Board of trustees

Our Team

OCV is governed by a board of trustees drawn from different professional backgrounds who work on a voluntary basis. Each board member heads an internal committee, is actively involved in their project area and is passionate about employing their professional skills to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.

We also have an advisory board made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) who volunteer their time to advice the board and sit in committees to provide their expertise in the running of the organization.

OCV has a diversely skilled staff body led by a general manager that is spread across programme activities, administration, fundraising and income generating activities (IGAS).

David Leahy

David is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and has held this position since inception in 2009. David is a partner in KPMG East Africa responsible for leading Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance services and Financial Risk Management services in the East Africa region. He has over twenty years of experience in the governance, risk, internal audit and compliance. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Accountant. David is also a member of the board of Fairtrade Africa and TradeMark East Africa.

David currently heads the Finance committee at OCV.

James Woodward

James is the Founder and Chairman of Kickstart Kids International in Australia and the UK, one of the co-founders of Familia Moja Children’s Centre and Olturoto Children’s Village.

James has worked full time for the past eight years at KPMG and is currently the firm’s East Africa Market Lead for the infrastructure sector, based in Kenya. James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business. James has been awarded an Australian Leadership Award for his work with Kickstart Kids International.

James currently heads the Fundraising committee at OCV.


Solomon Choge

Solomon has been intimately involved with our work since 2008 when he initially advised on the establishment Olturoto Children’s Village. Following this, Solomon joined the board of trustees as secretary and has subsequently managed the processes of purchasing land and commencing development at Olturoto Children’s Village. Solomon holds two Masters Degrees of Law and Specializes in Transfer Pricing and International Tax Law.

Solomon is passionate about farming and currently heads the Farm committee at OCV.

Anupa Sanghrajka

Anupa is a member of the board of trustees and is on the senior management team of Tile & Carpet Centre (TACC) in Kenya. Anupa previously worked at KPMG in the UK, is a Chartered Account and graduated from London School of Economics. Anupa has been a great supporter of our work in Kenya since 2011.

Anupa currently heads the Children’s committee at OCV.

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