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Water Works Management Committee


Tim Bell (Chair)

Tim was for many years the head of a national homelessness charity in the UK before his retirement. He is based in Nottingham but has a long standing interest and commitment to east and central Africa over many years , both as a volunteer and a visitor. He also has experience of public policy and the voluntary sector generally, stemming from various public appointments and several years in local politics.


Mike Wilkins.

Mike Wilkins (Treasurer)

Mike has worked in the textile, food and drink industries and as a social worker and manager for 13 years. Later he worked as a director with the two UK charities and as a grant-maker with the National Lottery Charities Board, the Big Lottery Fund and Awards for All. His most recent post was with Capacity Builders, a Cabinet Office agency responsible for funding and developing infrastructure support for the voluntary and community sector. Mike is currently the lay vice chair of the NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group with responsibility for patient and public engagement.


Cecilia Sanderson Mwenda (Committee Member)

Cecilia joined Water Works in January 2013. She is a Business Management Postgraduate with Nottingham Trent University. She has 20 years work experience within different fields of business and active self volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers.

She is from Malawi and her lifetime experience of the country is of great help in assuring that the projects benefit the everyday lives of the people in Malawi.



Michael Lee (Committee Member)

After a long career in social care, Mike took early retirement at the end of 2010. His specialism was in research, evaluation and data processing, although his last job as one of the Heads of Service in the Children's Department of Nottinghamshire County Council also encompassed communications. He is particularly concerned that in the 21st Century there is still a need to develop the provision of a basic utility like clean water in certain parts of the world - hence his wholehearted support for the aims of Water Works.

Linda doing survey.


Linda Chisale (Committee Member)

Linda is from Lilongwe and worked for Water Works as project assistant and community mobiliser. She is a great communicator and helped to provide the link between the project management and the villages. She is now living in San Francisco, studying Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.




Louise Turner (Committee Member)

Louise is a secondary school music teacher and is currently Director of Music at Hymers College in Hull. She has spent her spare time raising awareness of World Poverty. Just before her 50th birthday, Louise raised over £5,000 sponsorship money for Water Works by completing a 50:50 challenge – cycling 50 miles, swimming 50 lengths, walking / running 5 miles all in one day.




Suzanna van Schaick (Committee Member)

Suzanna has extensive clinical experience as a doctor, varied educational and teaching experience and insights from recent Voluntary Service Overseas. She has:




Jayson Babel (Committee Member)

Jayson's involvement with Water Works stems from a chance encounter with Simon in Malawi. In country on a work assignment, he was delighted to volunteer with Simon and learn more about the organization. Jayson's educational background is in environmental security and international development with a specialization in climate change. He currently works in the United States in the non-profit sector.


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Water Works is registered in Scotland - Scottish Charity Number: SC040514 and in England and Wales - Charity Commission – 1158206
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