Trustees

Trustees

WaterHarvest is fortunate to have an experienced board dedicated to helping it to fulfil its mission.


Neil Mehta

Chair of Trustees

Neil is a digital entrepreneur, investor, board director and mentor. He is a non-exec director and chair with expertise in mobile apps. In addition to being chair of WaterHarvest, he is a trustee of a UK based micro-finance charity Fredericks Foundation and a director of several government funded business focused bodies (not for profit). He is passionate about Tech4Good, social impact businesses and charities and has been involved in them for last 17 years in various senior executive capacity.




Dr Max Wilson

Trustee

Max has a doctorate in Metallurgy.  He has held senior management positions in large companies in UK and overseas.  Latterly, he has specialised in helping small high-tech companies to grow.  As a result of many visits to WaterHarvest projects in India he has comprehensive knowledge of the local situation.  This enables him to provide informed input to the Board of Trustees and the Programme Committee.


Peter McManus

Trustee

After more than 40 years in the computer industry, Peter is now a trustee of several charities, including WaterHarvest and Churches Together in Winchester. He was IBM Europe Development Director (Entry Systems), and also one of the founders of the software company, Active Navigation, a leader in Information Governance.


Kevin Cook

Trustee

Kevin is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Northampton. He has a special interest in development issues. His research projects include: the role of women in community development in Kenya; and sand dams. He has been a supporter of the charity since the beginning.


Dr Maureen Gupta

Trustee

Maureen was born in Shillong, North-East India and after graduating as a doctor, was posted to Karnataka, before moving to the UK where she worked in the NHS for over 30 years. Having retired recently, Dr. Gupta has enjoyed having more time supporting several charities, and particularly enjoys bringing a different perspective to WaterHarvest, being a woman, an Indian and a doctor.


Fiona Buekes

Trustee

Fiona has an extensive background in financial services marketing and communications, particularly supporting the growth of investment and wealth management propositions. Recent projects have included a brand redevelopment and relaunch, enterprise marketing for a go-to-market long-term savings platform as a service, and developing digital user experience and engagement strategies. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an OUBS MBA. Fiona has a special interest in ESG issues, sustainable development and social impact enterprises.


Steve Welch

Trustee

Steve comes from a Software Engineering, Agile development and Coaching background. He was a Cisco Engineering Director for Unified Communications. He also continues to work with the government as part of the Be The Business ‘mentoring for growth’ campaign, as well as being the company secretary for a local Autonomous Systems (Drone) startup.


Ellie Shepherd

Trustee

Ellie has a background in financial services with her key area of interest being customer experience. Ellie brings her knowledge of marketing and communications alongside a focus on foresight so we can develop a future focussed strategy for fundraising as well as project delivery.