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Our Dedicated Team

We have a small UK staff team, dedicated to the running and operation of Mission Direct, as well as a superb team of overseas volunteers – many long-serving – who serve God through their selfless commitment to our partners and volunteers on mission.

UK Staff

Wil Horwood

Chief Executive

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Wil Horwood

Chief Executive

Andrew Rodell

Finance Manager

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Andrew Rodell

Finance Manager

Jackie Johnston

Volunteer Manager

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Jackie Johnston

Volunteer Manager

Louise Archer

Louise Archer

Senior Administrator

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Louise Archer

Louise Archer

Senior Administrator

Simone Olagoke

Regional Manager

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Simone Olagoke

Regional Manager

Overseas Staff

Ian Brown Country Manager Dominican Republic

Ian Brown

Dominican Republic Country Manager

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Ian Brown Country Manager Dominican Republic

Ian Brown

Dominican Republic Country Manager

Steph Devall

Steph Devall

Brazil Country Manager & Footprints

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Steph Devall

Steph Devall

Brazil Country Manager & Footprints

Penny Elvin

Cambodia Country Manager

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Penny Elvin

Cambodia Country Manager

Dr Anthony Clarke Cambodia Medical facilitator

Dr. Anthony Clarke

Cambodia Medical Team Facilitator

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Dr Anthony Clarke Cambodia Medical facilitator

Dr. Anthony Clarke

Cambodia Medical Team Facilitator

Geoff Spiller

Zambia Country Manager

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Geoff Spiller

Zambia Country Manager

Rachel Horner

Rachel Horner

Kenya Country Manager

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Rachel Horner

Rachel Horner

Kenya Country Manager

Richard Bacon

Kumi, Uganda Country Manager

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Richard Bacon

Kumi, Uganda Country Manager

Jan Bacon

Jan Bacon

Kumi, Uganda Country Manager

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Jan Bacon

Jan Bacon

Kumi, Uganda Country Manager

Jo Maybury Malawi Country Manager

Jo Maybury

Malawi Country Manager

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Jo Maybury Malawi Country Manager

Jo Maybury

Malawi Country Manager

Simon Morgan

Rukungiri, Uganda Country Manager

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Simon Morgan

Rukungiri, Uganda Country Manager

Trustees

Tim Martindale

Chair of Trustees

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Tim Martindale

Chair of Trustees

Tim Martindale is a Trustee for Mission Direct and a founding member.

Tim is a Chartered Architect, who established his own practice, working for over 25 years in the public and private sectors. He retired to spend more time with Mission Direct.

Tim with his wife Pam have four children and are members of Godmanchester Baptist Church, near Huntingdon.

Paul Holbrook

Deputy Chair of Trustees

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Paul Holbrook

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Paul is a visionary Chief Executive with a successful track record in developing and transforming businesses and brands. He currently leads a significant business in the medical devices industry.

Paul lives in Glasgow and is married to Fiona with 2 children. In addition to his Christian activities, Paul enjoys playing the guitar and a variety of sports.

Mark Vickers

Trustee

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Mark Vickers

Trustee

Mark Vickers is a partner in the finance department of Ashurst – a leading international law firm, based in London. He is one of the market’s leading experts on the debt funding of public to private takeovers and brings highly valued expertise to Mission Direct.

Mark lives in Harpenden and is married to Sarah. They have 2 daughters, including Rachel who has worked on Mission Direct Staff.

Chris Knight

Trustee

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Chris Knight

Trustee

Andy Smart Trustee

Andy Smart

Trustee

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Andy Smart Trustee

Andy Smart

Trustee

Patrons

Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith

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Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith

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Dr Alan Smith has been the Lord Bishop of St Albans since 2009. He became a Patron of Mission Direct in 2012. Like Mission Direct he is passionate about issues of global development, poverty and social justice.

He enjoys skiing, travelling, gardening and both playing and listening to music.

Lord Bill McKenzie of Luton

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Lord Bill McKenzie of Luton

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Lord Bill McKenzie became a life peer in July 2004. Lord McKenzie is the Opposition Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government as well as Work and Pensions.

He is married and lives in Luton where Mission Direct was founded.

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