About the Trustees


Shelia HollinsSheila Hollins

Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins, is a professor of the psychiatry of learning disability at St George’s, University of London and a crossbench life peer in the House of Lords.



Volunteer Trustees:

alex_de_waal President: Alex de Waal OBE

Alexander is the founder and President of the Rufiji Leprosy Trust. Currently he is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has written extensively on African issues and was senior advisor to the African Union for Sudan. Alex was awarded the OBE for work in development and conflict resolution in Africa.


geoff_odonohueCo-Chairperson: Geoff O’Donoghue

Geoff and his wife Jenny spent almost three years working as Project Officers in Kindwitwi and have continued in development work since then. Geoff is a founder member of Mango CIC, a small consultancy working with Charities and community based projects. Geoff is the International Director for the UK-based charity, CAFOD. He has been a Trustee since 2001 and is the current Co-Chairperson of the Trust.



Co-Chairperson: Sarah Feather

Dr. Sarah Feather works as a GP in Shropshire, UK. She became a trustee of the Rufiji Leprosy Trust in 1998, but first visited Kindwitwi in 1983 with a group of young people from the Diocese of Hereford. Inspired by the work of Father Robin Lamburn, she returned for two months in 1985 for her medical student elective and again for six weeks in 1989.


richardLuxmoreFinancial Trustee: Richard Luxmore

Richard is a Chartered Accountant having spent most of his career working overseas, living in as diverse places as Istanbul, Atlanta, Krakow and Johannesburg. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa on business which inspired him to devote more time to charitable work. He now lives in Berkshire and runs an accountancy and consultancy practice.


jenny_cosgraveJenny Cosgrave: Newsletter editor

Jenny became a Trustee in 2010, having just completed a Master’s degree in International Development. She spent several weeks in Kindwitwi in 2009 helping the team out there to develop their IT and English language skills. She has been the Youth Trustee at CAFOD and currently lives in the Netherlands.




Victor de Waal

Victor is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Birmingham and a former Dean of Canterbury. A founder member of RLT.





Rachael Green

Rachael became a trustee in December 2011, following completion of a Masters Degree in International Development. From a young age, Rachael has been interested in Africa and has carried out voluntary work and research in Uganda and Kenya as well as in Honduras. Rachael currently lives in Nottingham and works for a university.


 RLT has no paid staff in the UK and all trustees work for RLT on a voluntary basis.