Olivia is one of the founders of Kids Club Kampala and is also UK Director. She is based in Birmingham. With a background in International Development, Olivia is passionate about reducing global poverty and empowering young people to make a difference in the world. Olivia oversees the strategic planning and management of the organisation, as well as spending most of her time fundraising and publicising the work of KCK. Olivia is married to Huw and they live in Birmingham. Along with Corrie, Olivia won the Global Champion Award at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in December 2013 for her work with Kids Club Kampala.
Corrie is one of the founders and directors of Kids Club Kampala. With a background in Child Developmental Psychology she has a passion for seeing children living with hope. She is also training to become a family therapist. Corrie works from Dublin, Ireland where she is involved in the strategy, vision and day to day workings of the charity. Along with Olivia, Corrie won the Global Champion Award at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in December 2013 for her work with Kids Club Kampala.
Nicole is the Charity Development Officer at the UK head office in Birmingham, Nicole has an Msc in Global Citizenship and Human Rights, she also has a background in research as she has studied Psychology at undergraduate level. Nicole has more than 6 years’ experience working in the charity sector which includes working and volunteering for charities in the UK, Europe and Africa. In addition to this Nicole is passionate about working towards solving injustices and improving the lives of others, which has been demonstrated in the work that she has done. Empowering and supporting people to reach their full potential is what motivates Nicole and she feels privileged to use her skills to help and support others. Nicole enjoys travelling, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Karen works with KCK as our Fundraising and Events Officer and is based in Birmingham. Her role involves fundraising, organising events, advocating for Kids Club Kampala and networking to expand the reach of the organisation. She first visited and volunteered in Uganda in 2017 and has been captivated by the people, the need and the culture ever since! Karen is passionate about fighting injustice, alleviating poverty and seeing children reach their full potential and loves that she gets to be a part of the Kids Club Kampala team to help facilitate that.
Rosie is our Fundraising Administrator and works at our Birmingham office. Whether its’s corporate fundraising, donor stewardship or assisting with event planning, Rosie’s role is spread across the full spectrum of fundraising. Rosie has a background in Politics and International Relations.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Peter is our Chair and he also oversees all the legal aspects of the charity, as well as providing advice about alternative care for children. Peter joined our board in 2015, after having been involved with Kids Club Kampala for several years after first volunteering with KCK in Uganda in 2013. Peter is a family solicitor and previously worked for the fostering and adoption charity Home for Good. He is married to Miriam and lives in Yorkshire.
Ali is Kids Club Kampala’s Treasurer and is one of KCK’s founding Trustees. He first went to Uganda to volunteer with KCK in 2010, which is where he met his wife Jane! As the Treasuer, Ali oversees our accounts, financial reporting and procedures. A keen cyclist, Ali regularly takes on challenges to raise money for the the work of KCK – he recently cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just 9 days! Ali works as an engineer for an oil company and lives in Aberdeen.
Ed has been a Trustee since 2014 and first went to Uganda in 2007. Ed has a degree in Law and currently works for the UK Civil Service. He has a background working for numerous different charities in the UK, and is passionate about growing KCK’s reach and impact. He undertakes responsibilies for managing KCK’s payroll. Ed is passionate about community engagement, and also regularly volunteers working with disadvantaged young people on his local estate in East London with his wife Louise.
Lydia joined our Board in 2016 and is our Secretary. Lydia has been involved with KCK for a number of years through organising numerous fundraising events and sponsoring a child. With a background in Communications and Marketing, Lydia currently works as an international officer for UCL. Lydia is passionate about events planning and data reporting and analysis. Lydia currently lives in North London.
James is one of Kids Club Kampala’s founding Trustees, and first lived in Uganda in 2007. James is currently a teacher, writer and editor in Hong Kong. He previously worked as an English teacher at an international school in Kenya. He is passionate about seeing children reach their full potential and he enjoys being able to help the work that KCK does to facilitate that.
Isaac joined the Board in November 2016. Isaac has a background in law and international business, and is an ordained vicar in the Church of England. Isaac has been involved through volunteering in Uganda and sponsoring a child since 2013. He grew up in Zimbabwe and is passionate about community development in Africa. Isaac is married to Becky and they currently live in Norfolk.
Paul joined the Board in 2019. He has worked for numerous charities across the UK since 2010 and is currently Head of Corporate and Community Engagement for the UK’s leading childhood bereavement charity. He has a passion for seeing disadvantaged children and young people reach their full potential and has a key focus on ensuring that KCK are able to grow their income in order to meet the needs of those who we support in Uganda. Paul enjoys spending time at the theatre and lives in Birmingham.