BTS Executive Committee Members.

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison took over as Chair of the Britain Tanzania Society at the 2021 AGM. Educated to BA and MSc levels at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with fluent Swahili, Paul regards Tanzania as his second home, having lived and worked there repeatedly as a businessman, UN official, estate manager and a student since 1996. Paul has over 20 years’ global work experience in environmental
conservation.

Godlisten and Charlotte Pallangyo

Godlisten and Charlotte Pallangyo

Godlisten and Charlotte Pallangyo are based in South East London. Godlisten was born and grew up in Arusha, Tanzania and is currently studying Global Politics and International Relations at Birkbeck. He has been involved in community development projects in Tanzania and South Africa for over 10 years and continues this passion from the UK particularly in northern Tanzania.
Charlotte, who was born and grew up in the UK, studied Swahili and Development Studies at SOAS in London. She has lived and
worked in Tanzania and currently works in International Development with a focus on infrastructure, education, and presently women’s economic empowerment.

Jeremy Lefroy

Jeremy Lefroy

Jeremy Lefroy and his family lived in Moshi between 1989 and 2000 and have been members of BTS for many years. While a member of Parliament (2010-2019), Jeremy chaired the All Party Group in Tanzania and greatly valued the support of BTS in organising meetings and events. He appreciates the chance to support BTS’s work more closely through membership of the committee and as Hon. Treasurer.

David Gibbons

David Gibbons

David lived in Tanzania as a child. He is a teacher in the UK, and helped coordinate and support a school link and exchange with Shambalai secondary school, Lushoto.

Ms Janet Chapman

Ms Janet Chapman

After 30 years as an ICT teacher, assistant headteacher and consultant in educational technology, Janet now works full time in the charity sector. She is dedicated to devising effective campaigns and is driving this area of TDT’s work forward.

Sheila Farrell

Sheila Farrell

Sheila Farrell is a transport economist working as a project appraisal consultant for large financial institutions. She has experience of working in many countries, but a soft spot for Tanzania. She is currently chairing the TDT Fundraising Group.

Peter Kaiza

Peter Kaiza

Peter was born in South Kensington, West London, but spent his formative years in Tanzania. He is currently based in Essex and has been practising as a data scientist and statistician for a number of years. He is fluent in two Tanzanian languages, Kiswahili and Kihaya.

Nick Reynolds

Nick Reynolds

Nick Reynolds, AKA Bongozozo. Influencer of the year 2021 (TFF awards)

Karishma Ramaiya

Karishma Ramaiya

Karishma Ramaiya is a Social Media Specialist for Tanzania Development Trust. Having spent more than 10 years living in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania sits very close to her heart.

Jonathan Pace

Jonathan Pace

Following a career in Music Education and School Management, Jonathan worked in Namibia as a VSO volunteer with the Ministry of Education. He joined TDT as a Project Officer in 2010.

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Jennifer Sharp

Jennifer Sharp first went to Tanzania making films for DFID. She joined the committee as the representative of a once thriving Scottish group (pre-covid) and now edits the newsletter.

James Laizer

James Laizer

James Laizer was born and raised in Arusha, Southern Tanzania. James has over 20 years of experience working in natural resources management, terrestrial and marine, across public and private sectors in Tanzania. James is now CEO of specialist natural resources consultancy firm Kilimanyika Ltd. James lives and works in Arusha, Tanzania and speaks Maa, Swahili and English.

Dr Gideon Mlawa MD MRCPUK, SCE

Dr Gideon Mlawa MD MRCPUK, SCE

Gideon graduated in Trakia University Bulgaria. He further specialised in Endocrinology & Diabetes/General Internal Medicine in UK with both the Wessex and London Deaneries. His current role is Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology/General
Internal Medicine at Queens Hospital Romford. He is the interim treasurer of TUHEDA.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor is the Editor for Tanzanian Affairs. Long-time analyst and civil society influencer working on water and governance.

Dr Andrew Coulson

Dr Andrew Coulson

Andrew worked in Tanzania as an economist in the 1960s and 1970s, first in the Ministry of Agriculture, then teaching at the University of Dar es Salaam.

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Alpha Ngailla

Alpha Ngailla is a teacher at Ikondo Secondary School in Muleba district. He has a Bachelor Degree of Arts with Education, major in History.

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