Staff

Stuart Craig
CEO

Stuart joined the Trust as CEO in 2015 having previously worked for 24 years in International Development, most recently as a Programme Manager for Comic Relief.  He previously lived in South Africa while working as Country Director for VSO.

Gillian Attwood
South Africa Manager

Gillian works with the Trust's civil society partners in South Africa, and coordinates the Alumni Network. She has 20 years’ experience working on education and community development projects in South Africa and Lesotho. She holds a PhD in Adult Education from University of the Witwatersrand.

Eva Lenicka
Scholarships Manager

Eva manages the Trust's multiple international scholarship programmes. She joined Canon Collins Trust in 2014, having previously worked in communications. Eva holds an MSc in International Relations from Kingston University.

Roger Richards
Finance Manager

Roger has worked at the Trust since 2012. He has twelve years’ experience of financial management in the charity sector, including five years with a national disability charity. 

Venita Januarie
Scholarships Assistant

Venita joined the Trust in January 2019. She is a former Canon Collins Scholar, having received funding to complete her Masters in Education. Venita is passionate about increasing access to education for minorities and disadvantaged groups in South Africa, and in the future hopes to develop her own access programs to increase representation of rural and black students in Higher Education.

 

Tiffany Reisinger
Marketing and Administration Assistant

Tiffany joined the Trust in February 2017 as an Administration Assistant. Since then she graduated with a BCOM Management Marketing from Boston College and in 2019 she took on a full time role at the Trust, based in Johannesburg. She is passionate about social justice and equality and has previous marketing experience.

 

 

 

Catherine Sofianos
Communications Specialist

Catherine joined the Trust in 2019, and holds the Communications portfolio. She has worked in the development communication space for fifteen years, most recently as a Communications Specialist at Afrika Tikkun. She is a pioneer at heart, and passionately committed to using visual storytelling to influence social change.