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UK Senior Management

The UK Senior Management Team operates from London. Contact the UK team

Julie Randles - CEO (Interim)

Julie is a highly experienced senior level strategic leader of third sector and commercial organisations, with a passion for improving education and life chances of children and young people. Julie was previously CEO of Causeway Education, a charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through key educational transitions. Her previous roles also include Director of Programmes and Partnerships at the Sutton Trust, a charity improving social mobility through education, and Head of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme at Save the Children. Julie has an MA from the University of St Andrews and an M.B.A from the University of Stirling. She is passionate about the transformative effect of reading for pleasure on children's later attainment, and thinks her own love of reading contributed to her being the first person in her family to be educated past the age of 16.

David Lacey – Head of Fundraising and Communications

David has over 13 years’ experience in the charity sector, with over a decade of that in fundraising. After starting his fundraising career in 2005 as a face to face fundraiser representing many household-name charities, he went on to lead Individual Giving teams across several mid-size charities. David joined Build Africa in 2018, from ActionAid UK, with a focus on diversifying and optimising our fundraising and developing brand authority. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

Liam Gilmore - Head of Programme Implementation

Liam has over 10 years’ experience in international development and humanitarian programming. He joined Build Africa in January 2016 and provides technical guidance and operational support to programmes in Kenya and Uganda, as well as overseeing monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, child safeguarding and compliance. Prior to moving to the UK he has lived and worked in South Africa, Nigeria and Liberia and worked for organisations including Trócaire, USAID and Save The Children.