Ian Jenkins, Trustee and Chair
Ian is a chartered engineer with 37 years of experience in design management, product innovation and programme management of multimillion-pound solutions in the hi-tech telecom sector, both in the UK and globally. While working at BT Group plc, Ian would brief, inform and report at Director level.
Now retired, Ian has previous trustee experience with two other UK charities and is a licensed lay elder in the Church of England.
Chris Jackson, Trustee and Treasurer
Chris brings solid financial expertise having run businesses all his life, including software for healthcare and property renovation.
Chris lives in East Devon, is married and has 4 children including 3 teenage girls. He visited the Beehive with his eldest daughter Chloe in 2019 and hopes to return soon.
Alan Hutt, Founder and Trustee
Alan was a French Polisher and antique furniture restorer, running his own business for many years during which time he diverted into specialist interior painting and effects. Alan became a youth pastor, leading the youth group at his church along with Jane, for 4 years.
In 2013 they moved to Uganda and spent several months working with children, young people and the elderly, before moving to Kenya. With Jane, he founded The Beehive in October 2014, where they have provided a home for 60 girls and their children over the past 8 years.
Jane Hutt, Founder and Trustee
Jane worked as Behaviour Support Manager in a local High School in Suffolk for almost 12 years. During this time she also led the church youth group. Having moved to Uganda in 2013 with Alan, she supported children, young people and the elderly.
In 2013 Jane moved to Kenya with Alan, where they founded The Beehive in 2014. They live and work alongside the girls and their babies and children, and support them holistically. Jane and Alan have 2 daughters and a son, and 2 beautiful granddaughters
Bruce Laws, Trustee
Bruce Laws is a retired former Chartered Company Secretary.
His working life was spent in and around local government primarily working with District and Parish Councils – latterly specialising in Ethics and Probity.
He has many years’ experience with Christian Youth Work and until recently was a long standing Trustee of the local church charity.
Pam Jenkins, Trustee and Safeguarding Officer
Pam qualified as a social worker in South Africa, and was employed in child care in a multiracial setting. In England she worked in the fields of child care and mental health.
She currently volunteers with a Good Neighbour Scheme in Suffolk, supporting elderly and vulnerable people to remain in their own homes. Pam is married to Ian and has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.
Joanne Munis, Company Secretary
Joanne is a qualified governance professional with over ten years’ experience as a corporate governance and compliance professional, predominantly in private sector roles at global organisations across a wide range of industries, and most recently within the renewable energy sector. She is a member of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland.
Joanne is passionate about raising awareness of and promoting the protection of children’s rights in Africa with the hope of visiting the Beehive Trust in Nakuru, Kenya in the near future. As the Company Secretary, Joanne uses her skills and experience to ensure the Charity delivers on its mission and objectives whilst complying with relevant legal and charity governance requirements.
The Beehive Children’s Foundation (Africa)
Charitable limited company registered in England & Wales, No. 12273506
Charity No. 1189893
Registered Offices: 10 Queen Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1SS