Meet the Team


We have a dedicated team of Trustees that run and support us. We operate with very low overheads and rely on volunteers. We have a very small team of staff (equvialent to 3 days a week in total) and a part time Manager based in Uganda.


  • Christiana Bentley

    Christiana Bentley

    Chrissy works in the National Health Service and is also involved in the family’s fruit farm business.

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  • Ian Kirby

    Ian Kirby

    Ian farms a mixed farm in the Teme Valley.

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  • Jan McConville

    Jan McConville

    Jan is a retired Business sector Bank Manager

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  • Jane Sturdy

    Jane Sturdy

    Jane became involved in FOAG because she was interested in overseas development as former VSOs (Voluntary Service Overseas).

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  • Michael Bentley

    Michael Bentley

    Michael is kept more than busy running a fruit farm near Newent in Gloucestershire.

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  • Nabil Jamous

    Nabil Jamous

    Nabil is an IT professional running and managing his own company specialising in systems for Blue-Chip organisations.

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  • William Surnam

    William Surnam

    William currently works as an advisor to the National Farmers Union in their Brussels office as well as being a freelance agricultural journalist.

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