My Small Help, UK
Leander is the founder of MySmallHelp UK and co-founder of MSH Nepal and Peru. She has a background in advertising, sales and marketing and worked for various international corporations before deciding to volunteer in Nepal in December 2006. Leander spent 8 years travelling and working for MSH before moving to Spain in 2015. She is a teacher and linguist and is very familiar with working with people from different cultures. Leander is passionate about justice, human rights and interconnectedness. She likes to call people to action and inspire people to be the change that they want to see in the world. Leander is the Chair of the MSH UK board of trustees and voice of the charity.
Alistair is a Chartered Accountant and experienced Finance Director. He was appointed a Trustee in 2012 and has managed the charity’s finances and governance since then.
Josh Stamp is a qualified business professional and co-owner of a national residential childcare group which employs 240 people. He is passionate about fundraising for disadvantaged groups of people having been involved in a number of charitable projects both in the UK and oversees.
Kim’s first experience of Nepalese hospitality and generosity dates back to 1986, when as a volunteer, she spent a year teaching and tree planting in Nepal. Kim’s involvement with MySmallHelp began in 2009 when her son’s second year primary class chose MySmallHelp Nepal as their charity. As class rep, Kim organised fundraising and the installation of a computer, printer and internet access (including computer training) for the pupils of Marybert School and Orphanage, to enable direct communication via skype with the students in the UK. This lead to the children raising funds to provide new beds, mattresses, & sports equipment for their new friends at Marybert. Kim was delighted when invited by Leander to join MySmallHelp as a trustee in 2013. Kim’s position as global coordinator of a London business and her background in architecture contribute to the diversity MySmallHelp. Kim is passionate about creating global relationships which increase empathy, promote understanding and nurture individuals’ success within a sustainable and ever-expanding friendly world community.
Lee Forsyth joined the MSH board of trustees in 2009. Since joining, Lee has been involved in all areas of the charity from fundraising, project management, team coaching & development through to helping establish the controls to run the charity.
Lee’s background is in the finance sector based in London and New York, focusing specifically on Anti Money Laundering and Business Compliance.