The UK side of DN's operations is entirely staffed by unpaid trustees and advisors.
Christopher Kelly works for KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services Africa practice. Chris has recently returned to the UK following 5 years in East Africa where he built up and led a team undertaking (I)NGO assessments and organisational development advisory work, together with public financial reform work across Africa. Chris has extensive experience of working in Nepal having overseen Development Nepal’s pilot Ujyalo Bhabisya programme in-country in 2001, and having been involved with Nepal since volunteering with Restless Development (formerly SPW) Nepal's health and environmental awareness programme in 1996-97. Chris has returned to Nepal on numerous occasions to support the evolution of Ujyalo Bhabisya, and to run workshops in Nepalese and English.
Chris has an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK, is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS), and with over 15 years of experience as a chair, trustee and adviser to other development and volunteering charities, brings a range of skills in institutional and partnership capacity building, finance and governance.
Brian Wong is a senior associate in UK law firm, Burges Salmon LLP, specialising in Disputes Resolution. Brian has direct experience of travel and development work in Nepal and has been a trustee of Development Nepal since 2007. Beyond that, he has broad experience of fundraising and grassroots community action at a local level and maintains an interest in supporting local programmes in the developing world.
Brian has an MSc in Development Management from the Open University. Brian has a number of roles for other organisations in connection with community engagement and corporate responsibility and sits on a steering committee for a pilot of Government's Community Organisers programme.
Roland Hancock is an education consultant working in the Education policy and implementation in the Middle East. He has a background in public sector policy and programme management and an Msc from the London School of Economics in Population and Development. His dissertation focused on the causes of famine in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charlie Ullman is an investment actuary working in Investment Risk. His background is in statistics and programming and so focuses on providing challenge to the programmatic assumptions of the charity.
Matthew Rees works for KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services practice in East Africa. Matt has held a number of charitable positions in international development organisations and has been advising Development Nepal on the microfinance offering.
Johannes Haverkamp is a finance manager for a large German manufacturing company, and following a visit to Nepal to observe Programme Ujyalo Bhabisya at first hand, is providing financial management support to Development Nepal