About Us

 Policies  Board of Trustees  Consultants  Administrative Staff  Recruitment  Contact Us

Administrative Staff

Dr Sonia Morgan, Trust Secretary obtained her PhD in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Morgan has been a Director of Oxford Gene Technology Ltd since 1997. Dr Morgan formerly worked as an administrator at the Open University until 2001, becoming the Trust Secretary of the Kirkhouse Trust the same year.
Emma Graham, Deputy Trust Secretary obtained her BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Leeds in 2004 and joined the Kirkhouse Trust in 2006. Emma has worked on the Trust's Indian and East African projects as a Project Administrator and now manages the Trust's charitable activities under Dr Morgan.
Please note that Emma is on maternity leave until October 2019.
Dr Fleur Geoghegan, Project Administration Co-ordinator obtained her PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Birmingham in 2008. Having previously worked as a research projects manager on EU FP7 projects, she joined the Trust in 2011. Dr Geoghegan is the Project Administrator for the Trust's African Bean Consortium (ABC) and Stress Tolerant Orphan Legume (STOL) projects. Dr Geoghegan is a fluent French speaker and assists the Trust in communication with French speaking African nations.
Tony Bowes, Project Administrator & IT Support graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Geographical Information Science, which assists him in his role managing the Trust's computer systems, databases and website.
Tony is the Project Administrator for the Trust's Stress Tolerant Orphan Legume (STOL) projects.
Colin Dexter, Project Administrator obtained his BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences with Biology and Chemistry from the Open University in 2005 and joined the Trust in 2008. Colin is the Project Administrator for the Trust's West African Cowpea Consortium (WACC) projects. He is also the Health & Safety officer for the Trust.
Dr Cynthia Sam, Project Administrator obtained her PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London before completing two years of post-doctoral research at the University of Oxford in Pharmacology and Physiology. Alongside her PhD studies, Dr Sam was involved in pedagogical research. Dr Sam works on the Trust's Stress Tolerant Orphan Legume (STOL) and Seed Dissemination projects.
Dr Philip Pinheiro, Project Administrator joined the Trust in August 2018. Philip obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Portsmouth. He has 19 years of postdoctoral research in Developmental Biology, working for the University of Nottingham, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and the University of Oxford. Philip’s research involved transcriptional signalling in blood stem cells and Leukaemia. Philip works on the Trust’s ABC projects.
Helen Holt-Davies, PA to Senior Management Team joined the Charity in January 2019. Helen has solid PA & secretarial experience over 25 years. She has worked in varied settings, for both public and private entities.
Ann Lonie, Dispatch & Procurement Officer obtained her BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences with Biology from the Open University in 2000. Ann manages the Trust’s store and handles the purchasing and dispatch of equipment and consumables to Projects. Prior to joining the Trust in 2016, Ann worked in a commercial role at Fisher Scientific and as laboratory manager for Allied Grain, running a busy cereal testing laboratory.
Malcolm Little, Trust Maintenance Officer joined the Trust in 2014. Malcolm is a qualified mechanical engineer and holds a Certificate in Education. Malcolm carries out maintenance and repairs to the Trust’s office.
Kerry du Plessis, Accounting & Finance joined OGT in 1999 and has acted as Trust accountant since 2004.
Jill Hall, Bookkeeper works part-time alongside Kerry du Plessis. She joined the Trust in 2018.