I first got involved with Sabre back in 2003, when I took time out to help Aubrey register Sabre with the charity commission. Work then took me away to Mozambique and Angola, but by 2008 I was ready for a new challenge, and Aubrey and I agreed to quit our day jobs and see how much further we could take Sabre, developing its education projects in Ghana. Since then my role has been Managing Director of the UK charity – I spend a lot of my time fundraising, but also get to work directly with the brilliant Brighter Futures delivery team in Ghana providing advice on programme strategy and implementation.
Favourite Ghanaian dish?
Banku and tilapia, or ground nut soup, or red red, no wait maybe kelewele? Oh man…!
Funniest Sabre moment ?
Flying to Seville with half an engine in my luggage to try and salvage the support Landrover on our 2010 Trans Sahara Vintage Car Rally – it was meant to be providing the support, but never made it out of Europe!
3 words to describe Sabre ?
Innovative, driven, inspiring
Best Sabre experience?
Through Sabre I was lucky enough to join the team that worked with the Ghana Education Service to develop the new Operational Plan to Scale Up Quality Kindergarten Education Nationwide – that was a real privilege.
Most memorable Sabre moment ?
The opening of our first sustainable kindergarten school in Dwabor on 19 February 2010 – a truly unforgettable day.