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.


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.


Glenn Smith


I have been an active volunteer for various community groups over the past 30 years.  I first visited Kibera with a Rotary group in 2008 and joined the Board of WFWIA in May 2017.


Emma Whiting


As the owner of a travel agency sending many clients to experience Kenya, I felt the social responsibility to give back to this wonderful country. I have had the fortunate opportunity to visit Africa many times and on one of my earlier trips I met a lady who sponsored a couple of children through Women for Women in Africa.


Sandy Kirkhope


I have been a volunteer with a number of organisations over the years and have been involved with WFWIA for over 10 years, working on the functions committee, before joining the board in 2018.


Veronica Steinicke


When introduced to WFWIA in 2009 my husband and I immediately realised the difference that we could make.

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