UK staff

Photo of Andrew BettsAndrew Betts - Director

Andrew is responsible for overseeing the charity’s management and fundraising. He is an experienced development manager who previously worked as an agricultural and water project manager in Kenya and as a fundraiser for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Practical Action. Read more.



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Rob Aley - Kenya Programme Manager

Rob’s extensive experience in community development includes working as a special needs advisor with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in Kenya and as a small enterprise specialist for Practical Action. He also runs his own candle-making business. Read more.



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Jane Betts - Uganda Programme Manager

Jane has worked for more than twenty years in development including roles in education, recruitment and more recently disability mainstreaming and advocacy for the development agency World Vision. Read more.



Prachi Joshi - Finance Officer

Prachi is an accountant with many years experience in both commercial and charitable settings.






Gill PriceGill Price brings experience in international development stretching across 25 years, more than seven African countries and roles from Construction Engineer to Programme Director of a major NGO.
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Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman has recently retired as Managing Director of Andrews Estate Agents, the company that helped launch Advantage Africa through its charitable trust. He visited our projects in eastern Kenya in 2006 and joined the board in 2012. Read more.





Brenda Bignold brings extensive experience of enhancing educational opportunities at all levels both in the UK and in Africa. Read more.




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Charlotte Cashman has experience as a Teacher Support Officer with VSO in Ghana and understands first hand the challenges faced by schools and people living with disability in deprived areas of Africa. She is an experienced Early Childhood Teacher, School Leader, Governor, Teacher Trainer and Education Planner with over 30 years’ experience. Read more.



Rebecca Sherriff has over ten years of experience working in the community and voluntary sector and has particular interests in community empowerment, participation, diversity and inclusion. Read more.






Martyn Joseph


Martyn Joseph is Advantage Africa’s Patron. Martyn is a powerful singer and songwriter whose expressive and poignant lyrics speak to the soul. During a career spanning 30 years and as many albums he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer. His passion for equality and social justice led him to join Advantage Africa as Patron and for more than ten years he has been a committed advocate for our work.



Advantage Africa works through local partner organisations in Kenya and Uganda. Agnes Musembi, Burgwin Muthoka and Paul Lwanga are among the many people who implement our projects on the ground.

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