The Board

Welbodi Partnership is led by a group of 5 directors, all of whom are appointed for a one-year term. This group includes several of our former volunteers who have first-hand experience of our work in Freetown.

Tom Cairnes

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tom has been working in Sierra Leone since 2004. He is the founder of ManoCap, a private equity fund manager focused on making investments in post-conflict and other emerging economies. He has worked for Lansdowne Partners, a UK-based hedge fund manager focusing on UK equities and as a management consultant for Marakon Associates in London, New York, Amsterdam and Mexico. He has an M.Phil in Development Studies from Cambridge University, and a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

Matthew Clark


Following his medical student elective in 2007, Matthew co-founded the Welbodi Partnership and served as chairman until 2016.   

Matthew is a paediatrician, practicing at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in South London and on the board of NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group.   Working as a clinician, researcher and clinical leader, Matthew has extensive experience transforming care and improving outcomes for patients both in the UK and abroad.

Matthew trained at Cambridge University and is a Member of the Royal College of Paediatricians.