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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 & CEO

Nohara Chinguwo

Executive Director (BPF Malawi NGO)

Wordsworth Rashid

Wordsworth Rashid

Sports Development Officer (BPF Malawi NGO)

Caroline Mtukule

Netball Development Officer (BPF Malawi NGO)

The coaches

BPF Malawi's trained coaches

Maintenance staff

BPF Malawi's site maintenance team

Chipo Dube

Trustee (BPF Malawi NGO)

Bridgette Sinthampi

Trustee (BPF Malawi NGO)

Emma Cave

Trustee & Board Chair (BPF UK Charity)

Anton Herbig

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

Grant Constable

Grant Constable

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

Gareth Nokes

Gareth Nokes

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

Elanie Kruger

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

Group Captain Nick Robson

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

Richard Bennett

Founder & CEO

Richard grew up in South Africa and the UK. Passionate about the power of sport, education, people and social change, Richard has over ten years’ experience working in development and in Africa, establishing and shaping BPF's UK and Malawi entities. Richard is also BPF Malawi's NGO Board Chair.

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Nohara Chinguwo

Executive Director (BPF Malawi NGO)

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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Wordsworth Rashid

Sports Development Officer (BPF Malawi NGO)

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. In his development role, Wordsworth helps to lead a youth sports and life skills program. He also founded one of Lilongwe’s rugby clubs, the ‘Bhubesi Lions’, and is the Chairman for Lilongwe Rural Netball Committee.

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Caroline Mtukule

Netball Development Officer (BPF Malawi NGO)

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 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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Chipo Dube

Trustee (BPF Malawi NGO)

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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Bridgette Sinthampi

Trustee (BPF Malawi NGO)

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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Emma Cave

Trustee & Board Chair (BPF UK Charity)

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 Charity)

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 Charity)

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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Gareth Nokes

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

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 establish Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a charity combining his life-long passion for rugby with positive social change. Gareth was BPF UK's CEO for almost three 'pivot-focusing' years before being appointed a Trustee.

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Elanie Kruger

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

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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Group Captain Nick Robson

Trustee (BPF UK Charity)

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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