our team

Who is the Golder Trust for Orphans team?

The Golder Trust for Orphans has a dedicated team who manage the daily communications and operational needs of the charity. This ensures donations are invested and managed properly; and the Golder Trust for Orphans-NGO relationships stay strong.

Kim Lloyd

Trust Manager

How is Golder Trust for Orphans governed?

The Golder Trust for Orphans is governed by a selected Board of Trustees and is made up of one representative from most operating regions within Golder. The Trustees are selected by their respective operating company President or Managing Director based on their interest in the Golder Trust for Orphans; their passion for international development on three year renewable terms. The Trustees oversee the Trust Manager and all related activities, connect on a regular basis to review progress of projects, discuss governance issues, review proposals and make funding decisions. They also meet in person once a year to evaluate each organization, and establish the upcoming year’s strategic plan.

The Golder Trust for Orphans is audited annually by an external auditor. Audited financial statements are available upon request by sending an email to Goldertrustfororphans@golder.com.

What is the role of the Trustees?

Trustees are assigned portfolios of responsibility that correspond to their skill set or interests. This structure was established to ensure due diligence with respect to the decisions for the distribution of funds. They also actively promote the Trusts achievements to Golder colleagues through regular information sessions or special events. Trustees are volunteers who support the Golder Trust for Orphans over and above their roles within Golder.

Who pays the salaries of Golder Trust for Orphans employees?

Golder Associates proudly supports the Golder Trust for Orphans by funding all operating costs, which allows 100% of all monetary donations to go to the charities we support.

Nico Bezuidenhout

Chairman, Canada

Jon Howcroft

Technical Strategic Advisor, Africa

Brent Baxter

Trustee, Africa & Europe

Sue Longo

Trustee, North America

Graham Scholey

Trustee, Australasia,