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Team, Patrons, Trustees, Advisers, Volunteers and Tutors

Bees for Development's work is carried out by our team of staff based in our offices in Monmouth, South Wales.


Nicola Bradbear – Director

Janet Lowore – Programme Manager Africa

Helen Jackson – Coordinator

Cindy Smith – Accountant

Beth Lovell – Office Manager/Communications

Cyrene Powell - Supporter Communications 

Donna Regan– Shop Manager/Trust Administrator

Monica Barlow – Policy Advisor

Milan Wiercx van Rhijn - Webmaster, Design and Campaign Developer

Chris O'Brien - Social Media Manager



We have six super Patrons who champion our work and support our fundraising events:

Monty Don

Baroness Anita Gale

Martha Kearney 

Professor Tom Seeley

Sting, Gordon Sumner CBE

Bill Turnbull



Bees for Development Trust is governed by six voluntary Trustees who commit considerable time and expertise to strategic oversight, raising funds, regulatory compliance, good governance and financial probity.  (Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust UK Charity No 1078803)

Paul Smith – Chairman

Adam Bullen - Treasurer

Robert Spencer

Suzie Shaw – Secretary

Ole Hertz

Gladstone Solomon



Martin Fidler Jones - Social Media, Campaigns and Public Affairs Adviser

Peter Lead - Liaison with Bees for Development Ghana and especially Buzz Club Ghana



We are supported by a large number of fantastic volunteers - without whom our team and our achievements would be much diminished.  Kind people help us at events, with translations, with good advice, logistics, and in a myriad of wonderful ways.  Some are based in UK, others are far away and we meet them only on Skype!   Volunteers working with us in the Monmouth offices and shop include:

Chris White

Dafydd Cheung

Francine Sagar

Gareth Baker

Gina Edmond

Ingo Scholler

Janet Bromley

John Harris

Keith Allen

Mark Loveday

Michael Price

Simon McGrath

Sue Blake

Sue Pyke

Sue Netherway



Bees for Development Courses are taught by Monica Barlow, Dr. Nicola Bradbear, Mark Loveday and Janet Lowore.

External tutors are Dr. Leo Sharashkin, Chris Park and Phil Chandler.


email us: or call us in the UK: +44 (0)1600 714848

Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust, Registered Charity 1078803
Registered Address: 1 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DZ, UK
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