The Board

Wonder has a board of proactive trustees with expertise in a range of complementary fields. If you would like to contact one of our trustees or learn more about our governance please email contact@wonderfoundation.org.uk.

Modupe Da Silva - Treasurer/ Finance

Modupe da Silva was born in the UK and spent her childhood in both London and Nigeria. An ACCA qualified accountant, she is WONDER's treasurer. Having grown up in Nigeria and still having family there she understands many of the issues affecting Sub-Saharan African countries. In her spare time she runs a youth club in West London.

Julie Hudtohan (HR Advisor)

Julie Hudtohan, is currently the HR Director for Unilever UK and Ireland. Prior to this, Julie was Unilever’s Global HR Director for HR, working on capability building and talent management of HR leaders. Over the past decade she also did a number of business partnering roles for Unilever’s Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe region and local business units in the Philippines. Julie provides voluntary HR support to WONDER as well as advice on employability skills with relation to our work with women and young people in this area.

Richard Adams - Health

Richard Adams is a doctor specialised in mental health and based in London. He brings with him an insight into health which allows the board to scrutinise WONDER's work with overseas health programmes, and has worked in Africa.

Nadia Bettega - Public Relations

Raised in Zambia of Italian father and Swedish mother, Nadia has a background in Psychology (BSc) and Health Research (MSc) with a focus on Stigma and Risk. She has held research fellowships at University College London and spent 2 years working for a strategic research consultancy firm. She now works as a freelance reportage/portrait photographer and has collaborated with the BIHR, Art on the Underground, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Cote D’Ivoire. Nadia has been involved in a wide variety of projects dealing with asylum seekers, refugees and BME youths in the UK. She is a founding member of Eyes Wide Open, a community partnership project running participatory photography projects.

Alejandra Fabrega - Vice Chair/ Strategy

Alejandra has immense entrepreneurial experience, collaborating in several start up efforts in the realm of finance and social enterprise. She also has a strong background in Investment Banking and an MBA degree from IESE. Being exposed to a multitude of experiences, cultures and societies after living in more than 16 cities in 5 continents she has a conviction that societies can be transformed with tremendous positive change through foundations like WONDER. Alejandra advises the foundation on its strategy, early stage development of projects and financial viability.

Carmen Gonzalez - Director

Carmen Gonzalez has a wealth of experience in fundraising, training and youth work in the voluntary/ charitable/ NGO sector. She has run numerous youth and female empowerment programmes in the UK and overseas. Carmen brings enormous insight into inter-cultural partnership working, participatory development and project management. She has studied at Queen Mary University of London and at the LSE, and is a PRINCE2 Practitioner.

 

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Philip Hunt - Strategy

Philip Hunt holds a Masters in Engineering from Jesus College, Cambridge. When he left university he worked for three years in various operational and financial roles for the World Youth Alliance, an international non-profit focusing on education, development and social entrepreneurship. Philip is now a manager at OC&C Strategy Consultants, allowing him to offer consulting and business strategy experience to WONDER.

Ekene Ngwuocha - Chair / Africa

Ekene Ngwuocha was born and raised in the eastern part of Nigeria. She moved to the UK at 17 to further her education and holds a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Manchester. She is a qualified management accountant, held various finance-related roles for a number of years at an investment bank and now currently works at a large oil & gas company based in the City of London. Having close ties back in Nigeria, along with her expertise in scrutinising international finances, she allows WONDER to undertake due diligence on projects overseas and engage in fundraising activities. She became a trustee in 2013 and was elected Chair in 2015.