Our Chair Sheriff David Mackie has been a Judge in Scotland for 12 years. Sheriff Mackie brings his youth justice background and his passionate belief in the redemptive qualities of young people who have a desire to change their lives. He has a long involvement working with marginalised young people in wilderness settings.
Lisa Choegyal is the New Zealand Honorary Consul to Nepal. She is a specialist in planning, developing, operating and marketing sustainable tourism. Lisa worked for 25 years with the Tiger Mountain group, specialising in adventure and village tourism in Nepal. She is a writer, photographer and editor.
Jo Confino is the Executive Editor at the Huffington Post. Jo has a deep knowledge in sustainability and has developed and implemented the Guardian’s own sustainability strategy, playing a guiding role in the development of its commercial strategy.
Nepal Advisory Panel
Ambica Shrestha, based in Kathmandu is a social entrepreneur who is regarded as one of the most successful and influential businesswomen in Nepal. She is currently the President of Dwarika’s Group of Hotels and Managing Director of Kathmandu Travels and Tour Operating Company.
Kul Chandra Gautam is a distinguished international civil servant, public policy expert and peace advocate. Recently appointed as a “Global Leader in Education” and previously Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, Mr Gautam has experience in international diplomacy, education and humanitarian assistance.
Chris Bonnington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the history of mountaineering and has established a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker for young people and businesses. He was honoured with the Founder’s Medal of The Royal Geographical Society in 1974, CBE in 1976 and a Knighthood in 1996
June Sinclair is a practising Chartered Accountant. She has considerable experience of dealing with both administrative and financial aspects of organisations within the charitable sector and offers a straight forward and practical approach.