The STARS Foundation is very grateful to the individuals below for giving so generously of their time and expertise in a voluntary capacity:
Duncan Ross: Duncan is the Executive Trustee of the Consortium for Street Children and a Founding Director of StreetInvest, one of CSC’s newest members, which provides training for workers supporting children on the streets. Before dedicating his professional life to the support of street children upon his retirement five years ago, he worked in the finance sector for 30 years. His career commenced with a development finance institution promoting private sector development in developing Asia, ended as a Managing Director of JP Morgan and included 20 years living and working in various Asian countries. Duncan has a Development Economics Degree from the School of African Studies, University of Sussex and is married with 6 children.
Rachael Barber: Rachael is Head of Global Community Investment at Barclays. She is responsible for leading and managing Barclays global community investment programme in 50 countries, setting strategy and delivering world class programmes that create lasting benefit for the community. She has developed successful partnerships with a wide range of charities, including UNICEF, Help the Aged and Leonard Cheshire. Rachael joined Barclays in 1996 on the graduate training programme. In 1999 she joined the Corporate Responsibility team, delivering the bank’s financial inclusion strategy in the UK, before moving to Community Investment. Rachael is a trustee of Riding for the Disabled, a UK charity, and is also involved in the establishment of a charity supporting rural communities in South Africa.
Helen Gallagher: Helen was seconded in 2007 into the UK Department for International Development as Children and Youth Adviser, and continues to advise DFID’s Equity and Rights team on child and youth issues. As a consultant Helen has worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has been working in international development for almost twenty five years, most of this spent living and working overseas. She started her career with ActionAid in Nepal, and then went on to work for Plan International in Indonesia. Helen lived for many years in Bangladesh where she was Director for Plan International and then Save the Children USA. Her work has focused on marginalised and excluded children and young people across a range of education, health and protection programming.
Andrew Webb: As the CEO of Action for Brasil’s Children Trust, Andrew has direct experience of working on child-focused development programmes and also has experience of working in Africa in previous roles. Prior to his work with Action for Brasil’s Children Trust, Andrew was Director of Development at International Alert, one of the world’s leading NGOs dealing with conflict-resolution and peace-building. While the majority of his career has been in the not-for-profit sector, Andrew has also worked in the private sector and is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School.