Who's Who

The Patrons:


Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury








Dr Andrew Sentence, CBE, the Senior Economic Adviser to Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)










The Trustees:










Bishop Laurie has wide international experience and, being now retired, is able to visit the projects in India quite regularly. He has published widely, to include books on globalisation and on poverty. He has had extensive charity trustee experience.










Chris has long-standing and intimate knowledge of the Indian scene having taught post-graduate courses in Southern India. Before retirement he was the Chief Executive Officer of the respected charity, NSPPC.


PHILIP BROWN - Treasurer









Phil,our treasurer and a founder trustee, was a partner in a City law firm specialising in international finance. He was managing partner for six years. He has visited India many times and is a passionate believer in helping the poor to help themselves through micro credit schemes.













Christian retired in 2010 having spent most of his career as an investment banker focusing on the Middle East and Asian regions. He spent over five years working on transactions in India including the successful establishment HDFC Bank now the largest Indian commercial banks.












Simon, worked in a City accountancy firm for 20 years before setting up his own accountancy practice 10 years ago. He has had some involvement with charities at work and through his local Church , St Mary’s Kelvedon where he has been Treasurer for over 10 years. He has retained an interest in developing countries from living abroad in his early life and is a keen supporter of self- help through micro-credit and related projects.











Andrew brings a deep understanding of poverty and its outcomes, chairing a highly respected night-shelter in the south of England. His experience of guiding Schools out of Special Measures brings insights into how difficult situations must and can be remedied.












John has recently retired from Commercial Insurance in the City after nearly 49 years. He has experience of charities being a member of St Michaels Church in Colchester and for over 20 years was their treasurer. He had some charity clients when working in Insurance and therefore has a knowledge of the insurance needs of charities.

















Registered in England : Charity Number 1126907

friends of the poor in south india : for more information please contact Chris Brown :- admin@fpsi.org.uk


friends of the poor in south india