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Feb 23 2016

TAO welcomes new Treasurer

Trust for Africa’s Orphans is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Peckham as Treasurer.

Steve has been a Finance Director for 17 years and brings strong accounting, team leadership, problem-solving and many other skills to his role at TAO. After qualifying as an accountant with KPMG and working in a number of its offices, Steve joined EMI Records to lead their internal audit function before acting as Finance Director in South Africa for 3.5 years. On returning to UK, he became Group Finance Director of Virgin Megastores Group, culminating in leading the management buy out of the UK Megastores business from Virgin Group in 2007.

Iain Knapman, Chairman of TAO, said:

“We warmly welcome Steve to TAO and look forward to working with him. Steve brings excellent skills and experience and we are delighted that he has joined our Board.

“We are, however, extremely sorry that Steve’s appointment reflects the retirement of Jim Rattray. Jim has been our Treasurer since joining TAO in 1999 and has provided invaluable input to our financial management. Jim was the driving force behind the development of our Monitoring and Elevation system and he regularly visited our projects in Uganda, enabling him to contribute a detailed knowledge of what works in practice to our project management and planning.

“Jim has been an enormously committed, valuable and positive member of our Board. Compassionate, altruistic and immensely generous, he will be solely missed. We wish Jim and his family the very best for the future.”