Tdh UK Staff
Tricia is the CEO of Tdh UK, joining in July 2018. She was previously director of the charity Child to Child, a post she held for eight years.
Her work promoting and upholding children's rights gives her a wealth of experience to add to Terre des hommes’ work protecting children at risk, improving their access to healthcare, and providing emergency aid to children who need it most.
Tom is the Fundraising and Business Development Officer for Tdh UK, having joined the organisation in March 2018. He has worked for various international development organisations in communications, programmes and institutional partnerships roles.
Peter is Chair of Tdh UK. His career was spent in the education service in England, starting as a teacher, but later including senior roles in local, regional and national education organisations. Now retired, he also writes magazine articles and guidebooks on walking in Britain.
Istiaque serves as the Treasurer for Tdh UK. He is a qualified accountant and also has extensive experience of charity fieldwork in south Asia.
Vito started his career as geophysicist in the humanitarian context with water exploration in the Sahel region. He was then executive director with an international consulting engineering firm, and in parallel continued to participate in humanitarian missions in crisis areas. Vito then turned to social action at Swiss national level, first with an international non-governmental organisation and then in public service in Geneva. He has been Director General of the Terre des hommes foundation since December 2012.
Philippe has 34 years’ experience in the field of humanitarian aid and development. He is currently Director of Institutional Partnerships for the Tdh Foundation and has held many other positions, including posts in Bangladesh, Morocco and Colombia. He was also an advisory expert supporting "Swiss Solidarity", the largest private humanitarian aid donor in Switzerland, from 2002 to 2009.
Dee Jethwa is a Safeguarding Children specialist, with many years of developing and delivering child protection services in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She was awarded the title of Social Worker of the Year in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to training and development of staff in child protection. As well as 30 years’ experience in the UK, she has worked in international development in Asia and delivered child protection training in several countries over the past 20 years. Currently, Dee works as an independent safeguarding consultant, providing consultancy and training services within the UK and internationally.
Didier began his working life in the food and beverage industry, alongside discovery of the world by sea. While still young, he turned to the international non-governmental organisation sector, spending many years in project management in south Asia. Didier currently works at the Lausanne headquarters of the Tdh Foundation in human resources and financial control and co-ordination.