Patrick Rakotondraibe

Chief Mechanic

Patrick majors in mechanics, electricity and electronic. He is in charge of the reparation and maintenance of the hovercraft and other vehicles.

Peter Gunner

Technical Developement

Peter has been a long term volunteer with HoverAid for over twenty five years and was pivotal in setting up the Zambezi Hover-Lifeline a HoverAid project which ran from 1996 to 2000 working on the Zambezi river from Zambia to Mozambique.

Peter van Buuren

Country Director, HoverAid Madagascar

Peter has worked in the aid and relief sector across Africa and Asia for many year. Peter has overall responsibility for all aspects of HoverAid Madagascar’s operational work as well as developing new projects.

Richard Bell

Trustee Director

Richard has been a supporter of Hoveraid over the last 10 years and joined the board in 2016. He works in IT and lives in London with his wife Madini and their 3 teenage children. He is a keen guitarist and a reluctant runner and cyclist.

Robin Andrianariliva

Mechanic

Robin joined HoverAid in 2008 directly from the technical school to work in the garage as an assistant mechanic, and where he works with the trainee mechanics as they progress to becoming fully qualified too. He is responsible for servicing the vehicles on a regular basis.

Roger Mayo

Trustee & Director

Roger is a retired Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering at Loughborough University. As a trustee Roger’s role is to oversee UK volunteer operations and health and safety issues.

Sam Brookes

Chair of the Board

Sam originally got involved in HoverAid back in the early 90’s, travelling to China with an expedition. Since then he volunteered in Madagascar in 2011, and re-engaged with HoverAid. He became a Trustee in 2012 and later the chairman in 2014.

Tiana

Cleaner

Voahangy

Mechanic

Zoa

Mechanic