About Send a Cow


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“I am delighted that we are able to give more African smallholders a ‘hand up’ than ever before. Send a Cow can only maintain and expand its work with the continued generosity of its supporters and dedication of its staff. I thank everybody who plays a part in enabling us to serve the poor and hungry in rural Africa.”

John Geake Chairman of Trustees
  • John Geake

    Chairman of Trustees, John brings decades of international business and finance experience to the board of Trustees at an important time of growth for the organisation.

    John has long been associated with Send a Cow through his brother, former CEO Martin Geake.

  • Rev Gerald Osborne

    Gerald is an organic farmer with beef cattle, hens and arable crops. He is a non-stipendiary minister in the Diocese of Salisbury, Rural Dean of Pewsey, and a non-residentiary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Also known for his performances from memory of St Mark’s gospel.

    Gerald became a trustee in 2008.

  • Fiona Crisp

    Fiona Crisp is the Staff Health Travel Advisor for Oxfam based in Oxford where she lives with her husband and son.

    She has previously lived and worked overseas as a relief and development worker for 14 years in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean where she specialised in Health and HIV in emergencies.

  • Stephanie Dennison

    Stephanie is an experienced Development Consultant working in the charitable sector, and was previously a journalist on national newspapers.

    She is Head of Development at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and lives nearby with her family. She is also a mentor with the Institute of Fundraising.

  • Chris Egitto

    Chris is a strategy consultant with a strong background in the retail and social enterprise sectors.

    He promotes business enterprise as a route out of poverty and a largely untapped mechanism for making a difference for those who need it most.

  • Peter Hinton

    Peter has over 30 years of commercial and private equity experience in the UK and Africa.

    He works with impact investors in sub-Saharan Africa and tutors on the Oxford Impact Investment Programme where he is an associate fellow at Said Business School.

  • Dr Alan Kerbey OBE

    Alan has spent over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sectors, at executive and non-executive director level. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University and a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Trinity College, Oxford. In 2012, he was awarded an OBE for services to medical research, education and young people.

  • Philip Mounstephen

    Philip is Executive Leader of Church Mission Society (CMS), a position he’s held since 2012. CMS works in around 40 countries worldwide, including Africa.

    Previously he led a church in the centre of Paris. He’s been a Trustee of Send a Cow since December 2015.

  • Isabella Wemyss

    Isabella Wemyss is a qualified Chartered Secretary. Based in Edinburgh, she works for her family’s business.

    Her roles have also included responsibility for a tea estate in Kenya, a hydro scheme and a distillery in Scotland.

  • Lis Wallace

    Lis is the UK Advocacy Manager at Malaria No More UK (MNMUK), leading their political engagement and influencing in Westminster and Whitehall. MNMUK works closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    She is an experienced advocacy and communications specialist and has previously worked in the UK Parliament.