Vin Murria OBE: Patron

Vin Murria OBE: Patron

Appointment date: January 2022 Vin has been an active supporter of Shivia for many years and has generously offered exclusive...

Dr Yasmine Hilton: Chairman

Appointment date: May 2017 Appointed Chairman: October 2018 Yasmine, former Chairman of Shell Companies in India, is now an independent...

Tim Neslen: Vice Chairman

Appointment date: September 2009 Tim is a Partner at Wren Capital Partners. Prior to this, he held senior positions at...

Olly Belcher (Donnelly): Founder & CEO

Appointment date: May 2008 Olly founded Shivia in 2008 and was appointed CEO in September 2010. She drives Shivia’s overall...

Chris Langridge: Trustee (CFO)

Appointment date: December 2013 Chris is a Chartered Accountant trained by Ernst & Young and has worked in manufacturing and...

Narind Singh: Trustee

Appointment date: January 2019 Narind is a partner at law firm Clifford Chance specialising in corporate law and mergers and...

Sudeshna Mukherjee: Trustee

Appointment date: March 2019 Sudeshna, a trained development economist from SOAS, University of London, started her career as a high...

David Waring | Trustee

David Waring | Trustee

Appointment date: December 2019 David is Partner at Evercore LLP, the global independent investment bank, where he is a Senior...

Shailendra Patel | Trustee

Shailendra Patel | Trustee

Appointment date: March 2020 Shailendra is the Founder and Chairperson (Trustee) of Sophia Akash Foundation (SAF). Shailendra elected to step...

Victoria Denison: UK Operations Manager

Appointment date: December 2014 Victoria supports Olly and the trustees in the day-to-day running of the charity, plus working on fundraising,...



(PDS Farmer)

"I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry…


(PDS Farmer)

"I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens.…


(PDS Farmer)

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot…


(AMS Farmer)

"Since joining the AMS programme I have noticed very many positive changes.…

  • It has been a pleasure to help shine a light on the inspirational work that Shivia does. The team’s passion and determination to make a lasting difference to families living in poverty – and doing so respectfully – is clear in every interaction. By contributing support for their marketing communications and brand identity evolution, we hope that they will be able to empower even more people in the future.
    Rebecca Lovelock
    Founder at Bretom
  • Shivia’s work is very impressive - how it is carried out and who the people are working in the locations.  It is a very healthy and together team which is being very effective.
    Jane Meyer
    Trustee of T&J Meyer Family Foundation
  • "The work Shivia does is simple and yet so life-changing, we’re thrilled to have been part of the charity’s growth story and hope to partner with them for many years to come.”
    Marisa Charosky
    Coordinator - Artemis Charitable Foundation
  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Lead Consultant for Shivia
  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman - Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director - Alquity