London office

Matt Stockdale
Matt Stockdale
Chief Executive
Caroline Walker
Fundraising Manager
Rory Dillon
Rory Dillon
Projects Manager

Country office (Addis Ababa)

Hailemariam Ayano
Hailemariam Ayano
Country Director
Lensa Abera
Lensa Abera
Country Accountant

Programme office (Gondar)

Elsa Kebede
Elsa Kebede
Regional Manager
Marta Bekele
Marta Bekele
Sponsorship Manager
Zemene Mersha
Zemene Mersha
Projects Manager
Sitotaw Ambachew
Sitotaw Ambachew
Sponsorship Coordinator
Aster Molla
Aster Molla
Sponsorship Coordinator
Gebre Ayechew
Gebre Ayechew
Projects Coordinator
Binalfew Alemu
Binalfew Alemu
Regional Accountant
Selamawit Abebe
Selamawit Abebe
Cashier and Store-keeper
Chekula Gebre Egziabhier
Chekula Gebre Egziabhier
Kindu Playgroup Youth Worker
Wubit Molla
Wubit Molla
Kindu Club Cook
Askalech Astatkie
Askalech Astatkie
Kindu Club Cook

Trustees

Pete Belfield
Pete Belfield
Trustee

Pete has visited Ethiopia numerous times including for a six month period when he was supporting our team and schools. He has extensive experience working in the charity sector, and brings knowledge and experience of HR, fundraising, marketing and business strategy.

Ashley England
Ashley England
Treasurer

Ashley is Link Ethiopia’s Treasurer, and a maths teacher in Oxford. He has a thorough understanding of our work having been a secondary school Link Coordinator in the UK and having visited Ethiopia on two occasions. and who guides us wisely in all matters financial.

Melaku Getachew
Melaku Getachew
Trustee

Melaku is a notable London lawyer and is our main source of advice when it comes to anything Ethiopian or indeed legal. Without his good-natured guidance and help, so many of our projects would be less well focused and accomplished.

Gabriella Otty
Gabriella Otty
Trustee

Gabriella is a linguist and psychotherapist and has strong family connections with Ethiopia. She has been a champion for Link Ethiopia and instrumental in raising awareness about its work and bringing new funding for its innovative projects.

Presidents and Patrons

Richard and Rita Pankhurst
Richard and Rita Pankhurst
Presidents

Their names are known and appreciated throughout the length and breadth of Ethiopia as enthusiastic guardians of the nation’s history. Both Richard and Rita have written extensively on Ethiopia through their relationship with Addis Ababa University. We thank them both for their support and constant encouragement.

Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie
Patron

Twice Olympic champion and four times world champion, Haile Gebrselassie is one of the greatest long-distance runners of all time, and one of the most revered Ethiopians, both at home and around the world. Now retired from competitive racing Haile focuses his time on his business and charitable works in Ethiopia.

Jonathan Dimbleby
Jonathan Dimbleby
Patron

Jonathan began his career as a BBC television and radio reporter in 1969, and shortly afterwards brought the 1973 famine in Ethiopia to the attention of the world in his documentary “The Unknown Famine”. His connections with Ethiopia have continued ever since and he regularly returns to this country that is close to his heart.