Having been fortunate to be a member of the 1990 British Hovercraft Expedition to China, Gwyn has been a supporter since HoverAid’s early days. He has travelled very widely around the world for his work managing the leases of commercial airliners and has become very conscious of the gap in wealth between the world’s rich and poor. Living near HoverAid UK’s office in Cambridge, Gwyn is now looking forward to raising the awareness of HoverAid’s work with a wider community.
Hugh is a policy advisor at the UK Department of International Trade, having studied African history and French at university and worked as a wellbeing consultant with healthcare providers in UK. He worked as an intern with HoverAid Madagascar during 2018 generating communications, and providing much of our drone-based video footage
John is motivated by a drive to make a difference to those who need it most. He brings leadership experience in business and charities large and small. He is one of those rarities who like strategy and operational work, and has established his name making change really happen. He joined us in 2019 to lead our growth plans. He has worked in 22 countries, plays hockey, and is a triplet.
Jon retired from paid work in 2015 after a 40 year career in High technology. He worked in the area of wireless communication and was a key player in the development of Wi-Fi.
Seeking to serve God’s Kingdom, Jon took up the role of overall manager of Cambridge City Foodbank for a 5 year term and is still a significant contributor including managing finances. He also manages finance for several other charities in addition to the recent appointment with HoverAid. He has be much involved with Prison Ministry and also serves as Chair of Trustees for Cambridge & District Youth for Christ. Jon is excited to be part of the HoverAid ministry.
José originally joined the team as a driver but soon became the first of our malagasy staff trained to operate the hovercraft. As well as operational duties in the field he assists in the workshop and keeps stocks, maintains and repairs the camp gear.
MAHOLINIRIANAHARIJAONA Sidonie Tatiana, otherwise known as “Maholy” has been part of our team since 2014, and has been accounting secretary, finance manager, MMS organiser and now programmes manager.
She schedules and budgets the MMS work, purchases the medicines and medical equipment and coordinates between the government ministries, MAF, our volunteer medical team, mayors, medical inspectors, chief medical officer, pharmaceutical wholesalers. Basically everyone.
She love the MMS work as it allows her to help people, see their smile after being consulted by our doctors, and bring hope to many.
In her spare time she makes pastry, and is training as a caterer
Mario joined the team in mid 2015 and is now working as our IT Manager as well as assisting with Events and our regular working parties.
Trained in Chemistry Neil is now a development Chemist employed in the development of new catalytic converters to clean up emissions from Diesel vehicles and mean cleaner air for millions of people globally. His work combines science and engineering and means he has an interest in Hoveraid’s technical objectives as well as its humanitarian ones. Aside from his professional experience Neil brings experience as a trustee for a national orchestra and choir and a passion for getting the most out of people. Outside work he is a keen runner and cyclist as well as playing the French horn in various musical theatre and orchestral settings.