universal. In 2001, Angela moved to the United Kingdom to help establish the educational arm of Freedom Centre International, and followed that with a role in disaster risk reduction at Tearfund before moving to Revenue Watch Institute in 2008. Angela is involved in various ministries at her church in Welling and lives in Romford, Essex.
David leads the Finance & Governance team. After studying Civil Engineering and Environmental Studies at Swansea University, David trained as a management accountant and spent many years in industry, latterly in the hi-tech logistics sector as Group Finance Director of Unitrans UK.
He then decided on a career change to specialise in the charity sector, and has worked in the sector for the last 13 years including work as a freelance charity accountant and trustee. David is a committed Christian, having received a traditional Catholic upbringing, and lives in South West London. His interests are mainly sporting; he stills plays cricket in the summer.
Public Engagement Director
Steve leads the Public Engagement Team. Steve has a wealth of experience in fundraising, communications, copy-writing, events management and within the youth and international development sectors. Steve has had a rich and varied career working for, amongst others, GMTV and Tearfund. Steve is author of the book, ‘The Centre Brain’.
Steve is married to Ruth and they have four children. As a family, they have spent time in rural Malawi, in villages, at schools, playing in local football tournaments, and seeing church-based development up close.