HAILEYBURY YOUTH TRUST
Russell Matcham has been HYT’s Director since he introduced HYT to Uganda in 2006. He liaises with agencies and partners in the UK and elsewhere and has overall strategic responsibility for the direction of the Trust.
Mauricia Nambatya is a civil engineer with a First Class degree from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, where she was also a Commonwealth Scholar. Having previously worked for German engineers, Gauff, Mauricia joined HYT first as its Assistant Country Manager and then, from 2016, as its Country Manager.
ASSISTANT COUNTRY MANAGER
Ed Brett has been Assistant Country Manager since 2018. With degrees from Exeter and Nottingham Universities, Ed’s early work took him to Kenya and Thailand, before joining HYT. As Area Manager, Ed leads our work in the north of the country, particularly in the refugee settlements.
Philip Yiga has been at the heart of our work for over 12 years. As its Operations Manager, Philip is responsible for planning and then overseeing all the Trust’s projects. Philip is a graduate of Makerere University and is Uganda’s leading practitioner in compressed earth construction, frequently advising others in its use.
Fred Koire has been HYT’s Training Manager since 2008, leading the outstandingly successful training programmes across the country. Fred’s practical experience and his skills as a teacher have been central to HYT’s record in equipping hundreds of young women and men with life-enhancing opportunities.
John Nsubuga is a multi-talented artisan who oversees many of the Trust’s construction projects, working closely with Philip and Fred. John, himself an early HYT trainee, takes great pride in building skilful, hard-working and loyal teams who deliver outstanding, climate-friendly facilities all over Uganda.