Meet the Team

Meet the team at Tools for Self Reliance

Name: Sarah Ingleby

Role: Chief Executive

About: Former teacher who changed career to work with VSO in Zambia for 4 years. Returned to the UK and took up a post with Tools for Self Reliance. After 14 years, and picking up a MSC in Development Management on the way, became CEO in 2012.


Name: Jemma Chambers

Role: Head of Fundraising

About: Has worked in fundraising since 2003 at a number of local charities including a hospice, a conservation charity, and a youth organisation. Leads all fundraising and communications activity. Jemma is Chair of the Bond Small NGO Working Group and treasurer of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Central South Committee


Name: Ash Phillips

Role: Africa Programme Manager

About: Ash started working in International Development Programming in 2016, managing early marriage and FGM/C education projects in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Has since worked with refugee communities in Europe delivering direct assistance and removing unexploded ordnance in Cambodia and Kosovo.


Name: Cecily Bryant

Role: Africa Programme Manager

About: Cecily first arrived in Africa over 25 years ago, living in a Zimbabwean village researching livelihoods and food insecurity. Since then, she has worked across East, Central and Southern Africa and the Caribbean managing a wide variety of development and humanitarian programmes including vocational training, education, and micro finance.


Name: Stuart Bailey

Role: Workshop and Site Manager

About: Studied Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Portsmouth Polytechnic before working as a cable engineer in a sub-sea fibre optic factory. Left to travel, eventually setting up a diveshop in Thailand. More recently living in Norway and the UK, he has spent the last 18 years in the manufacturing and construction sectors.


Name: Julia

Role: Supporter Engagement Officer

About: Julia is responsible for communicating with all our donors and supporters.


Name: Nuisha Russo

Role: Trust Fundraiser

Nuisha studied Environmental Science at Southampton University.  She has worked as a trust fundraiser for 10 years working for in the fields of youth, disability and international development.



Name: Ben Riley

Role: Volunteer Co-ordinator

About: studied Business Studies at Plymouth University, spent 12 years in the NHS recruiting blood donors before joining an HIV charity as Fundraising and Volunteer Officer.




Name: Sam Northcott

Role: Administration Officer

About: Previously worked at HSBC, the Local Planning Authority and most recently Hampshire Constabulary. Joined the team at the end of March 2014 and deals with the daily running of the office.




Name: Natasha Finn

Role: Finance Officer

About: Natasha worked at Quilter PLC for 6 years as an International Reporting Analyst, and is currently studying ACCA. Before changing career, she worked in various nurseries and has a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies


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