David J Leeper – Executive Chairman
David was elected to the Board in August 2014 as Vice Chairman, becoming Chairman in January 2015. He runs his own international executive coaching and mentoring consultancy, working with world leading organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the Pacific region. David comes with a wealth of board governance experience, including three years of service on the International Board of Trustees of Medair – a Swiss based emergency relief and recovery NGO. He is Chair of Governors, having amalgamated three schools in Surrey since 2010. David loves adventure and travel. He is also passionate about unlocking human potential and equipping people to work and serve their community.
Tony Allen – Founder & Trustee
Tony is the Group CEO of the Complete Cover Group – a successful insurance company. Tony founded African Revival in 2005. He believes that by giving every child equal access to a quality, basic education they will have a better chance of positively impacting the people around them, breaking free from a cycle of subsistence farming/labouring.
Leonard Beighton – Trustee
One-time Deputy Chairman of the Board on Inland Revenue, since retirement Leonard has been a trustee of a wide variety of international, national and local charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Glen James – Vice Chairman
Glen James qualified as a solicitor with Slaughter and May in 1976, becoming a partner in the firm in 1983 and continuing his practice in company and commercial law until his retirement in 2012. He has been a trustee of African Revival since 2007. In addition to participating in the supervision of the charity’s affairs as a trustee, he and his wife, Mandy James, have helped raise funds for the charity through the organisation of, and participation in, numerous events. Whenever possible, he seeks to visit the project work undertaken by African Revival.
Bernard Stevens – Trustee
Bernard joined the board in October 2015 as our Treasurer. He is a qualified accountant and has worked for many successful finance and accountancy firms over the years. Over the last decade, he has supported many charity boards (including Transform and Africa Now) with their finances. He is also a member of Staines Rotary Club and is involved with the match-funding side of their international projects.