Team

Ron Dennis – Project Coordinator

Ron worked as an academic for over 20 years in the West Indies and Australia (University of New South Wales). Following that he worked for 15 years as a consultant in rural transport development with IT Transport Ltd (an offshoot of Practical Action). Ron joined DT in 2004 to coordinate activities. This includes project supervision and student support, client liaison, fundraising and communication, and helping coordinate and supervise volunteers working with overseas partners.

Dr Keith Pullen

Dr Rowland Travis

After 15 years as an academic at Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering, Rowland moved into industry to help a research idea become a reality with Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems, where he now leads the UK based part of the business. Rowland is passionate about seeing ideas become practical realities. As a Trustee since 2001, Rowland has been the “Technology Trustee” for most of this time and currently is the chairman of the Board of Trustees. His outside interests include hill walking and playing the violin.

Tom Bick

Tom is a Director of an internet development company specialising in the insurance sector. He became a DT trustee nearly ten years ago, seeing the huge potential for making a difference in the lives of the forgotten, rural poor. Tom has taken a keen interest in DT’s projects in Sierra Leone, visiting our development partners there on many occasions over the past few years.

Although having lived and worked in London since 1989, Tom is originally from the US state of Wisconsin, and so can perhaps be excused for getting excited about the Green Bay Packers.

Marcus Rafla

Marcus’ first involvement with Developing Technologies was as a student working on one of our projects at Imperial College. He has always been enthusiastic about the opportunities Developing Technologies offers to use his engineering degree on projects that have a real impact. He volunteered for us for 2 years after he graduated, implementing our projects in Africa. Marcus continues to be involved with DT, now as a trustee, and works as a manufacturing engineer for Airbus in Bristol where he enjoys spending sunny afternoons rock climbing in the Avon gorge.

Marcus’ shares some of his memories of DT as part of Imperial College’s centenary.

John Henry

John is the most recent addition to the team, bringing several years experience in the online and IT sectors, including a stint at the fundraising site JustGiving. John’s helping the team communicate the work it does, build awareness, and increase fundraising. John lives and works in London, but most loves being in the mountains. John has an MSci in Physics from Imperial College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from Oxford.