Meet The Team

DECSY is run by a voluntary executive committee whose members are given below. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please contact the secretary via the Centre.

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Administration and Fundraising Manager

Joined the team in September 2013 as the office administrator.

jane AT decsy.org.uk

Clive Belgeonne

Clive Belgeonne

Global Education Adviser

Clive is involved with many of DECSY's projects including SEAL and the Global Dimension, Building Communities through Dialogue and Carbon Justice. 

Clive's profile.

clive AT decsy.org.uk

Helen Griffin

Helen Griffin

Philosophy for Children Adviser

Helen is responsible as joint co-ordinator for the resource centre and Philosophy for Children training as well as overseeing projects.

Here is a profile of Helen Griffin.

helen.griffin AT decsy.org.uk

Rob Unwin

Rob Unwin

Global Education Adviser

Rob oversees projects at DECSY and is involved with DECSY publications and consultancy work as well as P4C training.

Here is a profile of Rob Unwin

rob.unwin AT decsy.org.uk

Valerie Garvey

Valerie Garvey


Valerie has been involved as a Cultural Mentor offering diversity training to the early years sector for over 10 years. 

val AT decsy.org.uk

Rimas Tankile Morris

Rimas Tankile Morris


Rimas has been involved as a Cultural Mentor offering diversity training to the early years sector for over 10 years as well as working as a Southern Artist sharing her personal experience of Maasai culture.

rimas AT decsy.org.uk

Board of Trustees

Joy Paul


2.5 years in Malawi, 3 years in Zimbabwe. Member of the Society of Friends. Retired adult physical disability social worker.

Heather Hunt

Vice Chair

Ex Consultant Child Clinical Psychologist.
Now Learning Discovery Officer with the Peak District National Park.
Founder Member of Sheffield Campaign against Climate Change.

Mary Stead


Qualified secondary school Geography teacher. MA in Latin American Studies, followed by an MA in Women's Studies and research in Nicaragua. Worked in local government for 25 years, responsible for twinning including a link with a town in Namibia. Secretary for 11 years for the UK One World Linking Association and more recently secretary for the Friends of Namibia Society.

Celia Mather

Chair of General meetings

Former member of the Think Global Advisory Council. Writer/editor of adult education materials on workers’ rights in the global economy. Main overseas experience in Indonesia and South Africa.

Val Johnson

Retired Primary Deputy Headteacher. Particular interest in the development of a global dimension to the Curriculum, especially through the SEAL Project and Philosophy for Children.

Paul Mosley

Professor of Development Economics at Sheffield University, Board member of Sheffield Credit Union. Formerly Economic Adviser, DfID. Main overseas experience in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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