Judge Lee, a Kenyan national, is a renowned advocate of the High Court of Kenya, having been in the legal profession for close to 50 years. He studied law at the University of East Africa, Dar es Salaam, and was a founding partner in the firm of Muthoga Gaturu & Co. Advocates.
He has previously been president of the African Bar Association and chairman of the Law Society of Kenya, the African Forum of the International Bar Association, the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Section), and the African Network for Prevention of and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect. He is a long-serving member of the International Bar Association, and in 2012, he was elected as a judge of the Mechanism of International Criminal Tribunals.
Fred is the director of special needs education at the Ministry of Education in Kenya. He grew up in Nairobi: in high school, Fred lost his vision, forcing him to drop out. After seven years, he finally found a school willing to let him complete his schooling. Since then he has been a strong advocate for inclusive and accessible education for learners with disabilities.
He holds an undergraduate degree in education from Kenyatta University, a master’s in special needs education from Monash University in Australia, and is a past fellow at Perkins School for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ken joined Sightsavers in early 2009 and is currently chief operating officer, chairing the management team and overseeing business and programme operations across the organisation.
He previously worked as a senior executive at Accenture, supporting both national and international oil company clients as a management consultant in the oil and gas practice. He has a BSc in applied mathematics from St Andrews University and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a chartered global management accountant.
John is Sightsavers’ regional director for Eastern Central and Southern Africa and is a member of the senior management team. He is a qualified accountant and business manager with more than 25 years’ experience, having worked with international organisations and corporates in accounting and finance, tax consultancy, auditing, operations and information & communication technology.
He holds a master’s in business administration specialising in finance, a bachelor of art in accounting and management and is a certified public accountant and certified public secretary.
Thoko has more than 20 years of experience in international development. Born and educated in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and the UK, she is currently executive director of the global secretariat for Uniting to Combat NTDs. In this role, she directed the first ever NTD summit, which was held in Geneva in 2017, in coordination with the World Health Organization.
Prior to this, Thoko led the institutional funding team at Sightsavers. She previously worked for Education Action in London, Practical Action in the UK and Kenya, CIVICUS in South Africa and a number of organisations in Zimbabwe.