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International Office

Cassandra Treadwell with two African children

Cassandra Treadwell

CEO and Co-Founder

Clelia Preziuso Office Manager So They Can

Clelia Preziuso

Office Manager

Terri Anderson | So They Can

Terri Anderson

Country Director Kenya and Tanzania | In-house Lawyer


Angie Cimarosti

Events Manager

Sean Mura, COO

Sean Mura

Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Wagg Child Sponsorship Manager So They Can

Lisa Wagg

Sponsor Relations Manager


Rita Reichelova

Grants Manager

Raeywn Phipps Volunteer Manager So They Can

Raeywn Phipps

Volunteer Manager

Kenyan Team

Boniface Mouti Kenyan Country Manager So They Can

Boniface Mouti

Country Operations Manager
Member of East African Executive Management Team

James Wabara Program Manager and Village Director Miti Mingi

James Wabara

Head of Enhancement Programs
Member of East African Executive Management Team

Gibson Mwaita

Gibson Mwaita

Education Manager
Member of East African Executive Management Team

Jeddy Chepkurui Human Resources and Child Sponsorship Officer So They Can

Jeddy Chepkurui

Human Resources and
Child Sponsorship Officer

Mercy Wanjiku Early Childhood Development Co-ordinator So They Can

Mercy Wanjiku

Early Childhood Development


Jackline Missati

Miti Mingi Village
Social Worker


Gibson Irungu

Loans Liaison Officer


Currently recruiting

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Susan Kimani Wezesha Business Skills Program Manager

Susan Kimani

Wezesha Business Skills Program Manager


Jane Kadogo

Project Coordinator
East Pokot


Bridget Tuei

Accounts Assistant


Stephen Njogu



Joshua Ikaro

Social Worker
East Pokot


Lilian Achieng

Social Worker

Nicodemus Nyamumbo PR and Logistics Manager

Nicodemus Nyamumbo

PR and Logistics Manager


Peter Mwaura

Sponsorship Assistant


Moses Gachunji

Social Worker & Child Protection Officer

Tanzanian Team

Godfrey Mogusu Program Support Manager So They Can

Godfrey Mogusu

Country Operations Manager
Member of East African Executive Management Team

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Zaddock Kweka

Community Engagement

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Delfina Reuben

Head of Education in
Tanzania and Kenya
Member of East African Executive Management Team

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Grace Swai

Eduction Program Co-ordinator

Paulo Loishiye Financial Controller So They Can

Paulo Loishiye

Finance Manager
Member of East African Executive Management Team

Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson

Teaching skills facilitator & My Voice Co-ordinator

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Wilson Kaijage

MEL Manager for
Tanzania and Kenya
Member of East African Executive Management Team


Peter Hunt AM Chair of So They Can Board

Peter Hunt AM


  • As an investment banker, Peter advised local and muti-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years.
  • Co - Founded  Greenhill Australia, one of Australia’s leading independent investment banking advisory firms and Executive Chairman and Chairman between 1999 - 2018.
  • Chaired the Securities Institute's Taskforce responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions graduate diploma course from 1993 – 2000.
  • Member of the ASIC Advisory Panel from 2009 – 2012 and a founding member of Adara Partners (www.adarapartners.org).
  • Chaired Cambooya Services Pty Ltd, which runs the Family Office for the Vincent Fairfax Family, from 2010 - 2017.
  • Chairman and Co-Founder of Mind Medicine Australia (www.mindmedicineaustralia.org).
  • Chairman of Grameen Australian (www.grameen.org.au) and Grameen Australia Philippines.
  • Co-Founder of Manly Women’s Shelter and Founder and Director of Women’s Community Shelters (www.womenscommunityshelters.org.au).
  • Director of Project Rozanna (www.projectrozana.org).
    Member of the Advisory Councils of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Centre for Social Impact.


Neil and Sharon Finn Ambassadors So They Can

Neil and Sharon Finn

After a career of making music, Neil Finn felt liberated sitting behind a drum kit while his wife Sharon took front of stage with a bass guitar as together they formed two thirds of ‘Pajama Club’ and we are honoured to have them both as So They Can Ambassadors.

Neil, a legendary singer and songwriter, has given his time to perform many times over the years to raise funds for So They Can. Neil says “It’s inspiring for us to see what has been achieved by So They Can. They have made it their mission to attach themselves to communities in need and then really follow it through”. Neil is currently touring with the iconic, Fleetwood Mac.

Rachel Castle Ambassador So They Can

Rachel Castle

Rachel Castle (www.castleandthings.com.au) is a much loved and celebrated Australian artist and creator of beautiful things for the home. Rachel has spent the past 20 years in the homeware industry both in Australia and the UK, and currently lives in Sydney. Rachel has been a child sponsor and supporter of So They Can since the beginning.

“So They Can works so tirelessly to educate and care for some of the poorest communities in Africa, especially women and children, and I feel privileged to be their ambassador. I’m excited about supporting one of their education programs, Sew Women Can, teaching vulnerable young African women to sew.”

Mark & Toni Skaife Ambassadors So They Can

Mark & Toni Skaife

Mark Skaife, legendary racing car champion and respected Foxsports commentator and his wife Toni have joined the So They Can family as our Ambassadors.

Mark said of their appointment, “Toni and I are both excited and proud to be working with So They Can. We have literally welcomed them into our family by sponsoring a young student from So They Can’s thriving primary school in Kenya. We will wholeheartedly lend our voice and our support to promote the amazing work So They Can is doing to help break the cycle of poverty via education.”

Conrad Smith Ambassador So They can

Conrad Smith

Conrad Smith played for the Wellington Hurricanes and New Zealand All Blacks from 2004-2015. Conrad is also a barrister and solicitor and practiced in New Zealand during his career. Conrad and wife Lee now live in Pau, France where he recently retired from playing.

Conrad and Lee have visited the projects twice and especially loved their time at the Holding Hands Children’s Home teaching rugby and getting to know the children. On what inspired him to help out and give up his time he says: “It’s the volunteers over there who are the real heroes. All they want you to do is come back and ask for some help to make their job easier. So you sort of feel it’s the least you can do. We get called heroes for playing rugby but man what they do – it’s unreal.”

Kimbra Johnson Ambassador So They Can

Kimbra Johnson

New Zealand born Kimbra has made history on the US Billboard charts, and is now putting her name to a cause close to her heart: becoming an ambassador for So They Can. On her reasons behind the partnership, Kimbra says “It hopefully means being a part of these children’s lives by giving what I can and helping to raise awareness for what we can all do to help”.

Miranda Harcourt Ambassador So They Can

Miranda Harcourt

Miranda is an accomplished New Zealand actress and director. She has won international awards for her acting, directing and theatre work. In 2004 Miranda was made an ONZM for her services to theatre and the community. With her love and track record in mentoring it is little wonder why she is passionate in community development and So They Can’s work.

Megan Morton Ambassador So They Can

Megan Morton

Megan Morton is an internationally acclaimed stylist who has been called on to style, design and work her ‘house whispering’ magic for celebrities and magazines including Elle Decorating UK and Vanity Fair. Megan has been a supporter of So They Can since its inception.

“Having watched So They Can grow since the beginning, I am so pleased that we will now be working together.”An intrepid traveller, Megan visited our Kenyan projects last year, “I loved visiting the communities So They Can works with in Kenya, meeting the women and children whose lives are being transformed through education.”

Andrew Durante Ambassador So They Can

Andrew Durante

Andrew is a professional footballer, who has captained the Wellington Phoenix since 2008 and played for the New Zealand national team, the All Whites, since 2013.

‘’I’ve been indirectly involved with So They Can over the years, donating my time when the opportunities arise. I now look forward to being more involved in this amazing organisation as one of their Ambassadors. To see so many young children and families affected by poverty, health issues and a lack of education is shocking and with young girls of my own, their situation really hit home.” Andrew lives in Wellington with his wife Sarah and their three girls Adalyn, Milana and Evita.

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Peta Mathias

I am thrilled to become a So They Can Ambassador. I believe that when you put out a helping hand to people, you always get much more than you give and you always learn something about your values.


One of my favourite quotes is, “If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but, if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together”.


I look forward to working together with So They Can and the communities they support.

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Thomasin McKenzie

Thomasin McKenzie is a New Zealand actress, best known for her breakout role in the 2018 American film Leave No Trace, for which she received critical acclaim, as well as starring as a German Jewish girl hiding in Nazi Germany in the political satire, Jojo Rabbit.

"So They Can is an organisation that I have looked up to for a really long time. In an ideal world, we'd all have access to quality education and be able to walk through life with a feeling of empowerment. I think So They Can is leading us towards that world, and I'm really excited to join them on that journey".

Jessica Grace Smith Ambassador So They Can

Jessica Grace Smith

Jessica is an accomplished actor and director, first appearing on our screens in the award winning Australian drama series, Home & Away. After graduating from Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School, with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Acting, Jess has pursued her love of acting and theatre with vigor.

“I feel very excited and privileged to be working with So They Can. I am particularly inspired by the work they are doing with single mothers in Kenya through Sew Women Can, providing the resources and training for them to become self-sufficient in the future. I want to learn from these communities, these women, and build a reciprocal relationship of sharing, learning and growing.”

Board of Directors


Munzurul Khan

Chair of So They Can Board

  • As an Accountant, Munzurul specialises in compliance and strategic accounting advisory services acquired through 26 years of professional experience, including Senior Management roles in PwC and BDO.
  • As an Entrepreneur, Munzurul’s experiences expressed through financial and commercial acumen in SMEs, multi-national businesses and high net wealth family groups. 
  • Munzurul is well regarded as a thought leader and key-note speaker of property investments in Australia. 
  • Principal of Keshab Chartered Accountants and Chair of KHI Partners - leading Accounting, Financial Planning, Law, Bookkeeping, Mortgage Broking, Construction and Investment Partners.
  • Currently involved with various commercial Boards in Australia.
  • Board Member of Dana Asia.
  • Ex-Board Member of Grameen Australia. 
  • Member of the ICAA, Masters of Commerce, Public Practitioner, JP, ASIC SMSF Auditor, PIPA Member, NSW Real Estate Licence Holder.



Cassandra Treadwell

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-Founder

  • Bachelor of Laws: Master of Arts medical law and ethics.
  • Medico Legal Counsel Capital & Coast Health New Zealand.
  • Fellow Medical Law and Ethics North Shore Hospital Sydney.
  • 12 years’ experience in international development and NGO projects.
  • Nominated for 2015 New Zealander of the year (1 of 10 finalists).
  • Nominated for 2018 New Zealand Women of Influence Awards (1 of 10 finalists).

Keri Chittenden

Director and Co-Founder

  • Bachelor of Business (Land Economy).
  • 3 years project management with Lend Lease Development in Sydney and London.
  • 10 years event production and general manager for David Grant Special Events.
  • 10 years owner/director of the Skywalk Company, operating as executive producer/ project manager.
  • 10 years’ experience in international development and NGO projects.
  • Recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015.
Paul Murnane Director So They Can

Paul Murnane



  • Bachelor of Economics (USYD), Master of Business Administration (UNSW), FAICD, SF FINSIA.
  • Over 35 years’ experience in corporate finance, consulting and general management as a corporate advisor and a company director in Australia, Asia and the USA.
  • Wide experience as an advisor to boards and CEOs of listed company, private company, government and professional services firms on strategy, governance, business development and leadership assessment.
  • Past roles have included Senior Banker advisory roles with Citibank, JBWere and Goldman Sachs and extensive not for profit Chair and director experience in the medical research, education, corporate governance, disability services and public policy sectors.
  • Currently a non-executive director of Grameen Australia, the Australian String Quartet and several private companies in the consulting and publishing sectors.
Dianne Lucas, Director | So They Can

Dianne Lucas


  • Di has a background in education. She has interests in the areas of medical research, animal welfare, human rights, the arts and ethics.
  • Di developed a special interest in East Africa when the family participated with Flora & Fauna International in moving the last surviving White Rhinos to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, located in Nanyuki in the Rift Valley.
  • Former Chair of the Lort Smith Ethics Committee.
  • Former Owner and Director of Cell Care Australia.
  • Member of the Australian Committee for Human Rights Watch.
  • Patron of the Arts actively supporting the Australian Ballet and the Melbourne Theatre Company.
David Southon, So They Can Director

David Southon


  • Bachelor of Business (Land Economy).
  • Co-founder, Director and Executive Chair of the Aliro Group, an institutional quality property development, investment and funds management group
  • Over 30 years' experience in the office, industrial, retail and residential property sectors.
  • In 1991 David co-founded of Charter Hall Group, a diversified listed property investment and funds management group with over 45 billion of funds under management.

Previous Positions

  • Joint Managing Director of Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC).
  • Director of Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR).
  • Director of Charter Hall Direct.
  • Director of Commercial Industrial Property.
  • Member of NSW Advisory Board of the Property Industry Foundation.
  • Director and Vice President of Property Council Australia.
  • Member of various investment committees of unlisted property funds.

Andrew Bloxham


  • Andrew has been in the private sector importing/distribution business for 35 years. Most of that time as a business owner and having recently sold his company is now working in a senior management position with a top 100 Australian Private Company.
  • Andrew and his family have been contributors to So They Can since 2012, with Andrew being a Director for the past 8 years.



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Jennifer Price



  • Master of International Public Health (Hons.) (USYD)
  • Jennifer has worked on development projects in the Pacific region investigating health systems finance, service utilisation, monitoring and evaluation, policy analysis and equity. 
    • UNSW - DFAT funded project, conducting national surveys in Fiji and Timor Leste, investigating equity in health finance (health costs per household) and service utilisation (access to quality health services).
    • Nossal Institute for Global Health (Melbourne Uni.) – Fiji based project encouraging the production and utilisation of national health accounts across the Pacific region for monitoring, evaluating and strengthening health systems using the WHO national health accounts methodology. 
    • USYD - Primary research on the implementation of WHO national health accounts in the Pacific region and using the data for policy analysis.
  • Private sector research - Financial controller and project manager for an Australian based social research company.
  • Former member of the Australian Committee for Human Rights Watch.
Governance Bodies - So They Can Global Alliance
So They Can : New Zealand

Cassandra Treadwell
Diana Crossan
Linzi Ebbage-Thomas
Michelle Luping
Ellen Cheyne
Samantha Hayes
Hayley Whatarau

So They Can : USA

Christie Esch
Melissa Kenly
Cassandra Treadwell

So They Can : Kenya

Boniface Mouti
Delfina Reuben
Terri Anderson

So They Can : Tanzania

Terri Anderson
Boniface Mouti
Godfrey Mogusu

Kenyan Advisory Board

Warren Stanley
Ernest Muibu
Teresa Ndegwa
Joseph Muya
Jas Bedi