Our Board of Directors

Alexandra Chapman
Director

Alexandra is Chair of Ethiopiaid UK and sits on the boards of Ethiopiaid Ireland, Canada and Australia. Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she has worked as a Director and Producer for the BBC and Century Films. She has an MA in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University and a MA in Economic and Social Studies with distinction from Manchester University.


Melanie Wilson
Director

Melanie is Director and Manager for the Bayside Group, a specialist recruitment business. Her field of focus is in corporate strategy and marketing, and she is heavily involved in developing and driving business initiatives that add value for customers. Melanie is also a passionate volunteer in the not-for-profit sector and has extensive experience as fundraiser and convenor for Amnesty International Australia.

Paul Bailey
Director

Paul’s vision is to help not-for-profits increase their impact by growing their fundraising. With ten years' experience working in fundraising and communications with leading non-profits in the UK and Australia, Paul helps charities realise their revenue  potential by working with senior leadership teams and boards to align the organisation’s vision, agree an effective fundraising strategy, and support delivery by providing advice on structure, systems and processes.

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Robert Macdonald
Director & Secretary

Robert is Chair and Executive Director of the Bayside Group, a specialist recruitment business driven by the vision; "Partnering in the future of People".  Robert is passionate about living this vision and this fuels his passion to help out in the not-for-profit sector.  An active fundraiser for many charities, Robert's specialities include Corporate Governance, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy, HSE and Quality.  


Robyn Purdy
Director

Robyn works as Special Counsel at Aspect Legal, a boutique specialist commercial law firm. She has extensive experience in the trademark prosecution process, guidance on copyright, protection of confidential information and due diligence on companies’ intellectual property. Robyn also has over 10 years’ experience in general commercial practice, working with clients across a wide range of sectors.

Martin Hoffman
Director

Martin is Head of Business Development at Precedence Health Care and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic customer relationship and new business initiatives. He has over 35 years of senior management experience acquired in national business development roles on behalf of investment banks, funds management and specialist trustees.  Martin is also a committee member on The Royal Children’s Hospital Bioethics Board.

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