Our Patrons

Judy Green is an economic history/archaeology graduate from the University of Nottingham; her early career included Unilever & London Business School. She has been a full-time mother & wife for the last thirty years. Judy played a critical role in the development of the vision for the Nompumelelo Educare Centre & the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre and she is one of the two patrons of Hope Through Action.

Philip was CEO of P&O Nedlloyd 2003-2006 & of United Utilities plc 2006-2011. Prior to 2003 he had been COO of DHL in Europe/Africa (’90-’99) & of Reuters plc (’99-’03).

Since 2011 he has held various non executive chairman roles including Carillion plc (’14-’18), BakerCorp Inc (’11-’17), Williams & Glyn (’13-’16), Logicor in ’17 & Corsair Infrastructure Management (’16- ). He was also the senior independent director of Saga plc ’14-’17.


Since ’11 until '18 Philip was chairman of Sentebale, a charity co founded by Prince Harry supporting young people with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana & Malawi. He & his wife also established Hope Through Action, a charity working in South Africa amongst disadvantaged youth.


He holds an MBA from London Business School & a BA Hons from the University of Wales; he is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.  He was awarded a CBE in ’14 for services to business & charity in the UK & South Africa.

He was born in 1953, is married with two daughters.




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