Jerry Marshall (Chair) is a Cambridge economics graduate, marketing professional and Kingdom entrepreneur. He founded or co-founded a marketing consultancy, a technology company, a social enterprise working with long-term unemployed people and a church plant. In 2012 he co-founded an impact business to bring jobs, skills and hope in Bethlehem and now employs over 170 staff. In 2020 he created a free small business / social enterprise start- up resource "Mind Your Own Business" which was serialised on Trans World Radio. He’s a sailing fanatic, once fought Pete Waterman on BBC Breakfast TV, and toured England with an 8ft tall inflatable white elephant. A ‘quirky’ life of ‘risk, adventure, challenge, and big hairy audacious goals’ said Christian leader Simon Guillebaud reviewing Jerry’s autobiography, Travels with an Inflatable Elephant.
Jamie MacAlister (Secretary) is a Professor of Practice at Hult International Business School, London and an adjunct lecturer and accredited executive coach at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, Civil Service Learning and the School of Business & Applied Technology (SoBAT) at Clarke International University in Kampala, Uganda. He lectures in Strategy, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Coaching and Consultancy and is the author of “Risky Strategy: Understanding Risk to Improve Strategic Decisions” (Bloomsbury). He is currently leading research on Pioneering Leadership. He has founded and run three small businesses.
Kim Pearson (Trustee) was an International Finance Director, with over 30 years’ experience advising at senior level in DHL, a global multinational dynamic services company, located in both the UK and Germany. He is a qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW), having trained with Ernst & Young. He founded his own business, Green Caterpillar Consulting Ltd, in 2015 to bring his decades of finance experience in some of the largest organisations in the world to leaders of medium sized businesses with a commitment to growth and excellence.
Ian Pounce (Trustee) is both chair and trustee to several charities focusing on the UK, Madagascar and the Middle East and North Africa. In recent years he directed a residential care home for young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs and then invested in a project preparing and selling land, with planning consent, to a UK home builder. He holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and an MA in Contemporary Mission Studies from All Nations Christian College.
Susie Romney (Treasurer) is a Chartered Accountant, set up a craft business “Made in Coventry”, and helped deliver business start-up training with Jerry in Ghana.
Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE is Chancellor of Regents University London and Professor of Leadership, Stephen R Covey Institute at Utah State University in the USA. He is also Governor of the Vodafone /Safaricom supported MPESA Academy in Nairobi, Kenya and a Trustee of the Africa Philanthropy Forum, VP of UNICEF, Chairman of Council of ZANE and Ambassador for TEAR FUND. Previously, Lord Hastings was the Head of Citizenship at KPMG International and before this was the BBC’s Head of Public Affairs and then its first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility.