Meet the ZOA-UK team

ZOA-UK is led by a small team of part-time, home-based staff, a structure that keeps our over-heads low allowing more donations to be spent in Zambia.

Our life-changing projects are developed and managed in Zambia by ZOA-Z and implemented by our grassroots partners who are known and trusted by the communities they work with.

To get in touch call +44 (0)1223 890162 or email katy@zoa.gcd.dev

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Katy Dore, Executive Director

Katy joined ZOA-UK in 2016 and is our first Executive Director. She has 20 years’ experience of working and consulting for international and UK charities and social enterprises, with a particular interest in development, children, disability and homelessness. Katy works from her home in Brighton. 

Danielle Harris, Fundraiser

Danielle joined ZOA-UK in 2017 after many years working for international development charities raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. She works part-time from her home in rural East Sussex.

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Rachel Palmer, Communications & Digital Lead

Rachel has a passion for storytelling and giving a voice to those who aren’t always heard. She’s an internationally published photojournalist and has worked for international development charities as a storyteller, multimedia trainer and communications consultant. She’s excited to be working with ZOA.

ZOA-UK board of trustees

We are governed by a Board of Trustees, including British Zambians, who are highly committed and share a wide range of experience much of which has been gained in Zambia. They include government economists, World Bank employees and infrastructure consultants. Trustees make personal contributions towards the cost of our fundraising. They also make regular monitoring visits to Zambia at their own expense.

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Lord Turnbull, Chair

Andrew is a member of the UK Government’s influential Economic Affairs Committee and is a Crossbench Life Peer in the House of Lords. After reading economics at Cambridge, Andrew was appointed an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and posted to work as an economist in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Foreign Trade in Lusaka. In 1970 Andrew joined HM Treasury becoming its Permanent Secretary between 1998 and 2002. He became Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service in 2002, retiring from civil service in 2005.

Dr. Shimwaayi Muntemba, Vice Chair

Shimwaayi, a Zambian national, co-founded Zambia Orphans Aid when she was working at The World Bank. Shimwaayi has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, African Development Bank and the International Institute for Environment and Development with a focus on gender, health and institutional capacity.

A portrait of Dr Shimwaayi Muntemba, ZOA founder and vice-chair of ZOA-UK trustees, to accompany her biography
A portrait of Jim Potter, ZOA-UK trustee, to go with his biography

Jim Potter MBE, Treasurer

Jim worked as an economist in the Zambian Ministry of Finance after graduating from Cambridge. With his wife he, he owned and ran a small chicken farm on a smallholding south of Lusaka. Now retired from his commercial career in the UK, Jim oversees the financial management of ZOA-UK.

Geoffrey Croome, Secretary

Geoffrey spent three years in Zambia in the early 1970’s as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, working as a government economist. Until retiring he worked in many parts of the world, including Africa, most recently as director of one of the world’s leading economic consultancy on agricultural commodity markets.

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A portrait of Garnet Mulomo, ZOA-UK trustee, to go with his biography

Garnet Mulomo

Garnet brings a wealth of risk and project management experience to our team. He’s worked on major infrastructure projects in the UK and Zambia. Garnet has close links to Zambia and visits family and friends there regularly.

Freedom Mpande

Freedom is a Chartered Accountant with several years senior management experience in Public Sector internal auditing. He currently works for the Food Standards Agency managing a multi-disciplinary team. Freedom has represented the UK developing EU-wide guidance for food and safety audits. Freedom was born in Zambia but lives in the UK.

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A portrait of Rachel Quine, ZOA-UK trustee to go with her biography

Rachel Quine

Rachel is a skilled Restorative Justice Practitioner in the youth justice system. She has a proven ability supporting participants through restorative processes including for complex and sensitive cases. Rachel’s grandparents lived and worked in Zambia and her grandfather supported Kenneth Kaunda in Zambia’s fight for independence in the 1960’s.

Tom Murdoch, Legal Advisor

Tom has a background in publishing and law. Tom is a partner with Stone King LLP, where he specialises in charity law. Tom has a particular interest in charities working in Africa.

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The beating heart of Zambia Orphans Aid. It’s our partners who deliver the projects that transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children.

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Day in, day out, we’re working to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children through education. Find out more about the impact we have.

A portrait of Mpaso Phiri to accompany his testimonial about the support he's received to go to school

“My mum and dad died when I was young so I live alone with my grandmother. Growing up without a parent is a challenge. I walk eight kilometres to and from school and when there’s no food at home it makes it hard to concentrate in class.”

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£26 can provide a children with a nutritious school meal for a whole year

£40 cam kit a child out with everything they need for school

£51 can pay the school fees for one primary pupil for a year

£88 can pay the school fees for one secondary pupil for a year

A portrait of Mike, a recent graduate, to accompany his testimonial

“My parents passed away when I was eight. I faced a lot of challenges but with the help of others I overcame these. I was supported by ZOA from the age of 15. It felt like I had parents somewhere doing their best for their child. Teaching is my passion. I received my degree in Secondary Education at the School of Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Philosophy. My ambition for the future is to complete a PhD and help others.”

To get in touch call +44 (0)1223 890162 or email katy@zoa.gcd.dev

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Your help can support children through primary and
secondary school, provide nutritious school meals so pupils
aren’t learning on an empty stomach and support those that can
through tertiary vocational training. We provide a holistic
approach so also provide mental health support and other inputs
where needed.

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