The USPG Board of Trustees
Chair: The Revd Canon Chris Chivers. Chris is the principal of Westcott House Anglican theological college, part of Cambridge University. He has presented Daily Service and Act of Worship on BBC Radio 4. He has a particular focus on South Africa, where he was made a Canon of Saldhana Bay.
John Chilver is a charity finance manager specialising in international development and humanitarian work. From 1993 to 2002 he was a USPG mission companion in Tanzania and Belize. He is a Councillor for Aylesbury Vale District Council, and a County Councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member for Bucks County Council.
Dr Olubunmi Fagbemi, a lawyer by training, is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Tottenham and Area Dean of East Haringey. He sits on the Edmonton Episcopal Area Council and is a trustee of several charities. He served on the Archbishops’ Council Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns.
Rosemary Kempsell CBE was worldwide president of the Mothers’ Union. She has lived in Kenya and Malawi, and was formerly a director of the South London Industrial Mission, which supports Christians in business and encourages churches to engage with local communities.
Jane Watkeys, a former paediatrician, is a member of the governing body of the Church in Wales and a church warden at St Paul’s Sketty in Swansea. Highly active in local church life, Jane also sits on the Safeguarding Committee for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, and on the Disciplinary Committee for the Church in Wales.
Martin Canning is a Reader in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. He is a retired businessman with experience in marketing, business development and commercial management. From 2010 to 2012 he was a USPG mission companion in Tanzania. He is on the member's council of Shared Interest, and has experience of being a trustee in the charity sector.
The Revd Canon Prof Patrick Comerford is a lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin and a priest in the Diocese of Limerick. A journalist for 30 years, he is a former Foreign Desk Editor of The Irish Times.
The Revd Joabe Gomes Cavalcanti was a trade union leader in Brazil before being ordained. He came to England to study at the London School of Economics, during which time he was attached to Southwark Cathedral and subsequently became Curate at St Hugh’s, Southwark, and chaplain to St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School. St Barnabas Church in Mitcham.
The Revd Canon Dr Daphne Green is Provincial Chaplain and Researcher to the Archbishop of York. Prior to that she was Rector of Stanningley Parish in Leeds. Before ordination she worked in publishing and as a director of a marketing, PR and consultancy agency. She has taught in India and has a strong interest in world mission and international development.
Christopher Rogers has been a barrister for 12 years, specialising in banking and finance, and is now training for ordination. He has a particular interest in Africa, having spent time in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. He is Deputy Chancellor of Oxford Diocese and a trustee for a music charity, having previously served as Chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's young supporters group.
Leah Skouby has a back ground in philanthropy and currently runs the Advancement of the Christian Religion grant funding programme at The Mercers' Company. She attends Kings Cross Church in London.
Jonathan Frost is Bishop of Southampton. He has served in two parishes, in police and university chaplaincy, inter-faith relations and as a Residentiary Canon. His priorities in ministry focus on prayer and holiness, the encouragement of lay discipleship and vocation, evangelism and social justice. Jonathan represents the Suffragan Bishops of the Province of Canterbury on the Church of England's General Synod.