Tony Allen – Founder & Chair
Tony is CEO of Complete Cover Group, and Founder of African Revival. 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 and labouring.


Glen JamesGlen James – Vice Chairman
Glen qualified as a solicitor with Slaughter and May in 1976, becoming a partner in the firm in 1983 – practising company and commercial law until retirement in 2012. He has been a trustee of since 2007. In addition to supervising the charity’s affairs, he and his wife, Mandy, have helped raise funds for the charity through the organisation and participation of numerous events. Whenever possible, he likes to visits our projects.


LeonardLeonard 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.



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.

RoyRoy DeBoise – Trustee
Roy is a retired headteacher, who first encountered African Revival when he linked his school in Croydon with a school in Gulu, Northern Uganda.  With a shared interest in education Roy became a Trustee 2005 to 2007, returning to the Board in 2017.  Roy has an interest in filming and has supported AR by producing films that can be used to promote our work.  Roy has a particular interest in Early Years Education.


If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please get in touch.  We are currently looking for individuals with a background in finance, a passion for Africa and education.  Please email Elaine Miller, Executive Director, for more information.