Who we are

  • The board

    When the Fund gained independent status in 2009, a founding board was constituted with responsibility for guiding its programmes and operations. The Fund currently has an international board of individuals highly experienced in the field of community philanthropy and social development.

    • Rita Thapa Chair
      Nepal
    • Stephen Pittam Treasurer
      UK
    • Amitabh Behar India
    • Hope Chigudu Zimbabwe 
    • Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker USA
    • Gerry Salole
      Belgium
  • The staff

    The GFCF’s main office is located in Johannesburg, South Africa (where it is registered as a Section 21 company). Some back office support continues to be provided from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the GFCF is registered as a UK charity.

    • Jenny Hodgson Executive Director UK/South Africa
    • Shantha Bloemen #ShiftThePower Platform Coordinator Australia/South Africa
    • Barry Knight Adviser UK
    • Simone Moodley Operations & Finance Assistant
      South Africa
    • Wendy Richardson Operations & Communications Director
      Belgium