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.
Chair of the Board
Carole has been a passionate supporter of the Welbodi Partnership since 2010 and, after a year as a Board member, has recently become the Chair of the Board. For the last 30 years, she has managed large teams and multi-million budgets at senior level both in the UK NHS and internationally in health and social care. Carole has experience across the public, private, and charitable sectors, and has lived in Sierra Leone for 3 years, including working for a year directly in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Carole has an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University, together with Health Management and Public Health qualifications. Carole is also a Director of Jigsaw Housing Group in the UK, on the governing body of North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, and a senior advisor and consultant with Frontier Research, and she also set up and ran Manchester Global Foundation as its first Director.
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.
Rebecca is a midwife who worked in Sierra Leone for Welbodi Partnership in the maternity hospital and surrounding community health units. She has previously worked in Kambia, Sierra Leone and various hospitals within the UK both in clinical and research roles. Rebecca currently works at the Barts Health NHS Trust as well as studying for an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Heneage is an experienced property investor having worked on over £2bn of listed transactions and over £1bn of private equity transactions in roles at Schroder Salomon/Citigroup and Mountgrange/Clearbell. He has secured consent for over 15,000 residential units and 4m square feet of commercial space. Heneage holds various non-executive positions.