Meet the team

David Kerr

David Kerr

Chairman

David Kerr is a chartered civil engineer specialising in transportation planning projects. For many years he has worked overseas in developing economies including, Iran, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. He was previously a board director at Halcrow, where his business responsibilities included market development in Latin America and India. During this time he witnessed a lot of hardship and poverty first-hand, and gained a deep appreciation of the challenges facing many different cultures.

Malcolm Wallace

Malcolm Wallace

Trustee

Malcolm Wallace is a chartered civil engineer with over forty years of professional experience of water resources and rural development studies and projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has lived and worked in many countries and cultures, leading multidisciplinary and multinational teams. Since retiring from Halcrow in 2009, he has continued as a freelance consultant specialising in strategic planning and institutional development for international river basins, notably for the Mekong and Nile rivers.

Anna Mann

Anna Mann

Trustee

Anna has led communications teams within the construction and engineering industry for nearly 15 years. She ran internal communications at Halcrow, a position she held for nine years. Anna led the fundraising campaign for victims of the 2004 tsunami which ultimately led to the formation of the Halcrow Foundation, a process that she managed. She has been a trustee since then, and is also responsible for communications activities. Passionately committed to helping people suffering hardship and poverty, Anna believes everyone has the right to be treated fairly and with compassion.

Andrew Yeoward

Andrew Yeoward

Trustee

Andrew Yeoward is a well-travelled civil engineer who has spent his entire 35-year career with the Halcrow organisation. A passionate bridge engineer, he has lived and worked in five continents building bridges and connecting communities. Currently based in Denver, Colorado, he continues his active career as an engineer with a focus in North America.

Madhu Rajesh

Madhu Rajesh

Trustee

Madhu started her career in the hospitality and tourism industry - working in sales and marketing across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the UK for nearly a decade. Following her MBA studies at INSEAD, she made the transition to the not-for-profit sector. She has since spent over five years with The British Asian Trust, an organisation founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to help disadvantaged people across South Asia access education, livelihoods and healthcare. Madhu volunteers as a business coach on Cartier's Women's Initiative Awards, and is a trustee with Vital Regeneration. Madhu has led on the partnership between The British Asian Trust and Halcrow Foundation for many years, and now as a trustee, hopes to contribute through building partnerships with the engineering community and other grant making trusts and foundations.

Jim Billinghurst

Jim Billinghurst

Company Secretary & Finance Manager

Jim is a qualified accountant who retired in 2014 after working for the Halcrow Group for nearly 25 years. He was latterly the finance director in the Water Business Group and during his career specialised in computerised finance systems, working in several industries including construction, aeronautical engineering and electronics. Jim continues to be a trustee on the boards of three of the Halcrow Pension Schemes. Originally involved with the Halcrow Foundation when it was an integral part of the Halcrow finance system he is now responsible for maintaining the financial records and complying with the charity commission, Inland Revenue and company secretarial requirements of the Foundation.

Clare Dorey

Clare Dorey

Press Officer

Clare is a freelance communications and public relations professional, working for companies and charities in the engineering and construction sectors. Before this she worked for 12 years in communications for Skanska, a global construction company. Her passion is very much in community development, both locally and further afield. She believes the construction and engineering industries have key skills and resources to really make a difference to communities in need.