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GOVERNANCE

MEET OUR IN MY SHOES TRUSTEES

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Ciaran McHugh 

 In My Shoes Trustee

 

Ciaran lives in Sligo, Ireland. He has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and is also a keen landscape photographer.

Having seen children in the townships of South Africa, similar his own, but in desolate and desperate situations, he felt compelled to take action. As result he

co-founded In My Shoes.

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KEVIN GRANT

 In My Shoes Trustee

 

Kevin is a proud South African, living in Surrey, England. He has various business interests ranging from telecoms to wellness. As a keen hockey player, he has always believed in the power of sport to change lives. 

 

Knowing that by providing something as basic as shoes, can change lives, made co-founding In My Shoes very easy.

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GEOFF LOCKWOOD

 In My Shoes Trustee

 

A certified chartered accountant with over 35 years of experience, Geoff has a penchant for deal making, as shown by his vast array of business investments across many sectors. In My Shoes benefits greatly from his experience and wisdom.

Geoff is immensely proud to be a trustee and of the charity's rewarding impact on disadvantaged children.

Our trustees are committed to overseeing strategic leadership and stringent governance of In My Shoes. 

All trustees undergo an induction prior to joining the board to establish a well-placed, informed and effective team. Meetings are held regularly and include a trustee self-assessment process. 

Accountability and transparency  

With direct connections at in-country grass root level we are able to acknowledge the full end-to-end process for both transparency and accountability. Parcels are tracked using tracking software provided by our distribution partners; we know what happens from the very start of our campaigns to our pre-loved shoes reaching their final destination; into the hands and on the feet of children most in need via our established and vetted partnerships. In this way, every portion of funding is accounted for, whether used internally or externally.  

 

This accountability is reflected internally and with our external partners by pre-evaluating potential partnerships, completing due diligence, and ensuring their core values reflect that of our own. We need to be assured that the organisations we work with have the necessary safeguarding policies in place to protect the children we support and have their wellbeing prioritized as well as the aims of In My Shoes.  

 

We also ensure all operational plans and funding usage are in line with the In My Shoes initiative, strategic goals and resources, and that this performance is regularly monitored. 

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