“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


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.

Long associated with Send a Cow through his brother, former CEO Martin Geake.


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.

He became a trustee in 2008 and is Chairman of the UK Board.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.