Hamlin Fistula UK Trustees meet four times a year to monitor programme funding, fundraising activities, strategic planning, and governance.

Greg Morris, Chairman

Greg joined the board of Hamlin Fistula UK when he retired five years ago. Before that he had been a senior officer in a local authority, having come from a background in teaching. Greg worked mostly in the areas of schools and children, leading the authority’s work to improve school leadership, teaching and standards of achievement. As well, he made a major contribution to the authority’s work in improving performance across all aspects of its work involving children.

Malcolm S Hewitt OBE MA (Oxon), Honorary President

Malcolm has been a member of Hamlin Fistula UK for 16 years and has been Chairman since July 2011. Malcolm was also appointed to the board of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in November 2018. In his professional life he was the Headteacher of a large Secondary School in the West Midlands becoming National President of the Secondary Heads Association in 1993. He then went on to train and assess those wanting to become Headteachers. He was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to education. He has served as a JP in the Birmingham District of the UK and also as Chairman of the Board of Visitors at an open prison for young offenders.

Libby Grundy MBE

Libby has spent most of her career in the charitable sector. For ten years she was CEO of a national charity, the Council for Environmental Education, and for five years Director of the Food for Life Partnership, a Big Lottery funded programme to improve the health and nutrition of school children. She is currently also a trustee of Kids Run Free, a national charity promoting physical activity for children, and a governor of her local primary school.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson

Sarah is from Birmingham, UK. Mother of two teenage daughters, headteacher of a large primary school in Birmingham, passionate about equality, Shakespeare, family, friends, art, kindness. ‘Lord we know what we are but not what we may be’

Alison Murray

Alison is a Midwifery Matron at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. She is passionate about providing safe holistic midwifery care and continuing to develop knowledge and skills to meet changing needs and demands both locally and globally. Having visited Hamlin Midwifery College, she has been inspired by the dedication of undergraduate Midwives in providing Continuity or Care to their local communities to make a difference.

Helen Marriott, CEO

Helen has worked in the charity sector for over ten years. She is a fundraising specialist with experience from a range of national charities and most recently international maternal health charity Ammalife. She is passionate about connecting supporters and volunteers with the causes they care about. She is experienced in devising and implementing organisational and fundraising strategy and managing successful teams.

Julia Strong, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships

Julia is a non-profit resource mobilisation and partnerships professional with 16 years’ experience in the charitable sector. She has worked across international markets and has field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. She has worked and consulted for a range of international non-profit organisations (including UNRWA, Sightsavers, the Kenya Hospice Association, Design Museum and the Philharmonia Orchestra among others). She is passionate about working with charities to develop and implement strategies to build income and grow strong and sustainable relationships with donors. Julia holds a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Birmingham.