Board Members


Marguerite Ryan AM


Prior to 2004 I had visited Kibera many times in my previous employment. Kibera had a profound effect on me and I saw the need for education and support for families living below the poverty line.  With the help of a few friends Women for Women in Africa began.


Richard Ruskin

Deputy Chair

As owner of African Travel Specialists, a tour operator to Africa, and have been travelling there for over 30 years. I still guide safaris in East Africa, and heard about Women for Women in Africa five years ago.


Dr Michael Buckley

Director, Company Secretary

I am a retired Medical Practitioner having worked in Melbourne and Jan Juc in Victoria. I am married to Mandy and have no children. I was always active in sport playing and administering tennis and golf until injuries intervened.


Aleks Kulesza


Aleks is the Managing Director of AMSALA Capital , an investment company he founded with his wife after selling a chain of Victorian aged care facilities a few years ago. He is married to Anette and has three children – Martin, Lauren and Annelise.


Peter Toms


I am a former teacher at Brighton Grammar School and former Head of its Junior School. Currently I am the Bequest Manager of Brighton Grammar School Development Office.


Tino Marget


Tino first visited Kibera in 2012 through his involvement initially with Brighton Grammar School and then directly with WFWIA Foundation. He was initially asked to assist on the Management Board where he successfully co-chaired the Functions Committee and more recently on the Kitengela School Building Committee.

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