Meet the Trustees

Our Trustees are brilliant! They enable the day-to-day running of the Trust, helping us to fulfil our vision, supporting Chengelo School.
Richard Hobden

Richard Hobden


Richard worked in the UK and Europe for an international bank until 1989, and he now works for a group of companies based in London. Since 1990 he has also been helping several Trusts and Charities involved in education in the UK and overseas.

Richard and his wife Margaret are committed to their local parish church in Sussex and have both experienced Chengelo and Ndubaluba first hand since 2004.

Mike Hackston

Mike Hackston

Mike served for five years at Chengelo School as the head of the science department, along with his wife, who was the headmaster’s secretary.

On his return at the end of 1998 he wanted to continue supporting the school and was glad to be asked to join the trustees. Mike maintains the Trust’s website and the contacts database.

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

While in his final year at Lancaster University Steve became interested in the ‘Study and Serve’ scheme, which enabled him to do his PGCE at the University of Zambia. He then taught at several schools in Zambia for 21 years. He was also involved in the work of Scripture Union and was honorary secretary to the Council for ten years.

Steve was able to help with the establishment of Chengelo before he left the country in 1993. Currently his main responsibility in the Trust is the production of the Imbila newsletter, which involves keeping in touch with the school, attending fellowship days and encouraging people to contribute articles.

Bob Baker

Bob Baker


Bob has been a member of the Trust since its inception in 1992 and has been secretary since 1995. Bob was the Head Teacher of a large and successful London Comprehensive School for almost 16 years, until 1998, when he retired and moved to the Shetland Islands. He first visited Chengelo to give help and advice in 1989 and has visited many times since.

As Secretary to the Trust, in consultation with the Chairman, he draws up the agendas for the meetings, writes up the minutes and liaises regularly with other agencies, and the school itself.

Alison Richardson

Alison Richardson

Alison served at Chengelo as a teacher for almost 15 years and when she left in 2004 she was head of the Primary School and part of the senior leadership team. Her husband Ian was initially a science teacher and houseparent and later became Principal. They have two children -Philippa and Daniel- both of whom attended Chengelo. Together they were also involved in the local church where Alison led worship, Ian preached and together helped to run alpha courses. During her time in Zambia she became a respected member of the community. After leaving Chengelo Alison and Ian have settled near Epworth, North Lincolnshire where she continues to teach primary and is part of the leadership in a local Church of England school.

Alison and Ian, Philippa and Daniel still have a heart for Zambia and have revisited Chengelo on several occasions. As a trustee Alison tries to make contact with ex-pupils and staff; she is also in regular contact with current staff so is able to provide pointers for prayer and give guidance on how to support staff with pastoral needs.

Glenn Guilliatt

Glenn Guilliatt


Glenn is a Chartered Accountant. He trained with Deloittes in Bristol and subsequently completed a two year contract at their office in Kitwe, Zambia.

More recently Glenn has been a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants in West Yorkshire; he has worked specifically with charity clients for the last two years.

Mark Davies

Mark Davies

Mark serves with a church planting and training missions organisation, GLO Europe, as their Training Director, following on from his previous role as the Principal for Tilsley College. Before this, Mark and his wife Shirley served as missionaries in Zambia for twenty years engaging in Bible teaching, developing mission, resourcing infrastructure and HIV/AIDS intervention work.

Mark and Shirley have two daughters and three sons who were all educated at Chengelo School. He continues to have some involvement in Zambia through an annual visit to help with Bible teaching ministries there.

He and Shirley also serve on the leadership team at Highgate International Church in London.

Steve Banister

Steve Banister

Steve taught at Chengelo for seven years as Head of PE. He developed the department including forging sporting links with a number of schools in the Mkushi and Lusaka area. Steve led Chengelo basketball teams to tour England in 2004 and 2006.

Since returning in 2007 he works as premises manager at a primary school.

Vacancies and Core Values (click to open)
We’re actively looking for new team members, to assist in the work of the Trust.

To register your interest, get in touch with us via the contact page.


Core Values

The following is a summary of our core values, that underpin the work at the school:

Faith (Hebrews 11:1)
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Integrity (Proverbs 10:9)
“A man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Perseverance (Philippians 3:12)
“I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

Responsibility (Philippians 4:8)
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Creativity (Genesis 1:27)
“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”

Servanthood (Matthew 20:26-27)
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.”

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