Meet the Team

Mrs Heather Opie [Chair]: Heather has MSc in Development Management and currently works for the Department for International Development in London.

Ms Carole Sharma [Vice Chair]: Carole is CEO of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and a consultant in workforce development. Previously she has been chair of Action Village India and worked as national workforce development manager at National Treatment Agency.

Ms Pam Miller [Treasurer]: Pam is a Mixed-media artist and she studied fine art at Lanchester Polytechnic where she specialised in painting and printmaking. She has spent most of her working life teaching art in secondary schools in London and the North East – and still moderates GCSE art for AQA examining board. She gave up teaching three years ago to concentrate on her own art work and related pursuits. Website for her art work is www.pammillerart.com

Ms Jan King [trustee]: Jan is a senior officer in British Territorial Army and a Freelance charity consultant at Freelance Consultancy.

Mr David Lines [trustee]: David has studied MBA from the OU and currently works as a head of content at UK trade and Investment. Previously he has worked as an information researcher at BBC News and Current Affairs. He has expertise in Content editing, project planning and delivery and is a fluent German Speaker.

Dr Rajeeb Sah [trustee]: Rajeeb is a public health specialist and PhD scholar at the Canterbury University. He has several years experience of working with marginalised and disadvantaged communities in the UK, Nepal, Georgia and Turkey and he also authored a book titled “Parental attitudes and beliefs towards Childhood Immunisation”.

Dr David Petts [trustee]: David is a retired Biomedical Scientist, who specialised health care microbiology and infection control. He has a continuing interest in education and has been a governor of a primary and two secondary schools in the UK.

Krit Sharma [Director]: Krit has studied MSc in International Development Management from the OU. He is founder of Nepal Village Foundation and currently, he also works for Virgin Trains West Coast Ltd. Previously, he has been vice president of ANMUK, worked as a Mathematics Teacher and had his own business in Nepal.

Pat Warrington [Ambassador] Pat is a retired special needs and art teacher from North Lincolnshire where she worked in secondary schools for 35 years before retiring in 2014. Whilst at Frederick Gough School, Scunthorpe she worked as a fundraiser for children’s charities culminating in developing the village school of Sagadou in the east of Burkina Faso, West Africa, then the third poorest country on earth.