The Sierra Leone School Team
The Charity and Fundraising Team
Mike Fielding, Director
Mike began the Extra Mile mission. He worked in secondary education for 35 years in the UK and also in Sierra Leone before starting the charity in 2009. He is based in the UK but makes frequent visits to Sierra Leone for extended periods.
Moses Conteh, Country Manager
Moses is the Country Manager for Extra Mile and the person you're most likely to encounter in Sierra Leone. Moses is a trained teacher and works at The Albert Academy whilst also studying at Forah Bay College. At all other times he is responsible for the volunteers and the running of the charity in-country including overseeing the recent building of the Extra Mile School.
Roz Brookhouse, Finance & Trustee
Roz works full-time for Metso Minerals and handles the financial side of Extra Mile and makes sure we're working within our means. Roz also sits on the Board of Trustees (a trustee since 2011) and supports the development of the charity in its fund-raising.
Barry Heaton, Trustee
Barry has extensive experience as an Advertising Art Director, and as a Property Consultant. He is lately retired and lives in Bolton, UK. Barry has been a trustee and advisor to the charity since 2009.
Douglas trained as an engineer with GEC and after 40 years retired early from project management in 2017. He recently gained his amateur radio licence and helps his wife, Heide, with her bees, a joint activity of hive management and hive assembly. He has two children, Bethany and Emily. Douglas has been a trustee with Extra Mile since 2018.
Dr. Jane Bentham
Dr. Bentham is a further education lecturer in chemistry, and biology at Salford City College. She has taught science at Services Secondary School, Juba, Sierra Leone. She is a keen outdoor pursuits enthusiast and has been a trustee with Extra Mile since 2016.
Janet organises the charity's fund-raising work. She runs four allotments which produce flowers, vegetables and fruits for sale, and organises fund-raising events throughout the year. She also works with our Extra Mile team in Sierra Leone. She has been a trustee since 2016.
Tim has worked as a senior leader in education in the UK and with many international schools in Africa and S.E. Asia. He has volunteered in Sierra Leone, both teaching and conducting professional development for headteachers and other senior leaders in schools in Goderich and further afield. Tim has been a trustee since 2016.
Annemarie has worked in insurance, as manager of an early years playgroup, school secretary and as a senior administrator for a large education focused organisation. Annemarie has been a trustee and advisor for the charity since 2016.
David worked in the construction industry for over 35 years many of which were spent on projects around the world. David has degrees in law, construction and economics and agricultural economics. He is married with three adult daughters. David became a trustee in 2017.
Brian is a qualified teacher who later joined Greater Manchester Police going on to serve as Detective Sergeant in the Major Incident Unit and latterly in the Force Intelligence Branch. After retirement he became a private landlord but continued his interests in skiing and sailing and became Commodore of his local sailing club in Bolton. He is also involved in voluntary mentoring work for Bolton Lads and Girls Club and volunteered with Extra Mile in November 2016. Brian is married with two grown-up daughters. He became a trustee in 2018.
Anne began teaching as a VSO volunteer in Jos, Nigeria in the early 1970’s. She then went on to teach Mathematics in the UK for over forty years, a large part of which were as head of very successful departments whilst gaining great competence in Information Technology and Computing. Anne volunteered with Extra Mile in June 2016 during a four week Sabbatical. She is married with three grown-up boys and five grandchildren. She became a trustee in 2018