Chair of the Board of Family Alliance
A passionate advocate for the cause of children around the world, Tom Lent is an unrivaled expert in international development. He has over 40 years of experience in integrated development and advocacy in human rights, gender, disaster relief, and education-sector reform. Tom’s vast experience includes serving as an adviser to the Ministry of Education in Guatemala; running an international project for the Bernard Van Leer Foundation on early childhood development; founding the “Social Movement for Child Rights” In Guatemala, and forming “the circle of learning on child rights and municipalities” in Central America with UNICEF, Plan International and national-regional NGOs. Tom speaks English and Spanish. He is currently a consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the American University.
A retired English attorney, Trevor has been involved in the voluntary sector for over 25 years and was Chair of the Terrence Higgins Trust (the UK’s leading HIV charity) in the early 1990s. For over 25 years Trevor worked for IFPI, the international trade association for the music industry and was its Director of Administration and Planning 1993-2006. From 2007-10 he held an executive role at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
Amanda has over 35 years of experience of working with vulnerable and marginalised children and young people and 16 years of experience at Director and Chief Executive level. Amanda is CEO of Family for Every Child’s global Secretariat.
Before joining Family, Amanda held several leading positions at Save the Children and was Director of Programmes at EveryChild. Throughout her career, Amanda has led research and published extensively, including for the European Commission, the German Government and the World Economic Forum. She has worked with the UK Government in policy forums in the development of white papers on youth and social exclusion and with the European Commission on equality and diversity.