UK Staff and Board Members

Meet Our Team

We are passionate about demonstrating the love of God to Nepalis through the life-changing work of INF.

John Reynolds is CEO of the INF/UK office. He works with a team of full-time and part-time staff: Phil (Fundraising), Lynda (Digital Resources), Esther (Supporter Care) and Peixin (Percy) (Finance and Database). The team is also supported by Judith (Volunteer).

INF/UK is based in Birmingham, and is part of the wider INF family.

INF Team

Left to Right: Percy, John, Lynda, Phil, Iris, Esther

John Reynolds (CEO)

“To be able to do what you enjoy every day, and feel you are contributing to the wellbeing of others, is a privilege few people enjoy. I am one of those fortunate few people. Add to this the even rarer privilege of being able to express my Christian faith through my work and you get a sense of why I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I cannot commend INF too highly to you, and I encourage you to engage and support it at whatever level you are able.”

INF is staffed by committed and passionate people. Working together is fun, inspiring, occasionally challenging, yet always purposeful with its focus on the least, poorest, and most marginalised in Nepali society.

John joined INF as CEO in 1997, having enjoyed a first career in commercial banking. He married Bev in 1980, and together they have three daughters and nine grandchildren. Despite a very full family life he finds time for occasional walks in the hills surrounding Birmingham, reading about leadership and people development, and indulging his passion in all things gadget!

John Reynolds, INF

Meet Our Board Members

Michael Thomas (Chair)

Michael has spent many years leading not-for-profit organisations and in Bible translation for those who don’t have the Bible. He has also over 25 years working in commerce and industry.

Vijaya Adhikari

Vijaya was born and raised in Kathmandu. She has an extensive range of experience working with a variety of NGOs in Nepal including at board level. Vijaya now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband (a former Gurkha soldier) and her daughter.

Andrew Cordell

Andrew has had an interest in Nepal since 1985. In the 1990s he lived, with his family, in Surkhet and was involved in INF’s medical work there. He now works as a GP in Bristol.

Roger Hamlet

Roger is an orthotist. He has experience of short-term service with INF in Nepal and also lived in Nepal from the ages of one to ten when his parents worked with INF.

Rosie Hart

Rosie worked as part of the INF/UK fundraising team for more than five years, including six months spent in Nepal. She lives in Warwickshire and now works in business development for a women’s charity in Coventry.

Peter Hopkinson

Peter is an entrepreneur and business angel. He is an advocate of microfinance and has a growing microfinance initiative in Nepal. Peter is also Chair of Churches Together in Marlow.

David McConkey

David is married to Ann and has three adult children and three grandchildren. He is now retired. He worked in Nepal for 27 years with UMN in various roles in the Education sector and in leadership.

Bill Westwood

Bill spent the last 20 years of his career in senior financial and management roles in the global packaging industry. He has been married to Maggie for 38 years and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. His daughter, Esther, spent two years with INF in Nepal.