NYF UK Staff
Simon Russell – Chairman and Founder
Simon works as a Financial Adviser mainly within the creative industries and splits his spare time between his wife and four children, their old Georgian home and country pursuits. NYF is a passion, which he sees as an opportunity to give something back.
Gina Parker – Secretary and Founder
Gina balances the demands of motherhood with being a Senior Partner of a wealth management organisation in the city. She also spends a lot of time working on our programs. She was a keen mountaineer for many years and fate has drawn her back to Nepal. She feels privileged to be able to work with the people of Nepal and to help them improve the health of their children.
Peter Russell – Treasurer
Peter has over 30 years experience in business with companies such as ICI and BP and now runs his own technology orientated events management business. He is based in Tunbridge Wells but has travelled extensively and has visited many developing countries including of course Nepal.
Hannah Coppersmith – Chief Executive Officer Hannah joined the team to help oversee and implement NYF UK’s strategic vision. She believes that the work we are doing is invaluable to the people we reach. She is constantly impressed by the team’s, our partners’ and our supporters’ dedication and generosity.
Gerry Griffiths – Head of Development Gerry joined the team to help implement NYF UK’s strategic vision and to help with the day to day running of the charity. She feels very passionate about NYF’s projects and is inspired by the work that team on the ground in Nepal do.
Lottie Wilkins – Publicity Manager Lottie has over 15 years of PR experience and has won PRCA and PR Week Awards. Over the last five years she has specialised in fundraising communications. She has two sons and so cares a great deal about raising money for children. Lottie recently visited Nepal and has fallen madly in love with the place and its people. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Portsmouth – Child sponsorship Officer
Kate travelled to Nepal in 2011 and visited the Malnutrition Centres and met many of the children we sponsor. Much of her Degree focused on child welfare in developing countries and what better way to put it to use than helping our kind supporters stay connected to the children and our programmes.
Tim Arksey – Development Officer
Tim lives in Cambridgeshire with his family and donates his time to help NYF function smoothly. He is a qualified Diving Instructor and know the importance of getting things done in a timely fashion.
Lisle Turner – Trustee Lisle is an award winning writer, director and producer working in film, television and theatre. Much of his work involves themes of social engagement and he has made over fifty films for charitable causes. When making one such film for this charity he was so impressed with the positive impact of their work he volunteered to become a trustee.