New Trustee for Bambisanani Partnership Board

David Thorpe has recently joined the Bambisanani Partnership charity Board of Trustees. A former St. Mary’s Menston student, David attended the London School of Economics before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

David Thorpe, Bambisanani Partnership Trustee

David Thorpe, Bambisanani Partnership Trustee

With vast experience working in both the Public and Private sectors, at Senior and Chief Executive level, he has operated nationally and internationally including working with Government Departments.

Clearly delighted with his appointment David said:

“I have joined the Bambisanani Partnership Board because I have been inspired by the accomplishments of the partnership and the life changing impact it has had on both the communities in South Africa and in Leeds through St Mary’s School, Leeds Trinity University and the University of Leeds. As a practising catholic I aspire to make a difference and through the invaluable work the charity is pursuing I believe this represents an opportunity to contribute to changing the lives of those most in need.  I strongly believe in the values that the Bambisanani Board upholds, such as teamwork, dedication and above all creating opportunities through sport and education. It is these values that I believe have been fundamental to the partnership’s success and look forward to playing an active role in shaping the future of the project.”

Bambisanani Founder and Chairman, David Geldart said:

“It is absolutely wonderful to have David join the team. He has the expertise, experience, motivation and commitment to help take the charity to the next level. We have ambitious plans for the future that will expand and extend our work in one of South Africa’s most deprived areas using sport as a catalyst to promote education, health, global citizenship and leadership; David’s appointment brings us a step nearer to achieving this.”

David will join existing Board Members David Geldart, Darren Beardsley, Barbara Pounder, Diane Maguire and Andrew Lockwood who lead the work of the charity.