Who We Are

Registered Charity no: 292058


The Very Revd John Richardson
TRUSTEES The Very Revd John Richardson – Chairman

John is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Canterbury and joined the Board of Mildmay in 2004. He became chairman in 2007 after several visits to HIV and AIDS projects in Uganda, London and across the Pennines where he worked with doctors and other health professionals in hospices, hospitals and surgeries. Since 2009 John has been working in partnership with statutory and regional authorities on the frontiers of church and community life in Margate, one of the most deprived parishes in the South East of England. Through church and community centre open seven days a week thousands of people of all ages seek wholeness and well being as well as spiritual succour and counsel related to their own situation.

Dr Ros Furlong
Dr Ros Furlong

Ros is a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS with many years of clinical and management experience. She has served on the Mildmay Board as a trustee since 2004 and has a particular interest in clinical care and training, both in the UK and in sub-Saharan Africa where she has connections with both Uganda and Sierra Leone.

David Howells[1]
David Howell
David Howell
Christabel Kunda Christabel Kunda

The Revd Prebendary Ronald Swan
The Revd Prebendary Ronald Swan

Ron is an Anglican priest who has served on the Board since 2008. He is also chairman of the executive council of the Friends of Mildmay, a position he has held for the last 10 years. He has a long association and concern for pastoral care which has found expression in chaplaincy work and training of clergy.

Philip Winter
Philip Winter


Philip is a chartered accountant with charity audit and accounting experience as well as 30 years experience advising small and medium sized companies. He joined the Board of Trustees in November 2008.


Margaret Sentamu
Margaret Sentamu – President

Margaret Sentamu’s career background is in recruitment and Executive Search.  More recently, she has focused on helping organisations to harness difference in the workplace and in communities.  She also a Lay Adjudicator of Solicitors  (SRA) who break the code of conduct and an assessor of Accountants (CIPFA,)who work in the public sector, who are in breach of the Bye Laws. Margaret became President of Mildmay International in 2010, bringing a breadth of experience having served on various governing bodies and councils and as a trustee of a number of charities operating in the global South. Margaret is Ugandan and is married to the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Dame Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench

Considered one of Britain’s finest actors, Dame Judi Dench has been a supporter and patron of Mildmay for many years. Dame Judi’s long and illustrious career has spanned both stage and screen, bringing her respect as one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors while collecting numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, for her roles in films such as Mrs Brown, Shakespeare In Love, Chocolat, Iris and Mrs Henderson Presents.

‘Long-term HIV care is proving more challenging and complex than we ever imagined. Mildmay helps to bring new hope to thousands caught up in the continuing HIV crisis. Not only does it provide the UK with a facility for specialist rehabilitation and capacity-building training, but also supports inspiring treatment and education programmes across East Africa.I urge you to join me in supporting their vital work.’
Dame Judi Dench

Anita Dobson Anita Dobson
Canon Roger Royle
Anthony Furlong Anthony Furlong

Anthony Furlong now works as a consultant architect for Sheppard Robson after 30 years as a partner in the practice. He is also president of the City Property Association. Anthony is one of Mildmay International’s newest patrons but has been aware of our work for some time through one of Mildmay’s trustees, Dr Ros Furlong, who is his wife.

Reverend Stephen Gaukroger

Sir Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard is one of the UK’s best loved musicians and entertainers after a career spanning seven decades. He has amassed hundreds of gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit awards and two Ivor Novello awards, making him one of the most successful singers of all time. Sir Cliff has supported Mildmay since its early days, helping to raise awareness as well as funds for its work.

‘Just as Jesus reached out to the man with leprosy and healed him, Mildmay stands in the midst of men, women and children with HIV and AIDS and offers them a lifeline.’
Sir Cliff Richard

Martin Lewis Martin Lewis

With more than three decades in television journalism, Martyn Lewis is one of the UK’s best known and respected news anchors. He is the founder and chairman of YouthNet, an internet-based charity which provides help and information to half a million young people every month and has developed the UK’s national volunteering database. He was awarded a CBE in the Prime Minister’s Honours List of 1997.

‘I chose to become a patron of Mildmay International because of its pioneering work in the field of AIDS rehabilitation. Since then, I have watched with huge admiration as that work has matured and developed to deliver an ever-higher degree of specialist care and support.’
Martyn Lewis

Marguerite Littman Marguerite Littman

In the mid 1980s, Marguerite Littman saw the urgent need for action on the emerging epidemic and established the AIDS Crisis Trust in London. While building hospital wings in London, she also found a way for the AIDS Crisis Trust to support organisations in the US, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Thailand, and India. Marguerite Littman has been a vital supporter of Mildmay since its early days of working in HIV.

Lord McColl Lord McColl

Lord McColl is a British surgeon, professor, politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords. Lord McColl was made a Life Peer for his work for disabled people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1989. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major from 1994-97. Lord McColl is also a trustee of the charity Mercy Ships and has been become an advocate against human trafficking.

Humphrey Norrington
Humphrey Norrington

Humphrey retired from Barclays Bank in 1993 as a vice-chairman and has since taken on several posts at not-for-profit organisations. As well as being one of Mildmay International’s patrons, he is also chairman of Premier Christian Media Trust and a trustee of the Lambeth Fund. Humphrey, a father of four grown-up children, is married to Frances and they are both active members of their local Anglican church.

Lyn Rothman Lyn Rothman

Lyn Rothman has always been hugely supportive of people living with HIV, and was one of the founders of the AIDS Crisis Trust, along with Marguerite Littman. With a track record in organising successful fundraising events, Lyn joined the Elton John AIDS Foundation as both a patron and a board member. In 2001, Lyn founded The Parkinson’s Appeal and she is a patron of Thare Machi Starfish Initiative, which delivers basic education to women in the developing world.

UK Team

Preview Event June 2014 Ross White outside new hospital Credit Kois Miah/East End Life. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ross White:

Executive Director, Company Secretary. As Executive Director, Ross has day to day responsibility for running Mildmay and implementing strategy as agreed with the board.Ross’ background is in senior leadership within the public and charity sectors combined with five years of consultancy experience. Following an early career as a neutron physicist in Grenoble, France, Ross returned to the UK and completed an MBA at Nottingham University. He has since worked as a director for two hospice organisations, the Arts Council of England and The Anne Frank Trust.

Senior Management Team:

Dr Ross White – Chief Executive Director

Dr Simon Rackstraw – Medical Director

Alison Maxwell – Clinical Lead Nurse

Kerry Reeves- Kneip – Director of Fundraising & Communications

Catherine Tuite  – Head of Admissions and Marketing Officer

Fundraising Team:

  • Kerry Reeves- Kneip – Director of Fundraising & Communications
  • Juley Ayres                 Communications Manager
  • Bethany Kinsella       Trust Manager
  • Katie Standen            F/R Adminstrator

Overseas Team

Dr. Steve Adudans
Dr Steve Adudans – Country Director, Kenya

Dr Steve Adudans came to Mildmay International with a wealth of experience, having worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and with the International Medical Corps Kenya program. Steve is a trained HIV physician committed to interventions that alleviate the suffering of people living with the virus.

Diane Mukasahaha
Diane Mukasahaha – Country Director, Rwanda

Diane’s background is as an advanced nurse working in public health. Before joining Mildmay International, Diane worked for CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and as part of an HIV vaccine research project, working with discordant couples – a project supported by the San Francisco and Emory University, USA.

Mukami Rimberia
Mukami Rimberia – Country Director, Tanzania

Mukami Rimberia has more than 20 years experience in international development. She has worked in four continents in programmes ranging from sexual reproductive health and rights, gender and development to agriculture. Mukami has academic training in demography and health policy and planning.

Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika – Country Director, Uganda

Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika became country director of Mildmay Uganda in 2008, after six years at the Mildmay Centre as director of clinical services and then centre director. Emmanuel has postgraduate training in family medicine and has worked in various clinical settings across Africa. Emmanuel is an eminent voice in HIV, presenting research papers, lecturing, and providing training across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, as well being a published writer on the subject.

Position currently being recruited Position currently being recruited – Project Manager, Zimbabwe