Our Team

Hope for a Child is a charity based in Guernsey, currently working in Malawi. Our team is made up of talented and committed staff and volunteers.

Roy Herring

Founder and Director of Resources and Finance

Roy and his wife Sue are joint founders of Hope for a Child, motivated by the need to see every child thriving in an environment that is free from extreme poverty.
Roy provided the vision and strategic direction to establish Hope for a Child and continues to be involved on a daily basis.

He previously worked in the IT industry in consultancy and business development.

Roy and Sue have four children, James, Nik, Tom and Isobel, a Goldador called Moleskin, and a ginger kitten called Bill.

Tom Herring

CEO & Director of Programme Quality & Development

Tom has been involved with Hope for a Child since its beginnings. In 2013 he started to oversee the delivery of our projects in Uganda and Malawi, and has since taken responsibility for overseeing our overall operations.

Tom is a husband and dad of 2 champion boys. He has spent time working and travelling in central and east Asia, east Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has a BSc in International Development & Environmental Geography, and lives with a passion to see a world where extreme poverty no longer exists. He is particularly excited about lives being changed through business that does good for everyone. He likes to spend his time baking bread, foraging and bobbing about in the sea.

Nik Herring

Marketing Manager

Nik had been responsible for the charity’s brand for several years and directs all marketing and communications, both on and offline. This includes our marketing campaigns, websites, social media and promotional activities.

Nik studied Art and Design in Guernsey and Bristol. He is married to Sally with 3 amazing little people Zeph, Boaz and Apphia.

Tricia Pill


Tricia has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent with her family and been involved in the communities and with projects in those localities. Sometimes this has been with individuals and at other times with organisations working to enable women and girls in particular to lead lives of dignity and self-responsibility. Tricia brings to Hope for a Child a passion for seeing communities thrive through being given appropriate support to become self-sufficient.

Tricia is an Occupational Therapist and, with Bryan, recently completed an MA in Kingdom Theology. They have 3 grown up children, brought up mostly overseas. Tricia loves reading, walking, enjoying these beautiful islands and relaxing with friends and family!

Paul Sloman


Mel Skillet

Assistant fundraising manager

Mel has been part of the Hope for a Child Team since January 2021 and although she gets involved in all aspects of the Charity she mostly focuses her time on The £5 Lottery Club and Big Summer Lottery.

Mel is originally from the UK but has lived in Guernsey for nearing 9 years with her husband and daughter Lola. Mel has a BSc Honours degree in Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University and her passions in life are crafting and travelling when possible.

Sam Roussel

Marketing assistant

Sam has been a part of Hope for a child since December 2020, His main focus is the Design and marketing of the Big Summer Lottery and £5 lottery Club online/printed promotion, His goal is to get people excited for the what the charity is doing on Guernsey and in the rest of the world.

Sam was born and raised on Guernsey and has always had a passion for making artwork.He is always looking for the next project to get his grip on.



Jesufemi, who grew up in Nigeria, has a strong passion for local community development and for young people achieving their full potential. Jesufemi led the outreach team from his Nigerian church to schools and remote communities to provide medical supplies, clothes, skill training, and financial assistance. Jesufemi is a proven team player with demonstrated leadership abilities who delivers change management and business transformation. He possesses a wide range of skills, including project management, design engineering, trading and investment, business analysis, and management.

Before moving to the United Kingdom to pursue a Master of Science in Management at Warwick Business School in Coventry, Jesufemi studied Chemical Engineering and worked for over five years in the oil and gas industry. He relocated to Guernsey in 2021 to live with his wife and currently works in finance services within the risk and compliance function. Jesufemi enjoys playing the drums and piano, as well as watching football and tennis.

Want to join the team?

We are on the look out for talented people to join the adventure