Meet Our

team

Board of trustees

Robbie Macmillan

CEO
Robbie founded Children of Rwanda while visiting the country as part of dissertation research for his MA in Politics and International relations. He has since dedicated his education and career to charity, obtaining an MSC in NGO Management and PGDip in Charity Marketing and Fundraising while working in the sector as a researcher and fundraiser. He visits the community Children of Rwanda work with every year, organising our presence on the ground.

Kerrie Gemmill

Chair of Trustees
Kerrie is Managing Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) an independent organisation providing high quality scientific data to improve the quality of care for critically ill patients and their families in the UK. Prior to joining ICNARC, Kerrie has held a variety of board-level and senior roles within the not-for-profit sector, including Gingerbread, and NATCEN. Kerrie is proud to be part of a team supporting Children of Rwanda.

Alice Mellar

Digital Trustee
Alice is the Partnerships and Events Manager at International Water Charity, Just a Drop. Alice started her career by volunteering in a community support project in Ghana where she gained a passion for children's rights, education and a love for the charity sector. Alice has since worked for NGOs including ActionAid and We.Org in a number of corporate, events and communications roles. She recently visitied Rwanda to see Children of Rwanda's projects first-hand.

Bayo Igoh

Trustee
Bayo has more than 25 years’ experience spanning local authorities, housing associations, and the private sector. He has extensive experience working with local communities, residents, public and private sector bodies having worked on various housing initiatives involving both interim management and consulting assignments. Bayo is a fellow of the chartered institute of housing, a trustee and school governor. He loves being involved with a charity so passionate about education and healthcare.

Rahzeb Choudhury

Trustee
Rahzeb has more than 27 years’ experience of delivering of managing complex, multi-component projects, often in the international development sector. He has focused on advising governments on improving public services and encouraging private sector-led growth. He has led initiatives that are often politically high profile and has worked across many developing countries. He is passionate about creating opportunities for children that enable them to participate in the benefits of economic growth.

Marie Le Page

Trustee
With over 15 years’ experience, Marie’s career has been spent in journalism, commercial strategy and business management. She has led and worked on a number of projects to deliver systemic change and positive impacts for both people and the environment. Having worked in Africa, Marie witnessed first-hand how important a sustainable and affordable access to child healthcare and education is. She is proud to be contributing a project that helps to lift the barriers to education in Rwanda.

Xavier

Treasurer
Xavier is a finance professional who started his career at PwC in France before moving to London in 2012. Then moved on to a career in the not-for-profit sector and has held various roles such as financial planning analyst at UNICEF UK and senior project accountant at Crown Agents. He is currently holding the position of International Income Manager at Amnesty International in London. Before joining CoR, he was a trustee for the Rwandan Orphans Project (ROP) - a center for street children based

Neha

Trustee
The youngest in our team, Neha’s educational background has included law, anthropology and international development. She has experience working in fundraising and policy at the NSPCC and the Stroke Association, and has also spent time in a more strategic role as the President of Volunteering and Community Outreach at the Durham University. Neha has also worked closely with women, street children, and children of sex workers in India to increase their access to basic amenities and education.

Brad

Trustee
Brad has over a decade’s experience of fundraising, currently working as a senior fundraiser at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. Previously, Brad has worked for international development charities, COCO and Team Kenya, where he led on the development of programmes. Brad is passionate about international development and particularly small charities like Children of Rwanda, which are truly able to cater to the needs of communities.

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