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BPF Team

Meet the team who, behind the scenes, help to make it all happen - our employees, trustees and staff

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett

Founder, MD & BPF Malawi Board Chair

Nohara Chinguwo

Executive Director (BPF Malawi)

David Mchombo

Finance Director (BPF Malawi)

Wordsworth Rashid

Wordsworth Rashid

Program Coordinator (BPF Malawi)

Caroline Mtukule

Coach Manager (BPF Malawi)

The coaches

BPF Malawi's ChildFund trained coaches

Maintenance staff

BPF Malawi's site maintenance team

Gareth Nokes

Gareth Nokes

Chief Executive Officer

Sally Bennett

Sally Bennett

Volunteer & Stakeholder Relationship Manager

Emma Cave

Trustee & Board Chair (BPF UK)

Anton Herbig

Trustee (BPF UK)

Grant Constable

Grant Constable

Trustee (BPF UK)

Group Captain Nick Robson

Trustee (BPF UK)

Elanie Kruger

Trustee (BPF UK)

Elliott Hodges

Elliott Hodges

Treasurer

Bridgette Sinthampi

Trustee (BPF Malawi)

Chipo Dube

Trustee (BPF Malawi)

Richard Bennett

Founder, MD & BPF Malawi Board Chair

Richard grew up in South Africa. After completing his studies in the UK, he qualified as a teacher and worked at an independent secondary school for three years. Passionate about sport and education, Richard has over ten years’ experience of working and traveling in east and southern Africa.

Richard is also BPF Malawi's Board Chair.

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Nohara Chinguwo

Executive Director (BPF Malawi)

An inclusive education specialist and disability rights activist, Nohara is passionate about uplifting the lives of all children in Malawi through education and innovative models of life skills development. He brings with him to BPF Malawi's team vast experience in inclusive education, program management and teams & talent management.

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David Mchombo

Finance Director (BPF Malawi)

David is a highly experienced finance and management specialist with over 10 years of experience in different industries. He brings to BPF Malawi a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills that will help propel the organisation to new heights.

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Wordsworth Rashid

Program Coordinator (BPF Malawi)

Having helped to facilitate BPF's programs in Lilongwe since 2011, Wordsworth managed a pilot program in 2016 and 2017 before joining the NGO in a full-time capacity in 2018 as a development officer - he's now BPF Malawi's Program Coordinator. Wordsworth leads a year-round sports and life-skills youth program. He also founded one of Lilongwe’s rugby clubs, the ‘Bhubesi Lions’, and he's the Chairman for Lilongwe (Rural) Netball Committee.

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Caroline Mtukule

Coach Manager (BPF Malawi)

Caroline brings a wealth of experience to the BPF team and has been an ever-present figure as captain of the Malawi National Team. In a playing career dating back to 2004, Caroline has played in her favoured positions of ‘goal defence’ or ‘goal keeper’, featuring in four consecutive Netball World Cups and Commonwealth Games tournaments.

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The coaches

BPF Malawi's ChildFund trained coaches

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Maintenance staff

BPF Malawi's site maintenance team

Beatrice, Susan, Ndewa, Numel, John and Stefan

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Gareth Nokes

Chief Executive Officer

A qualified chartered accountant, Gareth trained with Deloitte for ten years before moving into the insurance industry where he spent over 15 years working as a Chief Financial Officer for several multi-national insurance companies in the City of London and Bermuda. In 2012 Gareth helped to establish Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a charity combining his life-long passion for rugby and education with a desire for positive social change.

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Sally Bennett

Volunteer & Stakeholder Relationship Manager

Sally was born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, brought up her children, Richard and Samantha, in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1996. With an international background in marketing and education, Sally has been part of developing new businesses, including an independent school and a historical English garden in Somerset. At Bhubesi Pride Foundation, Sally focuses on the volunteer ‘journey’, promoting the charity’s opportunities and supporting its expanding operations.

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Emma Cave

Trustee & Board Chair (BPF UK)

After a 30 year career in the financial sector encompassing global and European senior leadership positions at Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley, Emma is now focused on a small portfolio of company directorships and charitable/voluntary work. Emma is particularly interested in education and wellbeing through sport, combining school governor positions in the UK with her work for BPF.

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Anton Herbig

Trustee (BPF UK)

Anton grew up in Cape Town and has recently retired from Abbott where he was a Global Operations head, based in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to this, Anton worked for GlaxoSmithKline for 30 years in South Africa and the UK, in roles focusing on manufacturing, supply chain and operations. Anton - who now lives in the UK with his wife, Hayley, with whom he has two daughters - is passionate about rugby, cricket and motor racing. He has climbed Kilimanjaro for charity and completed an Atlantic crossing on a sailing vessel.

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Grant Constable

Trustee (BPF UK)

Grant was born and raised in South Africa. Following an early career in corporate web and graphic design, he started Rugbydump in 2006 and quickly built it to become one of the most visited rugby websites globally. He has worked with Bhubesi Pride Foundation since inception and continues to help with awareness and social media strategy.

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Group Captain Nick Robson

Trustee (BPF UK)

Nick Robson has a long background in sports management and leadership, from coaching rugby to managerial roles within the UK military. A military air traffic controller with over 30 years’ experience, he brings a keen eye on governance processes, functional risk management and assurance oversight within both charities and on the front line. His passion is the wider positive impact of sport from elite level to grass roots; he also continues to assist the RAF Sports Federation and the RAF’s sports charity to drive forward wider participation levels.

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Elanie Kruger

Trustee (BPF UK)

Elanie lives in South Africa and has a passion for people and the African continent. Elanie is an Occupational Psychologist and is employed as Group Chief HR Officer for the Tsebo Solutions Group. Her career includes senior management roles in the UK and across multiple African countries. She has been a strong supporter of BPF since inception.

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Elliott Hodges

Treasurer

Elliott is a chartered accountant and works for UK waste management group, Viridor, with previous positions held at PwC, BDO and Old Mill. Elliott has travelled to most African countries where the charity operates. He is passionate about building a sustainable future for the communities with whom the charity works.

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Bridgette Sinthampi

Trustee (BPF Malawi)

Bridgette works at G4S Malawi as National Account Manager and has experience in management, business development and product development. She is a sales and marketing professional with a postgraduate diploma in marketing. Bridgette plays golf and is the ladies vice captain at Lilongwe Golf Club.

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Chipo Dube

Trustee (BPF Malawi)

Chipo is a qualified accountant with over twenty years of professional experience in auditing, financial management and banking, taxation, accounting and advisory services. Chipo worked for KPMG Malawi as a manager after spending fifteen years in the UK where she worked for different organisations and as a tax consultant.

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