TradeRelief is managed by volunteers based in London, Norwich and Reading, overseen by a Board of Trustees.
Olivia Bryanne Zank is currently doing a BA in international development at University of East Anglia, focusing on economics and natural resource management. She has previously volunteered in Madagascar and South Africa in community development and conservation. However, it was her work in Nepal in 2009-10 as coordinator and administrator of a volunteer programme in Kathmandu that set her on the development career path.
Cal Corkery is studying at University of East Anglia.
Andrea Stachnik graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a BBA in finance and economics. She has worked as a financial analyst, in commercial property as well as in the chocolate manufacturing industry. Her focus has been on financial forecasting, focusing on long term cash flow related to capital expenditures and P&L impact and analysis. She volunteered in 2010 with ADIGUA, a Guatemalan NGO providing micro-loans and business training services.
Gordon Ross is a 57 year old FCA, previously with Dell Computers as a Finance Director. Working in South Africa 2003-2004, he realised that there was more to life than the corporate “rat race”. Since retiring in 2005 he has been very actively involved in the charity and voluntary sector.. As part of this he works with a small British development charity, linking UK schools with Kenyan ones. In this capacity he is a regular visitor to Western Kenya, where he also developed the governance structure for TradeRelief partner NGO the Upendo Foundation.
Jake Lomax is a postgraduate researcher at the School of International Development of the University of East Anglia, focusing on micro-dynamics of conflict and violence against civilians in wars. He also works occasionally supporting research at International Development UEA, including on a DFID systematic review of microcredit impact assessments and a project with Oxfam on humanitarian relief impact assessment systems. In addition to 18 months spent at Save the Children UK headquarters, Jake has significant overseas experience in development, mostly spent managing research projects in the occupied Palestinian territory. He had the idea for TradeRelief after six months volunteering with community projects in Kenya in 2005. Jake holds an MRes in International Development from UEA and a BSc in Management from the University of St Andrews.
Caroline Tulloch works at Bridges Ventures on their Social Entrepreneurs Fund: a social finance fund which invests growth capital in sustainable and scalable social enterprises in the UK. She is responsible for deal origination and appraisal as well as investment structuring and portfolio management. Prior to Bridges, Caroline worked at Ernst & Young, where she specialised in providing commercial due diligence and strategic advice to corporate and private equity clients. She has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Richard Palmer graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in Sociology and Gender Studies, but it was his first business at university that paved his future career. Now serial entrepreneur and digital marketeer, Richard has several businesses and is very used to working with small start-ups with insight into creative business strategies to help insure success. Richard currently spends most of his time in London managing a digital marketing company he founded. Richard has worked with many prestigious clients in this field including Jimmy Choo Couture, Aviva Health, The Ritz, Hamleys of London, Debenhams and Teepol.