Home Leone Trustees are:

Nigel Hyde – Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Nigel is married with 4 adult daughters and lives near Southampton. A Chartered Accountant, with top 4 firms, for 13 years, Nigel since ran operations in 2 charities before going on to found and build Mission Direct, a volunteering international development charity that took thousands of volunteers to build school, homes clinics and more among the poorest on earth. Nigel is a non-exec director on a few boards, undertaking some property development and after 2 years of preparation and research, founded Home Leone in 2014. A Christian who speaks across the country, he demonstrates a passion to enable the world’s poorest to make the most of their opportunities

Cameron Findlay

Cameron is married with 3 adult children and lives near Edinburgh.  After leaving the Royal Engineers in 1987, he was a self-employed carpenter before founding The Replacement Door Company Ltd and opening his first showroom in 1992.  He has since developed, managed, and grown the business in his Managing Director role. The company presently has 2 Scottish production sites servicing clients all over the UK.

Having been profoundly affected by the Tsunami disaster in 2004, he volunteered to help in the reconstruction and relief operation and over the next 10 years he spent many weeks overseas helping with construction and humanitarian projects.  He is part of a leadership team in his local church, a keen golfer and swimmer and enjoys reading traveling and spending time with family.

Bob May – BPl Dip Mgt FdMM AoU MCMI FRTPI

Prof Bob May – BPl Dip Mgt FdMM AoU FRTPI

Bob is married with 2 adult children and lives near Manchester.  Starting his career in local government, has been a Planning consultant for over 25 years and now runs his own consultancy, Ryan & May, working throughout the UK.  He is an honorary professor of planning at Manchester University where he provides input to teaching on development in the Global South and professional practice.

In 2012, Bob brought several planners and urban designers as a corporate team with Nigel to Sierra Leone.  He has since brought a team a year overseas and worked in a range of other developing countries.  With Home Leone, he has helped us develop corporate teams, village urban design, training Sierra Leonean planners and working with the Princes Foundation.  Bob is a Lay Reader and Ordinand in the Church of England.  He brings 30 years’ experience of planning and project management and through a charity he founded in 2019, Planning for Change, he is currently supporting the development of planning in Sierra Leone.

He says “What Home Leone does, is it practically addresses the severe poverty in a methodical and sustainable way. I strongly support the ethos of developing infrastructure, jobs and community, thereby equipping individuals and families with a lifeline out of poverty and into a future where education, employment and good health are possible.”

Dr Rebekah Taylor – BM BMedSci 

Rebekah is a doctor in Emergency Medicine and has three children. She has been on the board since 2014 and is passionate about the work of Home Leone. She currently works in a major trauma centre and is an active part of the local community.  

Rebekah has volunteered on four charity trips to developing countries seeing firsthand the diverse challenges, in and outside of healthcare, that are faced when working there. She believes in Home Leone’s strategy to develop knowledge, experience and expertise to create a sustainable model of development for individuals and groups. 

In her spare time she volunteers as a church youth leader and runs. 

Dr Clive Thursfield

Clive is the former Research Director at Birmingham NHS Trust.  Working with Home Leone, he has taken on the role of Deputy Chief Executive, with special responsibility for Healthcare, Education and the process of selection and moving people in to the village.

Dr Abs Dumboya and Andrew Sesay – Sierra Leonean Trustees

These gentlemen sit on the local charity board and have helped steer Home Leone’s vision and implementation from its early days.  Dr Abs is himself disabled with polio, yet set up “The Dorothy Springer Trust” introducing IT education among the disabled.  He is also a consultant across Freetown.  Andrew has many years community development experience.

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