Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA is the chairperson of the Global Generosity Network Board of Directors and Chair of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc, Allia (industrial and Provident Society) Ltd, South Asian Concern, Renewable Energy Company – Dulas Ltd., the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, The Lausanne Movement International Board, Board Member of the Food Standards Agency, the New York City Leadership Centre, Trustee Chiltern Church and Honorary Member of the Faculty of Divinity Cambridge University. Past roles include UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group an international company with 7000 employees in 15 countries, Board and Council Member of Imperial College, External Member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee of the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency, The Better Regulation Task Force, Vice-chair St Georges Medical School, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Middlesex University, Advisory Board member of the Relationships Foundation, Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and co-founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity Trust which engaged over 50,000 young people in the UK to raise over £5m for good causes in the developing world.
Mr Rob Martin has many years of experience in Christian fundraising including with the Orange County Rescue Mission, as consultant, US Director of the Lausanne Movement and from 1990-2009 as Executive Director of First Fruit Inc (a US private charitable foundation). Rob is presently a partner with the First Fruit Institute, serving ministries as coach on a variety of organizational issues. Highly respected as leader in the Christian fundraising community, Rob is the Lausanne Senior Associate for Resource Mobilization. Having raised 3 daughters, Rob and his wife Bev are living on Whidbey Island in Washington State, USA.
Mr Michael O’Neill is Chief Executive Officer of the London, UK, based Stewardship. Stewardship is a charitable companythat provides advice, inspiration and practical tools to make it simple for people to give and receive. Mike joined Stewardship in January 2009 as Director of Philanthropy and was appointed CEO on 1 July 2010. Mike is the former Executive Director of Hope for New York, where he was responsible for philanthropy, fundraising and a team of almost 5700 volunteers, who supported almost 40 organisations caring for New York City’s poor and marginalised communities. He is married to Donna and they have three children. Mike and Donna are passionate about the end of modern day slavery – especially sex trafficking.
Mr Colin Piper is the executive director of the World Evangelical Alliance Youth Commission and coordinator of the Global Youth Movement: a partnership of global and regional youth ministries and denominational youth movements. Initially trained in law, Colin has been involved in full time youth ministry for over 30 years. He is a Brit, presently based in London, from where he travels extensively across the globe. His passion is to ensure our resources are used most fruitfully in reaching and discipling young people for Christ which includes finding ways to sustain excellent grass roots youth ministry and youth ministers. Colin is married to Melissa and has two adult daughters. As the picture suggests another passion in his life is rugby!
Mr David Wills has served since 1998 as president of the Atlanta, US, based National Christian Foundation (NCF). The NCF helps generous givers like simplify their giving, multiply their impact, and experience the joy of sending more to their favorite causes. David is the co-author of two books and numerous articles. A qualified lawyer, David serves on several boards, including Generous Giving (of which he is also a co-founder), Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), ProVision Foundation, International Christian Foundation and the Chick-fil-a Foundation. Texas natives, David and his wife, Chris, live on a farm north of Atlanta with their seven children. David’s passions are centered on generosity and eternity, so he invests his time helping others lay-up treasure in heaven and take hold of life that is truly life.