Meet our Team
Would you like to join our lovely team? We have a team in Malawi - The Imago Foundation - and we also have a team in the UK - Imago Malawi.
Get in touch today to see how you can get involved.
Our Team in Malawi:
CEO and Co-founder
Hanna first travelled to Malawi as a volunteer in 2014, where she taught at Bolera Palms School in Mangochi for a total of 20 months. She has been back and forth from the UK ever since. Since her initial visit 9 years ago, she has spent lengths of time volunteering in other locations and organisations in Malawi, conducting hands-on and online research. Alongside her partner Martyn, she eventually identified the areas of need and therefore established The Imago Foundation (in Malawi) and its partner organisation, Imago Malawi (in England). Hanna now lives in Mangochi, next to the site of the organisation with her husband Martyn.
Deputy CEO and Co-founder
Martyn first met Hanna in a field when she returned from Malawi in 2016. Straight away, from her incessant talking about the country, he knew he had to travel there. He then spent 3 weeks on holiday in 2019 and, eventually, after hours, weeks and months of research, moved to Malawi in 2021 with Hanna to conduct hands on research all over the country. Two years later he registered the charity 'The Imago Foundation' in Malawi and its partner organisation, Imago Malawi (in England). A site was secured for its projects and Martyn now lives in Mangochi, next to the site of the organisation.
Jones is one of the founding trustees and has a varied background of experience in different fields. He has previously worked in procurement for various companies. These experiences have contributed to his ability to perform to such a high standard in his current role at Pitter Patter primary school in Lilongwe; a school that he helped to found. Jones also manages to run his own agriculture business alongside his very busy job at the school.
Monica is also a founding trustee. She holds a Degree in Human Resource Management, and has worked and volunteered in both local and international settings, even serving as a UNICEF youth ambassador in 2014. Monica currently works with Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement (AYISE), as well as being a member of the National Planning Commission’s Core Advisory Panel for the Malawi 2063 initiative; an initiative to create a more environmentally sustainable economy.
Samuel is a vastly experienced permaculture expert who trained at Kusamala Institute in Lilongwe. He currently works for June Walker - the grandmother of permaculture in Malawi - as the permaculture grounds manager. Alongside this, he is developing his own site in Monkey Bay called Mkandwe Eco village. This will eventually run as a permaculture training institute for the local community. He is our final founding trustee.
Our Team in the UK:
David has had vast experience in the charity sector and has ample global connections. He has been a trustee for various organisations, both local and international, and has been a member of Cannock Rotary Club for 25 years. He has served as President of the Club 4 times, including this year. David's past experiences lie in the field of business consultancy and compliance.
Charlotte has 15 years of experience in education in the UK and Saudi Arabia, and as a 'Disability Champion' is skilled in understanding the needs of individual children and their families. She has a BA (hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies and has been involved in many charity fundraisers over the years. Charlotte's experience in eduction makes her a valuable trustee as she brings a wealth of expertise to the board.
Heidi, who currently works as a speech and language therapist, has had various experiences on the international platform. She studied International Disaster Management & Humanitarian Response in university, she has worked in France, has studied in India, and was also an 'English as a Foreign Language' teacher online. Heidi also taught for a year in Malawi, giving her a great understanding of education and nutrition in the country.