Home Leone Trustees are:

John Spencer (Chair)

John is married and has three Children. He lives in Hampshire. He is a solicitor. He is chairman and director/ shareholder of Spencers Solicitors. He was co- founder and originating trustee of Boaz, a charity for people with severe to moderate learning disabilities, providing the members with work opportunities principally in an agricultural environment. He was a member of the Civil Justice Council for England and Wales and sat on its Executive Committee. He was general editor and chairman of the Journal of Personal Injury law, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, as well as winner of two National Achievements Awards. He was previously a partner of Shoosmiths and managing partner of Woodford and Ackroyd with whom he initially  trained as a solicitor. He has written one book,  ‘The Importance of being ethical’.  He is a committed Christian pleased to be seeking to serve the people of Sierra Leone with Home Leone.

Nigel Hyde – Chief Executive

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

Bob is married with 2 adult children and lives near Manchester.  Starting his career in local government, has been a Planning consultant for over 23 years.  Presently a director of the employee owned town planning and development consultancy Turley with offices throughout the British Isles.    Here he heads up the Expert Witness service and is head of Corporate Social Responsibility.  He sits on Manchester and Sheffield University Partnership Boards.

In 2012, Bob brought a Turley CSR 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 is helping us develop corporate teams, village urban design, training Sierra Leonean planners and working with the Princes Foundation.  Bob is a Lay Reader in the Church of England.  He brings 30 years’ experience of planning and project management and 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 married with young twins and is inspired by Home Leone’s work.  She graduated from the University of Southampton in 2013 and works in local hospitals as a junior doctor. Currently working in Winchester, A&E department with a plan to be a GP.

She did many volunteering trips to 4 developing countries whilst growing up.  She volunteered in hospitals in Africa, seeing firsthand the medical challenges and opportunities. Rebekah can see how Home Leone’s strategy is taking a truly comprehensive approach, developing knowledge, experience and expertise.  She has written a course for young people lacking self-esteem, leads a youth group at her church and looks after the young twins.

“My husband, Zak is a doctor in Psychiatry and has been to Sierra Leone with Nigel.  He was extremely impressed with Home Leone’s work.  He ran clinics, met healthcare workers (including mental health) and is also passionate about the work and vision of Home Leone”.

Susan Hyde

Susan Hyde is an RGN with broad medical experience.  She has travelled to many Mission Direct locations and has partnered and worked with Nigel through his development career.


Dr Abs Dumboya, Moses Sesay, 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 and Moses have many years community development experience.  Moses has been particularly instrumental in developing Home Leone’s selection and training policies.  They meet several times a year in an advisory capacity.

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