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Meet the team

Chairman and Founder

Andrew has a passion for the work the Foundation carries out, and the wonderful people he meets. Brunswick Developments, his business and entrepreneurial experience dates to the 80’s where he formed the Group in partnership with his father, Robin Goodall, who he honours with the Goodall Foundation.

If you visit Brighton or Hove, it would be nearly impossible to leave without passing a Brunswick development, converting large mansions and terraces into apartments, and building new additions to the town’s landscape. Brunswick purchased Brighton Marina in 1996 and he has continued his involvement ever since. Andrew has been inextricably linked to Brighton, so when the Goodall Foundation was formed, not only was he going to support international projects, but looked close to home to discover charities and projects that would benefit from the Foundation’s contributions.


Combining Andrew’s professional background with his keen interest in philosophy and theology, his philanthropic impact on a global scale is one that will continue through the charitable work in Tanzania together with grants in the UK culminating in tGF having a more focused approach.

Founding Member and Patron

Sylvia, known in Tanzania as ‘Mama Sylvia’ took to charity work in her 70’s with gusto, which in 2023 was recognised, as she was awarded an MBE for services to education in Tanzania at Buckingham Palace by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

 

Sylvia is heavily involved in the charity’s work with the Maasai in the remote areas of Northern Tanzania, delivering many projects especially where they involve building personal relationships with the wonderful people in these villages.

Sylvia leads the pastoral care and contributes greatly to the schools we support. tGF has built a school that has been donated to the Government where we continue to work closely with them and other partners. The Maasai community especially requested that this Government School in Njilietta village be named “Mama Sylvia’s School” in honour of her huge contribution to education in the region. Sylvia is particularly involved with the 10 qualified teachers and senior mentor provided by tGF as well as the teaching and learning  materials to those who simply cannot afford them and would otherwise go without. 

 

Sylvia has sponsored many children over the years from primary school all the way to colleges and universities, one is now in his final year of training to be a doctor, others are an architect, an engineer and many others who have valuable jobs that support the community.

 

Sylvia has personally undertaken many self-funded visits to the Tanzanian region over the last eighteen years to support the Foundation’s work. Her commitment and dedication to improving education in Tanzania has been exceptional. At 87, travelling across the African plains is no mean feat and is a testament to the love she has for this remarkable place and its people.

Trustee

Mark joined tGF back in 2016 and has been instrumental in shaping the direction and focus of the Foundation from that time.

Mark and Andrew have been friends since childhood and this friendship has allowed them to work so well together to achieve wonderful things with the Foundation.

With an international corporate background, Mark brings a wide and varied skillset to the Foundation. He is passionate about the work we are doing in Tanzania to give young people the chance of an education. The opportunities provided far exceed what they might have received without tGF’s input, the Foundation is making a tremendous impact on the wider community, something Mark finds incredibly rewarding to be a part of.

Education Consultant

Peter joined the Foundation shortly after its formation in 2016, having met Andrew as Headmaster and School Manager at The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania.

His educational experience and continental African travels made him the ideal addition to the team, and a crucial component to the path tGF would take over the years that followed.

A Tanzanian native, Peter was born and raised in Masumbwe, a village in Kahama, Tanzania, surrounded by nine siblings and two incredibly hard-working parents. Peter attended the local primary school, moving to a different region to attend secondary school and continued to learn, attending a Teachers’ College and other further higher education.

Bringing over 23 years of educational experience, from teaching to management, HR and welfare to project planning and admin, Peter is perfectly placed to consult on the educational aspects of tGF’s work.

He oversees various Maasai projects in Tanzania and takes great encouragement from the impact it has on the communities within the region, and the country he calls home.