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: Lata Shrestha (Programmes Manager), Olly Du Croz (Marketing and Communications Manager), Emma White (Trusts and Philanthropy Manager), Phil Smith (Trusts and Programmes Funding Officer), Esther Whitehorn (Marketing Assistant), and Peixin Liu (known as Percy, Finance Manager).

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

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.

Andy Lymer (Treasurer)

Andy is an academic and has worked at the University of Birmingham for approaching 30 years. He teaches and researches in the areas of tax and personal finance in the UK and internationally. He is an ex-Dean of the Birmingham Business School and currently is Director of the research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).

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.

Ian Smith

Ian and his wife, Sally, worked in Nepal for 16 years with the United Mission to Nepal and the World Health Organisation, and subsequently at WHO HQ in Geneva for 18 years. They now live in the Yorkshire Dales and have two adult children, both adopted in Nepal. Ian continues to work with WHO on global health issues.

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, is a former CEO of a women’s charity in Coventry and now works as a fundraising consultant.

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.

Steve Collins

Steve has worked for Tearfund since 2000, including a period as Tearfund’s Nepal Country Director during which he lived in Nepal with his wife and two children. Steve currently leads Tearfund’s Asia team, based here in the UK.