The Classrooms for Malawi team


James Kelly


Retired senior HMRC manager with extensive leadership experience. Highly skilled in managing budgets.

Founding member of Classrooms for Malawi with experience in organisational management and project planning.


Andrew Vincent

Head of Fundraising and Marketing

A founding member of Classrooms for Malawi, Andrew is a finance and accountancy graduate with over 6 years experience in financial services and project management. He’s the founder and owner of his own business and has a real passion for changing things up!

After a four year spell as Treasurer of Classrooms for Malawi, Andrew has recently changed post to become Head of Fundraising and Marketing.


Patricia Duffy

Community Liaison Manager

A founding member of Classrooms for Malawi with experience in fundraising, events management and community engagement. Patricia is also a retired primary school teacher with extensive experience in education and early years learning!


Michael Daly


Senior Associate Auditor working for a world leading accountancy firm.

Experienced third sector volunteer having held senior leadership positions.

Founding member of Classrooms for Malawi with experience in financial management and planning.


Seonaid Stevenson

Grants and Trusts Advisor

Law graduate (First Class Honours) with a Masters in International Law (Distinction, Bruno Simma Scholarship Winner). Currently studying for her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in order to qualify as a Scottish solicitor. Due to commence work as a Trainee Solicitor with a large commercial firm, Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP, in 2016.

Previously worked in the third sector for a human rights charity as a Policy and Research Officer and latterly at the International Criminal Court as an Assistant Legal Officer.


Dezie Trigu

Country Facilitator

Dezie Trigu leads our organisation in Malawi, co-ordinating our extensive building programmes and community development work.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Malawi and a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught throughout Malawi and worked for US AID in recent years on the very successful Early Grade Reading Activity programme.